May 27, 2022 8:24 am
Conducted in November 2021 among students of more than one lakh schools in 720 districts, the NAS shows a sharp dip in the performance of students in almost all subjects during the pandemic years.
May 27, 2022 8:32 am
The revelations about the boozy parties at 10, Downing Street would have led to the instant fall of any leader of government — but not, apparently, Teflon Johnson.
May 27, 2022 8:20 am
In a country riddled with inequality, where the VIP enjoys privileges and exemptions, from the toll booth to the airport, the babu continues to be out of touch with the temper of the times.
May 26, 2022 9:48 am
Punjab's new chief minister must not merely congratulate himself on taking a bold step against one of his own, he must also ask how someone who is seen as tainted so soon after taking charge was given a crucial portfolio, any portfolio, in the first place.
May 26, 2022 9:48 am
Unlike in wheat, where government estimates of the size of this year's crop seem highly optimistic, there's no debate over sugar output. And its prices have hardly risen; nor do they look like going up.
May 26, 2022 9:49 am
There is a particular irony in the burning of books, the censorship of thought and the fear of slogans. Ideas, as the anarchist V remarked (in V for Vendetta), are bulletproof. Yet, they are not invincible.
May 25, 2022 9:49 am
Chinese social media users have recently trolled the Italian luxury label Gucci, which created a non-waterproof umbrella in collaboration with Adidas.
May 25, 2022 9:41 am
The PFI, formed in 2007, has a dismal record of fostering polarisation and promoting violence. The outfit first caught national attention in July 2010, when eight of its activists chopped off the hands of a college professor, T J Joseph, for allegedly insulting the Prophet.
May 25, 2022 9:40 am
Undoubtedly, what has given the Quad a sharper edge in its objective of ensuring a “rules based order” and an “open and free” region — not so coded references to Beijing — is the launch of the US Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
May 24, 2022 9:08 am
The correct approach to tackling inflation, whether in wheat, cotton or yarn, is by allowing duty-free imports without putting fetters on exports.