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Masarat Alam a rock stuck in Mufti’s throat?

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s decision to “provide democratic space to separatist politics” by releasing Masarat Alam has badly backfired. Instead, the decision had made hardline positions on two sides even harder. Alam’s arrest in 2010 was “a hard earned success” for the security forces as the intelligence agencies believed...[ View full story ]

The Rafale conundrum: Lessons to be learnt

The Indian decision to purchase 36 Rafale multi-role jet fighters from France in ‘fly-away’ condition will no doubt redress a critical inventory gap for the Indian Air Force (IAF) but it may turn out to be a Pyrrhic victory for French aerospace giant Dassault Aviation rather than the ‘coup’ it is being made...[ View full story ]

Five-star activists vs non-state actors

While making the unwarranted and unsubstantiated allegation of how the judiciary is scared of “five-star” activists belonging to NGOs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have forgotten the intimidatory presence in the background of outfits such as the RSS which can be called non-state actors where his own government is concerned. How the...[ View full story ]

Weekly wrap: Nifty’s winning streak continues

On Friday Nifty closed with at 8780 up around 2 points. The market breadth stood positive as there were seen 1636 stocks advancing against 1184 stocks declining. The Nifty volatility index, India VIX stood at 14.2550 down around 1.12%. On Thursday and Friday we saw markets’ consolidating above its 50 day moving averages...[ View full story ]

IPL needs course corrections soon

Is the Indian Premier League (IPL) facing an existential crisis as it enters the eighth year? The answer from its governing council will be a loud ‘No’, the franchises feebly joining in the chorus. Despite all its myriad problems and ongoing investigations, it will survive with course corrections. The Board of Control for...[ View full story ]

Dhoni and Kohli share respect: years of harmony ahead

Exclusive column for PTI by Ravi Shastri (Indian cricket Team Director) Most thought India could go all the way. It was a 300-plus team with the bat. Bowlers left nothing standing on the table. Fielders looked good enough to get 10 run-outs. Let’s pause. Isn’t this the same team which had lost in...[ View full story ]

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