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Obstacles To Housing For All

Rituraj Baruah The RERA implementation was lacklustre across the country during the year, with majority of the states yet to set up a permanent regulator, although most of them have notified the rules.

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No Safeguards For Values Of Public Life

 Jagdish Rattanani   On December 20, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh addressed the inaugural session of the Director Generals and Inspector Generals of Police conference in Gujarat where he declared that the “internal security situation in the country has vastly improved, particularly in the North-East and the LWE (Left Wing Extremism) affected States.”

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

BJP Has Already Conceded Defeat Before Election What’s an irony in Chennai, when the Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticising ‘Grand alliance for survival of Opposition leaders”, then on the other side BJP president Amit Shah took a step back in Bihar’s seat-sharing arrangement for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections to accommodate two of its key allies, Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), and …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Rein In Vandals Of Railway Property INDIAN Railways has received flak from one and all for ill-maintenance of trains and platforms in general. The Railways, however, has left no stone unturned in recent years to strive to compete with the best in the world.

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The Winds Of Global Slowdown

AJIT RANADE   THE year began with great optimism about economic growth. The previous year i.e. 2017 had concluded with actual growth beating earlier estimates of the International Monetary Fund. In the previous six years, the IMF’s usual optimistic forecasts given out at the beginning of the year had to be steadily downgraded as actual growth belied the forecasts. Not …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Physical Tussle In City Has politics in the state descended to such a level where workers owing allegiance to various political parties have to unashamedly engage in a free-for-all in public to assert their point of view!

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Revisiting Christmas In Govapuri AD 1075

Nandkumar M Kamat Readers are forewarned that this is my time travellers’ tale which showcases the great liberal, cosmopolitan and tolerant, harmonious elements of Goan history which were witnessed in AD 1075 in the prosperous capital of the Kadambas of Goa- Govapuri or Gopakpattana. 

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Ray Of Hope In Fight Against Climate Change

AMIT KAPOOR   Conversations in India rarely revolve around the subject of climate change. The discussions around the topic are largely limited to the highest offices and international forums, while the country’s citizens remain mostly disassociated from it.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Learning Lessons From Adelaide Test The Adelaide Test has again brought to the fore the problems that Virat Kohli and the touring Indian team management has with deciding on an eleven.

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Reasons Why BJP Should Worry About 2019

Rajdeep Sardesai   In 2004, a few weeks before the general elections and a day after the Lucknow stampede in which 21 poor women were killed while collecting free saris, then prime minister AtalBihari Vajpayee admitted to me in an interview that the tragedy had dented the ‘India Shining’ image being aggressively promoted by his government.

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