Dangerous student

Trolls will be trolls but why are senior voices in the government talking as if a placard threatens national security?

BJP rising

Civic polls results indicate that the party has pushed Congress aside to emerge as the real challenger to BJD in Odisha

In the Moonlight

The Oscars has placed the Black story at the heart of the nation’s narrative

All that glitters

Telangana’s chief minister needs to focus on addressing perceptions that the new state has not delivered on its promises

The cost of hate

Trump presidency has emboldened white nationalist forces. Kuchibhotla’s killing is a grim portent

‘M’ in Scotland Yard

But Cressida Dick, the first woman to head the Met Police, has a tougher role

Cat lessons

Increasing instances of animal-human conflict — as in Sariska — highlight the state of wildlife mis-management

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University hijack

ABVP’s unchecked recourse to violence threatens spaces for free expression in the university — and polity

February 25, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Jayaprakash Narayan on Corruption

Narayan reiterated the need for reducing expenses on elections and said that it should largely be borne by the government.

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Ethical economist

The workings of human societies illuminated numbers and economic theories in Kenneth Arrow’s work

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BJP vs terrorist

Is that how the ruling party wishes to frame its bid for the vikas vote? It needs to ask itself this question

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A win for Fadnavis

An agile strategy, an energetic chief minister — and a listless opposition — script BJP victory in Maharashtra civic polls

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February 24, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Indira On Janata

At Rourkela, Indira Gandhi said democracy did not mean a combination of two or more parties.

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February 23, 1977, Forty Years Ago: PM on MISA Repeal

She said lifting of the Emergency would impede the process of discipline and order achieved during the last 19 months.

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Robocalypse tax

The father of the PC thinks that if a bot takes your job, it should be brought into the tax net.

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Court self-corrects

SC decision on surveys critical of judiciary is a step towards bringing contempt provision in line with spirit of democracy.

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Learn the lesson

HRD ministry’s return to PISA is welcome. Now, use the comparative data generated to reform school education.

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No half measures

To address rising NPAs, consider divesting government holdings in state-owned banks, including by strategic sales

February 22, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Battlelines Drawn

Indian Express front page, forty years ago today.

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Breaking through

Ministry of health’s ‘Saathiya’ peer education for teens programme is enormously welcome. Let its spirit spread

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Shurhozelie’s task

With a reformist at the helm, Nagaland gets another chance to resolve tensions between tribal customs and gender justice

February 21, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Janata On Donations

News in history, forty years ago today.

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Shadid Afridi: The ageless

Cricket will miss Shahid Afridi, the crafty campaigner who never seemed to run out of steam

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DMK legislators boorish behaviour inside House is a black mark on Tamil Nadu politics

DMK has blotted its own copybook by trying to disrupt the confidence vote in the Tamil Nadu assembly

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PM Modi’s graveyard remark in Fatehpur is unfortunate

True, SP’s commitment to secularism can be tokenistic but the PM’s kabristan-shamshan opposition is troubling

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JNVU controversy sheds light on growing friction on several campuses

Clampdown on free speech within the university — as in a campus in Jodhpur — robs it of its vital gift.

February 20, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Bansi Lal’s Apology

He refuted the charge of torture of detenus in jails.

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Russia engaging in talks with Taliban over percieved Islamic State threat plays into Pakistan’s hands

New Delhi and Kabul need to remind the global community of dangers of turning the clock back vis a vis Taliban.

February 18, 1977, Forty Years Ago

The rank and file of the CPI is unhappy over the party’s attitude towards the Congress, according to an analysis by Kuldip Nayar.

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The Australia test

Virat Kohli’s team seems to hold the advantage, but there is little room for complacency

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Crisis called Islamic State

Bombing at Sufi shrine in Pakistan carries a warning: Terror is spreading into formerly insulated areas, with a new name

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General rushes in

Army chief’s remarks on protesters raise questions. Equating them with terrorists is walking into the latter’s trap

February 17, 1977, Forty Years Ago

In the interview, published on the front page of the newspaper, Mrs Gandhi said she did not think the time was ripe for lifting the Emergency.

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Bring it back

Why all things ‘retro’ are here and now again

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Costs of denial

The State of Global Air report is another warning: Air pollution’s health effects cannot be ignored

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Uneasy rider

Tamil Nadu’s new CM will need to calm a state roiled by uncertainty, while keeping together a turbulent party