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Furthering this neighbourhood friendship

There is scope for India-Bangladesh ties to move to the next level, based on cooperation, coordination and consolidation Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will make her first official visit to India from October 3-6, post the general elections in Bangladesh (December 2018) and India (May 2019). She will address the …

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In pursuit of an ideal criminal process

It is time to rethink the power of arrest and the concept of cognisable offences Let us say we were creating the law on criminal process from scratch, for a just utopia. The law would need to empower police to arrest persons who are probable, not merely possible, suspects. Inbuilt …

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Decoding the corporate-Hindutva alliance

It spells double danger — threatening India’s secular and democratic standing and miring the economy deeper in crisis Hindutva “nationalism” unlike anti-colonial nationalism does not comprehend economics. The reason is simple. Central to anti-colonial nationalism was an understanding of colonial exploitation. This is why it distinguished between all previous rulers …

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‘Cutting off power in an accident is key in EVs’

Bosch’s devices prevent car occupants, rescuers from suffering electric shock With a rising number of electric vehicles (EVs) expected to hit the road in the coming years, drivers are increasingly becoming uncertain about safety measures, especially as to what they should do in the event of a collision. Damaged cables …

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PMC’s suspended MD says auditors did ‘superficial’ job

‘Due to time constraints, auditors checked only incremental advances’ The suspended managing director of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank, Joy Thomas, has blamed the auditors for the mess at the bank, accusing them of only “superficially auditing” the books of the now crippled lender due to “time constraints.” In …

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Ahimsa, the highest dharma

All faiths and sastras in one voice hail ahimsa as the sole pride of humanitarian society and hence advice people to uphold it in their individual and social contexts, pointed out Swami Omkarananda in a discourse. It fosters all good virtues in people and inspires them towards righteous living. The …

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