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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
DIVORCE OF CONVENIENCE
A THAW STARTS IN SRINAGAR
GRIDLOCK OF ARRESTS
NITISH BACK TO THE FORE
A CAPITAL GETS READY
BJP PULLS OUT THE BIG GUNS
A COMMON STRATEGY
A FLOOD OF ALLEGATIONS
People’s Choice Bhupesh Baghel - The Chief Minister Behind Chhattisgarh’s outstanding Schemes • According to the principles of a welfare state outlined in the Indian Constitution, it is the responsibility of the government to work for the maximum well-being of its citizens. For this purpose, governments at their respective levels formulate plans. The objective of these plans is the welfare of the common people. The effective implementation of these plans at the grassroots level is a measure of the government’s success in that state. Some plans have the power to bring significant changes in the lives of ordinary people. Similarly, unique plans like these were implemented by the Chhattisgarh government in the past 5 years, and they have been highly successful.
PAWARS FOR POWER
Family Package, Anyone?
NO ROOM FOR VETERANS
En Route to God’s Own Party
THE KHALISTAN FIRESTORM • A DIPLOMATIC FACE-OFF BREAKS OUT AS CANADA ALLEGES AN INDIA HAND IN THE KILLING OF KHALISTANI MILITANT HARDEEP SINGH NIJJAR ON ITS SOIL. THE FALLOUT IS NASTY
THE TEETH OF THE TIGER • Security agencies believe that Nijjar, as head of the KTF, created a pro-Khalistani network in Canada, allegedly hiring gangsters to carry out targeted killings and organising armed training camps
THE DIRTY DOZEN • Canada-based pro-Khalistani elements and gangsters who are wanted in terror-related cases in Punjab
MORE DOWNS THAN UPS • From an early start with cooperation, the India-Canada relationship has periodically curdled into cool disregard. After a brief, warm spell, Justin Trudeau has now dragged it into deep winter
Dr. Dhananjay Datar: The Maharajah of Spices • Explorers from across the globe spent their lifetimes searching for India, the land of the mystical spices. Today an Indian is truly ruling the roost, offering the best of spices across the GCC and Asia. Dr. Dhananjay Datar is the 14th richest Indian in the Gulf.
WILL OUR BOYS WIN? • HOME ADVANTAGE AND THE INDIAN XI’S SIZZLING PERFORMANCES IN THE PAST MONTH SUGGEST THAT WE ARE PEAKING ON TIME, BUT WORRIES REMAIN
INDIA’S RUN AT THE CRICKET WORLD CUP
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR
DRY AS DUST • The Men in Blue haven’t won a top ICC trophy in a decade, the last being the 2013 Champions Trophy
THE LONG ROAD TO VICTORY • With 10 teams in action, each team gets to play nine matches. Over the course of a month, the Indian team will travel to nine different venues in the league stages. Can it capitalise on the home advantage?
ALL SET FOR THE BIG BASH • Besides the opening ceremony, the Narendra Modi Stadium will be hosting five matches, including the inaugural tie, the India-Pakistan clash and the final
ADVANTAGE INDIA • AFTER THE DEMOLITION OF PAKISTAN AND SRI LANKA IN THE ASIA CUP, INDIAN CRICKET FANS HAVE REASON TO ANTICIPATE ANOTHER WORLD CUP...