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by OJ George

Everything is not available for a price?
The arrest of AIADMK leader Dinakaran for attempted bribing of Election Commission officials underscores a crucial point.

Not everything can be purchased for a price always.

In Indian conditions, in a majority of instances, corruption rules the roost.

You grease the palm and you get away with what you want.
At least this time, the attemp
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Terrorists strike in Kupwara in J and K, 3 soldiers martyred
Terrorists have stricken again. Three soldiers including an officer have been killed in a dawn terror attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara, near the Line of Control.

Two terrorists were also shot dead. The terrorists attacked the camp around 4 am and opened fire while trying to f
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26 CRPF jawans killed in Sukma district in Chhattisgarh in Maoist attack
At least 26 CRPF personnel were killed and six wounded in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district today, the deadliest attack by Naxalites targeting security forces this year.

The Naxalites mounted the assault around 12:25 PM in Kalapathar area of south Bastar region, one of the worst-hit by Left-wing extr
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PM urges States for vision to create New India, at Niti Ayog
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted that States need to work together for what he calls a vision to create a “New India”, addressing a meeting of the Niti Aayog’s governing council that was skipped by chief ministers Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal — two of his staunchest critics.

The N
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Criminal conspiracy charge reinstated against top BJP leaders
Top BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti will be tried for criminal conspiracy in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case as the Supreme Court today allowed the CBI plea to restore the charge against them.

The court also clubbed the trial in the matter pending against the leaders and 'k
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O.Panneerselvam firm on ousting Sasikala from party
Former Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam is game for a merger of the warring factions of AIADMK, but it is on one condition Sasikala and her nephew Dinakaran should not be there in the party.

The intention is to see that there should be an end to family rule.
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Petrol and diesel prices to change every day from May 1
Come May 1, petrol and diesel prices will change every day in sync with international rates, much like what happens in most advanced markets.

State-owned fuel retailers Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL), which own over 95 per cent of n
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