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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

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A leader in place, Afghanistan is on the right track

The suspense over Afghanistan’s presidential elections is finally over. The two contenders have shown sagacity in working out a unity government which is just what Kabul needs now.

OUR TAKE
Harassed and exploited, India's nurses deserve better

They go beyond the call of duty sometimes to save a life and sometimes just to comfort a patient. But the ubiquitous Indian nurses, called ‘sisters’ in this part of the world, are among the most underpaid and overworked in their profession.

Who let the details out?

The debate over the Ranjit Sinha diary case shows that India needs to strengthen its witness protection setup.
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A Calmer You: Abki baar, careful yaar!

Neta
The netas are fine but choose your life partner carefully. From this one decision will come 90% of your life’s happiness ... or misery.

Our take
Modi sends out the right message by focusing on northeast problems

Nido Taniam. India GK time
The BJP’s backroom boys are clearly on top of their game. The Northeast may not have a huge number of seats in the Lok Sabha, but in such an uncertain election, every seat counts.
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The buzz: Keeping tabs on the political grapevine

BS Yeddyurappa
A deal seems to have been struck between the BJP and the former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to facilitate his re-entry into the saffron party.

The buzz

BRICS
It was the shortest Cabinet meeting in many years. The meeting that decided to withdraw the controversial ordinance which sought to protect convicted lawmakers from immediate disqualification lasted just five minutes.

Inner Voice
Morality is essential

Morality. The word sounds good, but it can't be imposed upon anyone, or even be cultivated as it's an intrinsic quality. Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj reports.
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Vox pop

Indo-pak
While it is a known fact that the Pakistan army and ISI have been anti-India, there was an inkling of hope that the civilian government might be for good ties with India. That hope has now been put to rest.

Vox pop

Modi and Advani
With senior BJP leader LK Advani giving his support to the party’s PM candidate and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, it will be hard for the rival parties to exploit the internal rifts within the BJP.
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Straight Talk
Politics has become a freestyle boxing match: Somnath

Somnath Chatterjee
Veteran parliamentarian and former Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee while speaking to HT, tells that he is lucky to be out of active politics since he would not have been able to survive in the current atmosphere.

Interview | Rakesh Tandon
‘Price of food served on Rajdhanis should be market-driven’

IRCTC
Recipient of this year’s Forbes India Award as the “best CEO” of a public sector company, Chairman CMD of the Indian railways catering and tourism corporation Rakesh Tandon spoke to HT about his leadership ‘mantra’ in an exclusive interview.
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