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February 25 ,  2018

Current Events

Shaking it up CURRENT EVENTS
Shaking it up

With the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in mind, BJP plans to overhaul its West Bengal unit

By Rabi Banerjee
Turbulent flight


Terror strikes home KASHMIR
Terror strikes home

Militants up the ante by targeting families of security personnel

By Tariq Bhat
Wakeup call




Power to you! AUTO EXPO
Power to you!

Rising fuel prices may be a thing of the past if electric vehicles have their way

By Rachna Tyagi
Country roads, take me home


Case not settled JUDICIARY
Case not settled

The news conference by the four SC judges hasn't changed the ground situation

By Soni Mishra
Won’t ally with a saffron-hued Rajinikanth




Pressure island THE MALDIVES
Pressure island

India adopts a cautious approach in handling the crisis in the Maldives

By Pradip R. Sagar
Religious extremists could take over

Point Blank

  • "If Sachin Tendulkar would have batted looking at the wicketkeeper, could he have scored a single run? Our prime minister is such a cricketer who looks at the wicketkeeper, and does not know from where the ball is coming from."

    Rahul GandhiCongress president

  • "I am the kind of person who is always hungry for new experiences. Hence, I make unpredictable choices. Subconsciously, I push myself towards choices that will help me grow."


  • "There is no rule on how and when. You laugh… and there is no GST on laughter. I don’t require permission to laugh after being a five-time MP. I have shattered the myth of being stereotyped."

    Renuka ChowdhuryCongress MP, after the prime minister made fun of her laughter in the Rajya Sabha

  • "There are people willing to do jobs that Americans won’t do. Americans don’t want to pick cotton at 105 degrees Fahrenheit, but there are people who want to put food on their families’ tables and are willing to do that. We ought to say thank you and welcome them."

    George W. BushFormer US president, on Donald Trump’s immigration policies

  • "Every constitutional institution is becoming marginalised. Raj Bhavans have now become shakhas, and some governors have become RSS pracharaks."

    Derek O’BrienTrinamool Congress leader, who alleges that the Union government is being remote-controlled by the RSS