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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
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THE GLOVES ARE OFF
GRAVE ERRORS OF COMMISSION
DIDI PLAYS THE DOLE DRUMS
A DANGEROUS HIGH
MAN ON A MISSION
A GOOD SPORT
THE RENAME GAME
THE NEW POWER CORRIDOR • DELHI’S ICONIC LANDMARK, RAJPATH, GETS A NEW LOOK AND NAME. HERE’S WHAT HAS CHANGED
Diversifying Growth Consolidating Strengths
THE DANGER WITHIN • THE BAN ON ISLAMIST OUTFIT POPULAR FRONT OF INDIA EXPOSES THE PERILS AND FRACTURED NARRATIVES THE COUNTRY FACES
WHY PFI HAS BEEN BANNED • In the notification declaring the PFI and its eight affiliated outfits unlawful, the Centre has brought the following charges against it
THE ANATOMY OF AN EXTREMIST OUTFIT
THE FACES OF PFI
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE • Since 2010, the PFI has been accused of multiple incidents of murders, violence, terror and money laundering
THE BIG BUST • More than 400 PFI activists were arrested or detained in two rounds of operation—on September 22 and 27—across 13 states
GEHLOT’S GAMBIT • The inside story of how the Rajasthan chief minister mounted his rebellion against the Congress’s First Family. He may have been forced into a retreat now, but not before making a point
THE PRIVATE INVESTMENT STALEMATE • DESPITE TAX CUTS AND OTHER INCENTIVES, MOST CORPORATES ARE SHYING AWAY FROM INVESTING IN NEW PROJECTS, WHICH THREATENS TO DERAIL INDIA’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY. HOW LONG WILL THE UNCERTAINTY LAST?
NO APPETITE TO INVEST • The investment drought has been persisting for several years as capacity utilisation remained low on sluggish demand
REVIVING THE ‘ANIMAL SPIRITS’ • Bringing back private investment—a key pillar of the economy—is imperative to make India’s recovery from the pandemic sustainable
AYODHYA’S NEW AVATAR • The race is on to build a grand Ram Mandir and give Ayodhya a modern makeover before the 2024 election, with a new airport, railway station and township
REVAMP MENU • Besides the Ram temple, several infrastructure projects promise to change the face of the pilgrim town
CATTLE RUSTLING, BENGAL STYLE • Smuggling of cattle across the border into Bangladesh has assumed industrial proportions in West Bengal. Central agencies are now targeting the alleged political kingpins of the business
LACED WITH BAD INTENT • DOCTORS AND STUDENT COUNSELLORS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT REPORTS OF CRIMES INVOLVING 'DATE RAPE DRUGS'
A FACT SHEET ON DATE RAPE DRUGS • Given below are the three most common date rape drugs, also known as ‘party drugs’ or ‘club drugs’. Since they have no colour, taste or smell, how you feel after consuming them is an important way to tell whether you have been drugged, or ‘roofied’
IN DEPTH KNOWLEDGE FROM THE MOST CREDIBLE SOURCE
IN THE FRIEND ZONE • WITH HER MUCH-FETED NEW NOVEL, KAMILA SHAMSIE OFFERS US READERS A RARE HOPE—IF NURTURED WELL,...