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Election Verdict 2018: Revision of Strategies

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Spread the love           It’s important to revise electoral strategies, reasons Navodita, our Associate Editor. Here’s an exclusive report for Different Truths. The recent legislative assembly elections across five states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram sounded the trend for months to come in 2019 and the parliamentary elections.  The people’s verdict was clear – […]


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Why are we a Nation of Citizens Without Conscience?

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Spread the love           Are we a nation that plays the blame game best and point fingers at others? All these are done to shirk away our own responsibilities, states Hemashri, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Within a couple of hours of joining in a new district, a university classmate called on me. I […]


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Indian Polity Moves to Peril Under Modi Rule: Economic Situation Worsening

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Spread the love           Rich are becoming richer. ‘Barclay’s Hurun India’ has published the ‘Rich list for 2018’. It is a list that carries the names of individuals with net worth exceeding Rs.1000 crore. The wealth of India’s top 100 richest people has jumped by Rs.3.08 lakh crore in 2018 to Rs.30.59 lakh crore, from Rs.27.51 lakh […]


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Progressive Judiciary Eyesore For Regressive Sangh

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Spread the love           The government remains uneasy about the judicial “overreach” was evident when finance minister Arun Jaitley went to town recently with his criticism of a number of recent judgments relating to homosexuality, adultery and the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple. In nearly all these cases, the gulf is obvious […]


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Is Mayawati Playing Politics of Opportunism?

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Spread the love           Mayawati has refused to be part of the greater alliance (mahagathbandhan ) unless she is given a major chunk of seats to contest. She may be right in her assertion. But politically she is wrong. The main problem with Mayawati, however, is that she does not comprehend the new idiom of Dalit assertion. […]


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Dollar and Gold Smuggling up: More Trouble for Shaky Rupee

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Spread the love           The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has launched a nationwide crackdown on foreign exchange smuggling, particularly of US$. For long, legal gold inflow occupied an important position, after petroleum and natural gas, in the country’s total import basket. Weakening Rupee seems to have further pushed the domestic demand for gold, especially among the […]


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Urban Ayyappas File Commonsense Petition: Jallikattu-Type Movement Gains Momentum

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Spread the love           A Jallikattu-like movement has started and fiery debates on television have spurred people to spontaneously come out on to the streets. Led by women devotees of Ayyappa, the protests seek to impress that the #ReadyToWait outnumber #RightToPray by miles! NADA in its petition claims the top court’s verdict “shocked millions of devotees” and […]


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A New Chapter in Russia-India Friendship

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Spread the love           Just a day ahead of Putin’s visit the US had cautioned its allies, especially India, not to enter into transactions with Russia and warned that it would trigger American sanctions. The audacity of the US could be gauged from the fact that a state department official said, “We urge all of our allies […]


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Mayawati Upsets the Assembly Poll Apple Cart: Congress-BSP Alliance in the Dock

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Spread the love           Her reasons for not entering into an alliance in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are rather flimsy. Significantly, she spared Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi from her tirade but she picked up senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, whom she called a “BJP agent who is opposed” to any tie-up between the two […]


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South Sudan: A Country in Perpetual Turmoil

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Spread the love           Salva Kiir Mayardit took oath as the first president of the Republic that day in 2011, the new nation not only gratefully savored its first moments of independence from North Sudan but also remembered with sadness the more than two million people who had sacrificed their lives for that very moment. Tears rolled […]


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