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2 Jul 2016

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

2 Jul 2016

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

2 Jul 2016

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

2 Jul 2016

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

2 Jul 2016

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

2 Jul 2016

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

2 Jul 2016

2 Jul 2016

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

2 Jul 2016

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

2 Jul 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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Senior slugfest

The Ravi Shastri vs Sourav Ganguly spectacle is riveting — and dispiriting.

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In distress

Fall in lease rentals on farmland mirrors the plunging confidence of farmers, which inhibits crop diversification

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The unfinished task

Reforms wouldn’t be crisis-driven if politicians acknowledged the gains for the economy and people in the last 25 years.

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July 1, 1976, Forty Years Ago

Today in history

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K.G. Subramanyan: Mirror of his time

K.G. Subramanyan was a bridge, connecting different eras and artistic traditions

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Health tips

Over time, a ratings system with cash incentives should energise the state health delivery system

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Calling attention

The RBI’s financial stability report underscores the crisis in India’s banking sector, which is deepening.

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June 30, 1976, Forty Years Ago

Today in history

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A Naga hero

Isak Swu had walked the long path of the Naga rebellion — from armed struggle to peace talks.

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Prudently ahead

Government does well to keep pay hike for government employees modest. Challenge will be to contain fiscal deficit.

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Playing with fire

Istanbul’s policies vis a vis jihadists may have brought the war home.

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June 29, 1976: Forty Years Ago

Today in history

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Just a kiss

Girija Srinivas gets five minutes of fame and India’s inner Pahlaj Nihalani surfaces again.

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Getting it, finally

Akhilesh Yadav’s refusal to engage with criminal politicians is a beginning towards the end.

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The PM speaks

His answers on Rajan’s exit and on the bigotry within spark more questions

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June 28, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Plane Hijacked

An Air France spokesman in Paris said Libya officials had boarded the airbus at Benghazi airport to negotiate with six Palestinian skyjackers.

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Magic in the boots

Lionel Messi’s legacy is more than the cups he has failed to win for Argentina.

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Clueless in Chennai

Congress will need more than leadership change to revive its fortunes in Tamil Nadu.

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Brexit opportunity

With the right policy framework, an uncertain global investment environment can actually work in India’s favour.

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Eastward bound

BJP attempts to build on Assam success, become the pivot of anti-Congressism in the Northeast, are roiling its politics.

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Hard work ahead

For Europe’s Liberals and Left, and traditional Conservatives, Brexit must bring introspection, renewal — not retreat

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Coach Kumble

It’s a good choice for Indian cricket. Now, give him the room and time to deliver

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Somebody pinch us

AAP, which never tires of claiming a direct connect with the people, hires a private PR company

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Tripping the elephant

Maurya’s exit speaks of the difficulties in the BSP’s efforts to expand beyond its core vote in Uttar Pradesh

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A material change

The push to boost jobs and growth in the textiles sector is a belated step in the right direction

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Heavy lifter

ISRO demonstrates the numbers to be the world’s budget launch agency, could help set a new agenda for space

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June 23, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Race Riots Continue

Those responsible were “Tsotsis” (hooligans) and not schoolchildren, he said. There had been no shooting or stone-throwing , he claimed. Ten people had killed in riots the previous day.

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King’s homecoming

For Cleveland, and fans of the game, it was well worth the wait.

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Why rail budget

Scrapping separate budget would de-emphasise the annual spectacle, allow more fleetfootedness in decision-making.

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Swamy and friends

Modi government cannot believably feign innocence about his unsubstantiated tirades.

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Pull of the states

Electoral understanding with the Congress divides the CPM into two — well almost.

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Bid for a bauble

India’s showy pursuit of membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group reflects ambition — but also hubris.

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A good opening

Government’s bold FDI push is welcome. It must now work to retain investments.

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Now grow up

At 50, it’s high time the Shiv Sena realised it will need to reinvent itself to stay relevant

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Thought for food

Centre should allow the market, aided by a good monsoon, to take care of high dal and tomato prices

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Return of hockey

There is good reason to keep track of the team that won the silver in the Champions Trophy