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July 02 ,  2017

Current Events

The name and the aim PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
The name and the aim

For the BJP, Ram Nath Kovind serves the twin purposes of sending a strong...

By Pratul Sharma
All hill breaks loose
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Statescan

Panda’s minefield CURRENT EVENTS
Panda’s minefield

BJD believes it can tackle the banner of revolt raised by the Pandas, even as...

By Barkha Dutt
Looming chaos
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@leisure

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Business

Space no bar BUSINESS
Space no bar

India’s young space entrepreneurs are charting new paths in the sector

By Abhinav Singh
Rocky start
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Specials

Chasing Justice Karnan INVESTIGATION
Chasing Justice Karnan

For 43 days, he remained a fugitive, moving to different hideouts across south...

By Rabi Banerjee
I was sentenced without trial
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Sports

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A revolution on track METRO RAIL
A revolution on track

The unified public transport system being set up in Kochi could be a...

By Navin J. Antony
Mayday!
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Point Blank

  • "I am a strict non-vegetarian and nobody tells me what to eat and what not to eat. There is so much misinformation. Food is a personal choice. Why is there a debate?"

    Venkaiah NaiduUnion minister, on his government banning the sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter

  • "I am not online for a reason. There are always two sides to a coin. There are times when you enjoy the pampering, the ‘likes’ you get. But then you have to take the negative remarks in your stride as well."

    Kangana RanautActor, on not using social media

  • "I have always been exceptionally resilient in adapting to most circumstances, but when I see those faces and I know that they are mine, there is an inherent switch within me that turns on."

    Karan JoharFilm director, on his twins, Yash and Roohi

  • "Don’t test our patience. If you have the courage, then call for elections. Don’t challenge us. If you stab us in the back, we will turn around and attack you on the chest."

    Uddhav ThackerayShiv Sena chief, on the BJP’s suggestion of holding mid-term polls in Maharashtra

  • "I have not heard his name ever before. I did not know him. I could recognise him only after he was mentioned as the Bihar governor. This name is like a bolt from the blue. "

    Mamata BanerjeeWest Bengal CM, on Ram Nath Kovind, NDA’s presidential candidate