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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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January 21, 2020 10:12:11 am

It would be an exaggeration to call the current upheaval India’s “Tahrir moment”, but the unrest is an encouraging sign of growing resistance to injustice.

Raja Mandala: Delhi-Davos disconnect — India must finds ways to take advantage of new opportunities
January 21, 2020 5:00:53 pm

Given its growing stakes in the global economic order, Delhi ought to be at the leading edge of the current debate on the future of capitalism. India, though, seems too preoccupied sorting out the persistent legacies of feudalism.

The budget should increase spending in rural areas, cut taxes and bring back trust in financial system
January 21, 2020 9:59:00 am

The primary purpose of the budget is to lay out a receipt-expenditure statement and thereby the fiscal deficit estimates. This year is, perhaps, different as the slowdown has derailed the fiscal arithmetic.

Understand the CAA — it is a humanitarian legislation
January 20, 2020 11:14:14 am

It is the declaration by some Opposition-ruled states that they will not implement CAA, not the law itself, that is unconstitutional

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January 20, 2020 12:20:15 am

At the centre of these “core issues” are New Delhi’s actions on the constitutional status of Kashmir as well as the clampdown on communications, politics and alleged human rights violations in the state.

Move to cash transfers will lead to savings, put agriculture on sustainable growth path
January 20, 2020 11:24:53 am

All such investments will go a long way to augment farmers’ incomes in a sustainable manner. Else, I am afraid, much of the talk in the Union budget for agri-reforms will remain mere rhetoric.

SC order gives govt a way to retreat from its militaristic approach to Kashmir issue
January 19, 2020 10:20:11 am

The SC judgment also gives hope to the seven million people of the Kashmir Valley that their freedoms will be restored — although there is no sign yet of that happening seven days later

With India facing a job crisis, we should have welcomed Jeff Bezos with open arms
January 19, 2020 9:44:22 am

If for no other reason than that India faces an unemployment crisis, we should have welcomed Jeff Bezos with open arms last week. He tried his best to assure Modi and his ministers that he came bearing the gift of creating a million new jobs by 2025.

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January 19, 2020 1:02:14 am

Nearly 170 years ago, Savitribai Phule had stood up against Brahminical oppression to fight for the right to education of women and Shudras. Savitribai Phule and Fatima Sheikh too were pelted with stones by anti-social forces at the time.

For half a century, Parliament's Central Hall has been a turf for MPs and scribes to exchange views
January 19, 2020 10:37:41 am

For over half a century, Central Hall has served as a convenient neutral turf for government and opposition leaders and journalists to informally exchange news and views.

Centre can enforce its word on CAA
January 19, 2020 9:50:10 am

The opposition parties have been caught flat-footed. It was students who led the protest. Even the recent meeting convened by Sonia Gandhi showed a divided Opposition, and a strategy based on power of chief ministers to challenge CAA rather than any mass movement.

India is steadily creeping from democracy to some form of thugocracy
January 18, 2020 12:22:24 pm

The essence of democracy is in protecting minority rights. India is failing to do so

Protests against the new citizenship law are constitutional, they seek to protect its basic structure
January 18, 2020 1:27:15 pm

Pinarayi Vijayan writes: The CAA has created anxieties across the country, resulting in large scale protests. Kerala, because of its commitment to the values of humanity, sees it as its responsibility to take up the mantle in this struggle for justice.

We must try to understand how 2012 gangrape case convicts are products of a broken society
January 18, 2020 12:20:47 pm

There were often clear pre-existing signals of disturbances in their behaviour or environments, but with a complete absence of any scaffolding to help them deal with these challenges when it mattered most.

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January 16, 2020 11:52:06 pm

The Urdu Times on the same day refers to “messages of hatred on Whatsapp”, which the JNU attackers allegedly received. These messages had the provocative exhortation: “If not now then when will you hit?”

Bhima Koregaon incident is a symbol of the long history of Dalit warriorship social mobility
January 17, 2020 2:34:23 pm

It is a tragic irony that today Bhima Koregaon stands reduced in public discourse to an impossible choice, not just before Dalits but before the nation as such — between Brahmanical rule and colonial rule.

Filtering out free speech
January 17, 2020 12:24:18 pm

With Shreya Singhal judgment, India showed the world how to protect plurality and innovation online. Draft Intermediary Rules by the IT ministry move away from that achievement

SC's decision not to decide on validity of communication lockdown in Kashmir is not just deferral, it is abdication
January 16, 2020 10:10:00 am

It has taken the Court five months to decide on the challenge to the communications lockdown. If the government now fails to comply with the judgment, will it take another five months for the issue to be decided? By that stage, the damage would already have been done.

Silos in railway services have to be broken, though it’s a complicated task
January 16, 2020 10:22:35 am

Unification has been recommended by several committees. The Prakash Tandon Committee recommended a single service. The Gupta-Narain Committee (1994), set up to examine feasibility of implementing this single service idea, questioned whether this could be done.

It is a huge mistake to dismiss the opposition to CAA as anti-national, anti-Hindu or anti-democratic
January 16, 2020 10:18:28 am

Non-violent protests are the most democratic form of political engagement. They demonstrate that the youth of India are deeply committed to the fundamental values of constitutionalism