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7 Feb 2016

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

7 Feb 2016

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

7 Feb 2016

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

7 Feb 2016

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

7 Feb 2016

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

7 Feb 2016

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

7 Feb 2016

7 Feb 2016

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

7 Feb 2016

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

7 Feb 2016

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

20 Jul 1951

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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February 6, 1976, Forty Years Ago

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Say cheers

It is time for India to rise above its anxieties and hypocrisies concerning alcohol.

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A rock, a hard place

BCCI chief has an unenviable job at a difficult time. He must step up to it.

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Gently in Colombo

A friendlier government makes things easier for India, but Delhi still needs to tread with care.

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February 5, 1976, Forty Years Ago

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Wasil’s story

His tragedy lay as much in being feted by government, as in being targeted by the Taliban.

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Don’t look away

As the BJP’s bypoll campaign in Muzaffarnagar gets nasty, its top leadership needs to take note, and act.

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Off colour

It is time for India to confront an embedded racism, and to hold the police responsible if they are unresponsive.

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It doesn’t fit

A parliamentary committee report suggests a departure from the official Pak story on cross-border terror

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After you

Governor Raghuram Rajan does well to clarify that rate cuts will come if government first brings structural reform

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Battle-ready

China’s military reorganisation aims to prepare it for modern combat — and ramps up tensions in the neighbourhood

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February 4, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Lok Sabha Extension

The bill was opposed by a section of the opposition, including Marxist, communist and BLD members.

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February 3, 1976, Forty Years Ago

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The Iowa check

A setback for Donald Trump just made the GOP race even more interesting.

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Rule of the lathi

Scenes of police brutality against students protesting Rohith Vemula’s death are depressingly familiar.

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Step up, strike down

On Section 377, SC has a deficit to atone for. And the constitutional promise of equality to live up to.

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Battlefield Delhi

BJP vs AAP is causing a breakdown of municipal governance. And undermining high-profile Central schemes

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Clean up the books

Government setting up an asset reconstruction company is a good idea. But test will lie in giving its managers a free hand

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Calling it quits

Pak army chief Raheel Sharif rules out an extension. But is the general’s decision a precedent that will endure?

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February 1, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Prez Rule In Tamil Nadu

The decision to clamp presidential rule on Tamil Nadu was taken by the Union cabinet on the basis of the governor’s report and what the presidential proclamation described as “other information” reaching the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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The GDP riddle

New estimates demand a more nuanced understanding of economic activity

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January 30, 1976, Forty Years Ago

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Need for speed

The Antipode gives fresh impetus to the race to the edge of space.

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Less taxing

Easwar Committee report underlines the challenge: tax regime must be made simpler, more friendly to taxpayers.

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The CM’s name

BJP’s announcement of a chief ministerial candidate in Assam represents a strategic rethink. It could also be an opportunity.

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January 29, 1976, Forty Years Ago

Pras Spins A Win Off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna, with career best figures of 8 for 76, bowled India to a magnificent eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in the Auckland cricket Test. New Zealand, resuming their second innings at 161 for two, soon crumbled in the face of some accurate spin bowling by Prasanna and Chandrashekar and […]

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Give us your gold

Denmark should remember that compassion ranks above convenience.

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Solar eclipse

The Congress must ask Oommen Chandy to quit as Kerala CM to restore the party’s credibility.

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Raj Bhavan dharma

Governors are expected to rise above party positions and proclivities, not to magnify them.

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No small trouble

Government has to take a political call on aligning small savings rates with market levels

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Rogue state

Questions have been raised in the past about the actions of security agencies in Manipur.

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A worthy successor

In Rabada, South Africa may have discovered the next Ntini

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January 28, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Indo-China Relations

The prime minister did not rule out the possibility of holding early elections, although she felt that it was necessary to postpone polls in order to “put the economy on a stable basis.

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January 27, 1976, Forty Years Ago

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Marvin’s world

As the age of artificial intelligence dawns, its creator bows out.

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Dilli Pradesh

Imposing president’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh goes against the grain of cooperative federalism.