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If we can coexist with animals, we will benefit far more than them

July 31, 2020 2:57:38 pm

Each animal thinks, dreams and wants the same nurturing that we do. Let us be humane and kind to each other and the world around us. India will benefit.

CRSA files damage suit of `9 lakh against international roller skater for maligning its reputation

A gendered gaze of justice

July 29, 2020 9:52:42 pm

The stereotype of a ‘distressed victim’ has influenced the judgment of courts in many rape trials.

Regulations proposed by draft report on non-personal data need a relook

July 30, 2020 8:52:31 am

State regulation must identify concrete problems, not create interventionist bureaucracies based on potential ones. These lessons have made India one of the world’s largest economies and enabled the present government to seek “atmanirbharta”.

President Xi’s long game: World is dealing with a leader who believes he will shape a Chinese Century

July 29, 2020 8:57:29 am

Xi Jinping intends to be the Leader of the “Second Hundred” just as Mao Zedong is regarded as the Leader of the “First Hundred”. This means the world will be dealing with President Xi Jinping for some time. It is, therefore, important to get a proper measure of the person.

Rajasthan High Court must take into account SC verdict, Speaker’s powers

July 29, 2020 8:57:50 am

The high courts and the Supreme Court routinely refuse to interfere in matters where the concerned authority has merely issued a show cause notice or granted an opportunity of being heard. This is an inviolable tenet of natural justice.

Olivia de Havilland was the last of the greats of Hollywood’s Golden Age

July 29, 2020 11:11:58 am

Yes, we will always have the films. But the stars are mostly gone — with due respect to the few who remain, de Havilland was our strongest surviving link to the Golden Age. The era has truly ended.

A little less certainty, a little more empathy

July 29, 2020 8:59:22 am

If anything, the debate over cancel culture has shown us that it’s imperative to introspect on who we are when we are not performing to an audience.

Geographical spread of virus poses new policy challenges

July 29, 2020 8:58:37 am

As private investment and consumption settle at far lower levels than earlier anticipated, the government’s role in the economy over the next two years or so would need to be much larger than it has been in the last three decades.

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Let’s not forget the epidemic during the pandemic

July 28, 2020 8:37:51 pm

While we must grapple with Covid-19, the country cannot afford to lose focus on its targets to eliminate neglected tropical diseases.

Haghia Sophia mosque plan draws Turkish-German criticism

Erdogan’s hour of shame

July 28, 2020 7:53:48 pm

Conversion of the Hagia Sophia to a mosque has handed right-wingers in non-Muslim nations an excuse and impetus to demonise Islam

Global coalition of democracies, amid China’s assertion, could open a range of new possibilities

July 28, 2020 8:43:26 am

While India must pay close attention to the unfolding China debate in the US, it must also note the structural changes in American engagement with China over the last two decades.

Ensuring delayed marriage requires concerted efforts to keep girls in school for longer

July 28, 2020 8:41:32 am

A well-educated woman’s chances of making informed decisions and exercising greater agency in the household is monumental in breaking the cycle of poverty, ill health, as well as malnutrition.

A P J Abdul Kalam’s vision for development has special resonance today

July 28, 2020 8:38:52 am

Kalam dreamt of a developed India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been leading the people on a journey to achieve Kalam’s dream.

Rajasthan case shows that institutions charged with holding the line are crossing it

July 28, 2020 8:43:05 am

These institutions have not just acquiesced but also participated in the crossing of a Lakshman rekha in a manner which, either willingly or unwillingly, benefits the interests of a single political party, all the while flagrantly flouting long-standing legal precedents.

Timely lockdown gave India an edge in war against coronavirus

July 28, 2020 8:52:03 am

Lockdown in India decelerated the pandemic, averted lakhs of cases, saved thousands of lives. The time it provided has been utilised effectively to strengthen the health system.

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Looking beyond the summit

July 29, 2020 8:29:09 am

The postponement of the climate COP will not delay attainment of Paris summit goals. New evidence shows it is domestic climate actions that matter

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Skidding on the flat mobility curve

July 27, 2020 6:56:03 pm

Easing the lockdown before controlling the pandemic is now stalling activity significantly below normal as the post-lockdown euphoria is ebbing

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The matchmaking show everybody’s so conflicted about

July 27, 2020 5:58:25 pm

Indian Matchmaking on Netflix is that rare show that bridges the gap between the Balika Vadhu and Four More Shots viewer.

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A bizarre and unscientific policy is behind the menace of stray dogs all over India

July 31, 2020 2:57:07 pm

Experts estimate that barely 10 per cent of India’s dogs have been sterilised and immunised out of a possible 60 million.

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Pakistan’s information war campaign against India needs attention

July 27, 2020 9:28:22 am

What is noteworthy is that the same anti-India narrative is repeated ad nauseam from every medium and platform — whether it is politicians like Imran Khan or Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the ISPR, or print, electronic and social media.

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Dadabhai Naoroji strove to be inclusive. Today’s majoritarian nationalism represents a betrayal of principles he bequeathed to India

July 27, 2020 9:25:26 am

What would Dadabhai Naoroji make of India today? He would be troubled by the chauvinism and anti-intellectualism that animates the current leadership. These run counter to the traditions of Indian nationalism.

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Omar Abdullah writes: While Jammu and Kashmir remains UT, I will not contest Assembly elections

July 29, 2020 9:03:19 am

Having been a member of the most empowered Assembly in the land and that, too, as leader of that Assembly for six years, I simply cannot and will not be a member of a House that has been disempowered the way ours has: Vice president of the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference breaks his silence.

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PM Modi has chosen to work in a cocoon since he first took the job six years ago

July 26, 2020 8:48:05 am

The PM has a second chance to fulfil the promise to move India from the limited goal of poverty alleviation, to a grander goal of real prosperity.

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The spider’s web

July 26, 2020 8:50:27 am

Mr Pilot is not cut from the same cloth as the BJP is, or so we believed. He should have channelled all his energies to help the people fight the pandemic as well as get the state’s economy back on its feet.

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It’s time India paid reparations to its Dalits

July 26, 2020 8:55:54 am

The constitutional promises through reservations and land reforms were one of the few ways for us to get together. But these remain hotly contested. Reparation is one of the most viable ways to secure justice for all.

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