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What stimulus?

Boosting private consumption as against public investment is a more efficient way to revive the economy

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Merkel’s challenges

The rise of the far right and a fragmenting centre must not divert the German chancellor from building on her record

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Trains of thought

The Railway Board has prescribed uplifting titles for platform bookshops. Anything special for bullet trains?

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September 26, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Janata and Emergency

The Union home minister, Charan Singh, made it clear that persons against whom investigations are going on for offences committed during the Emergency include Indira Gandhi.

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A Blinkered Justice

Rape laws have changed but the temptation to shame and blame the victim remains

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September 25, 1977, Forty Years Ago: President Returns

President Sanjiva Reddy arrived in New Delhi from the United States by a scheduled Air India flight. Reddy had been in New York, where he underwent lung surgery.

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Shooting The Messenger

A journalist’s murder is an assault on democracy no matter what his or her politics

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Heal thyself

Medical education scams continue unabated under the MCI’s stewardship. But merely replacing it is not the solution

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Kindly adjust

Brexit may have birthed a new language for Europe — different from the Queen’s English and with American spellings

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Beyond the bullet

The Tral attack is yet another pointer that peace in Kashmir can’t be won with the gun alone

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September 23, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Pele in Calcutta

Pele and his colleagues were received at the airport by the West Bengal PWD minister, Jatin Chakravorty and Dhiren Dey, secretary of Mohun Bagan club.

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Game theory

Sport offers a path out of poverty for many underprivileged children in India

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Scrap the test

Delhi University’s compulsory Hindi qualification exam smacks of paternalism, cultural chauvinism

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The missing jobs

Government must focus on basic education and let the market take care of skilling the workforce

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September 22, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Devi Lal on Indira

Haryana chief minister Devi Lal said Haryana may be the first state to arrest former prime minister, Indira Gandhi.

Forty Years Ago: September 21, 1977

In a letter addressed to his brother, Keviyallay, from London, the self-exiled underground leader has said his recent meeting with Desai in London was not a failure, as interpreted by Desai.

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Kim and his objects

In North Korea, even tractors are convinced of the divinity of the Supreme Leader

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Stay the course

Government must stand firm on its commitment to grant citizenship to Chakmas and Hajongs

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Totally Trump

His debut at the UN, where he warned of annihilating North Korea, was more a rant than an enunciation of policy

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Anytime Emmys

Traditional television is going the way of the telegram. In both form and content, streaming services are racing ahead

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Introducing Akash

Mayawati needs to rebuild and revive her party. Mimicking other parties’ family politics may not be the best way to begin

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Breaking a silence

But Aung San Suu Kyi’s words on the Rohingya offer little hope of a solution anytime soon

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September 20, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Bhutto’s petition

A habeas corpus petition was filed in the Pakistan Supreme Court on behalf of Begum Nusrat Bhutto, wife of Z.A. Bhutto, former prime minister, against the detention of her husband and 10 of his associates on Saturday under martial law order, Radio Pakistan reported

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Sindhu’s triumph

Through her titanic battles, she’s taking fans on a dizzy ride of the highest quality badminton

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The unlevel field

With the government precariously poised, disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs by Tamil Nadu Speaker raises questions

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Banking on merger

Urgency on bank consolidation is welcome. But it must not distract from the bad loans mess, or problems of governance

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September 19, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Bhutto’s Arrest

In a communique issued to explain why he had arrested Bhutto only three days after a Lahore court had let him out of prison on bail citing insufficient evidence to justify his detention, the martial law administrator, Zia ul Haq, said massive evidence had been gathered against Bhutto.

Forty Years Ago: Bhutto Arrested

Military courts will be set up to try and decide cases of allegations involving Bhutto and his associates. This decision was announced by the Chief Martial Law Administrator, General Zia-ul Haq.

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Blooper reel

The project to archive Indian cinema’s heritage falters in its implementation. It’s a costly failure.

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A powerful move

Opening up coal mines to commercial auctions is welcome. It will improve supply of the fuel, and its quality

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Three isn’t a crowd

The next step in the India-Japan partnership has to be constructive engagement with China

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An actor prepares

Kamal Haasan hints at forming a new party in Tamil Nadu. The more the merrier

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It’s nothing

The zero has aged gracefully, but the history of mathematics is more or less unchanged

September 16, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Attache stabbed

The assailant described by the police as an Australian aged 23, broke into the home of Colonel Iqbal Singh, 45, before dawn and plunged a dagger into the sleeping diplomat’s chest.

Forty Years Ago: Indira’s capital talk

The governments of India and the Soviet Union decided to upgrade the Indo-Soviet Joint Committee to enable closer collaboration in the economic, technological and cultural fields.

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What happened?

Hillary Clinton attempts to justify, rather than understand, her defeat to Donald Trump