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    WhatsApp Row: Banal reply to a vital question on snooping

    Representational Pic The Central government's refusal to give a direct reply to former telecom minister and DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran whether the Central government had used the Israeli spy software Pegasus to tap WhatsApp calls and messages leads to the inference that it is not above suspicion. RSS ideologue K N Govindacharya had sought perjury proceedings against WhatsApp for...

    • 5 hrs ago
  • Opinion

    M S K Prasad and Co need a pat on the back, writes Ayaz Memon

    MSK Prasad India's selectors have been facing some flak recently. Potshots have been taken at chief M S K Prasad and his four colleagues in the committee by sundry former players, some of them stellar names. I wonder why?India is No. 1 in Tests, No. 2 in ODIs and No. 5 in T20s. While the ranking in the shortest format could be better, everybody knows how volatile and topsy-turvy...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Women's rights are much more than watching a football match or wearing a headscarf

    In Iran, women are everywhere in the workforce. They are doctors, judges, professors, and plenty of them work in government offices. In research and scientific institutions and laboratories, women are working side by side with men. And there are plenty of women drivers across all major cities like Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan.

    • 5 hrs ago
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    FPJ Edit: A subdued beginning to Winter Session

    Representational Pic The start of the winter session of Parliament on Monday was rather subdued, especially when compared with a few recent sessions. This is welcome. But most Opposition leaders did forcefully demand the presence of Farooq Abdullah, a fellow Lok Sabha member and a former J and K Chief Minister, in the House.

    • yesterday
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    FPJ Edit: Unsafe water in Delhi

    Representational Pic The water wars of a different kind have broken out between the central government and the Union Territory of Delhi. The trigger was the recent report of the Bureau of Indian Standards which tested the water of various State capitals. It found that the tap water in Mumbai was the safest while water in Delhi was most contaminated.

    • yesterday
  • Opinion

    China wants the world to sit up and listen to it

    In some ways, China has suddenly woken up to the need to let the world know how big its plans really are. Hitherto it let its performance do the talking. It is now in a position to tell the world how it will be shaping thefuture. Not only for itself, but for the world as well.While this author was in China to make a presentation...

    • yesterday
  • Opinion

    Student activism: A key, efficacious force

    Harvard's era of dissent began with the "Great Butter Rebellion" of 1766. It was the first known student protest on an American campus and for a time led to half the student body being suspended. Student activism in India is as old as its universities. For over a century, students have channelled their youthful zeal into large causes such as the struggle for independence, Sampoorna Kranti...

    • yesterday
  • Opinion

    Maha Impasse: How BJP's stupendous success has sown seeds of discontent

    Uddhav and Sharad Pawar We don't know which way the imbroglio over the formation of the government in Maharashtra will end. At this stage, all manner of possibilities are being discussed. Whichever way this ends, there are some striking lessons in the way the BJP has been checkmated by its partner of more than 25 years.

    • yesterday
  • Opinion

    FPJ Edit: As inscrutable as Sharad Pawar

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar arrives at Parliament during the ongoing Winter Session, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019. NCP Chief Sharad Pawar likesto play his cards close to his chest. Being the supremeleader of the partyhecarries on his aging shoulders, Pawar can afford to be as inscrutable as he chooses to. But his refusal to be candid about government-formation in Maharashtra has kept the entire State on...

    • 2 days ago
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    Sri Lankan President's neutrality is on test

    Sri Lanka's President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives to take oath of office during his swearing-in ceremony at the Ruwanwelisaya temple in Anuradhapura. The election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as President of Sri Lanka is being viewed in India with a degree of trepidation and concern. A former defence secretary, known for his tough stand against the radical Tamil outfit the LTTE (Liberation Tigers...

    • 2 days ago

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