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DC Pathak
Spy’s eye: The role of National Intelligence The first internationally televised press conference of Donald Trump as the President-elect of US was devoted to explaining how due diligence had gone into the process of selection of his cabinet team
Ritwik Mukherjee
NavAlt’s solar and electrical boats would change water transport system in the country A B-Tech in naval architecture from IIT Madras & MBA from INSEAD, Sandith Thandasherry founded NavAlt Solar & Electrical Boats with equity participations from Alternatives Energies (France) and EVE Sy
D Govardan
Modi returns Panneerselvam empty-handed The statewide protests, demanding the lifting of ban on Jallikattu, intensified on Th­u­rsday in Tamil Nadu, after the meeting of chief minister O Panneerselvam with PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi fail
Subhash Narayan
Budget might halve cess on crude to 10% The government may halve the cess on domestic crude from 20 per cent to 10 per cent to prevent loss of revenue for exploration companies at a time when global oil prices have started inching upwards a
Prabhudatta Mishra
SP may promise interest-free loan to woo farmers Taking a cue from Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat governments, Samajwadi Party in its election manifesto is likely to promise interest-free loans to farmers in Uttar Pradesh.
Gautam Datt
Punjab’s underdog factor Five years is a long time in politics, but the way elections in Punjab are being fought in 2017, the picture that is emerging is in stark contrast to the situation in 2012 when Shiromani Akali Dal (SA
Ashwin J Punnen
Tax cuts, higher spending & maintaining fiscal deficit After the huge disruption caused by the demonitisation, brokerage houses are now expecting finance minister Arun Jaitley to play the role of a magician to get the economy back on the growth path.
BK Chaturvedi
The politics of election Elections in five states have been announced by the election commission. The polling schedule will be completed in the next one month.
D Govardan
Jallikattu ban : TN youth refuse to be tamed, protests spread across state Over the past two days, Tamil Nadu has been witnessing an uprising, by students and youth, of a kind that has not been seen since ages.
Gautam Datt
ND Tiwari adds to BJP’s turncoat ammo In the season of defections, Congress veteran Narayan Dutt Tiwari showed up at the BJP office on Wednesday with his son Rohit Shekhar.

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