Free Press Journal
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    Towards economic and spiritual progress, together

    In appointing Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister of UP, Prime Minister Modi has given a message that Hindu philosophy will guide his government. A tenet of Hinduism is that one must undertake worldly actions in a manner that they are in tune with one’s inner self. Krishna asked Arjuna to wage war because his inner desires were of social acclaim. Krishna did not ask Arjuna to establish a multinational business empire or to learn

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    Hindutva may dent South Asian politics

    ONE only hopes Sheikh Hasina doesn’t take fright at what Yogi Adityanath’s assumption of the UP chief ministership may signify about the course of India’s future policies.

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    Shiv Sena MP must be brought to book

    The assault by a Shiv Sena member of Parliament, Ravindra Gaikwad, of an Air India staffer Sukumar and his refusal to apologise for hitting him repeatedly with his slippers was an unpardonable act for which the MP must be punished severely. That not only Air India but four other airlines that form part of the Federation of Indian Airlines – IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and GoAir – have decided to ban the unruly MP


    Rough edges again in government-judiciary ties

    The lull in the confrontation between the Central government and the judiciary which seemed to coincide with the assumption of office of Justice J.S. Khehar as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court may prove to be short-lived if current indications are anything to go by. By virtually rejecting every contentious clause that the Narendra Modi government wanted included in the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) in regard to appointments in the higher judiciary, the Supreme

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    London terror attack sparks fear and vigil

    It is becoming increasingly clear as time goes by that the attack outside British Parliament on Wednesday, which killed four and injured 20 people, was the work of a terrorist who was gunned down in the attack. After a series of incidents across Europe, the peace of the normally-tranquil London stands shattered and Londoners are now living in fear. While it is premature to surmise what may have led the desperado to mow down

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    EC symbol case order evasive, tentative

    The Election Commission has not covered itself with glory by the manner in which it has given its interim order blocking the AIADMK’s ‘two leaves’ party symbol after rival factions led by K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam staked claim to it ahead of a by-poll necessitated by former chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s death. “Neither of the two groups led by the petitioners (E Madhusudhanan, O Panneerselvam and S Semmalai) and the respondents (V K

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    Six PM hopefuls out of Modi’s way?

    THOUGH the BJP-led government at the Centre has done nothing spectacular in the last three years to deserve a second-term, the TINA factor favours the saffron party.

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    The great Brexit battle ahead

    LESS than a year ago, the government was of the view that exiting EU was bad for the country, its economy and security. Similarly, leaving the single market and customs union was thought to be ‘catastrophic’ for Britain nine months ago. But now the Prime Minister and her government appear quite optimistic. Immigration, which greatly impacted the Brexit vote, will continue to be a niggling and contentious issue post Brexit as it does not

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    Recurring doctors’ strikes are a bane

    It is deeply unfortunate that the tangle between agitating doctors and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is showing no signs of resolution even as patients suffer. Time and again such a situation arises but we stumble along from crisis to crisis with no permanent solution. This time it is over 4,000 resident doctors across Maharashtra who have gone on mass leave, agitating against dangerous working conditions. The protest was sparked by an incident last week

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    Narada sting strikes at Mamata’s credibility

    Even as it grapples with the Saradha chit fund scam, which has gripped the Mamata Banerjee government, another corruption scandal has descended on the West Bengal scene causing deep embarrassment to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is waging a battle against the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. The Supreme Court’s order that investigation into the Narada sting operation case – in which several leaders of Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress were allegedly caught on

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    A petition to the RBI: Surging bank charges

    Officials at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may be familiar with an image that is being WhatsApp-ed around lately. It says “If you have a gun, you can rob a bank; but if you have a bank, you can rob everyone.”

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    Modi poised to sail through 2019 polls

    There is no mistaking the fact that it is advantage BJP for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with a little over two years left for the vital test of strength. With no one in the opposition even remotely matching up to Narendra Modi in charisma, oratorical skills and strategising with requisite guile, Modi is indeed poised to sail through, barring unforeseen events.