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Without Amma

AIADMK may need to reinvent itself to maintain its preeminence in Tamil Nadu politics.

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One month later

RBI had limited leeway in terms of changing rates. Focus must now shift to quickly regaining growth momentum.

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140, not out

Virat Kohli wrote 2016’s most influential tweet — and helped social media keep it real.

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The ghosts of history

Shinzo Abe visits Hawaii at a time when the world order inaugurated by Pearl Harbour attack is changing.

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For the people of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa was the mother, the giver. The adulation she received was hard-won.

After the toppling

Navy must fix accountability for the accident in Mumbai. Much depends on it.

Rape aforethought

The world is reacting in shock to Bertolucci’s revelations, but it is no surprise.

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Case for consensus

Centre needs to address concerns of the states post-demonetisation to ensure smooth GST rollout.

The churn in Europe

Verdicts in Austria and Italy show that the Continent is still an open battleground.

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Cutting edge

Post demonetisation, the RBI has a tricky choice and a consolation.

December 3, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Art treasures 

The government has taken this step under the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act to curb the export of art works of these four artists.

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Big man

The inventor of the Big Mac had deserved international fame in his lifetime

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Cracks on show

The root of the problem in Nepal has been the leadership’s top-down approach to writing a new constitution

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Conspiracy politics

Mamata Banerjee makes herself, rather than demonetisation, the issue

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Fantastic, terrific

Dynamic Trump-Sharif duo have fruity intercontinental chat. There will be consequences.

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Broken promises

Nalanda University was meant to serve as an example. Now, lessons must be drawn from its failures.

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Bhojpuri in Delhi

National capital is a melting pot of communities. It is welcome that political parties are recognising it.

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Field of scandal

Football must face up to the crisis brought on by revelations of rampant child sex abuse.

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Mourn, and learn

The attack in Nagrota raises serious questions about security measures taken, warnings heeded. They must be answered.

Jana gana mana

Forcing someone to play — or to hear — the national anthem is an insult to its very idea and promise.

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Bitter pills

Indian pharma industry must put its own house in order. It must be monitored stringently.

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A little less stiff

Britain’s princes rework their relationships, including with the media.

The contest is on

Mamata’s demonetisation politics signals recognition of opportunity in national Opposition space, her bid to seize it.

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By Toutatis!

A school board has finally turned against the current and embraced popular literature.

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Missing mojo

The Nabha jailbreak highlights a larger Punjab Police syndrome.

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Nitish & Naveen

Their stepping out of the Opposition box to support demonetisation is a welcome reminder of political complexity.

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Going ahead

Challenge for government: To earn back trust, not brush warnings under black carpet.

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Walking with history

Fidel Castro represented both the highs and lows of twentieth century Left politics.

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Let them have candies

ICC is isolated in its repressive moves against so-called ball tampering. It’s not without reason

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Nowhere people

Myanmar leadership’s failure to address the problems of the Rohingyas is glaring

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House truths

Stonewalling Parliament and calling critics corrupt undermines the government’s big idea

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November 26, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Lok Dal statement

Continued denial of civil liberties and democratic rights of the people is the cause of the present unrest among the people, Charan Singh said.

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November 25, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Deng posters

The report said Canton authorities were retrieving all the documents criticising Deng.

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Pro compassion

Pope Francis has not changed church dogma on abortion. He has signalled women who make the choice deserve empathy.

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Pale green

NGT’s directive for environmental audit of government buildings can achieve little in a country with weak norms.

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The new chief

As General Raheel Sharif retires, Nawaz Sharif has a challenge and an opportunity.