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Aruna Roy opts out of Sonia-led National Advisory Council

Social activist Aruna Roy has decided not to continue in the United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council after her term expires on Friday. Roy has written to......

How Kejriwal rode the anti-Modi vote

'Kejriwal has taken a leaf out of Modi's campaign of 2014 and improved upon it.' 'That suit will haunt Modi till he exits politics.' 'Of all the factors that favoured Kejriwal, the biggest was the......

When social activists become politicians

Is politics gaining at the expense of civil society? Mayank Mishra analysesThe choice before social activist Medha Patkar and her National Alliance of People's Movements was not easy. She and other......

PM sets up committee to assess status of tribals

On the lines of the Sachar Committee for Muslims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has set up a panel to assess the status of Scheduled Tribes, to ensure their progress in socio-economic, health and......

MGNREGA 2.0: We need it now more than ever

With the threat of a failed monsoon and an impending drought, the need for public works and for greater numbers of workers will arise in many states, says National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy......

Why Manmohan Singh has turned his back on reforms

'If anyone is able to understand the importance of Modi's endeavours to revive the economy -- even against opposition from sections of his own saffron brotherhood -- it is the former prime......

COLUMN: The freebie nation

Despite warnings from a parliamentary panel, the list of tax exemptions in 2012-13 shows a rising trend, writes Sreelatha Menon. The Union Budget shows the charitable instincts of the government......

World's 10 safest banks

Here's something to chew on: In a list of the world's 50 safest banks, there is not a single Indian bank -- despite the fact that Indian banking system was termed one of the most robust because it......

Dinesh Raheja profiles Jeetendra

Dinesh RahejaThe acting, fighting, singing, dancing Hindi film hero is the sum of many parts. Jeetendra may not have wonthe critics, but he managed to be a producers' pet for 25 years thanks to his......

Ghosh, Tomar fastest

One meet record fell by the wayside as Sanjay Ghosh of Madhya Pradesh and Delhi's Poonam Tomar emerged fastest man andwomanrespectively in the 43rd Senior National Inter-State Athletics......
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Why Manmohan Singh has turned his back on reforms

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