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29 Aug 2016

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

29 Aug 2016

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

29 Aug 2016

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

29 Aug 2016

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

29 Aug 2016

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

29 Aug 2016

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

29 Aug 2016

29 Aug 2016

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

29 Aug 2016

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

29 Aug 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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August 29, 1976, Forty Years Ago

A look at the Indian Express, 40 years ago today.

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Restraining order

Supreme Court has delivered a cautionary note on the misuse of defamation law by thin-skinned politicians

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Wider, deeper

Measures to open up corporate bond market are timely. RBI and Sebi must push hard to make it work

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Taming TB

While India is closer to identifying the number of patients who seek private treatment, regulating the sector is a challenge

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Lot to lose

While speaking to minorities, Trump’s speeches actually seem directed to his core constituency — angry white men

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Beyond platitudes

In Kashmir, the road to peace needs to be rebuilt. But first, it needs a new map

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August 27, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Fifth Schedule

A bill seeking to extend the life of the Kerala legislative assembly by another six months effective from October 22, 1976 was introduced in the Lok Sabha.

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August 26, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Age & Marriage

An increase of the minimum age of marriage would result in lowering the total fertility rate on account of lesser span of married life.

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Swim, don’t sink

Scorpene data leak calls for a thorough probe, doesn’t warrant drastic measures.

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A coloured view

Draft commercial surrogacy bill plugs a regulatory gap. But it also raises issues that need to be fully debated.

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March past

CPM and BJP vie with each other to occupy the streets in Kerala on Janmashtami.

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Bumbling power

‘Yes Minister’ presented the politician as the underdog and made us sympathise with him.

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August 25, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Raising The Bar

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha, seeks to add a provision in the Act to enable non-government companies to make contributions to parties.

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Wrong question

Quibbling over Rohith Vemula’s Dalit-ness is an attempt to deny the reality and resonance of his story.

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Olympics to come

Let’s celebrate the successes of Sindhu, Sakshi and Dipa. Let’s begin to pay more attention to sports at the ground level.

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August 24, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Skyjacking Foiled

The skyjackers had seized the twin-engined Boeing 737 when it left Cairo with 96 passengers and six crew on flight to the popular Egyptian tourist centres of Luxor and Aswan.

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To exile and back

Pakistan cricket team’s rise to the No 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings is a spectacular achievement

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Beaten by a mosquito

Dealing with vector-borne diseases requires monitoring systems far more sophisticated than those used so far

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Mixed message

PM reaches out, puts Kashmiri people front and centre. Why is home minister inviting “Muslims” for talks on Kashmir?

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August 23, 1976, Forty Years Ago: PM On NAM

Asked whether there were many contentious issues, Mrs Gandhi said: “Naturally. It is such an urge group and some differences, especially on bilateral issues, are bound to exist.”

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Photo finished

CMs mustn’t get carried away. They should roll up their pants and wade in.

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Unending strife

Nagaland’s long insurgency is still on. Sushma Swaraj must use Myanmar visit to press home the need for peace.

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Take up the baton

New RBI Governor Urjit Patel would do well to take forward what Raghuram Rajan began.

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Fewer, better

India’s e-commerce industry is ripe for consolidation, which isn’t a bad thing even for consumers.

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No debacle at Rio

India didn’t just participate in the Olympics, it competed. Going ahead, sports needs more investment, less ad-hocism.

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August 20, 1976, Forty Years Ago

Today in history

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Burkini on the beach

The brouhaha frames France’s sorry slide down the road to bigotry.

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Old whine

BJP plays the victim card even as it grows more successful. It diminishes the party

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Prohibition kills

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should draw back from a dangerous, crowd-pleasing policy

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August 19, 1976, Forty Years Ago

Today in histroy

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Because of Sakshi Malik

India’s long wait for a medal is broken. Her medal reinforces wrestling’s rise as biggest medal sport for India at Olympics

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House of scandal

Akhilesh Yadav government’s exertions to provide free housing to ex-CMs are out of place in a modern democracy.

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Remaking the bank

RBI governor has proposed sweeping changes in functioning of PSU banks. Government must lend a hand.

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The 14 second test

Kerala cop’s quick-fix solution to sexual harassment reflects a larger flawed approach to crime against women.

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No red lines

Expert panel report shows how the green tribunal failed its mandate by allowing the World Culture Festival.

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Dwindling pride

Samajwadi Party seems unable to solve its problems whether it comes to lions or politics.