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Sunday, February 16, 2020

View From The Neighbourhood: Praising Erdogan

February 17, 2020 2:15:03 am

A weekly look at the public conversations shaping ideas beyond borders — in the Subcontinent.

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How she votes

February 17, 2020 1:20:33 am

The woman voter is speaking up, in Delhi and elsewhere. Parties need to listen and respond.

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Bad to worse

February 17, 2020 1:11:26 am

In the wake of the Supreme Court order, government must intervene for the sake of the health of the telecom sector.

Forty Years Ago, February 17, 1980: Workers’ deadline

February 17, 2020 1:05:29 am

The presidential order came as a great relief to thousands of Indian workers, who would have had to leave the country by February 21.

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The Jojo Rabbit Lesson

February 17, 2020 1:01:42 am

The film has important insights on the dangers of propaganda.

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Hype Trumps Hope

February 17, 2020 12:56:43 am

US president’s visit comes when mutually beneficial framework of bilateral relationship stands disrupted.

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On the loose: Green Shoots

February 17, 2020 12:15:37 am

Veganism, in a dog eat dog world.

Meghnad Desai writes: Why Kejriwal win is a game changer

February 16, 2020 11:04:55 am

Arvind Kejriwal ran an astute campaign for Delhi elections which did not allow the BJP to distract voters from the solid achievements of the Aam Aadmi Party in delivering public services. He did not fight PM Narendra Modi on the CAA, and treated it as irrelevant for Delhi polls.

Now that the drum beats of Delhi election battle have died, how long will our interest in Shaheen Bagh last

February 16, 2020 11:16:11 am

When they come to “clear the road”, what will they do with the India map made of scrap and beautified with lights in what can only be a labour of love? What happens to that man playing songs of protest? What happens to those songs even?

From ‘achhe beete paanch saal’ to black and yellow colours, how I-PAC left its imprint

Inside track: Prashant Kishor thinks big

February 16, 2020 12:56:11 am

Pollster Prashant Kishor, who is from Bihar, wants to create a viable opposition political alliance for the Assembly polls later this year.

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P Chidambaram writes: May the tukde tukde gangs grow stronger until they achieve their Constitutional goals

February 16, 2020 11:20:39 am

There is nothing unusual or inherently wrong about a right-wing ideology. It is only when right-wing leaders politicise their religion and attempt to divide people on the ground of religion that the Constitution is violated and social harmony is disrupted. The BJP has done just that.

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Tavleen Singh writes: Thank you Amit Shah for acknowledging Delhi campaign tone harmed BJP

February 16, 2020 8:22:37 am

For Amit Shah, who is usually in aggressive, attack mode, to go so far as admitting that the poison and hate spewed by his lieutenants may have hurt the BJP in Delhi is both surprising and welcome.

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The AAP is not opposing the BJP precisely in the way liberals and radicals want

February 16, 2020 11:27:38 am

Hindutva politics is the politicisation of a majority community created around symbols, united with an anti-minority agenda, and nurtured around perceived fears and insecurities. What has the AAP done to fit this bill?

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Why Pakistan might not be ‘blacklisted’ this time by FATF

February 15, 2020 9:44:34 am

As things stand now, Pakistan is in the ‘Ongoing Process Statement’—along with 11 other countries, according to the FATF website updated as of October 2019. It’s anybody’s guess as to what progress Pakistan has made in combatting terror and terror financing.

Forty Years Ago, February 15, 1980: New Himachal CM

Forty Years Ago, February 15, 1980: New Himachal CM

February 15, 2020 5:00:49 am

After the resignation of the 32-month-old Shanta Kumar ministry, Ram Lal was sworn in the new chief minister of Himachal Pradesh

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For Pakistan, 2020 could be the year of punishment

February 15, 2020 10:57:18 am

Imran Khan loves defiance but Pakistan can hardly afford it either abroad or at home. The opposition PPP and PMLN are hounded by cases of corruption against their mostly ailing leaders that the courts are reluctant to punish.

Fine-tuning GST: Steps are being taken to improve the compliance eco-system

Fine-tuning GST: Steps are being taken to improve the compliance eco-system

February 15, 2020 11:17:52 am

In order to identify dealers posing a “hazard” to revenue and do a 360-degree profile of risky taxpayers, a system of regular data exchange with banks, CBDT, ED, RoC and other agencies is being put in place; fraudsters will find it almost impossible to game the system.

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A step too far

February 15, 2020 9:11:02 am

Supreme Court is rightly concerned about growing criminality in politics. But its strategy for containment is problematic

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Not without data

February 15, 2020 9:16:41 am

The responsibility for assuaging citizens’ concerns over data gathering lies with the Modi government.

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Second childhood

February 15, 2020 9:18:40 am

Septuagenarian billionaires Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg have figured out how to get free ad space

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