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Mehta's statement has done PM more harm than anything said by us ‘prophets of doom’

Xi is playing for high stakes for another major plank in Chinese nationalism

Labour laws are a conglomeration of close to 250 Central and state laws

Covid-19 lockdown has made prioritising a challenge for some of us

Territorial battles

May 31, 2020 8:47:52 pm

Tussle between CAPF and IPS officers finds a new battleground in J&K.

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A case of judicial law making

May 31, 2020 8:28:50 am

A recent SC ruling has diluted the pro-citizen objectives of the 2013 land act

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Sentinel on the qui vive

May 31, 2020 9:59:45 am

P Chidambaram writes: Over the years, the Supreme Court, like any other institution and like in any other country, stumbled on occasion, but quickly lifted itself, dusted the sand, and strode like a colossus.

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China’s war on India: Xi is playing for high stakes for another major plank in Chinese nationalism

May 31, 2020 10:49:14 am

Meghnad Desai writes: This time the China-India confrontation will not be an isolated affair with India friendless as in 1962. It will be part of a global (hopefully) Cold War.

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Covid-19 lockdown has made prioritising a challenge for some of us

May 31, 2020 11:42:12 am

The current lockdown has made prioritising a challenge for some of us — work calls, household chores, children’s online classes etc. As the running season is over, the lockdown is, in a way, a forced rest period for me, allowing the body to recover from niggles and injuries.

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Dalitality: Labour laws and the muffled voices of 93%

May 31, 2020 3:50:53 pm

Labour laws are a conglomeration of close to 250 Central and state laws that grant protection to the labourer by regulating fair wages, conditions of work, overtime, leave, and social securities through employment security.

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If Solicitor General exceeded his brief in his statement in SC, PM should sack him

May 31, 2020 10:05:16 am

Tavleen Singh writes: Tushar Mehta’s statement has done the Prime Minister more harm than anything said by us ‘prophets of doom.’ This is because Mr Mehta showed arrogant contempt for those who have suffered. They have suffered due to criminal negligence on the part of our officials. Not Covid-19.

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How to read the numbers from India’s Covid-19 testing

May 30, 2020 4:43:48 pm

An insightful way to analyze this number is to interpret it in terms of Sensitivity and Specificity of the testing criteria and Prevalence of the virus.

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PM Modi writes: A letter to the nation in the midst of a crisis that calls for firm resolve

May 30, 2020 11:24:09 am

PM Narendra Modi writes: Many feared that India will become a problem for the world when corona hits it. But today, through sheer confidence and resilience, you have transformed the way the world looks at us. You have proven that the collective strength and potential of Indians is unparalleled, compared even to the powerful and prosperous countries.

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Delhi is unlikely to opt for an escalation with China that affects its economy

May 30, 2020 9:56:47 am

India’s position in South Asia and the Gulf has gained acknowledgement because of its economy — note the Arab investment which has gone to India instead of Pakistan — and China is a peripheral challenger in the region, in addition to being one of its biggest trading partners.

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Time has come for complete overhaul of obsolete legislation regulating migrant labour in India

May 30, 2020 10:51:27 am

In light of the announcement by the government on launching a scheme under PMJAY for the migrant labour/urban poor to provide ease of living at an affordable rent, optimal utilisation of these funds should be considered over the medium term.

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Forty Years Ago, May 30, 1980: Assam Ultimatum

May 30, 2020 4:06:46 am

With this ultimatum to AASU leaders, the chances of the resumption of a dialogue between the government and leaders of the current movement on the issue of foreign nationals further receded today.

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Art and artifice

May 30, 2020 7:46:48 am

The singularity seems to be closer than was reckoned, as an artificial intelligence takes office as an art curator in Bucharest

The singularity seems to be closer than was reckoned, as an artificial intelligence takes office as an art curator in Bucharest

When crises come

May 30, 2020 8:03:18 am

Country needs to evolve well-rounded protocols for managing disasters, not look at them as only administrative problems.

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Mr Mehta’s lecture

May 30, 2020 8:10:15 am

Solicitor General’s hectoring and bullying need to be called out — by the court too. That’s judicial independence

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A year of misgovernance: NDA govt has presided over an economic crisis, and handled pandemic poorly

May 30, 2020 9:19:01 am

Ghulam Nabi Azad writes: While the economy was struggling, the Modi government dedicated itself to destroying the secular fabric of society. It blatantly attacked the very foundations of the Constitution and destroyed the federal structure of the country.

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Covid crisis offers room to erase thresholds of Industrial Disputes Act that affect workers, employers

May 30, 2020 10:49:25 am

Now that the enterprises have been freed of the size threshold, entrepreneurs get no advantage in dwarfing their firms. Other reforms can soon follow, such as allowing for workers’ representation in a firm’s supervisory board, as it happens in Germany.

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Towards digital justice

May 30, 2020 7:09:29 am

China has set up mobile courts and AI-powered judges. India too can tap new technologies to radically reform judicial framework in the country

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Power and politics in Imphal

May 29, 2020 5:42:47 pm

Three years in office, Biren Singh has consolidated his position. How manoeuvres through mine-fields in Manipur’s history will have a bearing on his legacy

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Covid-19 pandemic may create opportunities to deepen India’s engagement with Africa

May 29, 2020 9:49:45 am

India could also create a new fund for Africa and adapt its grant-in-aid assistance to reflect the current priorities. This could include support for new investment projects by Indian entrepreneurs especially in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors in Africa.

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