#ExpressOpinion | The ‘two options’ given by the Centre to the states to borrow are an act of deceit. Will the Centre rise to its responsibility or play the game of ‘my way or the highway’, writes @PChidambaram_IN

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#ExpressOpinion | This time alone has forced everyone to re-evaluate, not merely at a professional level, what being atmanirbhar actually means, writes @leherkala

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Manoj Bajpayee has returned to the sets and has undergone three Covid-19 tests so far as part of the shooting. At home, he keeps himself busy with chores, his daughter, @BajpayeeManoj tells @alakasahani

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