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THE HINDU January 31, 2017

White House plans to tighten the screws on H-1B visa: report

Spouses of H-1B visa holders could lose their permit to work, says a draft copy of an executive order.

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The Hindu survey: what people want from Budget 2017

Most of the responses were centred around the demonetisation of Rs.1,000 and old Rs. 500 notes and its fallout.

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Modern civilisation root cause of challenges today, says Buddhist scholar

Samdong Rinpoche was speaking on 'The Buddha, the Mahatma and Ethics in a Material World'. Read more »

The hidden agenda of benevolence

The growing chorus for a universal basic income is a ruse to eliminate or roll back significantly the public distribution system and signature welfare programmes Read more »

Don't speak, don't tell

The RBI's continuance of the cash withdrawal limits, along with the thrust on digital banking, is aimed at averting the possibility of a bank run Read more »

Can Trump reset ties with Russia?

With Russia's bargaining capacity much higher now, it will demand greater compromises from the U.S. for a potential détente Read more »

SC refuses govt. plea to stop hearing on judicial vacancies

We cannot run away from our own cause, the Chief Justice told the Attorney General

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My priority is to protect U.S.: Trump

President says his travel ban is not about religion but about terror and 'keeping our country safe'

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Masaya Nakamura, 'Father of Pac-Man,' passes away

Japanese arcade pioneer founded in 1955, video game company Namco that was behind the hit creature-gobbling game. Read more »

Clues from the previous post-demonetisation Union Budget of 1978

Sluggish private investment was an issue that Finance Minister Patel too had to grapple with

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From Feb. 1, SB account holders can withdraw ₹24,000 from ATMs in one go

All limits on cash withdrawals from current accounts removed with immediate effect Read more »

My role in BCCI is that of a night-watchman: Vinod Rai

"The game deserves it (good governance), the players deserve it and public at large, who are so fond of the game."

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Panel to supervise BCCI has its task cut out

The four-member Committee of Administrators have to get the BCCI to fall in line with the terms of the Justice Lodha Committee report and the Supreme Court judgement Read more »

Memories of Maattu Pongal

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Builder of dreams

Two decades after he first moved here, architect Benny Kuriakose continues to design enduring spaces that outlast trends Read more »

'You have to pay a price for having a mind of your own'

Weeks before the release of Rangoon, Kangana Ranaut talks about playing Julia — an amalgamation of women action stars of the 1940s — and the Women's March, along with the desire to play Madhubala on screen

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