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Repositioning brand India

Modi regime has had to tell a new story in a rapidly changing global economy.

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For a less taxing regime

Make I-T laws less subjective, fix accountability of officers.

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Till ‘Azadi’ comes

Why it is important for young Kashmiris to continue doing what they are doing at the moment

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A mirage called vikas

‘Masaan’ and ‘Sairat’ talk about a feudalism and misogyny that won’t wither away.

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The next thousand days

Having lost Delhi in overconfidence and Bihar in a tactically bad campaign, Assam has restored the nerves. Modi is a winner.

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Inside track: Wrong company

Pit stops at everything that happened during the week.

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A big bang theory

Prime Minister seems unaware that reforms are needed not just in the economy if real ‘parivartan’ is to ever happen in our ancient, decrepit land.

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I wish the Prime Minister had said

My government has greatly benefited by the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan and the National Skill Development Mission launched by the previous government. We have scaled up the two programmes which are now being implemented as Swachh Bharat and Skill India

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As Al Qaeda slips and ISIS gains, Pakistan will be the test-tube for the next jihad

Strangely, Pakistan is not into navel-gazing after the latest death

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Evaluating Narendra Modi’s two years of governance

If Monsoon 2016 is as expected, then the first three years of the Modi government will be the best three years for India’s economy since 1996, and possibly the best three consecutive years since Independence

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Name games

It’s Akbar’s turn now and the victim, as always, is history

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Modi govt’s biggest achievement is the curbing of corruption

We have a prime minister who is strong, decisive and always available to the masses

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The fall guy

Successful inflation targeting calls for more reform. Targeting Governor Raghuram Rajan is all too easy .

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Reaching the last village

The problem begins with the way we define “urban” and “rural”

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The Urdu Press: BJP and assembly polls

“The BJP is thus celebrating a false victory,” the paper says.

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What Modi government must unlearn

Fixing the learning deficit requires a lot more than the right kind of tracking technology. It requires greater investment in institutional capacities that is not forthcoming

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Muslims and RSS cannot afford to go on hating

Today the BJP has become the central force in Indian politics. Can it afford the luxury of hating such a large population?

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After the initial euphoria, Modi government has created widespread despondency

During elections, PM Modi had made huge claims about our “demographic dividend” and had promised 100 million jobs in manufacturing by 2022

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Contradictions in the Modi government are still muddying its identity

Modi government’s backward-looking instincts keep pulling down its forward-looking mission.

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The wrong metric

Judge-population ratio is not the apt parameter to determine judiciary’s strength.

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From plate to plough: A barren field

NDA government’s plans for agriculture are still to bear fruit.

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Under PM Modi, decision making has replaced policy paralysis witnessed during UPA regime, writes Venkaiah

Even as the economy revives, quick decision-making and out-of-the-box thinking, apart from a slew of reformist policies and programmes, have defined the Modi government.

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Telescope: This race for exclusives

TV would be better off travelling to Marathwada, reporting the drought.

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View from the Right: Poll fillip for BJP

The Organiser describes the recent assembly elections as a “morale booster for the BJP after the Bihar and Delhi losses”.

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A question of power

SC judgment on criminal defamation ignores the fact that the parties involved in defamation complaints are rarely equals.

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Cities without a core

The Indian economy has grown rapidly since 2003-04, but there has not been a corresponding evolution of vibrant metropolitan regions.

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Commentator and a gentleman

Tony Cozier loved Caribbean cricket, brought the game alive for millions.

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Raja Mandala: What Pranab must say to Beijing

India’s president needs to convey to his hosts that there is decreasing tolerance for China’s NSG mischief.

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When Centre targets state

President’s Rule must be abolished. Uttarakhand developments show why.

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Victory for populism

Tamil Nadu has a new government. But will it have new governance?

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India, US and an eastward tilt

Why does India-US military cooperation not include northern Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf — a region of great importance for India’s security?

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In Bengal, the Left offered an alliance that served up only anti-Mamataism and lost

In Kerala, the Left offered a campaign rich in content and won the state

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A case of too many cases

CJI points to judicial backlog, but judiciary must also identify the root cause

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India’s Chabahar test

Project illustrates India’s opportunity. Delay points to deep-rooted internal constraints

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Inside Track: Missing Guru

Pit stops at everything that happened during the week.

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Out of my mind: Endgame

It was clear a few weeks ago that the BJP could emerge as the single largest party in Assam. This is one more brick in its status as the sole national party.