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    Photo Credit: IANS 14.7K Total Views Economists are divided. Industry as always wants more money from the government. But the Reserve Bank of India governor and even the NITI Aayog chairman are clear that any such decision would be dangerous. Which leaves Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with his most difficult choice yet, ahead of his […]

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    Is India really behind Nepal’s economic blockade?

    Photo Credit: Diptendu Dutta/AFP 27K Total Views An economic blockade in the Terai along India’s border with Nepal has caused acute shortages and price rise in land-locked Nepal. What is the cause of this crisis, and what is India’s role? What are the demands of Madhesis protestors opposing Nepal’s new Constitution, and what is the […]

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    India’s colonial hangover: Why the police still resort to lathi-charges

    Photo Credit: AFP 21.4K Total Views A video recording of members of the Delhi Police, their faces screwed up with hate, brutally thrashing students demonstrating in support of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula on Saturday has caused a stir, at least in the media. This is probably because it occurred in Delhi, was captured on video […]

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    What’s going on at Yahoo?

    Photo Credit: Omar Torres/AFP 12.6K Total Views Spare a thought for the CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer. Nearly four years on the job, the ailing internet giant is still struggling to deliver a credible path to growth. And following the US$4.3 billion loss the company reported for the year in its latest results, the Yahoo […]

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    The death of 10 soldiers in an avalanche shows the futility of the Siachen war

    Photo Credit: Aamir Qureshi/AFP 6.7K Total Views The Latest: Top stories of the day 1. Hafiz Saeed, alleged mastermind of 26/11, praises the Pathankot attack and calls for more terror strikes in India. 2. The Central Bureau of Investigation gets the go ahead from the Maharashtra governor to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan, who […]

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    Delhi weekend cultural calendar: A three-day music and food extravaganza, Auto Expo, and more.

    Photo Credit: Vishesh Sharma 9.4K Total Views FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 ART Martand Khosla at Nature Morte MesoDomain, city-based artist and architect Martand Khosla’s new solo show of sculptures and installations, explores themes such as housing and migration in urban India. See theFacebook event page for more information. When: Until Saturday, February 27. Open Monday to […]

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    Has the Congress party virtually given up on the urban middle-class voter?

    Photo Credit: Facebook 12.5K Total Views The trajectory followed by the Congress since its defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha election shows that the grand old party remains convinced that its most ardent supporters live in rural India even as the urban middle class remains smitten by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s charms. Consequently, the party […]