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RSS rally: Will AIADMK govt show the way for DMK? 

Following the state police submission to the high court that permission for an RSS rally would be considered if it were not to be held on Gandhi Jayanthi (October 2), the court ordered that the rally be held on November 6. The RSS rally has had a troubled history with state governments often...

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Bharat Jodo yatra: What polarized Kanyakumari shows

Amit Shah’s jibe on Rahul Gandhi’s dress and the row over him meeting a radical Catholic priest in Kanyakumari indicate how the BJP will try to counter the Bharat Jodo yatra. Rahul Gandhi’s choice of Kanyakumari as the starting point for his yatra is symbolic in several ways. Kashmir to...

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Sri Lanka: Curtains down on the Aragalaya

For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka, the nation experimented with a ‘Peaceful Protest’ to oust a leader they came to hate. And they succeeded! Sri Lankans across the nation, crossing boundaries of ethnicity, religion and social class came together in what came to be known as the...

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Aragalaya
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Opinion: Freebies flout financial logic

For a long time now, no steps were taken to find a long-term solution for the problem of freebies. It was not the top priority of policymakers, constitutional authorities, or statutory and autonomous bodies — neither the executive nor the judiciary has taken an interest to find an antidote to...

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