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Ancient regimes in India were far from democratic, had little place for other castes

Trudeau’s indulgence towards Sikh separatists threatens the bilateral relationship with India

Prasar Bharati Act vests authority, resources in the corporation. I&B ministry still owns all that it surveys

A multicultural world will be possible only by strengthening individual mother languages

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A judicious warning

The Chief Justice of India is the Master of the Roster. He must also be accountable

The duty of the young

Since the politicians would do nothing to inform the youth about the socio-economic problems facing the nation today and only exploit them, it is the responsibility of civil society organisations and the media to educate young people.

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#JusticeForZainab: Will the uproar translate into lasting social change in Pakistan?

Child pornography was made illegal for the first time and became punishable, along with child trafficking within Pakistan.

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A long wait

SC order for re-investigation of 1984 cases is welcome. It is also a reminder of the terrible miscarriage of justice so far

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The Urdu Press: Koregaon conflict

Roznama Khabrein, in its editorial on January 5, writes: “It seems the Fadnavis government in Maharashtra deliberately avoided any serious action in the volatile situation.”

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An opaque justice

Chief Justice of India is exercising his power to constitute benches, allocate cases in a manner that raises questions about independence of judiciary.

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Security questions

A legitimate authentication system must be universally trusted. With virtual IDs, UIDAI has taken a step in that direction

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January 12, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Indira’s prosecution

Here’s the front page of The Indian Express as on January 12, 1977

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Let The Market Decide

We must not bring back the licence raj to engineering education

A nation-builder, an inspiration

Swami Vivekananda’s teachings have become all the more relevant today in the wake of attempts by fissiparous forces to impede progress.

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Health warning

National Medical Commission Bill needs to be tended to, and improved, not abandoned

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Pyar kiya toh darna kya

Senior RSS leader says love must be a social adhesive. He clearly does not understand

Gandhi’s last battle

Mahatma Gandhi blamed no one, but if the “Hindus and Sikhs insisted on turning out Muslims from Delhi, they would be betraying India and their own faith”.

Kolkata litfest demands an articulate and aware audience, like itself

Curating for Kolkata requires careful thought. Ours is a society steeped in literature and the arts, not an audience starved for stimulation. In fact, you could say that Kolkata has an opinion on everything.

PM Narendra Modi’s move on FDI underlines RSS faultlines

The decision to allow 49 per FDI in Air India and ‘automatic’ 100 per cent FDI in single-brand retail could be contested by Sangh Parivar affiliates which believe that foreign investment is accompanied by culturally alien values of consumerism and hedonism

Telescope: No Oprahs in India

India’s TV shows are limited to voyeurism, myth and lazy formula.

The bamboo curtain

Amending Indian Forest Act to have it classified as a grass is a welcome step. But there is still clutter and contradiction in India’s forest laws.

Two borders, two disputes

While India-Pakistan shooting matches continue along the clearly-demarcated Line of Control, the last shot was fired 50 years ago on the far less well-defined Line of Actual Control with China.

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January 11, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Indira At Shah Panel

Front page of the Indian Express on January 11, 1978.

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Talk to the face

Thai PM has delegated his press conference to 17 cutouts. He could outsource some other responsibilities, too

Delhi govt to introduce happiness in schools
Going backwards

Attempts to stoke communal polarisation in Karnataka do disservice to its tradition of forward-looking politics, policy

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Work in progress

Changes in FDI policy are welcome, could help counter disruptive effects of demonetisation and GST

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Aadhaar Of Injustice

Linking it to ration cards ends up denying poor their rightful entitlements

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The 6.5% warning

Almost all steps in the strategy to revive investment are likely to be slow and painful. There are no shortcuts

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Modi opens up FDI before he meets Trump at Davos, but has the show already moved to China?

Watch out for the Modi-Trump embraces on the frozen ski slopes of Davos

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Yogi vs Siddaramaiah in election season: Cows, cycles and crime

Siddaramaiah has stated that as a man linked to the agrarian economy of the country he perfectly understands the value of the cow in the cycle of rural life, unlike Yogi and Co who view it through a radical Hindutva value scheme.

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A case of miscasting

Ganga needs to be cleaned up on a war footing. But the Territorial Army is not the agency for the task

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Rule of mob

Vasundhara Raje government’s decision to disallow ‘Padmavat’ in Rajasthan is a cave-in and rejection of due process

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Welcome step back

Both government and court reconsider diktat on playing national anthem in cinemas. Let it not be a brief reprieve

January 10, 1978, Forty Years Ago; Indo-Pak Diplomacy

Once the negotiations are complete, the minister for external affairs, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, will visit Islamabad. This is expected to be followed by a state visit by General Zia-ul-Haq, chief martial law administrator of Pakistan, to New Delhi.

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A Lose-Lose Proposition

Patriarchal attitudes limiting women’s work hurt both economy and society

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Narrative of the forked tongue

From Shah Bano to triple talaq, lies and deception are being used to cheat women of rights. It won’t work.

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View From The Right: Beyond Koregaon

Organiser says that “on January 1, when SC groups started assembling to commemorate the battle, some local miscreants made a pre-planned stone-pelting to thwart the occasion.

Dearest Mannan bhai

A letter to Mannan Wani, research scholar from Kupwara, J&K, who appeared in a photograph posted on social media with a message claiming he has joined the militancy.

Crime and consent

In reconsidering the constitutionality of Section 377, Supreme Court must affirm that criminal law has no place between consenting adults.

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Despite Trump, Kabul must know Pakistan still holds the key

Is Donald Trump really cutting Pakistan off from the sources of aid that have kept it afloat these past several years?