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Congress' Rahul dilemma deepens - Deepak Kumar Jha, Pioneer
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Use Modi to manage rupee - TK Arun, Economic Times
The economic consequences of Professor Amartya Sen - Arvind Subramanian, Business Standard
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India’s dysfunctional public health system - Mint
Breaking China code needs firm leadership - Ashok K Mehta, Pioneer
Judicial appointments: Shred the veil of secrecy - Ajit Prakash Shah, Times of India
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How chess explains the World - John Arquilla, ForeignPolicy
Free markets have helped cut global poverty - Mint
The rupee's wake-up call - Financial Express
Stop 'Mandalising' the military - Ajai Shukla, Business Standard
Managing the rupee fall - Business Standard
Dr Singh, you've slipped - Yashwant Sinha, Economic Times
Boost economy, rupee will revive - Economic Times
VVIP power - Indian Express
Omar Abdullah protests too much - Indian Express
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Like vultures, they fight for remains - A Surya Prakash, Pioneer
Wanted, an Indian Frankfurter - Prabhash Ranjan, Hindu
Snowden made the right call when he fled the US - Daniel Ellsberg, Washington Post
What about the Right to Good Governance? - Joginder Singh, Pioneer
Centre must reveal Ishrat Jahan’s terror links - Pioneer
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Several things emerge from Jusitce Katju's revelation. The first is the cravenness of the Congress, which chose to favour power over probity in public life. Keeping a few crooked judges in hock was apparently a small price to pay to serve a full term in office. Second, Katju's allegations, if true, cast the three successive chief justices — Lahoti, Sabharwal and Balakrishnan — in very poor light. At least two of them knew what the IB's findings said about the crooked judge, but chose to overlook it, presumably to curry favour with the ruling government. So much for the independence of the judiciary from the executive. After this episode, it is clear that this independence exists mostly in the breach, and serving judges facing retirement are prone to lean the way of the government to ensure plum post-retirement posts for themselves.
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