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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.

Bharat Narain arrest, Gauhati school students protest, AASU, Student fasting, Forty Years Ago, Indian express news

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

Uttarakhand flash flood, Chamoli district, Uttarakhand disaster, mountain ecosystem, Hydel Power Project, Indian express news

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

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Best way out

February 19, 2021 8:58:12 am

Government should accept the arbitration award in Cairn case, bury the issue

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Forty Years Ago, February 19, 1981: Delhi Hooch Tragedy

February 19, 2021 4:30:21 am

Three persons have been arrested in this connection. They are two local dealers — Om Prakash and Satish, who have jhuggis in the same settlement — and a shopkeeper of South Extension, Vinay Kumar.

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Forty Years Ago, February 18, 1981: Lok Sabha Violence

February 18, 2021 4:30:34 am

One Lok Dal member, Jagpal Singh, had some skin clawed off his cheek in the melee, while Sankar Shastri (also Lok Dal) later complained that he had been punched in the chest by a former minister from the treasury benches, H K L Bhagat.

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Royal reality check

February 18, 2021 8:24:01 am

Harry Windsor, Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey has them in spotlight again

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Small and significant

February 18, 2021 8:23:20 am

As a controversial Lt Governor is recalled, and the government appears precarious, a new front opens in Puducherry

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She said

February 18, 2021 8:21:05 am

Priya Ramani’s acquittal in criminal defamation case is an empowering judgment, a landmark for women’s rights

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The digital bargain

February 17, 2021 9:30:27 am

Google’s battle against proposed Australia law could lead to a new template for the business of news in the digital age.

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Taking down Britney

February 17, 2021 9:31:31 am

A new documentary forces a horrified look back at the culture that enabled the pop star’s harassment.

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Price of reform

February 17, 2021 9:29:01 am

FCI’s overflowing granaries and rising costs — with farmers’ agitation as backdrop — are unsustainable.

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February 17, 1981, Forty Years Ago: President’s address

February 17, 2021 3:00:31 am

Inaugurating the budget session of Parliament, the President asked all sections of the community to “exercise restraint in demanding higher incomes and prices”.

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Beer before bread

February 16, 2021 7:49:14 am

A ‘beer factory’ from ancient Egypt has been uncovered. The beverage’s role in ordering human society was and is salient.

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Return of CAA

February 16, 2021 7:49:01 am

As Assam, West Bengal and Kerala prepare for polls, the citizenship law is back, deepening political polarisation.

Disha Ravi arrest, farmers’ protest toolkit, Greta Thunberg, environmental activist, Indian express news

Toolkit justice

February 17, 2021 12:02:55 am

Weaponising an advocacy document to arrest an activist signals paranoia, not democratic power.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Morarji Desai, talks with Pakistan, Kashmir issue, Forty Years Ago, Indian express news

February 16, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Atal wanted talks

February 16, 2021 3:00:48 am

Both Morarji Desai and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, when in power, had told Pakistan that they were willing to hold discussions on Kashmir “whenever you want, wherever you want” according to Agha Shahi, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister.

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