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In six years, relationships with other South Asian countries have frayed, providing Beijing with an opening

Nepotism is a symptom of the inequality and entrenched privilege in our society

Ebrahim Alkazi’s legacy bears testimony to cultural links between Saudi Arabia, India

Amid the uncertainty, this year will see a sobering expansion in fiscal deficit

July 21, 2020 8:50:20 am

However, amidst all these concerns, yields on government security appear remarkably sanguine, as if they are patiently waiting for the central bank to absorb the extra sovereign borrowings in the primary or secondary market.

For India, costs of neglecting new Arabian business are far higher than a lost railway contract in Iran

July 21, 2020 9:19:31 am

India is no minor economic force in the Arab world, having had a much longer engagement with the region than China. Instead of defining an unrealistic competition with Beijing, Delhi must up its own commercial game in the Arab world.

State intervention is needed to make farming economically and ecologically viable

July 21, 2020 8:50:52 am

Instead of further liberalisation of agriculture, state intervention for better pricing, investments in water harvesting and an agroecological transition could ensure a more resilient system to weather shocks like the current one.

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Locking horns at the border

July 20, 2020 9:05:33 pm

Smugglers and security agencies face-off on the India-Bangladesh borders over illegal cattle trade

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Iran Nuclear Deal: A pact in Jeopardy

July 20, 2020 5:20:23 pm

The unravelling of the Iran Nuclear Deal will affect the strategic stability of India’s neighbourhood .

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July 20, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Indira On The Bomb

July 20, 2020 3:55:52 am

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked: Would possession of one or two bombs be a deterrent to conflict?

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It is unjust that refusal of bail to Sudha Bharadwaj is based on inadmissible evidence

July 20, 2020 9:21:11 am

The observation of the Court in Bharadwaj’s case that the decision as to whether a document is admissible in evidence or not will have to wait for the trial stage is unbelievable. Courts routinely exclude inadmissible documents or statements (such as hearsay) from consideration while deciding bail applications.

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Congress fumbling, as in Rajasthan, could end up being catalyst for spurt of regional parties

July 20, 2020 9:11:09 am

Suhas Palshikar writes: It would be interesting to see whether the Congress seeks to move in the direction of a more federal handling of factionalism without necessarily allowing state-level factions to hijack the state units. But if what is happening in Rajasthan is mere drift, then it seems more than likely that leaders like Pilot, from many states, might consider forming their own state parties.

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In agri-inputs, govt should free private sector from unnecessary controls and regulation

July 20, 2020 9:26:12 am

The private sector is our strength. The only thing the government has to do is to unshackle them from the chains of controls and webs of unnecessary regulations. They will make an Atmanirbhar Bharat.

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It is no longer Pakistan seeking Chinese support for its adventurism as much as it is the other way around. India must prepare

July 20, 2020 9:31:36 am

China’s success or failure in such adventurism will set the course of its future strategy against its multiple adversaries. That is the psyche which India must exploit to prevent escalation and win this and impending standoffs without fighting.

Omar’s choice

Curse of gold

July 20, 2020 3:35:32 am

A smuggling case raises questions about abuse of authority in Pinarayi government, underlines need for accountability.

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Despite govt claims, migrants continue to be vulnerable and abandoned

July 20, 2020 9:37:32 am

Even though Adityanath announced more than once that needy people will get ration even without a ration card, the fact is that the returnee migrant labourers who don’t have ration cards or their names have been struck off from ration cards because they were not staying in their village, are neither getting the regular quota of ration nor the free quota made available during the coronavirus crisis period.

Omar’s choice

Iran and China

July 20, 2020 3:30:50 am

Breadth and depth of proposed partnership is spectacular. But it also carries big political risks.

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The burden of high scores

July 19, 2020 10:03:20 pm

System that gives undue weightage to board examinations needs to change. One can never assess a child on the basis of a three-hour long performance.

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Creating rifts within the police

July 19, 2020 9:26:45 pm

The IPS has played an integral role in making the Central Armed Police Forces what they are today. Casting aspersions on the service only creates divisions

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Way to Depsang or Doklam?

July 19, 2020 9:06:05 am

The ‘no troops land’ (akin to a no man’s land) may lead to peace and tranquillity on the border, but it will not resolve the border question. It is obvious that some kind of buffer zone is being created.

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The future is what the future always was – Unknown

July 19, 2020 9:30:15 am

When almost a hundred days had passed, I felt I should stop writing out of fear of being repetitive. I mean how long can a person write engagingly about the same things, day in, day out.

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Modi seems to have forgotten that the country is more important than BJP expansionism

July 19, 2020 5:51:46 pm

The Congress party is in a worse position in every way. Its dirty laundry has not only been washed in public, it is still hanging on a public clothesline.

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Inside Track: Ashok Gehlot, the magician who kept Gandhi scions entertained

July 19, 2020 10:57:51 am

Proof of K C Venugopal’s incompetence is that Sonia Gandhi’s term as interim president of the party ends on August 10, but he has failed so far to orchestrate a chorus of major Congress leaders demanding Rahul’s return.

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Ram Manohar Lohia was right. The Congress is the problem

July 19, 2020 9:20:34 am

Nothing will be done to prevent it. Neither by the push me-pull you Rahul Gandhi nor by the longest serving Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

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Let us not pass judgment on the UP police

July 18, 2020 8:03:41 pm

Let us wait for investigations to be over. If anybody is at fault for the Kanpur encounter case, action will be taken against that person. Before that any criticism is uncalled for

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Loneliness of Varavara Rao, Anand Teltumbde, Sudha Bharadwaj tells a disquieting tale about state and us

July 18, 2020 9:01:28 am

PB Mehta writes: Teltumbde was insightful in thinking that once you had been labelled Left in India, it was easy to secure a diminution in your legal and cultural standing. Even the Courts will turn off their thinking cap. It is in this that the genuine intellectual enterprise is a lonely one, whose disastrous political consequences Teltumbde is facing.

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The migrant’s right to vote: EC must ensure optimal conditions for exercise of this freedom

July 18, 2020 2:51:20 pm

Teesta Setalvad writes: India’s gaze has, for the first time, been turned towards the “migrant labourer”. For Indian democracy to learn the right lessons from the plight that a sudden lockdown caused this vast section of Indians, a condition that has been brought before the more settled and privileged sections, including politicians, one crucial element must surely be to secure to them the right and facility to vote.

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A Mandir in Islamabad: Why Imran Khan government must aid, not stall, the project

July 18, 2020 9:50:04 am

Khaled Ahmed writes: Pakistan must recall the golden age when Muslims and Hindus benefited from each other. Religion has got Muslims their Pakistan but mathematics remains the weakest subject taught in their schools and universities.

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Roots of disintegration of Congress were laid by Jawahar Lal Nehru

July 18, 2020 9:25:11 am

Rakesh Sinha writes: The organisational decline of the Congress has been preceded first by a moral decline and subsequently by being in an ideological wilderness. Therefore, it is folly to cover its ineffectuality and incapacity by blaming the BJP government and RSS ideology.