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Russia brings Taliban on table as India observes

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Taliban breakthrough in Moscow

Russia secured a huge diplomatic victory when it got Taliban to turn up at a meeting on Afghanistan, attended by no less than a dozen countries, in Moscow la

Deepawali defiance has a grave message

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Faithfuls defy SC ban on firecrackers

We all know Supreme Court was mocked disdainfully by the citizens on Deepawali as firecrackers dinned in our ears till wee hours next day.

India, Iran, Russia look for new trade corridor

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India, Russia and Iran explore new route

India, Russia and Iran are meeting next month to work out the details of a massive project to open a new sea-land transport corridor that would be a cheaper

Swami Sanand’s death would sit heavy on Modi’s conscience

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Swami Sanand - a life-long struggle for Ganges

We all need to go beyond the death of fasting Swami Sanand (October 11, 2018) and the disappointment he carried to his pyre at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s

Farming now a “civilizational crisis” in India

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Rural India in deep distress

With over 800 million people, rural India is arguably the most interesting and complex place on the planet.

Rahul Gandhi now leaves Indian Muslims in lurch

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Would real Rahul Gandhi please stand up?

If I was an Indian Muslim, I would have a whole lot of questions today and certainly no answers.

Does Manmohan care about India or Congress?

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Manmohan Singh: Self-deception

Does Manmohan Singh care about India or Congress?

Aadhaar Act: SC may have to take another call

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Not last has been heard on Aadhaar

The Aadhaar issue is far from settled despite Supreme Court ruling on its validity and necessity under the Constitutional norms on Wednesday.

Yogendra Yadav hits a new low with his lies

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Yadav: false history

Yogendra Yadav has the cultivated voice of an actor who is dressed up in a kurta-pyjama, made distinctive by his non-use of politicians’ whites.

Hope Express has not let Vishal Bhardwaj down

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Bhardwaj: Caught in translation (pic: Express)

Indian Express is letting itself down so badly on the ethics of journalism that it’s a cause for concern for its loyal readers, more so since the Press Counc