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  • Rajiv Gandhi ‘responsible’ for ’91 economic crisis, says Sanjay Baru

    Holding former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi responsible for creating the 1991 economic crisis, ex-media advisor to former prime minister Manmohan Singh Sanjay Baru has said heavy external borrowing coupled with withdrawal of support to the Chandrasekhar-led government ‘put the country to the brink of the crisis.’

  • Egypt Boat Tragedy: Death toll rises to 195

    Cairo: Egypt picked up the recently sunken migrant boat on Tuesday with extra 26 bodies found inside to raise the death toll to 195 so far, state-run Al-Ahram official news website reported.

  • BJP accuses Satyendar Jain of money laundering

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday accused Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain of converting “black money into white” with the help of a ‘hawala’ operator, after the AAP leader was summoned by the Income Tax department on Tuesday for questioning over his investments in few Kolkata-based companies.

  • A correct decision

    India has done well to commit itself to implementing the Paris Climate Accord. After dawdling for a while in the hope of extracting a commitment on its membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group at the last G20 summit, the Modi Government has decided to take the high moral ground, signing up on a deal which anyway was set to be enforced soon.

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    Navratri 2016: what ‘bhog’ to offer each day and why

    Navratri is nine nights of festivities dedicated to the nine forms of goddess Durga. During these nine nights, nine manifestations of the goddess are worshipped. And as we all know that all the fasts and festivals are incomplete without offering Bhog. During the nine days of Navratra, different Bhog are offered everyday to the nine Goddesses.

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    No knee-jerk response

    The Modi Government is steadily but surely changing the Indo-Pak dynamics. The usual pattern of a jihadi attack followed by a period of Indian sullenness and then a slow crawl back to the jaw-jaw at the diplomatic level is being broken after the Uri attack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has injected a new purposefulness and energy into the handling of the perennially hostile western neighbour.

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    Dilemma over turning off the tap

    The 1960 treaty has stayed in place through Indo-Pakistan wars and cold wars. If India were now to decide to turn off the tap or even slow the flow, Pakistan would be in serious trouble. The Indus is something of a lifeline. It might then go weeping (another way of exerting hydraulic pressure) to China, with whom it currently enjoys a cozy relationship. And which, of course, controls Tibet, where the Indus originates.

  • Kejriwal unsure about poll strategy

    Arvind Kejriwal carries a monumental chip on his shoulders. It was revealed when Navjot Singh Sidhu appeared on the scene. Sidhu wanted to be the Aam Admi Party’s (AAP) candidate for the Punjab chief minister’s post. But Kejriwal was unwilling to commit himself. The reason was that if Sidhu, or someone else, became the chief minister in the (unlikely) event of the AAP winning the polls, that person would become the chief minister of

  • India Retail Forum: Managing a high growth market

    (L to R) Vijay Sharma, CEO, Paytm; Vanitha Narayanan, MD, IBM India; Rakesh Biyani, Joint MD, Future Group; Al Rajawani, MD and CEO, P&G India; Krish Iyer, CEO, Wal-Mart India; and Govind Shrikhande, CCA and MD, Shoppers Stop.

  • Mumbai: Tainted contractors bag road works again

    Mumbai: In a bid to avoid repeating mistakes in the post monsoon road repair work, the civic body officials will be more vigilant this time since the contractors implicated in the recent road scam have been reassigned by the civic body for the repair work which starts next month.

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    Your day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Business deals in properties oil and steel sectors will be beneficial. Your helpful nature is going to take space in many people’s heart. Try to remain relaxed, your life partner will keep you happy.