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October 01 ,  2017

Current Events

Sanctuary under siege CURRENT EVENTS
Sanctuary under siege

Even as India explores deportation plans, Rohingya refugees already in the...

By Rekha Dixit
Law and behold
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Statescan

Damning statistics GUJARAT
Damning statistics

Contrary to what the Gujarat government says, records show that the Sardar...

By Nandini Oza
Darjeeling could be merged with Sikkim
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@leisure

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Specials

Excitement over extraterrestrials LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Excitement over extraterrestrials

FAST RADIO BURSTS (FRBs). Frankly, I thought these were radio signals from the...

By Philip Mathew
He who reached for the stars
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Sports

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Quaking constitution JAPAN
Quaking constitution

Will Kim Jong-un's recent missile tests nudge Japan towards altering its...

By Diya Mathew/ Tokyo
Brics & bridges
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Point Blank

  • "When I sit as an idiot with my piano, I try to make something genuinely useful or something which connects. I try to source inspiration from the infinite."

    A.R. RahmanMusic director

  • "What I fear the most is going back to jail and losing my freedom. Sometimes, freedom is taken for granted, and only when you lose it will you know what it truly means."

    Sanjay DuttActor

  • "The entrenched BJP recently had a series of weak political moments. An opposition with its eyes and ears open could have taken these easy catches, dismissing some of the government’s political capital. Sadly, the Congress wasted an entire over of sitters."

    Chetan BhagatAuthor

  • "A depressed Congress has become an expired bubble of abuses."

    Mukhtar Abbas NaqviUnion minister, after Congress leader Manish Tewari put up a video showing PM Modi walking while the national anthem was being played during a guard of honour in Russia

  • "I was embarrassed when someone sitting in America said that dynasty politics is in India’s character."

    Arun JaitleyUnion finance minister, on Rahul Gandhi’s speech at Berkeley

  • "For me, winning is most important. I can be 98 or 99 not out, but if the team wins then I am happy."

    Virat KohliCricketer