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Friday, February 26, 2021

February 26, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Pak Unrest

February 26, 2021 3:41:48 am

Pakistan’s military regime has arrested 21 more political figures bringing the number of those detained to 30, while anti-government demonstrations spread to Karachi. Five students were arrested when they set an army major’s jeep on fire.

A man of letters

February 26, 2021 7:48:19 am

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and publisher, recognised the spirit of the Beat Generation and nurtured it.

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Friends & neighbours

February 26, 2021 7:47:34 am

Pakistan PM’s Colombo visit affirms enduring ties. Minister Jaishankar’s Maldives trip signals Delhi is leaving nothing to chance.

State pushback

February 26, 2021 7:45:42 am

Light touch or blunt instrument? New rules to regulate social media and OTT draw the lines between Big Tech and government.

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Behind the Scream

February 25, 2021 8:11:01 am

A note in Edvard Munch’s iconic painting bares the anxieties of an artist, his fear of madness.

Kathmandu impasse

February 25, 2021 8:11:32 am

Court sets aside decision to dissolve Parliament, but political reconciliation within ruling party seems unlikely.

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Thank You

February 25, 2021 8:10:38 am

Judge Dharmender Rana’s verdict granting bail to Disha Ravi underscores what judiciary can — and should — do today.

February 25, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Bonded Labour

February 25, 2021 3:00:15 am

It is happening within 30 km of Delhi — brick kiln labourers are being bought and sold all over Haryana.

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February 24, 2021 8:36:55 am

Rising fuel prices are inflationary, hurt consumers. Government must focus on improving direct tax and GST compliance.

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Law and liberty

February 24, 2021 8:37:15 am

Bail for Varavara Rao is welcome. Tougher questions must be asked when accused are in custody for extended periods of time

Brawlers of Baghpat

February 24, 2021 8:38:01 am

Chaat vendors in a UP town battled over customers and launched a thousand memes.

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February 24, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Brezhnev reaches out

February 24, 2021 3:20:57 am

Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev made a major overture to the US, expressing readiness for a summit meeting with President Ronald Reagan, and willingness to reopen strategic arms talks.

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February 23, 2021 9:04:57 am

In the middle of what seems like an everlasting prime, the Big Three still rule the game.

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The rights of migrants

February 23, 2021 9:03:46 am

Niti Aayog draft policy on migrant workers is a prompt to reimagine labour-capital relations

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Cues for growth

February 23, 2021 9:02:42 am

Only way to unlock value of PSUs is liberation from government control. Growth will continue to be consumption-led.

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February 23, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Ahmedabad unrest

February 23, 2021 3:00:14 am

Four persons were killed in police firing and a fifth succumbed to stab wounds in a fresh spate of violence in Ahmedabad after a week’s lull since the medicos launched their anti-reservation agitation last month-end.

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Keep a watchful eye

February 22, 2021 7:43:10 am

India, China should repair bilateral relations on basis of disengagement process. But it may not be easy.

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February 22, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Students’ Sit-in

February 22, 2021 3:20:40 am

Bharat Narain had been arrested under specific charges earlier too and was on bail for about a month. While the censored local press could not report the arrest in their morning editions, the word spread to all school and college students as they began trickling in.

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The cost of news

February 22, 2021 7:43:38 am

Silicon Valley should not get free pass to news content. Outsourcing media’s business model to government is fraught.

Beer before bread, world’s oldest beer factory, ancient Egypt, beer predates bread, Indian express news

Cinema vs content

February 20, 2021 7:41:14 am

Martin Scorsese’s lament is understandable. Yet, even at the movies, change isn’t always a bad thing

The Quad endures

February 20, 2021 7:39:04 am

Latest meeting, soon after agreement with China on disengagement, shows India’s interest is not tactical but strategic

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On a new track

February 20, 2021 7:39:44 am

BJP may be betting on Metro Man Sreedharan to help it make headway in Kerala. It’s an interesting gamble

Forty Years Ago, February 20, 1981: Rail fares hiked

February 20, 2021 3:30:58 am

The Railway Minister delivered a staggering blow to all categories of railway users by announcing savage freight and fare increases totalling Rs 356.25 crore.

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Coffee dates

February 19, 2021 8:57:07 am

Congress manifesto for Vadodara municipal polls is refreshing, offers hope to lovers and the young

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Virus alert

February 19, 2021 8:57:55 am

Setback in fight against coronavirus in Maharashtra strikes note of caution. There is no room for complacence