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A legacy of conflict

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | in Agenda

A succession war is brewing in the DMK after Karunanidhi’s death, with both Stalin and Alagiri staking a claim to their father’s political legacy. This, along with the churning in the AIADMK after Jayalalithaa’s death, is bound to have an impact on the political landscape of Tamil Nadu in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls, writes Kumar Chellappan Tamil Nadu politics sans Muthuvel Karunanidhi is like the drama Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa (who predeceased him...

Oddly enough

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Lady Antebellum calls police lip sync of its song ‘amazing’ An Ohio police department’s entry in a lip sync challenge sweeping the nation has gotten rave reviews — including from the country music group whose song is featured. Middletown police Chief Rodney Muterspaw says he’s “overwhelmed” by the response to a...

Briefly Speaking

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Prostate cancer cause found The cause of prostate cancer progression to the incurable stage has likely been uncovered in a recent study. Researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland have discovered novel genes and mechanisms that can explain how a genomic variant in a single nucleotide polymorphism influences prostate cancer...

Allegorical milieu of Krishna saga

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | Dr Asha Goswami | in Agenda

Each episode in Hindu God Krishna’s many lilas carries a lesson for human beings within it. It helps him guide his devotees, writes Dr ASHA GOSWAMI With the main objective to impress the people with certain ideologies and philosophic notions, the authors of The Mahabharata and The Puranas reinvented the old...

Why doesn’t God make everything right?

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | in Agenda

God doesn’t use his immense power to solve all our problems for us because the very design of his universe requires us to apply ourselves, learn from our mistakes, and get results that are in accordance with our effort or our karma, says AJIT KUMAR BISHNOI He can...

Astrological pointers to overseas studies

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

Almost a decade ago, a three-year-old child developed serious bronchial problem. His worried mother then consulted a locally available astrologer looking for child’s future prospects. The scheming astrologer observed: “The child is expected to have a bad health all through his life. And why simply worry about his health? His...

Save water, save life

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Agenda

We have been told that life began in water in the form of amoeba. History suggests that many of the famous earlier civilisations were river valley civilisations which developed on the banks of rivers. Thus, there was the Indus Valley Civilisation on the banks of river Indus in India, the...

Sex and deafening silence of church

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | VR Jayaraj | in Agenda

Ironically, the church leadership has been charged with protecting clergymen accused of crimes of lust in the name of the need to safeguard the unity and sacredness of the religious edifice. NCW’s call for abolition of confession before priests to save women from sexual exploitation should have prodded the church...

Jio! Eminence is the womb

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | Kumar Sarvesh | in Agenda

The message of this Government is clear: like the health sector, it is going to open higher education sector for big corporate India is passing through a critical phase, where learning from holy scriptures influences major decisions of the institutions of the Government. The reference point here is non-existent Jio Institute...

Mayhem in Yemen: Proxies to blame

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | Makhan Saikia | in Agenda

Future of Yemen looks bleak. Houthis’ desire to expand their writ over the entire Yemen has no end. Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s involvement in the war for their vested interests has aggravated the situation. Meanwhile, innocent civilians, especially children and women, who are sandwiched between the warring groups in...

Moon's milestone visit India-Korea ties deepen

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

India holds the greatest potential for South Korea and the least risk, which is why it is a priority destination for Korean businesses. The absence of any sensitive issue, either historical or geographical, also works in India’s favour to be a preferred partner for South Korea The South Korean President Moon...


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Ranchi girl wins Int’l beauty contest

19 Aug 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Yet another girl from the Capital City Khushboo Vijay became the winner of Miss India International Global 2018 and will be representing India next year in Malaysia 2019 for World Finale. The event was held in Guwahati on August 2018...

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