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  • DARJEELING DEADLOCK

    The 104-day shutdown in the Darjeeling hills called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) may have been lifted in late September, but peace remains elusive(मायावी/दुशप्राप्य). A host of factors is responsible for this, not least the sparring(बहस/वाद-विवाद..

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  • OF FAITH AND FEVER

    Faced with one of the worst dengue epidemics(महामारी) it has seen, this year the Tamil Nadu government responded(प्रतिक्रियाकरना) by freely distributing a herbal concoction(मिश्रण/गाढ़ा/मनगढ़ंत कहानी), nilavembu kudin..

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  • Make public every black money report

    Reportedly, there is some debate (वाद विवाद/तर्क-वितर्क) within Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance on making public three reports on black money and members have authorised the chairman to take a call. There should be no uncertainty in such matters. ..

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  • TOXIC FARMING

    Reports of farmers dying from pesticide(कीटनाशकदवा) exposure(विवरण) in Maharashtra’s cotton belt in Yavatmal make it evident(प्रत्यक्ष/प्रकट) that the government’s efforts to regulate toxic chemicals used in agriculture have miserably fa..

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  • RECAPITALISING THE BANKS IS A PREREQUISITE FOR SUSTAINED GROWTH

    The latest data on inflation (मुद्रास्फीति), for September, and industrial production, for August, both offer some cheer (जयकार/प्रोत्साहन/वाहवाही). Food inflation is muted, rather than galloping (जल्दी से चलनेवा..

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  • KEEN CONTEST AHEAD

    It is not clear why the Election Commission announced the date for Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh — a single-phase vote on November 9 — but not for Gujarat, which also needs to go to the polls this winter. The EC has said that the results for Himachal Pradesh will be declared on Decembe..

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  • TARGET ACTUAL ABUSE, NOT POTENTIAL FOR IT

    Investment in companies is not the kind of thing that competition regulators (नियामकों) normally worry about. But they need to. If the same investor funds two rivals in the same market, the common investor could persuade (राज़ी करना/फुसलाना/समझाना..

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  • SAVING CHILD BRIDES

    By ruling that marriage cannot be a licence to have sex with a minor girl, the Supreme Court has corrected an anomaly(विसंगति/अव्यवस्था) in the country’s criminal law. Under the Indian Penal Code, it is an offence to have sex with a girl below 18 years of age, regardle..

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