U.R. Rao's work laid the foundation for India's satellite programme

Capping stent prices may affect indigenous research, innovation

Mithali's team stole not only hearts but eyeballs as well

More than the Doklam issue, Bhutan worried about hydropower deficits

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A new low

The lynching of police officer Mohammad Ayub Pandit speaks of the several grave breakdowns in Kashmir.

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Redraw The Line

For most among us, faith would be bigger than science but faith masquerading as science is what we should all be wary of.

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Home truths abroad

PM Modi’s US visit is a time for India to revisit fundamentals of diplomacy: Power flows from the sum of a state’s capacities.

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The return of kisan politics

It is back because of rural-urban disparity. It draws attention to a contradiction in Hindutva worldview.

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I can achieve anything I want

MKBKSH, a show on empowering women, has reached 400 million people, been dubbed in 11 languages, aired on 239 radio stations and given saas-bahu entertainment serials a run for their money.

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Why is it seditious to cheer the Pakistan cricket team?

By applying Sec 124A, the sedition charge, the BJP seems to be redefining nationalism – and sport

Forty Years Ago, June 23, 1977: J-K Polls On Schedule

Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan told the Lok Sabha that there was no proposal before the Election Commission to postpone the assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir.

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The Urdu Press: Mumbai Blast Verdict

“Those responsible for the demolition of the Babri Masjid and exploiting the communal situation are still free…Cases have been re-opened against some, including a few BJP leaders in the CBI court. We hope that the CBI court will succeed in bringing to justice those guilty of the Babri Masjid’s demolition.”

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Missing a strategic culture

External threats to India’s security persist but more worrisome are vulnerabilities on new fronts. When memory and experience are missing, knee-jerk reactions and ad-hoc decision-making follow

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United by food

Iftar is about people of all religions and backgrounds coming together to savour the city

Letter to the Editor: The right choice

After the recent atrocities against Dalits in different parts of the party, the BJP had to regain lost ground amongst these communities. The choice of Ram Nath Kovind should be seen in this context.

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Terror, Virtually

Internet has become a recruitment ground for terror. Global action is needed

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Enlarge the frame

India needs to be more liberal and internationalist, and worry less about what the US president thinks of it

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Now you see him

Daniel Day-Lewis is a mystery to be grateful for — known largely through his performances.

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Missing the point

Farmers need better price realisations, not blanket waivers

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Playing catch-up

Opposition’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar is let down by her own side.

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A love bandh in a corner of Manipur

Bandhs and economic blockades have badly affected Manipur’s economy, but the new BJP government holds out hope

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Farmers have got nothing in return for ensuring national food security

PM Modi had promised that all loans would be waived, as part of the ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ poll promise, yet the UP government decided to waive loans of only about 25 per cent of the farmers, whereas Maharashtra waived loans of Rs 30,000 crores.

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Sabarmati Ashram: A century witnessed

The Ashram tells us about one man’s dedication, determination and ideals but also reminds us of the road we still need to traverse in order to realise Gandhiji’s dream of an India free from injustice.

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The customer care coach

Anil Kumble’s exit sends out the message that the job is only meant for yes-men

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Patriotism games

India lost to Pakistan on the cricket field. But that’s not all

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Letter to the Editor: Advani’s history

It is true that Kovind was a little known figure till the other day but now we know that he is humble, has a clean slate and while in active politics he had been above controversy.

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Resisting the moral retreat

The noticeable drop in India’s visibility in important global debates should worry us all

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If Trump, Modi talk climate

There will be awkward moments but India’s PM could return as a legitimate climate superhero

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Macron’s march

By sweeping parliamentary polls, French president seals his mandate. Now, he will need to build a social coalition

Forty Years Ago, June 22, 1977: Janata CMs elected

While Devi Lal in Haryana, Nilamony Rautray in Orissa and Kailash Chandra Joshi were elected unopposed, leaders in Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan had to take the secret ballot.

Don’t Obsess About Numbers

It’s time policymakers outlined a coherent growth path for the economy.

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Captain over coach

Kumble exits, leaves behind questions: Why was cricket board caught unawares? How can it prevent a replay in future?

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Kovind versus who

There is rich symbolism in a Dalit president. But government, opposition must also stop turning their back on Dalit issues.

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Mayawati’s dilemma in the era of Kovind

The BJP’s presidential candidate shows up the falling popularity of the former political queen of Uttar Pradesh

BJP’s Kovind strike encircles, isolates Jatavs

The RSS and BJP continue to question constitutionally mandated affirmative actions for Dalits, which is why their Dalit outreach remains thin on the ground

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Will the Modi-Trump meeting be a zero-sum game?

The prime minister is headed to a dysfunctional US capital, but it is the divergences on both Pakistan and China – in Afghanistan and the Indian Ocean — that will define the outcome of his meeting with the US president

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Much in a name

The Margaret Court Arena controversy touches upon a key question plural democracies must deal with: What should be the correct response to the demand for the renaming of public places?

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View From The Right: Emergency revisited

However, it is “necessary to remind the real horrors of Emergency” to those who “may not be able to connect with the draconian period”.

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Letter to the Editor: Well Said

“Sports often panders to the parochial, but Pakistan is a team that can elevate those who watch it.”

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The invisible women farmers

Agriculture cannot survive without them. But they are invisible in the current conversation on the agrarian crisis