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Saturday, June 19, 2021

What the G7 message on net-zero emissions means for India

India, which has huge developmental needs and global high-table aspirations that require carbon and policy spaces, must protect its interests

How are the claims of rival factions in a political party settled?

In such cases, like the recent split within the LJP, the election commission must use guidelines and precedents to make a decision

Cash-strapped power distribution companies need radical intervention

Centre has routinely stepped in to rescue discoms in distress, but dues have continued to rise. Minor tinkering will no longer help.

Lessons for India from a Covid ward in Kerala

The state’s success in choosing the basic development needs of its population over divisive politics is an example for the rest of India.

Why Salim Ali's 'The Book of Indian Birds' is a favourite guide

Glossier, more attractive birding books have been published in the 80 years since Ali’s guide first appeared, but it remains indispensable.

June 19, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Spirit scandal probe

June 19, 2021 4:00:31 am

The decision has been made despite the fact that both states have appointed inquiry commissions for the purpose.

What the G7 message on net-zero emissions means for India

June 19, 2021 9:04:52 am

India, which has huge developmental needs and global high-table aspirations that require carbon and policy spaces, must protect its interests

Why Salim Ali’s ‘The Book of Indian Birds’ is Indian birdwatchers’ favourite guide

June 19, 2021 9:06:44 am

Glossier, more attractive birding books have been published in the 80 years since Ali’s guide first appeared, but it remains indispensable.

How are the claims of rival factions in a political party settled?

June 19, 2021 9:03:37 am

S Y Quraishi writes: In such cases, like the recent split within the LJP, the election commission must use guidelines and precedents to make a decision.

Freedom fighter

June 19, 2021 8:32:02 am

Kenneth Kaunda was among the last leaders of an age when anti-colonialism forged enduring solidarities

Lessons for India from a Covid ward in Kerala

June 19, 2021 9:05:45 am

The state’s success in choosing the basic development needs of its population over divisive politics is an example for the rest of India.

Low command

June 19, 2021 8:28:39 am

Crises in Punjab and Rajasthan Congress have simmered on largely because the party leadership has let them be

Managing tantrum

June 19, 2021 8:26:10 am

RBI needs to be watchful of implications of withdrawal of accommodative policies by the US central bank

Cash-strapped power distribution companies need radical intervention, not another financial aid package

June 19, 2021 9:09:05 am

Centre has routinely stepped in to rescue discoms in distress, but dues have continued to rise. Minor tinkering will no longer help.

PM Awas Yojana (Grameen)

Modi government’s mantra: ‘Accelerated evolution’

June 18, 2021 8:29:55 pm

It has been the central aspect of the government’s work over the last seven years and provides the template for its governance priorities

We lost the battle, can we win the Covid war?

June 18, 2021 5:10:39 pm

The tragedy of the second wave has been deep, personal and widespread. The central government must be held to account

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A little bit of kindness

June 18, 2021 7:45:43 am

There’s only one solution to the social media culture of outrage and bullying, the toll it takes

Shine the light

June 18, 2021 7:43:43 am

Controversy over purchase of land in Ayodhya points to need for making deals more transparent, putting checks in place

Evicting without rehabilitating violates rights of slum dwellers

June 18, 2021 8:19:09 am

Especially when done in the middle of a deadly, unprecedented pandemic, it endangers the health and lives of thousands

We must ensure dignity for the departed

June 18, 2021 8:17:22 am

The devastating second wave of Covid has shown why legal backing for dead-body management protocol is needed

Has the blackbox of UAPA finally been opened?

June 18, 2021 8:15:18 am

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: Bail order for Asif Tanha, Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita is a welcome effort to prevent our civil liberties from being swallowed up by the black hole of state power.

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Biden & Putin

June 18, 2021 7:50:29 am

For now, US and Russian presidents deserve credit for trying to detox a relationship that had become so poisonous

The law applies to all — including big tech

June 18, 2021 8:18:06 am

Whether social media is a good or a service, there is no doubt it is subject to government regulation.

Defending the cartoonist’s right to ridicule

June 18, 2021 5:20:00 pm

E P Unny writes: How can an entire body of work cause offence, when cartooning is very much the art of the fleeting moment that leaves no scope for premeditation?

June 18, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Pak-Soviet ties

June 18, 2021 3:53:41 am

The Soviet Union is bound to feel unhappy at Pakistan’s decision to acquire US arms just as Pakistan feels strongly about the Soviet incursion in Afghanistan, resulting in the influx of one million refugees in Pakistan.

Virus alert

June 17, 2021 7:19:34 pm

Using high Ct value to rule out Covid is dangerous. During a pandemic, any person showing symptoms must take precautions including following quarantine rules.

Why democracy needs social media

June 17, 2021 5:54:43 pm

Social media corporations do have substantial power. But allowing authoritarian governments to curb free speech on them will lead to even worse outcomes

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June 17, 1981, Forty Years Ago: US aid to pak

June 17, 2021 4:00:42 am

India fears that the US’ decision to supply aircraft to Pakistan could undermine the recent attempts to normalise relations between the two countries.

Surekha Pillai created an online circle of care and love

June 17, 2021 8:29:24 am

Amrita Dutta writes: On Twitter, Surekha was a woman who spread a spendthrift joy by inviting us to share the things she loved — poetry, trees, good food

With BJP in Delhi, states must find ways to regain autonomy

June 17, 2021 8:29:17 am

Suhas Palshikar writes: How can the states retrieve their autonomy? One can imagine four routes to a return to a semblance of federal politics — fiscal strength, governance, political strength and regional identity

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