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OPINION | Omicron variant enters India: Will it prove lethal?

India | Dec 03, 2021, 11:06 AM IST

Omicron variant was detected from a 66-year-old flyer who had come to Bengaluru from South Africa on Nov 20. 

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OPINION | Can Mamata Banerjee unite the opposition?

India | Dec 02, 2021, 12:02 PM IST

The biggest question is whether Mamata Banerjee will lead the anti-Modi front? Will she seize the stake for the PM’s chair from Rahul Gandhi?

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OPINION | Farmers’ agitation: Will it be called off after December 4?

India | Dec 01, 2021, 01:25 PM IST

A late night press release from Samyukta Kisan Morcha said, there has been no formal communication from the agriculture ministry and that the ministry has only contacted a farmer leader from Punjab over phone seeking names of 5 SKM representatives for the panel which PM has proposed to set up.  

Opinion | Omicron variant: We can’t afford to take chances

Opinion | Omicron variant: We can’t afford to take chances

India | Nov 30, 2021, 11:56 AM IST

According to WHO, Omicron variant is highly contagious and it spreads faster, and that is why, it has been declared a variant of concern within four days of being detected. Since it has mutated to more than 50 forms, it will be difficult for experts to carry out genome sequencing.

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Opinion | Why Modi said, dynastic politics is a threat to Indian democracy

India | Nov 27, 2021, 02:12 PM IST

The Prime Minister said there is nothing wrong if several members of a family join politics, get elected to assemblies and Parliament and become ministers, but if a political party depends on dynastic politics, or if a single-family controls the party, it puts an end to internal democracy in the party. This, undoubtedly, is a danger to a healthy democracy and should be a matter of concern for the nation, Modi said.

Opinion | Jewar Airport: Will it change the fortunes of western UP

Opinion | Jewar Airport: Will it change the fortunes of western UP

India | Nov 26, 2021, 01:14 PM IST

Spread over 6,200  hectares of land, this international airport will be built at a cost of Rs 30,000 crore and would provide jobs to nearly one lakh people in western UP, Modi said. 

Opinion | How cryptocurrencies can rob you of your hard

Opinion | How cryptocurrencies can rob you of your hard earned money

India | Nov 25, 2021, 04:12 PM IST

What is cryptocurrency? ‘Crypto’ literally means secret or concealed. Since it is not in physical form, as currency notes or coins, nobody can see it. It is an encrypted digital file having digital codes, backed by a strong cyber program, prepared with a complicated process.


Opinion | Yogi warns: No Shaheen Bagh allowed in UP!

India | Nov 24, 2021, 04:18 PM IST

The UP CM was addressing a convention of booth-level BJP leaders. This convention was also addressed by BJP president J P Nadda, who said the fight in the forthcoming elections in UP will be between nationalists and ‘Jinnahites’.

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Opinion | Political motives behind farmer leaders’ move to continue dharna

India | Nov 23, 2021, 12:26 PM IST

There is, as of now, no guarantee that the farmers would leave once the MSP guarantee law is passed. One should also understand whether it is feasible on part of the Centre to guarantee minimum support prices to farmers?

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Opinion | How Modi, by repealing farm laws, has taken the wind out of the sails of opposition parties

India | Nov 20, 2021, 02:12 PM IST

In my 40 years of experience in journalism, I have seen many governments, including that of Indira Gandhi, but never witnessed a prime minister like Modi.

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OPINION | Save the people of Delhi: Rejuvenate and cleanse the Yamuna at the earliest

India | Nov 19, 2021, 01:00 PM IST

On Thursday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal unveiled a six-point action plan to cleanse the Yamuna by February, 2025. 

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Opinion | How rumours are still spreading fear about Covid vaccine in India

India | Nov 18, 2021, 03:58 PM IST

The Salman Khan video was prepared on June 26 this year. Five months ago, Salman had got the video recorded on the appeal of BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation). 

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Opinion | Modi outlines his UP campaign while opening India’s longest expressway

India | Nov 17, 2021, 03:49 PM IST

In a spectacular show lasting over 45 minutes, Mirage, Sukhoi, Jaguar jet fighters landed on the airstrip, along with Super Hercules and AN-32 transport aircraft.

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Opinion | How governments differ on main cause of air pollution in Delhi NCR

India | Nov 16, 2021, 12:23 PM IST

On Monday, the Supreme Court directed the Centre, Delhi government and state governments of Haryana, UP and Punjab, to hold an emergency meeting to devise emergency measures to tackle air pollution within the next 48 hours.

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OPINION | Why IT Act needs to be changed?

India | Nov 12, 2021, 01:48 PM IST

The Centre is seriously thinking of bringing stringent provisions in Information Technology Act against those who indulge in such nefarious activities.

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OPINION | Chhath Pooja : Devotees forced to perform rituals in Delhi’s filthy Yamuna river

India | Nov 11, 2021, 11:48 AM IST

Two days ago, Delhi govt had claimed that Yamuna water was clean and all the froth and dirt was at Okhla barrage controlled by UP govt

Opinion | Environmental protection cannot be at the cost of national security

Opinion | Environmental protection cannot be at the cost of national security

India | Nov 10, 2021, 12:45 PM IST

We live under the false impression that nobody can stop our army when national security is concerned, but sadly, this is a fact. Whether it is modernisation of army or acquisition of sophisticated weapons, or developing border infrastructure to speed up troop movement, any individual or NGO can go to the court to stall them. Questions relating to systems, rules and environment are raised.

Opinion | Why is Yamuna river in Delhi frothing?

Opinion | Why is Yamuna river in Delhi frothing?

India | Nov 09, 2021, 12:53 PM IST

Delhi government has so far spent Rs 2387 crore on ‘cleaning’ the Yamuna. Neighboring states Haryana and UP were also supposed to spend money on cleaning this river. UP government spent Rs 2052 crore, while the Haryana government spent Rs 549 crore on ‘cleaning’ Yamuna. Adding all the money spent by these three states, it comes to Rs 4988 crore. The result: the Yamuna continues to be a river of filth in Delhi.

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Opinion | Muslim namaaz issue: How some people are trying to tarnish India’s image abroad

India | Nov 06, 2021, 10:38 AM IST

A report with Al Jazeera said, Muslims were prevented from offering namaaz in Gurugram and pro-Hindu outfits organized a religious event on the land where Muslims used to offer namaaz. 

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Opinion | States should reduce VAT on petrol, diesel, after Modi reduced excise duty

India | Nov 04, 2021, 12:28 PM IST

This is a move that will surely give relief to consumers, farmers and all sections of society. Along with the excise duty cut, the Centre appealed to all state governments to reduce VAT on petrol and diesel accordingly.