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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By a thousand cuts

CBFC culls in a documentary on Amartya Sen reflect a sobering pattern — of the curbing of argument, intolerance of dissent.

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Economic Graffiti: Anger isn’t enough

We need to look at corruption through the lens of law, economics and psychology. The design of corruption control mechanisms is important.

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A booster shot

There is clear evidence of an economic slowdown. The case for a sharp rate cut by the RBI is strong.

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The night Amarnath yatra was attacked

The assault wasn’t on the pilgrims alone, but on all Kashmiris and our ethos.

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Mithali Raj, superstar

Her journey and achievements mirror the evolution of women’s cricket.

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The Urdu Press: PM in Israel

Many agreements were signed between the two countries during his visit, including significant agreements in the fields of defence and security. Vital steps have been taken regarding partnership in water and agriculture…

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July 14, 1977, Forty Years Ago: HM On Emergency

Singh was forthright in his condemnation of the Congress regime and Mrs Gandhi during the Emergency. He referred to Hitler and said he had brought in his dictatorship for realising his grandiose plans for boosting his country’s prestige and influence.

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Healing The Sea

India must learn from Sri Lanka’s ban on bottom-trawling.

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Beyond Rashtrapati Bhawan

A Dalit will be president. But decline of BSP, rise of cow politics, has made Dalits more angry, less hopeful.

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Noida’s Mahagun Moderne episode is a reminder of discrimination, vulnerability of domestic helps

The specific nature of domestic workers, their workplaces and their employment relations are not dealt with under existing laws and concepts.

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The attack that restored Kashmiriyat

While these terrorists may feel buoyed by every such heinous crime that they commit, in effect they are losing any foothold they may have had in the Valley. The majority of people in Kashmir have unsubscribed to this ideology of separatism and above all want the madness to stop

July 13, 1977, Forty Years Ago: JP To Bihar Medicos

A young man who proposed to a woman magistrate found himself in jail in Alwar district of Rajasthan during the Emergency. The young man had proposed to the woman magistrate in a “perfectly honourable fashion”.

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Don’t play it again

Cricket gets a winning combination of coaches. But the selection process points to an unreformed system

Much ado

Criticism of Rahul Gandhi’s meeting with Chinese envoy, and Congress defence of it, suffers from same narrowness of view

Clearing the view

Road fatalities are not caused by drinking, but by drunk driving. Supreme Court has acknowledged the difference

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A Crisis Of Male Identity

Communal and gender violence in India points to the same backlash.

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ABC of autonomy

Questions about the transparency and accountability of autonomous bodies must be answered.

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Making waves

Malabar exercise has far-reaching geo-political impact. India-Japan-US triad must be elevated to strategic status

In India head coach selection process, a game got lost

The selection of India’s cricket coach played out as a roast that lampooned the stalwarts of the game and the system they are a part of.

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Telescope: A yatra, a blind alley

After Amarnath attack, a question: Is it only politicians who play politics?

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Can Sushma bring back Mosul’s Indians?

How much more sensible, and sensitive it would have been, back in 2014, to tell the families the limits of the possibilities? By now, they would probably be coming to terms with the inevitable, instead of excitedly Googling up images of the church in which the External Affairs minister told the families, the 39 men may have been seen

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Blood and terror in the Kashmir Valley

The Amarnath Yatris have always been welcomed and facilitated by the common people of Kashmir, even in the most adverse circumstances. A lot of poor and working class Kashmiri people depend on the Yatra for their livelihood. The Yatra also symbolizes, in an undeniable way, the rich secular ethos and age-old syncretism of the people of the state

View From The Right: Bengal violence

The editorial in Organiser, ‘In Whose Name Is This’, comments on the recent violence in Basirhat tehsil of West Bengal.

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A midnight pledge, 70 years later

PM Modi’s July 1 speech, at the special Parliament session to bring in GST, was also about a nation and its tryst with destiny

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The demonisation of Aadhaar

It is unfortunate that many sincere social workers, activists, and economists are not able to see through it

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Coming together

Widespread condemnation of the attack on pilgrims to Amarnath shrine carries a message for PDP-BJP government.

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People powered

In a world overrun by machine intelligence, it is encouraging to see the public playing crucial roles.

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Malabar signals

India’s participation in naval exercises in Indian Ocean Region reiterates its commitment to safeguard its maritime interests.

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Lost In The Spectacle

Questions about economy, GST are drowned in the din on showier issues.

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A vacuum in the Valley

If Kashmiriyat wanes, what could take its place? Amarnath yatra attack raises a grim spectre.

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July 12, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Shah Commission

Spelling out the commission’s tasks and parameters within which it intends to function, Shah said his commission had the power to compel attendance by anyone, although he hoped that it would not have to do so.

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Why is Sikkim’s merger with India being questioned by China?

Three weeks into the Doklam standoff, Sikkim wants its domestic issues – many of them near the Chicken’s Neck area – to be resolved expeditiously. The Chinese are aware of the region’s strategic importance. Pressing southward and taking control of the Chumbi Valley – where the Chogyal once lived — cannot be allowed at any cost.

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Make road to root searches hurdle-free

Every year, thousands of adopted individuals begin and end their journey to find their biological parents in Pune and other cities of Maharashtra that have traditionally been adoption hubs of the country.

July 10/11, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Mizo Rebellion

The underground Mizo National Front has stepped up its virulent activities in the wake of repudiation of the July 1, 1976 peace accord by the rebel Mizo leader, Lal Denga.

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Dishing it out

Air India’s decision to serve only vegetarian meals to economy class shows a disdain for its patrons.

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Missing in Hamburg

G-20 summit did not provide a roadmap to deal with challenges created by US withdrawal from the Paris Pact.