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27 Jul 2016

Military voices now challenge the established narrative of the Bangladesh war.

27 Jul 2016

An investment stimulus, not a trimmer budget, is the need of the hour.

27 Jul 2016

After failing to keep the peace, the Samajwadi Party now denies Muzaffarnagar victims' plight.

27 Jul 2016

In the environment ministry, Moily must reset procedures, weed out opacity and bias.

27 Jul 2016

The 15th Lok Sabha has passed some big-ticket laws. But not enough laws.

27 Jul 2016

The Ugly Indian and the Ugly American have rediscovered each other.

27 Jul 2016

27 Jul 2016

No cause for them. Sensex worries are overdone and India is in a much better position to deal with it.

27 Jul 2016

This abbreviated winter session has marked one of the lowest points of the 15th Lok Sabha.

27 Jul 2016

Unlikely alliances and surprising reconciliations mark the politics of the moment.

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Our politics is becoming home to intolerance, exclusion, sub-democratic solutions.

27 Jul 1951

The government has chosen the wrong way to address India’s research deficit.

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July 27, Forty Years Ago: Sriram’s Record

Sriram Singh set a career-best timing of one minute 45.77 seconds at Montreal in the Olympic 800 metres race.

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Basics First

Poor infrastructure — not outdated syllabi — is what ails Indian universities.

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The return of boundaries

Nativist sentiments and a growing tendency towards looking inwards imperil globalisation.

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Targeting NGOs

Overregulation will stifle the voluntary sector. The lokpal act provisions need a relook.

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Rising sun

Solar Impulse 2 has touched down in a new reality, where clean energy is no longer a pipe dream.

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The fear of history

India needs a policy that allows scholars to access primary documents and archival material.

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View From The Right: Not just Valley

The cover story in Organiser slams a section of the media for “one-sided” and “highly-inciting” reporting in Kashmir following the killing of Burhan Wani.

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A death foretold

Qandeel Baloch’s murder is yet another reminder that men craft, interpret and adjudicate over family laws in the subcontinent.

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Cities at Crossroads: A looming crisis

India will have to get its act together on urban water.

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With ruckus over private member’s bill in RS, Congress sees an opening in Andhra Pradesh

The Congress has now seen a chance to regain some lost ground in Andhra Pradesh by raising the special status issue, with the Centre ignoring TDP government’s request.

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Uddhav Thackeray comments: Shiv Sena muscle flexing fails to move partner BJP, again

The BJP doesn’t seem to be budging anytime soon vis-a-vis the Sena’s complaints.

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Michelle Obama’s persuasive DNC speech is proof she can run for president in 2020

Michelle Obama’s address at the DNC was full of power and confidence, assuming a style presidential candidates take

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Arrest of AAP MLAs: Party finds itself resource-crunched for elections

The count stands at 11 Aam Aadmi Party legislators so far – working out to an average of one MLA arrested per month

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Raja-Mandala: Frontrunner’s dilemmas

As Trump’s support cuts across traditional lines, Hillary Clinton has a tough task

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S H Raza’s journey

He was the last of Progressive Artists’ Group titans. Only the Bindu remains

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The Worship of False Gods

To understand the jihadists of the Islamic State, step back in time to Europe of the medieval period

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Sisterhood Across Parties

Jayalalithaa and Mamata defend Mayawati, recast politics on gender lines.

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The right choice

Kerala CM’s pick as economic adviser marks a departure from CPM dogma.

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Beyond the numbers

The BJP was not dependent on Dalits to win in Gujarat. But the apathy may cost it in other states.

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Mending fences

Platitudes aside, the Centre must take meaningful steps to reach out to people in Kashmir.

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Funai hits the stop button on the VCR this month and finally, magnetic media is history.

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Through a glass darkly

Better state support and supportive social environment can help independent filmmakers thrive.

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Next Door Nepal: Chinese checkers

As Oli and Prachanda manoeuvre for office, proximity to Beijing may suffer.

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The pseudo alternative

The Sangh Parivar has furthered the colonial understanding of India’s past.

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Oppression’s new face

The recent violence against Dalits in Gujarat is a fallout of the Sangh Parivar’s diktats on food.

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Russian roulette

US-Russia face-off looms over anti-doping action ahead of Rio Olympics.

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The Battle For Turkey’s Soul

The aborted coup reveals the fragile relationship between Islam and democracy.

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Hold your tongue

The casual use of vulgar political rhetoric against women has reached intolerable proportions.

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Out of my mind: Self-goal heroes

Not just the Arunachal switch but the choice of Sheila Dikshit for the UP are warnings to the BJP.

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Inside Track: Akalis play spoiler

The AAP leader is uncomfortable with anyone with a mind of his own.

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Fifth column: Of cows and caste

Violence against Dalits is not something that began in the past two years as the tenor of the debate in Parliament would have us believe.

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Across the aisle: Defend the land, win over the people

During the debate in Parliament last week, many members acknowledged that Kashmir is more than land, it is people.

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PCA Act: Pay a fine of Rs 10-50; get away with beating, kicking, over-riding, torturing any animal

A research study suggests that animal abusers are five times more likely than non-abusers to commit other violent crimes like rape and murder.

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A ‘Naik’-mare in Pakistan

Zakir Naik is ‘protected’ as an Indian citizen but he considers himself a Muslim first

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July 23, Forty Years Ago: Connected By Rail

Check out the Indian Express front page on July 22, 1976

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Dabbling In Doublespeak

Media is the new battleground in the conflict zone