Dalit vs Dalit

But the presidential contest invokes a hollowed-out caste identity, distanced from its ground realities.

Call It By Its Name

India needs to legally reclassify hate crimes as acts of terror.

A city laid waste

A new rapid bioremediation process that can remove garbage hills and end their ill effects, promises a low-cost solution to waste management and disposal. It is very important that alternative technologies are carefully evaluated on their merit.

For J&K, lessons from Chauri Chaura

The lynching of Ayub Pandit must make people of the Valley pause and ask: Is the Kashmiri soul being brutalised ? Kashmiri leaders will have to talk to their people frankly like Gandhi did after Chauri Chaura.

A Trumpian tango

India-US move forward on defence, but there are disturbing signals on the economic relationship.

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Letter to the Editor: Forced refugees

But the reason people gave the BJP a clear majority was because they believed the party’s promise to bring about change. But what we see today are a minority forced to become refugees in their own land.

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Modi-Trump multiple embraces signals India-US ties on strong footing

The joint statement reaffirmed US-India strategic convergence, but didn’t resolve the question of whether the two countries similarly look at the China challenge – without which US-India defence cooperation could eventually wane

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By naming Salahuddin, is Trump mediating in Kashmir?

The US terrorist declaration against Salahuddin is a diplomatic win for India. But it will not create any problems for Peer sahib. He isn’t interested in visiting the US or having assets there.

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View From The Right: The GST challenge

Underlining the structural changes the GST requires, the editorial in Organiser stresses that “not only the government agencies but our traditional business houses will have to adapt to the new regime”.

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For J&K, lessons from Chauri Chaura

The lynching of Ayub Pandit must make people of the Valley pause and ask: Is the Kashmiri soul being brutalised ? Kashmiri leaders will have to talk to their people frankly like Gandhi did after Chauri Chaura.

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Diplomacy’s edge

Saudi Arabia’s ultimatum to Qatar threatens to deepen conflict in the region.

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A city laid waste

A new rapid bioremediation process that can remove garbage hills and end their ill effects, promises a low-cost solution to waste management and disposal. It is very important that alternative technologies are carefully evaluated on their merit.

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Reform gently

Government needs to hand-hold small businesses through the initial transition to the GST regime.

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A Trumpian tango

India-US move forward on defence, but there are disturbing signals on the economic relationship.

Forty Years Ago, June 28, 1977: Presidential Polls

The Election Commission announced the programme for the election to fill the office of the president.

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Dalit vs Dalit

But the presidential contest invokes a hollowed-out caste identity, distanced from its ground realities.

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Call It By Its Name

India needs to legally reclassify hate crimes as acts of terror.

An elopement in Bijnor

Love will find a way even in communally sensitive Bijnor, where the Hindu Jagran Manch is up in arms about a young couple who recently decided to get married.

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The PM’s Trail: Modi’s triumphal US visit has many sub-texts

The symbolism of Prime Minister Modi embracing Donald Trump is matched by the substantive direction of the India-US relationship, on terrorism, Pakistan as well as the economy.

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Letter to the Editor: Crown of thorns

The crown prince’s appointment comes at a time when the kingdom is mired in number of crises like drop in oil price, the Arab Spring, war in Yemen and more recent crisis with Iran and Qatar.

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In bad faith

On triple talaq, let’s not misrepresent the law and the facts. It is for the SC to decide what rights and protections need to be granted and what limitations (if any) may be placed on such rights.

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Regaining trust

RBI must use the banking ordinance to deal with its credibility crisis. It must require rating agencies to make their processes transparent, objective and subject to public scrutiny.

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Not for the children

Our educational system seems tailored for its administrators. Students, teachers take second place. The main problem, as in other fields, is the abysmal quality of governance, with politics permeating every aspect of educational administration.

When freedom of the press is subject to Assembly privilege

The power to imprison hasn’t been used by the House of Commons in a hundred years. But as the case of two Karnataka journalists shows, the Assembly’s order to jail them has a long and troubling history.

A new champion

Srikanth’s success mirrors the coming of age of his sport. India can no longer afford to play down badminton.

Stifled by the House

The gratuitous misuse of legislative privilege in Karnataka, where two journalists have been announced jail sentences, is most unfortunate. The judiciary should immediately clarify the applicability of privilege, and ensure that legislatures can no longer play plaintiff, advocate and judge, all rolled into one.

Mr Pati, My Teacher

Pati did not just share his love for history, he also drew many of us into his passion for a more humane society — in his case, the two were perhaps inextricable. His affability sometimes showed up in unexpected ways.

We, the Cows

All cows are created equal, but cows born in Karnal or Kanpur or Alwar are more equal than cows born in Kochi or Kohima or Imphal. Every week mobs are lynching, torturing and humiliating innocent Muslims and Dalits in the name and under the pretext of cow protection.

Junaid’s murder

The quietude of the BJP-ruled governments in the states and of the Narendra Modi-led Centre — in stark contrast to their regular drum-beating on definitions and tests of nationalism/Indian-ness — and the heavy-footedness of the law enforcement machinery in the aftermath, implicates them in every such attack.

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May the silent be damned

A big riot would concentrate the mind, make a damning headline. A protracted riot in slow motion, individual victims across different states, simply makes this appear another daily routine. This makes opposing it harder; it makes holding onto the outrage nearly impossible.

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India is becoming a Hindu Pakistan

Mohammed Ayub’s killing in Kashmir has kindled a sense of shame in the community; but the ghastly silence over 15-year-old Junaid Khan’s murder is a national outrage.

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Letter to the Editor: Playing politics

The Opposition should have shed its ego and supported the NDA nominee for President of India. The Congress knows that it can’t muster a win for Meira Kumar so her nomination seems to be just to play at the political game.

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Turning away from militancy

The RJP leadership now feels betrayed by India, which extended support for their boycott of the constitution when it was promulgated in September 2015 and later flagged human rights violations by the Nepal state in Madhes at the UNHRC in Geneva.

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For innovation’s sake

Working together, the US and Indian governments have the opportunity to begin bilateral relationships afresh and move forward in the global economy together. This can only take place if both countries make concrete commitments to fostering innovation.

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Let us not forget

Article 352 of the Constitution, which vested powers with the president to declare Emergency because of threat to the country’s security due to external aggression or war or armed rebellion (internal disturbances) was misused in 1975.

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Role Reversal: As US steps back from global leadership, India steps up

Once a byword for protectionism, India now stands ready to defend the benefits of global trade to a Washington grown wary of it. Take this all in.

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In the Republic of lynching

In this sense the lynch squad is not pathological but part of the normalcy of a paranoid society, of a politics of suspicion which has no purpose. Rumor becomes a way of processing anxiety. It is almost as if violence has a social function when law breaks down.

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The PM’s trail: Why is Modi not breaking his silence over Junaid Khan

Even as he focuses on his all-important meeting with the US President, all the PM’s men have not had one word to say in condolence on the lynching of a 15-year-old boy

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Inclusive spaces

Government needs to finetune the definition and objective of the smart city project.

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Stormy weather ahead

Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince Mohammad bin Salman will need to tread a finer line for the kingdom in times of economic dislocation.

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Memories of another June

Dictatorial rule can only be imposed when a majoritarian government is in power; a majoritarian government was then in power with a strong energetic and popular prime minister as head of government prior to the days of the Emergency of June 1975. Alas, constitutional dignitaries and even some judges of the highest court failed us.