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Why Stalin Wants NEET To Go

The real battle for NEET abolition can take much more time and energy, observes N Sathiya Moorthy. IMAGE: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin during the discussion on the bill to dispense with......

Did British sow Hindu-Muslim mistrust, as Bhagwat says?

70-plus years after Independence, 'Hindu India, metamorphosised as 'Hindutva India', is proving the British right -- and for all the wrong reasons.Mohan Bhagwat should have answers for the why of......

India, Australia to hold 2+2 ministerial dialogue today

India will host the first-ever 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with Australia on Saturday in New Delhi.   IMAGE: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh receives his counterpart from Australia Peter Dutton......

Stalin Needs to Think Fast, Act Faster

Good intentions and elaborate roadmaps apart, there is an urgent need for the Tamil Nadu chief minister to come up with branded schemes like MGR's meal scheme, asserts N Sathiya Moorthy. IMAGE:......

PIX: India, Quad nations in 25th edition of Malabar exercise

The high-voltage Malabar exercise featuring the navies of all four Quad countries -- India, the US, Australia and Japan -- began on Thursday off the coast of Guam against the backdrop of a resolve......

Does Modi have an Economic Road Map?

Pragmatism and flexibility is a virtue. An untethered and short-term approach to policymaking is a flaw, argues Mihir S Sharma. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Nobody can accuse the......

TN's Technocrat Finance Minister Faces First Test

P T R Palanivel Thiagarajan has proclaimed his determination to set Tamil Nadu's fiscal house in order in five years, and Friday will reveal how he plans to go about it when he rises to present the......

India's Cairn and Unable Moment

The Indian State does not believe in the rule of law. It does not even recognise the need to follow treaties that it itself signed.And so it is refusing to shell out to Cairn; and, as a......

Cloud on banking stocks on NPA concerns amid second wave of pandemic

The Nifty Bank index has come off 15 per cent from its peak in February, underperforming the benchmark Nifty which is down 6%. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The second wave of the Covid......

Covid-hit Chinese economy grows 4.9% in Q3

China's economy, which suffered 6.8 per cent slump in the first quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic -- the worst in 44 years -- bounced back posting 4.9 per cent growth between July and......

Phalke Award for Rajini is votes for Kamal?

The very timing of the Phalke Award on Rajini now, days ahead of Tamil Nadu voting in the assembly election, may have taken away the seriousness and credibility attaching to the Centre's decision,......

Thalaivi: Kangana comes alive as Jaya

Overall, the Thalaivi trailer is a convincing experience, says veteran Tamil Nadu politics watcher N Sathiya Moorthy.   Photograph: Kind courtesy Kangana Ranaut/Twitter If the makers of......

Which actor's films foresaw virus and locust attacks?

Tamil star Suriya's 7aum Arivu was about a virus from China sent to Chennai to wreak havoc while Kaappan was about a locust attack the hero prevents in time -- both films in a sense foresaw what......

'IPL in UAE is much-needed chaos we need in our lives'

Photograph: Kind courtesy BCCI India's head coach Ravi Shastri feels that Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates is the 'much needed chaos' that everyone needs in these times when......

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