DoT working on 3 options for telco bailout

NEW DELHI: The telecom department is working on at least three options to defer the Rs 1.47 lakh crore adjusted gross revenue (AGR) liability of telecom companies, including proposals to let the operators pay around 20% of the outstanding amount upfront. The proposals are among several measures to be discussed […]

SC will revisit own definition of ‘Hindutva’

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would expedite hearing on a pending petition seeking revisiting the court’s earlier definition of ‘Hindutva’ as a way of life and hear arguments for and against the plea from certain quarters to disqualify candidates if they made use of ‘Hindutva’ to […]

Polarisation and riots: Dialogue is crucial to a healthy democracy. Its absence triggers confrontation and violence

Images of bloody communal violence have scarred Delhi. The violence comes barely weeks after a shrill and polarised election campaign in which anti-CAA protesters became the target of incendiary rhetoric by top politicians. When politicians described protesters as “desh ke gaddar” (traitors) the message was clear: there would be no […]

Don’t close the doors of your thinking!

By Swami Sukhabodhananda Whenever low self-esteem and depression raise their ugly heads in us, it is a good idea to boost ourselves by telling ourselves, ‘I am born to be successful, I am a great achiever, for I have great potential.’ This would produce temporary results, but in the long […]

‘Before conclusions ..’: India slams UN rights body

GENEVA: India on Thursday “encouraged” the UN‘s human rights body to develop a “better understanding and appreciation” of the freedoms and rights that are guaranteed and protected in a vibrant democracy like India before coming to any conclusions on issues like the amended citizenship law and the Kashmir issue. India’s […]

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