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CJI appointment, SC collegium, SA Bobde retirement, NJAC, Supreme Court, Covid pandemic, Indian express news

Injudicious impasse

February 15, 2021 9:59:10 am

CJI Bobde-led collegium has not ensured an appointment to SC — this apparent incapacity calls for court to look within.

Bihar Covid testing data, Bihar coronavirus cases, Covid pandemic, Bihar covid measures, Bihar news, Indian express news

Slipping up

February 15, 2021 3:15:03 am

Bihar’s Covid containment measures lapsed into complacency. Irregularities must be probed, systemic deficits addressed.

Sixth Five-Year Plan, Planning Commission, NDC, N D Tiwari, Forty Years Ago, Indian express news

February 15, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Sixth Plan Approved

February 15, 2021 3:00:20 am

The Planning Minister, N D Tiwari, told a news conference that the approval was by consensus but the three leftist states — West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura — expressed dissent at the NDC.

madhya pradesh, chambal valley dacoits, chambal valley dacoit museum, phoolan devi, indian express editorial

Telling the tale

February 13, 2021 4:37:03 am

Bhind Police is setting up a museum about the dacoits of Chambal. There may be more to their story

wasim jaffer, wasim jaffer resignation, uttrakhand coach, communalism, bcci, indian express news

Frogs in cricket well

February 13, 2021 4:35:47 am

By maligning Jaffer, Uttarakhand cricket officials hurt proud legacy of a game that brings a diverse country together

NAM, non-aligned countries, Janata Party, ASEAN countries, Raj Narayan, indian express news

Forty Years Ago, February 13, 1981: Rift In NAM

February 13, 2021 4:30:34 am

The new paragraph on Afghanistan, calling for the withdrawal of the foreign troops, seems to reflect the views of most countries, though Kabul is less than satisfied with it.

wasim jaffer, wasim jaffer resignation, uttrakhand coach, communalism, bcci, indian express news

Big tech vs State

February 13, 2021 4:30:25 am

Online platforms need to answer many questions, government needs to be more transparent when it issues a blacklist

narendra modi, economy, rajya sabha, modi speech rajya sabha, public sector, private sector, indian express editorial

Wealth of nations

February 12, 2021 5:00:46 am

Private enterprise is key for wealth creation. The Prime Minister’s caution against vilification of private sector is timely

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Standing at ease

February 12, 2021 5:00:39 am

It’s welcome that China wants to end the standoff in Ladakh, but India cannot afford to drop its guard

Emmanuel Macron, French president, French philosophers, american universities, social science theories, postcolonialism, indian express editorial

The foreign hand

February 12, 2021 5:00:33 am

The French are upset over an invasion of American theories. Blame all that fuss on their internal matters

Tamil Nadu Rail Mishap, Tamil Nadu Rail Mishap deaths, Tamil Nadu Rail Mishap inured, forty years ago, indian express editorial

Forty Years Ago, February 12, 1981: Tamil Nadu Rail Mishap

February 12, 2021 4:37:08 am

A Southern Railways press release said 14 bodies had been identified. The accident occurred when the couplings of the goods train snapped and some empty oil tanker wagons broke loose.

February 11, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Govt Seeks Out Desai

February 11, 2021 3:25:17 am

Morarji Desai is likely to make an effort to bring the leaders of the Assam movement back to the negotiating table to discuss the issue of the foreign nationals in the state with the central government.

New Zealand's Parliament, European colonies, colonial hierarchies, New Zealand ejected for not wearing tie, MP, Indian express news

No tie-ing down

February 11, 2021 10:02:08 am

After row over tie-wearing, New Zealand Parliament has changed the rule. Stuffed shirts must follow suit.

Economic recovery, GDP growth, PMI manufacturing index, GST revenues, Indian express news

Picking up pace

February 11, 2021 10:01:38 am

Economic indicators signal a recovery that is gaining momentum. Growth may surprise on the upside.

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

Tread softly

February 11, 2021 10:00:56 am

Chamoli flash flood is a warning and call — to treat mountain ecosystem with sensitivity and care, plug gaps in research.

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Bitter sweet

February 10, 2021 9:07:52 am

Farewell for J&K leaders in Rajya Sabha was welcome departure from acrimony that mars political exchange.

farmers’ protests, farm laws, farm produce, Food inflation, Indian farmers, bumper crops, Indian express editorial, Indian express news

Good auguries

February 10, 2021 9:07:34 am

Weather-enabled bumper production in India and ongoing global price recovery could provide opening for resolving farm crisis.

anti-national online content, MHA circular, IT Act, democratic principles, Indian express editorial, Indian express news

Citizen vs citizen

February 10, 2021 9:08:04 am

MHA’s plan to create volunteer corps to flag ‘anti-national’ online content violates democratic principles, must be withdrawn.

NAM meet, non-aligned foreign ministers conference, Iran-Iraq war, Afghanistan, WOrld peace, war, geo politics, Forty Years Ago, Indian express news

February 10, 1981, Forty Years Ago: NAM meet begins

February 10, 2021 3:10:02 am

Referring to the situation in Afghanistan and the Iran-Iraq war as deeply disturbing, the PM said “let us hope the big powers will not be able to take advantage of local disputes and enlarge them into wider conflicts.”

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Thieves and others

February 9, 2021 8:17:48 am

A group is ‘stealing’ African artefacts from European museums as a form of protest, reviving unaddressed questions

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Sabarimala slip

February 9, 2021 8:18:12 am

Congress’s promise on shrine customs ahead of elections shines light on path not taken, shows lack of political imagination

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Forty years ago, February 9, 1981: Pak on Afghan talks

February 9, 2021 4:30:23 am

Pakistan foreign minister Agha Shahi has said that besides Islamabad and Kabul, Tehran should also be a party to the talks

narendra modi, farm bills, farm laws, farmers protest, delhi border, indian express news

The form of reform

February 9, 2021 8:18:53 am

PM made a strong case for farm reform. His words need to cross the barricades — derision doesn’t work

Fourty Years Ago, February 8, 1981: Circus Fire Tragedy

February 8, 2021 5:30:34 am

The cause of the fire is said to be a short circuit at a Venus Circus premises but it is yet to be confirmed. It is suspected that over 25 per cent of the circus staff and animals, changed or caged, have been burnt.

The new Washington

February 8, 2021 9:33:44 am

Under President Biden, US foreign policy offers change — and also continuity on key issues. Delhi must seize the possibilities