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Lose-lose situation

Government’s response to the Jallikattu protests sets a worrying precedent.

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Signs of change

A dictionary for aurally-challenged is welcome. For the disabled in India, many more barriers need to be dismantled.

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Zaira’s dangal

Targeted by trolls, the young actor seems to have found her real-life fighter’s instinct.

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January 24, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Janata Launched

The party formed by the coming together of the Old Congress, Jana Sangh, BLD and Socialist Party, will have three general secretaries.

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January 23, 1977, Forty Years Ago: JP Boosts Democracy

This day, forty years ago.

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The right to return

J&K assembly resolution on Kashmiri Pandits is a reminder of work yet to be done

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Trump’s tired fantasy

New US president’s slogan of ‘America First’ skirts the real issues dividing the United States

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January 21, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Emergency relaxed

This day, forty years ago.

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The return of old

Yuvraj and Dhoni show the younger players how it is done

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A new balance

Environment ministry cannot be an obstacle to development, nor merely a clearing house for projects

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President Trump

With growing stakes in America, India must prepare carefully to deal with its new regime

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January 20, 1977, Forty Years Ago: JP Responds

Jayaprakash Narayan welcomed the decision to hold the general election, but said he was sorry that “in her characteristic way she (Indira Gandhi) has again been unjust to the opposition by giving them very little time to prepare’’.

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Resolution That Isn’t

On Israeli settlements, the United Nations Security Council ignores core issues

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The Trump discontinuity

To deal with an unpredictable US, India will need to be more skilful, less a prisoner of the past

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Small fry

As with hilsa, so with all else: The tiniest holds the greatest promise of growth

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Forward march

Shiv Sena casts its net wider for the BMC polls. That’s welcome

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Jallikattu questions

Ordinance may not be a good idea while the case is in court. Protests point to the limitations of reform by diktat

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Remains of the past

Bhangar is a throwback to the politics Trinamool Congress stoked as a party of the opposition.

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Concede to win

Centre does well to show flexibility, paves the way for GST rollout from July.

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January 19, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Election Announced

Mrs Gandhi gave the indication of elections to her Cabinet colleagues at an emergency meeting of the Cabinet.

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A dizzy life

For N.D. Tiwari, at 91, a new phase of his political career may have just begun.

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Victor’s challenge

Akhilesh Yadav has the party and the symbol — and the burden of change.

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January 18, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Ex-US Envoy For PM

Saying he saw no threat from India to Pakistan, Saxbe warned if US sold a billion dollars worth of A-7 attack planes to Pakistan, it would upset the rather precarious balance of power there.

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A darkening cloud

Disappearances of activists and bloggers move civil society in Pakistan back to the edge.

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The booze bogey

MP government’s anti-liquor plan smacks of overreach and confused policy.

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Visa power

Sushma Swaraj’s Twitter diplomacy is exemplary, that’s why her threat to Amazon jars. Das may just have retirement blues.

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Capsized reputation

The boat tragedy dents Nitish Kumar’s claim to good governance in Bihar.

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The show can’t go on

As circuses struggle globally, America’s oldest troupe calls it quits.

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January 17, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Posters Removed

The authorities also took away thousands of wreaths put at the Tiananmen Gate in memory of the later premier, Chou Enlai.

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The China bogey

New Delhi’s frustration with Beijing ought not lead it into a too-quick embrace of a US-led military alliance

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Language of reforms

Panel proposes making English compulsory in schools, but more steps are needed to improve learning outcomes

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January 16, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Polls in March

The announcement of elections may not come as a surprise because with the release of many detenus, including some MPs and legislators, there is an impression all over that elections are round the corner.

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The steel within

Tata Sons chooses an accomplished insider to steer the group after Mistry’s stormy exit. He has his task cut out

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Editing freedom

Supreme Court does well to underline again: prior restraint on media violates Constitutional guarantee of free speech

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Masala in the dosa

A traditional dish gets a new take, with invention spicing up modern cooking

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January 14, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Charan Singh to PM

In a report filed by a news agency, Mrs Gandhi was earlier quoted to have said, “In some states parties were formed for no idealistic reason but because of personal rivalry.”