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Cover Story : EVMs – DEMOCRACY’S BIGGEST HOAX?

SO, what is the truth about the dark shadow of doubt that continues to linger over Indian Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)—that they can be hacked or rigged to fix elections. The controversy acquires a fresh lease of life after every … Continue reading

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Book Extract : How Babri Masjid fell, brick by brick

THE atmosphere in Lucknow was surcharged with the developments relating to the Babri Masjid. Both the Central Government and the State Government had given an assurance to the Supreme Court that they would protect the Babri Masjid. On the other … Continue reading

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Bric a Brac : Nitish for PM

Speculation on the results of the 2019 general elections has already begun. There is a discomfort in the ruling BJP leadership. We’ll tell you why. It is learnt that the patriarchal RSS has undertaken an internal survey of all parliamentary … Continue reading

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Bric a Brac : Gesture of Rijiju

Parliament is a forum for discussion and debates of national importance. Sometime the debates are heated and sometimes humorous but the ministers generally never lose their tempers. Even if a minister loses it, he or she generally meets the MPs … Continue reading

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Bric a Brac : Power, Pawar and Patels

STUNG by Congress’ taunt that Sharad Pawar’s NCP never takes the front seat, the Maharashtra politician appointed Vandana Chavan as the joint opposition candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha’s Deputy Chairman. Prickled by his boss’ decision, Praful Patel opposed … Continue reading

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Bric a Brac : War and peace

IN politics, there are wheels within wheels. Such enmeshing has huge impact on the corporate sector. Take the case of the six-year-old criminal fracas between industrialist and former Congress MP, Naveen Jindal, and media baron Shubhash Chandra of the Zee … Continue reading

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By the way : Experience counts

WHAT do cabinet secretaries do when they retire? Being at the helm of the affairs of India, they are usually busy in academic and social fields. They write, give lectures and interact with the government in track two interactions. Recently, … Continue reading

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By the way : Practicality wins in Haryana

MOST of the Haryana Regional Transport Authorities (RTAs) are dens of corruption and this fact is widely known in the state. And, the RTAs lobby is so powerful that they can take on the Chief Minister himself. But, recently, it … Continue reading

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By the way : To probe or not to probe

MINISTRY of Defence Production secretariat is agog with the buzz regarding the recommendation of an enquiry by the Chief Vigilance Commission about a lady IAS officer from the Tamil Nadu cadre who has worked in the ministry. The enquiry is … Continue reading

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by the way : Super Chief Minister!

WHO is the most influential functionary after Naveen Patnaik in the Odisha government? It’s an open secret that Patnaik’s private secretary, V Karthikeyan Pandiyan, a 2000-batch IAS officer of the Odisha cadre, is the ‘Super Chief Minister’ of Odisha. Though … Continue reading

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