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  • India Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2L) shakes hands with Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh state Chandrababu Naidu (2R) as Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh (L) and Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar (R) look on during the inauguration of the Indian Sanitation Conference in New Delhi on September 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH SINGH

    Ulta Pulta: The ‘fragrant’ bureaucracy

    The dynamic Andhra Pradesh administration under Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu is all set to take a Big Leap forward exploiting its cattle wealth, says V Gangadhar after a recent visit to the state. The AP bureaucracy, however, has its own doubts. 

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    Ulta Pulta: To the defence of Angelina Jolie

    The large legal community in India is gearing up to defend beauteous Hollywood star Angelina Jolie in her divorce suit against husband Brad Pitt. After all, India has the largest pool of unemployed lawyers in the world, points out V Gangadhar. 

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    Ulta Pulta: Testing times for Indian dentistry

    With dentists recommending root canal treatment even for a shaking tooth how can we ignore BJP leader Ram Madhav’s warning to Pakistan over the Uri attack, ‘for one tooth, the complete jaw’. Do we have enough jaws to cope with the situation, wonders V Gangadhar.  

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    Paes finds a new pal

    Leander: Ole, Ole, Ole! You are really a bull, Rafa. Seeing you after such a long time? Why don’t we meet more often?

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    Ulta Pulta: One big leap forward

    V Gangadhar investigates and discovers how the number of honour killings in UP jumped from 28 in 2014 to the present 192. 

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    Ulta Pulta: All that burns bright is not Bombay IIT

    Want to find out how good or bad an educational institute really is? Conduct an objective internal assessment which could reveal some startling facts, says V Gangadhar. 

  • Vijayawada: Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N.Chandrababu Naidu felicitates Olympic Silver medalist shuttler PV Sindhu in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. PTI Photo(PTI8_23_2016_000211B)

    Ulta Pulta: Hail the new era in Indian sports

    V Gangadhar reminiscences about the week that was – a week that brought two medals to India from the land of Olympics and new sporting events that seem to be lurking on the horizon.  

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    Ulta Pulta: What’s in a name? Everything!

    With Rio Olympics throwing up new sporting Queens, many would stake claim on  names like Sindhu and Sakshi writes Sumeet Naik.

  • (FILES) This file photograph taken on July 25, 2016, shows India's sports minister Vijay Goel as he addresses a press conference in New Delhi.
India's sports minister drew widespread criticism on August 12, 2016, after the organisers of the Rio Olympics reportedly accused his entourage of "aggressive and rude" behaviour at the Games and threatened to cancel his accreditation. / AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN

    Rio Olympcis 2016: Losing medals, losing face

    In its log association with the Olympic Games India had lost quite a few medals. But at the Rio Games in 2016 for the first time, its leader and the leader of the Olympic delegation lost his face. What happens now, wonders V Gangadhar

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio on August 1, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jay LaPrete

    Ulta Pulta: Trump’s Trump Card

    Despite the recent downtrend in the US presidential polls, Republican candidate Donald Trump feels on top of the world because of a ‘secret weapon’ he possesses. V Gangadhar provides exclusive details of the same.