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A mercy petition allows for rectifying miscarriage of justice, mitigates errors in the legal system

A mercy petition allows for rectifying miscarriage of justice, mitigates errors in the legal system

January 24, 2020 11:31:33 am

When society celebrates an encounter killing of rape suspects, our judiciary should worry.

Government must engage in a collaborative effort with farmer groups

Government must engage in a collaborative effort with farmer groups

January 24, 2020 11:33:25 am

There is an ambiguous provision to levy income tax on “dairying”. Either the provision should be removed or it should be clarified that it does not include dairy farmers. Dairying is a part of agriculture and as per the Constitution, it is a state subject.

To reduce Faiz to a single identity is to crush his universal language

January 23, 2020 9:38:09 am

To judge Faiz for hurting Hindu sentiments is an unfair indictment of his composite vision and heritage that was shaped by India. Poets like Faiz are above political ideologies and affiliations.

Athlete-coach relations have bordered on a feudal paternalism that can foster predators

January 23, 2020 10:41:52 am

The sports coaching centre and the coach should act as a fulcrum between society that throws up talent via schools or private associations, and athletes, who emerge not just as champions winning laurels for the country but as individuals who receive the right nurturing, and are committed to their sport.

If states consider an order to be against Constitution, they can’t be obliged to act upon it

January 23, 2020 9:52:53 am

Making unclear statements about state governments being duty-bound to implement CAA may be construed as showing disregard for people’s struggle.

Removing ‘Abide with me’ from Beating Retreat legitimises politics of exclusion

Removing ‘Abide with me’ from Beating Retreat legitimises politics of exclusion

January 23, 2020 10:27:12 am

The deletion of this hymn is an issue; but it is hardly a Christian issue. It is a problem and that problem pertains to the “India of our dreams”. It is, on the contrary, a shot in the arm for those who endorse the New India in the making, the hallmark of which is hostility to alterity or otherness.

With a huge informal economy, government should increase spending, not worry about deficit

January 23, 2020 10:34:37 am

To get the engine of the economy revving, an expansionary fiscal policy that harnesses the energy of the informal sector to boost aggregate demand is the order of the day.

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View from the Right: Data-fed protests

January 22, 2020 1:26:43 am

In an editorial, Organiser has described protests as a new war thrust on the nation where data is the weapon.

Forty Years Ago, January 22, 1980: Help, not charity

January 22, 2020 1:12:35 am

Speaking at the UNIDO conference, Indira Gandhi spoke of the aversion of developing countries to any attempt by others to influence the policy or impose their views.

SC ruling on Kashmir internet shutdown limits arbitrariness of executive power

SC ruling on Kashmir internet shutdown limits arbitrariness of executive power

January 22, 2020 11:53:22 am

This is a huge victory for those struggling against the abridgment of civil liberties: State authorities can no longer rely on the cover of secrecy to pass arbitrary orders.

CAA-led narrative on religious persecution ignores political specificity, nuance in neighbourhood

CAA-led narrative on religious persecution ignores political specificity, nuance in neighbourhood

January 22, 2020 11:53:56 am

India’s new official narrative is, at complete variance with the understanding that has informed Indian foreign policy so far. If Hindus were equally persecuted in East Pakistan/Bangladesh both before and after it broke away from Pakistan, why did India even bother to intervene in the war of liberation?

Pinarayi Vijayan’s opposition to CAA exposes heartless politics of the Left, Congress

Pinarayi Vijayan’s opposition to CAA exposes heartless politics of the Left, Congress

January 22, 2020 11:54:35 am

States like Kerala that oppose the CAA must recognise the Centre’s constitutional right to make laws pertaining to citizenship.

In pursuit of truth and justice

In pursuit of truth and justice

January 22, 2020 11:55:24 am

President Ram Nath Kovind: There are many challenges and crises confronting journalism. But its quest for quality cannot stop.

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The republic’s defenders: The ruling elite is smug, the young are standing up for India’s soul

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

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

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.

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Forty Years Ago, January 21, 1980: PM on Afghanistan

January 21, 2020 12:10:11 am

Addressing the leaders of the Opposition in Parliament on the eve of the first session of the newly elected Lok Sabha, the PM said that “we are neither pro-Russia, nor pro-America. We are only pro-India”.

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India and EU have accomplished much. There is more to be done

January 21, 2020 10:09:23 am

India and the EU are both highly exposed to the terrorist threat. We have already brought together counter-terrorism experts from Europe and India to exchange experiences and best practices. As a result, an enhanced working relationship between our police officers is taking shape.

Where Piyush Goyal is right: investments in infrastructure is different from money brought in to finance losses

Where Piyush Goyal is right: investments in infrastructure is different from money brought in to finance losses

January 21, 2020 9:55:28 am

It’s possible that the minister’s harangue against Amazon was aimed more at small shopkeepers and traders, the ruling BJP’s original support base, ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections.

Muslims are protesting not because their religion is in danger, but for the imperilled Constitution

Muslims are protesting not because their religion is in danger, but for the imperilled Constitution

January 20, 2020 11:07:39 am

The protest this time is not faith-based, there is no gender segregation. Muslim men and women are out there alongside all others. Yes, there are Muslim women in burqas and hijabs. But also there in large numbers are women who “don’t look like Muslims”.

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