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August 21, 2017 8:30 am

Doklam standoff: Over the last two months, the Chinese media has vigorously protested the Indian resistance to its attempt to transform the character of the territory in Doklam.

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August 21, 2017 1:22 am

Narayana Murthy’s constant battle for ‘democratisation of wealth’ reached a flashpoint last week. The debate on corporate salaries, which has raged for long in both India and the West, is complex.

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August 18, 2017 12:02 pm

In April this year, The Indian Express reported that India had sent Sowa-Rigpa, the Tibetan system of medicine, as its official entry for UNESCO’s prestigious Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The problem was Beijing, too, had sent a similar entry, claiming Sowa-Rigpa as its own.

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August 18, 2017 12:25 am

The new insolvency law that came into effect this year has seen a dozen-odd corporates being referred to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) which will ensure either a quick turnaround, or closure.

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August 18, 2017 7:17 am

In UP and Bihar, epidemiological investigation has limped, preventive intervention has been inadequate, and the classic ‘control knobs’ of financing, payment, regulation and organisation have been ignored.

August 17, 2017 8:37 am

India has asked top Web firms to take off links to ‘Blue Whale Challenge’, a mysterious ‘game’ in which shadowy ‘curators’ egg young players on to commit suicide. Well over 100 suicides around the world have been blamed on the challenge.

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August 17, 2017 7:14 am

Art of Living argument in NGT is hinged on a catch: wetlands get their identity only through notification by govt under Rules. The Rules have been around since 2010, but not one wetland has been notified yet.

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August 17, 2017 12:01 am

On July 28 last year, a heavy overnight downpour dumped 51 mm of rain on the city, resulting in the flooding of many low-lying neighbourhoods, especially in the south and the east.

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August 16, 2017 2:21 pm

Sexed semen technology is about preselecting the sex of offspring by sorting or separating the X-sperms from Y-sperms. The aim is to deliver freedom from male calves, by ensuring that cows are inseminated by semen containing only X-chromosome-bearing sperms.

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August 16, 2017 1:00 am

The first such Presidential Order was issued on January 26, 1950. This was replaced by another Presidential Order (the ‘mother’ order), which applied several provisions of the Indian Constitution to J&K with substantial changes, amendments and provisos.

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August 16, 2017 1:01 am

A petition of enormous significance to Jammu & Kashmir and its relationship with the Indian Union is currently before the Supreme Court. Under what terms and conditions did the former princely state accede to India? How was that agreement overridden? A look at the past and present of a fraught relationship.

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August 15, 2017 10:10 am

China’s great strength is part steel and part illusion. The dragon may indeed breathe fire — but it has enough teeth and claws missing to not want to fight.

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August 15, 2017 10:48 am

In his Independence Day speeches, Narendra Modi has repeatedly used the words ‘sister’, ‘brother’ and ‘team’. The Prime Minister’s rhetorical technique is inherent in populism, a version of politics that crystallises when a leader tries to relate directly to ‘his’ nation, circumventing institutions in the worst-case scenarios.

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August 14, 2017 9:52 am

The RBI was taking a hit on account of having provided foreign exchange guarantees for bank deposits from overseas Indians under the Foreign Currency Non-Resident Accounts or FCNR(A) scheme — which had been designed in the 70s to boost India’s balance of payments situation.

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August 14, 2017 9:17 am

The central bank has said it will transfer Rs 30,659 crore to the govt in 2016-17, half of the Rs 65,876 crore it gave in 2015-16. Who decides the amount? How is it important? The Indian Express explains.

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August 11, 2017 6:10 pm

Disruptions reduced the time for deliberations; Session had its share of controversies as well. Lok Sabha worked for approximately 70% of its scheduled time, and Rajya Sabha for about 73%.

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August 11, 2017 9:19 am

The unity Iraqis forged in the face of the existential threat is a less discussed aspect of the defeat of the IS. Not many had anticipated what Iraq expert and The Guardian columnist Jonathan Steele described as “a national sense of urgency [among Iraqis] which overcame regional, ethnic and sectarian disputes”.

