Cover Story

October 29 ,  2017

Current Events

Uphill struggle CURRENT EVENTS
Uphill struggle

In Himachal Pradesh, it is the BJP’s battle to lose if it ignores caste...

By Pratul Sharma/ Mandi & Shimla
BJP's Centre-financed campaign won't work
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Statescan

Solar flare KERALA
Solar flare

Despite the loose ends in the Sivarajan commission report, Oommen Chandy faces...

By Cithara Paul
I hate playing the victim card
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@leisure

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Business

Fundamental change MUTUAL FUNDS
Fundamental change

New SEBI guidelines will standardise mutual funds and make investment easier

By Nachiket Kelkar
Banking on the brand
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Specials

Big blot on CBI CRIME
Big blot on CBI

The top investigating agency seems as unprofessional as the untrained UP cops

By Namrata Biji Ahuja
Killing the clue
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Sports

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Talks before tanks CATALONIA
Talks before tanks

Spain and Catalonia can deflect tragedy by reclaiming the sensible middle...

By Anita Pratap
Mother of all challenges
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Point Blank

  • "He is a politician by choice. He is the greatest politician living in the country. I became a politician by accident."

    Manmohan SinghFormer prime minister, on the former president Pranab Mukherjee

  • "He is among top two or three bowlers in the world and the toughest bowler I have played in my career. You have to be on your ‘A’ game when you are facing him or he will strike."

    Virat KohliCricket captain, on Mohammad Amir of Pakistan

  • "Narendra Modi committed that he would transform India in 60 months. Forty months down the road, the future looks bleak, and bluffing through the jugglery of statistics continues."

    Kapil SibalCongress leader

  • "I don’t oppose the Taj Mahal. It is a beautiful heritage. I oppose the Mughals who built it and how they have been portrayed in history."

    Sangeet SomBJP leader

  • "From the very beginning, I have been saying that all signs of slavery should be removed. Why just the Taj Mahal? They should remove Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Red Fort, and even Qutb Minar."

    Azam KhanSamajwadi Party leader

  • "If Nitish Kumar tries to approach me after being thrown out by the BJP, I will not go back to him even in the next seven lives."

    Lalu PrasadRJD chief, on the Bihar CM