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    Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    Want to know what’s in store today for you? Read our Daily Horoscope by Nilikash P. Pradhan, and find out what your Sun Sign says about the day that will be.

  • Narendra Modi does some plainspeaking

    It is one of the long-standing ironies of Indian politics. Abusing the moneybags from the public pulpit and supping with them in private comes naturally to our politicians. Since the electoral wheel is oiled by humongous sums of money, a vast proportion of it illicit, all parties, including the Communists and the newbie, Aam Aadmi Party, cannot do without dollops of cash from the rich industrialists and traders. Any politician who claims

  • Ecosystem of fear & hate fuelling mob lynching

    Murderous attacks on helpless victims have become fairly common in India. In the last three years, there have been 88 incidents of mob violence across the country in which 68 people have been killed. The grounds for killing the victims have varied, often fuelled by suspicion and rumours. While some people have been killed after being suspected of being ‘child kidnappers’, in most cases the grounds for killing have been cow slaughter

  • Excessive media hype over no-trust vote

    There are many privileges of being in Parliament. The one I cherish the most is the special access that allows me to gauge the thinking of the political class. Convivial conversations with MPs, cutting across the party divide, is invaluable in sensing the mood. In recent days, as political reporting in the media has become more sound bite-based and less based on quiet understanding of the cross currents, the experience of the

  • Maratha quota stir: Shiv Sena, Congress demand immediate implementation of quota

    Mumbai: After a series of meetings throughout the day on Monday, Shiv Sena and the Opposition Congress took a strident position and demanded immediate implementation of the quota for Marathas. The NCP, less vociferous, expressed the need to reassure the community.

  • Vivek Phansalkar appointed as new Thane Police Commissioner

    Mumbai: Vivek Phansalkar, a 1989-batch officer, has been appointed the new Thane Police Commissioner while Parambir Singh, former Thane Police Commissioner, has been transferred to Mumbai as the Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order).

  • Mass deportation fear grips Muslims in Assam after release of draft NCR list

    Guwahati: Fear of mass deportation from Assam has gripped 4 million people, mostly Muslims, who may be stripped of their citizenship if they fail to allay the doubts of authorities. The buzz has been that Assam is building a new detention centre to process the “foreigners” who will be evicted in the coming years. Satyen Garg, a home ministry official who was present at the Guwahati press conference, however, said there “was no

  • Over 40 lakh excluded from Assam NRC draft list, may face deportation if cannot prove their citizenship

    New Delhi: A staggering 40 lakh people in Assam have been left out of a draft list of citizens released on Monday; they face deportation if they cannot prove their citizenship and allay the doubts of the authorities. The recount is seen by critics as a move to target Assam’s Muslim population on the pretext of weeding out Bangladeshi migrants. It is not clear, however, whether these 40 lakh will be eligible to

  • Worship of Forms and the Aspiration for the Formless

    Human conceptions of the Divine divide themselves first into the worship of the formed and the aspiration towards the formless, How can the Formless invest Himself with form, asks the religious rationalist. The universe is there to reply. Hinduism worships Narayana in the stone, the tree, the animal, the human being. That which the intellectual and spiritual pride or severity of other religions scorns, it makes its pride and turns into its

  • Unrealistic to expect seamers to play all five Tests: Stuart Broad

    Birmingham : England pacer Stuart Broad has revealed that he and James Anderson are likely to be rotated through the five-Test series against India starting August 1 as part of the team management’s strategy to balance the duo’s workload.