A new chapter in the saga of the Ram temple

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), the two “non-electables”, to use Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s term, are among the Hindutva groups which are pushing for immediately starting the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

While the RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat, has called…

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Hashimpura’s ghosts

The recent judgment of the Delhi High Court reversing the decision of the lower court acquitting Uttar Pradesh’s Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel in the biggest case of custodial killings since Independence should have been a matter of immense satisfaction for a person who was witness to the gory…

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India can save more than 50 per cent electricity usage through LEDs

As per the United States Department of Energy (US-DOE), lighting causes 5-6 per cent of the overall Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions globally. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) can greatly help in mitigating the adverse effects of GHG emissions. They consume 80-85 per cent less electricity than conventional lighting…

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Celebrating the unifier

A human lifespan is too short compared with the life of a nation. However, the legacy of visionaries — Abraham Lincoln who led America into a new era or Nelson Mandela in South Africa or the stalwart of Indian nationhood, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel — will guide nations for ages.

In public life…

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Government on the backfoot in the CBI affair

It cannot but be politically embarrassing for the Narendra Modi government that the decision to send two squabbling Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials on leave by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), presumably at the government’s behest, has barely passed muster in the Supreme Court.

The court may not…

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