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Delhi’s debilitating smog is shocking but not surprising

If it weren’t for the fact that pollution levels are the worst ever every year, Delhi could have been living in a science fictional time loop for the past few years.

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Subsidising Delhi Metro will delay expansion of the network

Delhi metro rides became costlier from Tuesday after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) board decided against rolling back the hike recommended by the Fare Fixation Committee (FFC).

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Thrift is a virtue, and the present Indian government is nothing if not virtuous. The main reason the prime minister gave for his desire that elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies be held simultaneously was that it would save money.

From Plate to Plough: What Gujarat did yesterday

We have been great admirers of Gujarat’s “agrarian miracle” when Narendra Modi was the state’s chief minister from October 7, 2001 to May 22, 2014.

Award Wapasi 2.0

Is the Narendra Modi government, which has been spectacularly successful in keeping a tight leash on information flows, slowly losing its ability to control the contours of the national narrative, three and a half years after it came to power?

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Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.

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China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

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