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3 May 2016

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

3 May 2016

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

3 May 2016

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

3 May 2016

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

3 May 2016

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

3 May 2016

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

3 May 2016

3 May 2016

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

3 May 2016

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

3 May 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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It’s jobs, stupid

Gujarat diverts attention from the core issue by promising quotas to upper castes.

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Turn the corner

There is a malign irony in the leading investigative agency discovering corruption within its own fold. It must clear the air.

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Why so serious?

What India’s politicians can learn from Obama.

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Band-aid solutions

India’s agriculture needs less regulation, greater play of market forces.

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Latest position

IRNSS morphs into Navic, bringing India its very own, completely secure GPS systems.

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Tracking Dutee

She is back on track and Indian athletics has a new spring in its step.

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Reboot MGNREGA

Because today the scheme is helping neither the drought-affected nor the really poor states.

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Terms & conditions

Missing in the political name-calling over Bhagat Singh: Some nuance, an understanding of history.

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April 29, 1976, Forty Years Ago

Today in history

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All in the frame

Odd-even brings on some heartening scenes of cross-party participation.

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Sedition law brings only disrepute to governments that brandish it

None of the celebrated sedition cases of recent years brought any credit to government

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CPM-Congress bonhomie points to a new political turn in Bengal

What was deemed an impossible political scenario until recently is playing to a full house in West Bengal as the state enters the last lap of the six-phase election

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April 28, 1976, Forty Years Ago

Today in history

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The fall guys

Proposal to criminalise ‘misleading’ endorsement unfairly shifts the onus from regulator to celebrity.

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Ashes to ashes

The devastating fire at the capital’s National Museum of Natural History exposes a cavalier attitude to conservation.

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Flying into trouble

AgustaWestland probe must be concluded quickly, and insulated from the political point-scoring

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April 27, 1976, Forty Years Ago

Today in history

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Law and disorder

Bangladesh government must see the murders of bloggers as a matter of national security, not politics.

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Don’t give in

Government must not buckle under pressure, should stick to interest rate cut.

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Lest we repeat

Don’t lament flawed investigation of 2006 Malegaon bombings. Need to explore ways to institutionalise police accountability

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Blunder on Isa

New Delhi’s missteps on the issue of visa to the Chinese dissident signal a lack of thought-through strategy.

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Waiting for justice

CJI Thakur does some plainspeaking to government. But the judiciary is not blameless.

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If Salman comes

Truth is, Indian sport and its average Olympic achievements could do with a Bollywood celebrity to increase their reach.

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Art of trifling

The National Green Tribunal has been brushed off, and it is its own fault.

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Kashmir Lessons

A development or security prism is insufficient to address the alienation in Jammu and Kashmir.

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His master’s voice

Young commentators are needed, but BCCI is an unlikely mentor

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Reality check

Instead of asking Rajan to sugarcoat the truth, policymakers should ensure India doesn’t trip on growth

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Going on 60

Policymakers and politicians can no longer afford to ignore India’s rising elderly population

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More or less

Population control again seizes the imagination. Hopefully, it will not seize policy, too.

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The right reply

High court scraps president’s rule in Uttarakhand. The Centre must heed the message.

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Grain of truth

Punjab’s wheat payment crisis strengthens the case for direct transfers in MSP operations.

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Not worth it

Getting back trinkets from overseas is now the job of elected government, not the courts.

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Pension Deforms

Government has (mis)handled EPF reforms. One step forward, two steps rollback, shows lack of homework, consultation.

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Spurious solution

Prohibition tops poll promises in Tamil Nadu, Kerala. It’s a deceptive shortcut.

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Holds no water

Rational pricing of water for irrigation, not banning new sugar mills, is what Marathwada needs.

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Unmade in China

Counter-terrorism capacity and smart alliances — not UN resolutions — can make India safe.