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August 11, 2017 9:03 am

Former Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav has rebelled against his party chief Nitish Kumar for leaving the grand alliance in Bihar to join hands with the BJP. Indian Express summarises the journey of India’s socialist leaders who are probably best known for going their separate ways.

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August 10, 2017 12:17 am

What is a shell company? This is probably the first time that the regulator has issued a circular naming as many as 331 listed firms as suspected shell companies. Why are they being investigated?

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August 10, 2017 9:52 am

At the end of the 58th and final morcha in Mumbai on Wednesday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a slew of measures that acknowledged the movement’s focus on economic progress.

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August 10, 2017 2:16 pm

In Pilibhit, tigers have killed 6 people over the last 3 months. Classic elements of man-animal conflict, plus site-specific triggers, have made one of India’s youngest tiger reserves one its worst conflict zones

August 9, 2017 7:16 am

Preschools are ubiquitous in India’s villages, shows a comprehensive new survey that watched 14,000 children over 5 years. But the benefits they bring are often dependent on factors such as the quality of early education, child’s gender and education level of mother.

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August 8, 2017 1:19 am

A J&K Police survey found 209 Kashmiri Pandits were killed by militants since 1989, leading to the registration of 140 cases in police stations across the Valley. Years later, chargesheets had been filed in only 24 cases. The festering wound of Pandit migration has remained a reason why even genuine political demands of Kashmiri Muslims continue to be viewed through a communal prism.

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August 7, 2017 1:18 am

‘Pakistan wants to have us as a client state... It is too offensive for words, but we know it for what it is,’ says Afghanistan National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar

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August 7, 2017 1:14 am

The life and philosophy of Deen Dayal Upadhyay has been celebrated since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, and gained momentum after the party’s triumph in the UP Assembly elections earlier this year.

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August 7, 2017 12:50 am

Heat-related deaths have fallen from 2,000 in 2015 to just 222 this summer. Simple, determined steps, costing virtually nothing, by NDMA, states achieved remarkable success. The Indian Express tells the story

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August 4, 2017 2:33 pm

The Central Board of Secondary Education, Manipal University, Rajasthan Administrative Services and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bengaluru are some of the institutes that use this method of assessment, apart from Mumbai University.

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August 4, 2017 12:16 am

The Indian Express explains The Hague Convention and why India has been reluctant to ratify it despite repeated recommendations from courts and Law Commission

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August 3, 2017 6:34 am

Nearly 60,000 farmer suicides in the last 30 years in India can be linked to warming, says a new study

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August 3, 2017 10:40 am

Two iconic tech entrepreneurs, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla’s Elon Musk, hold diametrically opposite views on the impact of artificial intelligence on humanity. AI’s potential is revolutionary, it’s already a part of our lives in many ways. What lies ahead? The Indian Express sums up the issues in the debate.

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August 3, 2017 7:33 pm

The general finding that temperature appears more significant than rainfall in determining suicide rates, is consistent with work from other parts of the world, where agricultural yields are shown to be more affected by temperature than they are by rainfall.

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August 2, 2017 9:34 am

As a new academic season opens across India, a committee of mental health and public health professionals, revisit their Psychosocial Study of Ragging in Selected Educational Institutions in India.

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August 1, 2017 9:05 am

The 2015 draft DNA Fingerprinting Bill is back in a new version, and includes some important additions and deletions. What are they? What is the need for such a law in the first place, and what are the problems with having one?

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August 1, 2017 12:05 am

V K Krishnan is answering questions on GST from the readers of The Indian Express. A selection of questions and answers will be published in these columns.

July 31, 2017 9:54 am

The hijackers were arrested on September 30, 1981 after Pakistani commandos entered the plane. There were no deaths or injuries. The men spent three years in a military prison, and were put on trial for the hijack in 1984. They were sentenced to life imprisonment on January 20, 1986.

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July 28, 2017 12:43 am

On Tuesday, the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe finalised an agreement to sell an 80% stake of the Hambantota Port's operations for $1.1 billion to China Merchant Ports Holding Company Ltd, which also has the contract for the Colombo Port.