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    Ajit Jogi, the Man From Achanakmar Forest Who Became Chhattisgarh's First Elected Leader

    The tiger from the Achanakmar forests who once ruled Chhattisgarh is no more. For the better part of the last two decades, Ajit Pramod Jogi had fended death off with uncommon spirit from his wheelchair. He tackled illnesses, politicians and court cases with ease. Jogi had reinvented himself, Madonna-like, with such finesse and so many times that even...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    What if COVID-19 Had Struck in November 2018, Months Before the General Elections?

    The author posted this article on Facebook after the Economic Times reportedly refused to publish it. With the finance minister announcing five sets of reform and relief measures, it is time to assess these. One way of doing so is to examine which proposals need direct fiscal support, which require monetary assistance via the banks and the Reserve Bank of India...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Move Aside 'Gujarat Model', the UP Model Has Arrived

    Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh have been in the news for the wrong reasons. During his 2014 campaign for the prime ministership, Narendra Modi trumpeted the 'Gujarat model of development', saying it needs to be replicated across the country. Today it is clear that it has come unstuck. Apart from stories of mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are also reports that substandard ventilators...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Not Just COVID-19, Maharashtra Govt Faces Another Challenge - BJP

    Mumbai: The three-party Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra government is faced with two big challenges. One, the rapidly increasing cases of COVID-19 - close to 60,000 as of Friday morning - and the other, the constant attempts by the BJP state leaders to pull the government down. Since the coalition government- consisting of the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    BJD Minister's Stinging Critique of Modi Govt Creates Ripples in Odisha's Political Circles

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, and the party he founded and heads, the Biju Janta Dal, have always avoided confrontation with the Central government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state government has refrained from crossing swords with the Centre. However, an article by a senior...

    • yesterday
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    Everyone 'Except the Govt' Has Heard Migrants' Cries of Pain: Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said the entire country has heard the cries of pain of migrants 'except the government' and urged the Centre to unlock its coffers to help those affected by the coronavirus-induced lockdown. In a video message posted as part of the Congress's 'Speak Up India' campaign launched on Thursday, she demanded that the...

    • yesterday
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    Gwalior Police Register FIR Against Journalist for Calling BJP Leaders 'Gappu', 'Tadipar'

    Bhopal: Tansen Tiwari, a veteran journalist from Gwalior district in Madhya Pradesh, has been booked by the police for referring to Bharatiya Janata Party leaders as gappu (braggart) and tadipar (externed) in a social media post on Sunday. The Gwalior police registered the case after a local BJP leader and advocate, Awdhesh Singh Bhadauria, reported the...

    • yesterday
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    The Missing National Social Security Funds for India's Unorganised Sector Workers

    The unprecedented crisis that the unplanned lockdown pushed workers into has once again forced social activists and researchers to contemplate over whether a legislation passed in 2008 by parliament could have provided relief to workers. Careful scrutiny of the financial resources as committed in budgets and the actual expenditure to provide social security...

    • yesterday
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    Himachal Pradesh: Amid Allegations of Corruption in Health Dept, BJP Chief Resigns

    New Delhi: With allegations of corruption in the procurement of medical supplies for the COVID-19 pandemic clouding the Himachal Pradesh government, the BJP's state unit president Rajeev Bindal resigned from his post on Wednesday on 'moral grounds'. The resignation comes within four-and-a-half months of his appointment, with Bindal saying he was stepping down to...

    • yesterday
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    Silence on Dilution of Article 370 Proving Damaging, Says National Conference Leader

    Srinagar: On May 24, National Conference senior leader and former minister, Ruhullah Mehdi reacted sharply to an article written by party colleague Tanvir Sadiq, on the political roadmap ahead for Kashmir, which had skipped any reference to the dilution of Article 370. On Twitter, he retorted, ''Revisit' domicile law? Lift curbs on Internet? .If I am not...

    • 2 days ago

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