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Opinion | Bihar elections: All eyes are on Modi

India | Oct 24, 2020, 01:48 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit the election campaign trail in Bihar on Friday and appealed to people not to forget the bravery of Bihar Regiment jawans who gallantly fought Chinese troops at Galwan valley in Ladakh. 

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Opinion | Free Covid vaccine: Much ado about nothing

India | Oct 23, 2020, 01:56 PM IST

The Centre has already indicated that the Covid vaccine would be available early next year, as the stage three trial data for Astra Zeneca candidate vaccine are expected to be ready for scrutiny by end of November or early December.

OPINION | Bihar polls: Nitish Kumar, a liability for NDA campaign

Opinion | Bihar polls: Nitish Kumar, a liability for NDA campaign

India | Oct 22, 2020, 02:07 PM IST

Senior BJP leaders in Bihar have already begun to sense the mood of the voters, who are eager for change this time. Nitish Kumar ruled for 15 years in Bihar, first in alliance with the BJP, then joined Mahagathbandhan, and later walked out to forge alliance with the BJP again.  

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Opinion | Covid-19: Why Modi asked people not to be careless

India | Oct 21, 2020, 12:33 PM IST

In an impassionate appeal to people with folded hands, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked people not to be careless during the festive season, wear masks in public places and practice social distancing. 

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Opinion | COVID pandemic: A dangerous cocktail of politics and devotion

India | Oct 20, 2020, 01:34 PM IST

On Monday, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was speaking about how India achieved one of the highest Covid recovery rates of 88 per cent and the nation was now witnessing a gradual decline in the number of daily fresh Covid cases, huge crowds were attending election rallies of political leaders in Bihar.

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Opinion | Our Armed Forces: Professional and Compassionate

India | Oct 17, 2020, 02:01 PM IST

The Army on Friday released a dramatic video in which a terrorist in Chadoora near Budgam in Kashmir valley was seen surrendering to security forces during an encounter. The terrorist, Jahangir Ahmed Bhat had joined a terror outfit recently. 

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Opinion | Deluge in Hyderabad: Who is responsible?

India | Oct 16, 2020, 12:43 PM IST

Ten more bodies were fished out from waterlogged localities of Hyderabad on Thursday, taking the death toll in recent rains and flood in Telangana to 50. For nearly three days, power and water supply to most of the localities of this twin city have been cut off leaving thousands of residents struggling to get drinking water.

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Opinion | How a DM in UP saved farmers from being fleeced by private traders

India | Oct 15, 2020, 12:06 PM IST

The farmers had complained to the DM that ‘dictatorial conditions’ were prevailing at the state procurement centres of Karmachari Kalyan Nigam (KKN), UP Co-operative Union (UPCU) and UP Cooperative Federation (PCF), where the officers-in-charge were refusing to procure paddy on the false pretext of excess moisture in paddy.

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Opinion | If Kashi, Mathura temples can reopen, why not in Maharashtra?

India | Oct 14, 2020, 01:36 PM IST

Places of worship in Maharashtra have remained closed since the last week of March when the lockdown was enforced across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Opinion | Farooq should withdraw his remark on seeking China’s help

India | Oct 13, 2020, 12:52 PM IST

Farooq Abdullah is currently a Member of Parliament from Srinagar and he has taken oath in the name of the Indian Constitution. On one hand, he accepts the supremacy of the Indian Parliament, which had unanimously passed a resolution to abrogate Article 370, and on the other hand, he is making statements challenging the Indian state and Parliament.

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Ram Vilas Paswan: A mass leader

India | Oct 09, 2020, 06:38 PM IST

The death of Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has caused a big void in Bihar politics. Paswan passed away on Thursday evening in a Delhi hospital following a heart surgery that he underwent recently.

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OPINION | Sordid: BMC’s death traps for Mumbaikars

India | Oct 07, 2020, 02:02 PM IST

On Saturday (October 3) evening, it was raining heavily in Mumbai and there was waterlogging in many localities. A 32-year-old housewife, Sheetal Bhanushali, stepped out of her home in Ashapura society in Shivaji Nagar near Ghatkopar to collect ‘atta’(flour) from a nearby flour mill. 

Opinion | Hathras case: Let the CBI and courts do their job

Opinion | Hathras case: Let the CBI and courts do their job

India | Oct 06, 2020, 04:05 PM IST

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the UP government to come up with an affidavit stipulating a witness protection plan for the Hathras victim’s family and other witnesses in the gruesome gangrape-murder case.

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Opinion | Hathras rape: Yogi must win the trust of victim’s family

India | Oct 03, 2020, 01:26 PM IST

The UP government on Saturday morning lifted the ban on the entry of media personnel inside the gang-rape victim’s village near Hathras. In view of Section 144 prohibitory orders in the village, not more than five mediapersons will be allowed to gather at a single place, the local SDM Prem Prakash Meena said.

Opinion | Insensitive Hathras Police: Cremation at night

Opinion | Insensitive Hathras Police: Cremation at night

India | Oct 01, 2020, 02:53 PM IST

My heart fills with sorrow, anger and pain over what Hathras police did on Tuesday night to brazenly cover up its lies in the dead of night.

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Opinion | Yogi must ensure that Hathras rapists are hanged without any delay

India | Sep 30, 2020, 01:18 PM IST

The nation is outraged over the horrific gangrape and torture of a 19-year-old Dalit girl, who succumbed to injuries in Delhi’s Safdarjang Hospital on Tuesday. Along with millions of Indians, I am deeply perturbed over the brutal manner in which four youths gangraped the girl in a field.

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Opinion | Centre must remove fears from the minds of farmers

India | Sep 29, 2020, 02:54 PM IST

Fake dramas are being enacted on the streets by some opposition parties in the guise of farmers’ protest against farm bills. On Monday, a tractor was set ablaze by Punjab Youth Congress workers in the high-security zone of Delhi’s Rajpath, near India Gate. 

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Opinion | Sushant death mystery: CBI must come out clean about its probe

India | Sep 26, 2020, 02:13 PM IST

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s family is now sceptical about any concrete progress made in the actor’s death mystery probe by the CBI. I had expressed this apprehension the day the Narcotics Control Bureau gave a complete 360-degree turn to the probe by diverting it towards the drugs angle. 

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Opinion | COVID pandemic in Maharashtra is alarming

India | Sep 25, 2020, 02:48 PM IST

In my show ‘Aaj Ki Baat’ on Friday night, I showed a viral video of Om Prakash Shete, who used to be OSD to former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, describing the plight of Covid-19 victims in the state. 

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Opinion | China must act on what it has promised

India | Sep 24, 2020, 01:37 PM IST

In my show ‘Aaj Ki Baat’ on Wednesday night, for the first time, I showed ground visuals of our troops deployed near the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh. Out of 3,488 kilometre long LAC between India and China, Arunachal Pradesh alone accounts for 1,080 kilometres. 

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