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Opinion | Sharjeel’s hate speech against Hindus: Why is Shiv Sena Silent?

India | Feb 03, 2021, 02:08 PM IST

After Sharjeel’s video became viral on social media, a local lawyer filed an FIR at the local Swargate police station in Pune. The BJP took up the issue and has alleged that the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government is toeing a soft line towards Usmani.  

Opinion | Budget will surely give a big boost to Indian economy, an Atmanirbhar Bharat

Opinion | Budget will surely give a big boost to Indian economy, an Atmanirbhar Bharat

India | Feb 02, 2021, 01:28 PM IST

Appearing in my prime time live show in ‘Aaj Ki Baat’ on India TV, Sitharaman said she was confident that money that will be spent on agriculture and infrastructure will “definitely have a multiplier effect”.

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OPINION | With the entry of politicians, farmer leaders now stand at the crossroads

India | Jan 30, 2021, 04:23 PM IST

The image of a senior Delhi Police officer bloodied after a sword attack by a protester on Friday at Delhi’s Singhu border has caused nationwide consternation. 

Opinion | How farmer leaders lost the trust of the Indian people

Opinion | How farmer leaders lost the trust of the Indian people

India | Jan 29, 2021, 02:45 PM IST

Only a few supporters of Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait are sitting at the dharna site, while his brother Naresh Tikait has withdrawn from the agitation.

Opinion | Farmer leaders now stand completely discredited

Opinion | Farmer leaders now stand completely discredited

India | Jan 28, 2021, 12:51 PM IST

Sensing the nation's mood, farmer leaders have started apologizing to the people for vandalizing the historic Red Fort, attacking policemen with tractors and swords and for damaging public properties.

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Opinion | Come on, farm leaders: Call off your agitation and apologize to the nation

India | Jan 27, 2021, 11:28 AM IST

The farmer leaders had promised a peaceful tractor march, but their promises were thrown to the winds, trampled upon by their own unruly followers, who indulged in gross acts of vandalism, charging their tractors with full speed at policemen, trying to crush them.

Opinion | Why ‘some forces’ do not want the farmers to return home

Opinion | Why ‘some forces’ do not want the farmers to return home

India | Jan 23, 2021, 02:56 PM IST

Talks between the Centre and farm union leaders almost collapsed on Friday after the latter conveyed to the government that they would not agree to anything short of a repeal of the three controversial laws.

Opinion | Farmer leaders must persuade their colleagues to accept Centre’s offer

Opinion | Farmer leaders must persuade their colleagues to accept Centre’s offer

India | Jan 22, 2021, 11:57 AM IST

There are indications that despite the unions rejecting the Centre’s proposal, there seems to be lack of unanimity on the issue of farm laws. Old and experienced farmer leaders who had been attending the talks were of the view that the Centre’s offer to suspend the laws be accepted.

Opinion | What India expects from the Biden administration

Opinion | What India expects from the Biden administration

India | Jan 21, 2021, 10:25 AM IST

As Biden continued, the crowd watched and listened with rapt attention, with National Guards keeping a vigil. He said, “Today we celebrate the triumph, not of a candidate, but of a cause: the cause of democracy.

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Opinion | How our young cricketers scripted history on Australian soil

India | Jan 20, 2021, 05:49 PM IST

On Tuesday morning, I never dreamed that Team India would win. Rohit Sharma was already out for 7, World No. 1 Virat Kohli, known as the run machine, was not on the team

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Opinion | My advice to farmers: Amend farm laws, give them a try, then agitate if you are not happy

India | Jan 19, 2021, 02:49 PM IST

Most of the leaders and activists, who are opposed to Modi, have now come under a single umbrella. Some of them have come out in the open and others are active behind the scenes. They are least bothered to think over whether the farmer leaders’ insistence on repeal of the three farm laws is justified or not.

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Opinion | Farmers must not become pawns in the hands of political parties

India | Jan 16, 2021, 04:43 PM IST

The meeting ended almost as soon as it began when the Centre asked farmer leaders to point out the clauses on which they had objections. The farmers’ representatives said they would not discuss the clauses and wanted the three laws to be scrapped.

Opinion | How China has drawn the Bamboo Curtain over the mystery behind the origin of Coronavirus

Opinion | How China has drawn the Bamboo Curtain over the mystery behind the origin of Coronavirus

India | Jan 15, 2021, 01:52 PM IST

A global team of researchers from the World Health Organization landed in Wuhan from Singapore on Thursday to probe the origin of the virus.

OPINION | How in a single stroke Modi rubbished Rahul’s charge of ‘winding up’ HAL

Opinion | How in a single stroke Modi rubbished Rahul’s charge of ‘winding up’ HAL

India | Jan 14, 2021, 12:01 PM IST

The Cabinet Committee on Security on Wednesday approved the acquisition of 83 indigenously manufactured fourth-generation Tejas jet fighters from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd for the Indian Air Force.

OPINION | Why Supreme Court’s steps on farm laws were not

OPINION | Why Supreme Court’s steps on farm laws were not welcomed?

India | Jan 13, 2021, 04:56 PM IST

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took two major steps for breaking the present impasse over farmers’ protests: One, it stayed the implementation of the three new farm laws, and two, it set up a committee of four experts to examine the laws to see which provisions need to be amended and submit its report within two months.

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Opinion | Beware of elements who may try to sabotage Covid vaccination drive

India | Jan 12, 2021, 05:24 PM IST

In a virtual interaction with all chief ministers of Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cautioned them to be on the vigil against “mischievous elements” who may try to sabotage the vaccination drive through rumour-mongering and spreading disinformation.

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Opinion | Why farmer leaders are unwilling to listen to reason ?

India | Jan 09, 2021, 04:34 PM IST

The farmer union leaders rejected each and every suggestion that the Centre put on the table: They rejected Tomar’s offer to amend the farm laws by saying that there would be no ‘ghar wapsi’ (homecoming) till there is ‘kanoon wapsi’ (repeal of laws); they told the Centre that they would not end to the stir even if the Supreme Court asked them to do so; they were unwilling to go before a Supreme Court appointed panel saying that this was a matter to be decided by the government and not the court; they rejected Tomar’s third suggestion to allow Baba Lakha Singh to mediate, saying this was not a religious matter.

Opinion | Let us keep politics away from Covid vaccine issue

Opinion | Let us keep politics away from Covid vaccine issue

India | Jan 08, 2021, 02:34 PM IST

Even before the first Covid vaccine is yet to be given in India, political parties have already started politicizing the issue by questioning emergency approval given to the indigenous Covaxin vaccine developed by a Hyderabad company Bharat Biotech.

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Opinion | What one must learn from Pranab Da’s thoughts about Narendra Modi

India | Jan 07, 2021, 04:13 PM IST

Today I want to share some secrets about Pranab Mukherjee’s presidential years with you. Over the years, there had been speculations by many about the relationship between Pranab Mukherjee and Narendra Modi as President and Prime Minister, Both came from differing ideological backgrounds and from different political parties.

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OPINION | India will begin a historic Covid vaccine rollout

India | Jan 06, 2021, 04:12 PM IST

The Centre has announced an all-India Covid vaccine rollout from next week which will begin simultaneously across the country with a goal to inoculate at least three crore people in the first phase. 

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