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Namami Gange: In The Name of Ganga

May 18, 2015 7:14:45 am

Shyamlal Yadav outlines the national effort to clean the holy river, its history, and what has changed.

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Explained: Money Bill

May 18, 2015 6:05:33 am

What is a money bill, where do the two houses stand vis-à-vis money bills, and why is this being debated?

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As Ashraf Ghani negotiates with Taliban, challenge looms for India

May 18, 2015 12:39:08 am

The deal, thus, could potentially open the road to civil war, or something resembling it.

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Under scanner in Gurgaon Sec 83

May 18, 2015 12:18:02 am

Colony licences issued in Sector 83 of Gurgaon are now under scrutiny. Varinder Bhatia explains what the sector meant to real estate players.

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In Fact: New Juvenile Justice Act on the way, but debate continues

May 15, 2015 2:49:41 am

Why treating 16-18-year-olds — even those accused of heinous crimes — as adults remains problematic.

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Explained: Some loans in Jayalalithaa order, not in table

May 15, 2015 2:45:39 am

At least half-a-dozen loans, adding up to Rs 11 cr, do not find mention in the list on P 852 of order.

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Explained: The Ranjit Sinha logbooks

May 15, 2015 2:38:20 am

What were the meetings that the former CBI Director had that the Supreme Court has deemed inappropriate and fit for investigation? APPU ESTHOSE SURESH recalls the case of the visitors’ books.

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Explained: Targeting illegal wealth through new Benami law

May 15, 2015 2:29:39 am

A Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act was passed in 1988 to put an end to such transactions, and to empower the government to recover such property.

Satra Sutra

May 14, 2015 1:20:14 am

A Vaishnav satradhikar has quit celibacy. Samudra Gupta Kashyap describes this Assam institution.

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Why Andrew Strauss chose to be flinty-eyed and look ahead

May 14, 2015 1:11:37 am

It is sad that Kevin Pietersen, a great batsman, will never play another international match. But there are reasons why this had to happen.

Brics & Mortar

May 14, 2015 12:52:57 am

Shaji Vikraman tells the story of the new Development Bank to be headed by K V Kamath.

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Project Amethi: Much trying, some hits, mostly misses

May 14, 2015 6:38:08 am

Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the Centre’s 'politics of revenge' has crippled development projects in Amethi.

India and China: The State of Play

May 14, 2015 2:11:37 pm

As PM Narendra Modi leaves on a crucial visit to China tomorrow, Sushant Singh lists what’s top of mind in both New Delhi and Beijing.

One ‘Great Quake’ a year, and it hasn’t come yet

May 13, 2015 10:48:06 am

Experts have been warning that a catastrophic ‘Great Earthquake’ is due in the Himalayas any time.

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Report of CAG returns focus to Controversy And Gadkari

May 13, 2015 4:00:57 am

Shubhangi Khapre on the row that has been stalling Parliament.

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The Treasury Bills lesson: It helps to be non-adversarial

April 5, 2017 6:09:30 pm

A return to the non-adversarial relationship that prevailed then could help script another landmark agreement this time too.

Paper clip: Chinese ‘manja’ and birds in Bengaluru

May 12, 2015 2:54:39 am

The Chinese manja is becoming a death trap for birds that get entangled in them.

Behind Mizoram’s recent drug busts, a remarkable community effort

May 12, 2015 2:48:32 am

The Young Mizo Association has a member in virtually every Mizo home, and combines aggressive social activism with counselling for addicts.

Pakistani chopper downing: Hit or Miss?

May 12, 2015 2:39:40 am

Pak Taliban have claimed they brought down the army helicopter on May 8 — a claim that the Pak army rejects. Praveen Swami examines.

GST: Most important tax reform since 1947?

May 12, 2015 4:10:29 am

The Bill has been described as a reform measure of unparalleled importance in independent India. But several challenges remain. Shruti Srivastava explains.