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May 28, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Falkland War Rages

May 28, 2022 4:16:44 am

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has said that Britain’s landing forces were moving forward from their position around St Carlos. Speaking in Parliament, she said that our forces are moving forward on the bridgehead.

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Hounding of Aryan

May 28, 2022 4:04:40 am

Collapse of Narcotics Control Bureau’s case against him points to a failed witch hunt. Those who were complicit in it must pay

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Shree’s story

May 28, 2022 3:56:58 am

It is fitting that a novel that speaks of the fallacy of boundaries should win an award that honours a work in translation

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A dog’s life

May 28, 2022 3:12:46 am

In the saga of IAS officers walking their pet in the sports stadium, there is only one happy ending

Express View | Geetanjali Shree’s story

May 27, 2022 8:59:14 pm

It is emblematic that a novel that speaks of the fallacy of boundaries should win an award that honours a work in translation

Express View | Hounding of Aryan Khan

May 27, 2022 8:55:43 pm

Collapse of Narcotics Control Bureau’s case against him points to a failed witch hunt. Those who were complicit in it must pay

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May 27, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Reddy’s Displeasure

May 27, 2022 4:01:15 am

The President is believed to have expressed his displeasure to the Prime Minister. He told Mrs Gandhi that the governor’s invitation to Bhajan Lal to form the government was not proper and constitutional.

National Assessment Survey lays out post-Covid challenges. Teacher- and student-centred approaches are needed

May 27, 2022 8:24:28 am

Conducted in November 2021 among students of more than one lakh schools in 720 districts, the NAS shows a sharp dip in the performance of students in almost all subjects during the pandemic years.

Those watching the Boris Johnson Show must prepare for late-season twists in the tale

May 27, 2022 8:32:57 am

The revelations about the boozy parties at 10, Downing Street would have led to the instant fall of any leader of government — but not, apparently, Teflon Johnson.

An IAS officer gets athletes out of a stadium to walk his dog because he can. That must change

May 27, 2022 5:39:06 pm

In a country riddled with inequality, where the VIP enjoys privileges and exemptions, from the toll booth to the airport, the babu continues to be out of touch with the temper of the times.

Punjab CM does well to weed out a colleague under cloud but he needs to do more spadework — off camera

May 26, 2022 9:48:50 am

Punjab’s new chief minister must not merely congratulate himself on taking a bold step against one of his own, he must also ask how someone who is seen as tainted so soon after taking charge was given a crucial portfolio, any portfolio, in the first place.

Sugar low: Enabling supply response, not creating policy uncertainty, is the only durable solution to supply-side inflation

May 26, 2022 9:48:16 am

Unlike in wheat, where government estimates of the size of this year’s crop seem highly optimistic, there’s no debate over sugar output. And its prices have hardly risen; nor do they look like going up.

Release of an ‘unburnable’ edition of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is a message to those who are afraid of ideas

May 26, 2022 9:49:12 am

There is a particular irony in the burning of books, the censorship of thought and the fear of slogans. Ideas, as the anarchist V remarked (in V for Vendetta), are bulletproof. Yet, they are not invincible.

How to charge an absurd amount of money for a terribly mundane item: Slap a snobby logo on it

May 25, 2022 9:49:52 am

Chinese social media users have recently trolled the Italian luxury label Gucci, which created a non-waterproof umbrella in collaboration with Adidas.

PFI rally in Alappuzha sends out disturbing signals of a politics that threatens to deepen faultlines, shrink shared spaces

May 25, 2022 9:41:56 am

The PFI, formed in 2007, has a dismal record of fostering polarisation and promoting violence. The outfit first caught national attention in July 2010, when eight of its activists chopped off the hands of a college professor, T J Joseph, for allegedly insulting the Prophet.

Quad seems more cohesive and ready to act on initiatives agreed upon previously. But complex challenges remain

May 25, 2022 9:40:28 am

Undoubtedly, what has given the Quad a sharper edge in its objective of ensuring a “rules based order” and an “open and free” region — not so coded references to Beijing — is the launch of the US Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.

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May 24, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Bhajan Lal is CM

May 24, 2022 4:15:52 am

In a two hour drama on May 23, Bhajan Lal was sworn in as the Chief Minister by the Haryana Governor, B D Tapase, for being the leader of the “largest single party” in the assembly.

Government must resist demands for banning exports. Real problem that requires addressing is yields

May 24, 2022 9:08:24 am

The correct approach to tackling inflation, whether in wheat, cotton or yarn, is by allowing duty-free imports without putting fetters on exports.

SC panel’s report sets stage for trial of accused Hyderabad policemen. Case must not fall through system’s cracks

May 24, 2022 9:08:47 am

The apex court has transferred the Hyderabad encounter case to the Telangana High Court. It’s incumbent on all parties to ensure that due processes are followed rigorously.

Calls to phase the harmonium out from Gurmat Sangeet ignore a rich history

May 24, 2022 9:10:41 am

The harmonium is Indian. How can one forget the day when it sat next to melody queen Lata Mangeshkar as she sang “Aye mere watan ke logon”, while a nation and its then prime minister wept?

In Gyanvapi-Kashi Vishwanath case, SC needs to say more to underline the primacy of the Constitution

May 23, 2022 8:49:42 am

This attempt by the court, ostensibly to “heal” and to balance competing claims in the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque dispute, raises questions.

Fuel tax cuts will help ease price pressures, but inflation is likely to remain elevated

May 23, 2022 8:51:16 am

This is the second time in the recent past that the Centre has cut fuel taxes. In November last year, the Centre had lowered the excise duty on petrol by Rs 5 and by Rs 10 on diesel.

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May 23, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Bahuguna sure to win

May 23, 2022 3:42:25 am

H N Bahuguna, chairman of the Democratic Socialist Party romped home in the elections to Garhwal Lok Sabha seat defeating his Congress (I)-rival Chandra Mohan Singh, minister of state for hill development, in one of the prestigious by-elections.

Kangana Ranaut’s remark against Bollywood’s nepotism is well-taken. But she needs to look for better similes

May 21, 2022 8:46:01 am

When Ranaut pitched into the recent debate on the north-south contest in the country’s tinseldom with a dig at Hindi cinema’s star kids, it seemed par for the course.

Jobs scheme will not offer a long-term solution to urban unemployment. Safety nets need to better conceived

May 21, 2022 8:57:47 am

The proposal to introduce an urban employment guarantee scheme comes in the backdrop of the pandemic exposing the precarious position of workers, especially those employed in the informal sector in urban areas.