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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Homeopathic knowledge about viral diseases can be harnessed to combat COVID-19

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

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The executive must explain

July 18, 2020 10:19:08 am

US Supreme Court recently held Trump administration’s move to deny benefits to child immigrants as unlawful — upholding the principle that executive can’t exercise powers arbitrarily or capriciously.

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The hijacking

July 18, 2020 2:30:06 am

Misappropriation of Amphan relief reflects poorly on W Bengal government. State must bring guilty to book, make amends.

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Russian bears

July 18, 2020 2:00:50 am

Glutted with political data, they are now accused of hunting coronavirus researchers. But where’s the colourful Guccifer 2.0?

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After the riot

July 18, 2020 1:34:59 am

A fact-finding report into communal violence in Delhi in February underlines the need for a free and fair probe.

Forty Years Ago, July 18, 1980: US in Indian Ocean

July 18, 2020 12:54:55 am

The new battalion has not only infantry but also artillery, tank, anti-tank units, combat engineers and support forces making it a self-sustaining unit for a short period of time.

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Because she counts

July 17, 2020 9:36:49 pm

Covid-19 threatens to undo the gains made towards addressing sexual and reproductive health needs and enforcing rights of women.

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How ESI can bolster health infrastructure

July 17, 2020 8:09:05 pm

It has reserves of Rs 91,447 crore. This should be used to fortify the healthcare infrastructure of the country

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State of deluge

July 17, 2020 8:19:51 am

Assam’s flood problem cannot be entirely blamed on vagaries of nature. It needs to jettison outmoded flood control measures

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Better Bunny

July 17, 2020 8:21:39 am

The first digital cover of ‘Playboy’ signals a shifting notion of masculinity

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Pandemic underlines need for multiple perspectives. Syllabi, educators must take note

July 17, 2020 9:46:35 am

The CBSE is an examination board that has a presence throughout India as well as in other countries. As such, any practices that it lays down will have a long-term far-reaching chain effect, unless these are actively and systematically interrogated.

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Why must India get worked up about declining opportunities for cash, brain drain?

July 17, 2020 9:49:47 am

Sanjaya Baru writes: It would be interesting to see how many of those who attended Modi’s rallies abroad have decided to return home to contribute to India’s “atmanirbharata”. Rather, the number of Indians seeking blessings of the Visa God is only increasing by the year, and the non-resident Indian is becoming the not-returning Indian.

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A demand problem

July 17, 2020 8:20:57 am

Trade data highlights the slump. Localised lockdowns, self-imposed restrictions, could curtail it further

Counterproductive lockdown: More targeted measures, empathy from policy-makers are needed

More targeted measures, empathy from policy-makers are needed

July 17, 2020 10:16:31 am

I am not a doctor, public health specialist or epidemiologist to weigh in on the public policy response, but my judgement is that a four-month, total lockdown produces unintended consequences and diminishing returns.

Improvement in economy might slow down or even stagnate in the second quarter

July 17, 2020 10:15:03 am

India has had little option but to open up the economy. That has led to some improvement in economic activity towards the latter part of the April-June quarter — but this is unlikely to sustain. In the July-September quarter, we expect the pace of improvement to slow down or even stagnate and fall in some cases..

Forty years ago July 17, 1980: Indo-Pak talks fail

July 17, 2020 3:03:24 am

July 17, 1980: What clouded today’s meeting was the Pakistani foreign minister’s speech which New Delhi has objected to on three counts.

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Delhi has modified Covid strategies. For the future, a public health cadre must be created as a priority

July 17, 2020 9:32:37 am

Delhi has modified strategies, is stepping up to the Covid challenge. For the future, a public health cadre must be created as a priority.

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Tremors at the Palace Gates

July 16, 2020 7:27:20 pm

The neglected and suffering are no longer in a mood of submission to their kismat and karma. It is a matter of essential rights.

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Better laid plans

July 16, 2020 4:29:49 am

Government should prepare a comprehensive policy on privatisation, and a medium-term roadmap

Omar’s choice

Act quickly

July 16, 2020 4:19:44 am

The Chabahar project is important for India’s regional goals, and for its relations with Iran

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All that glitters

July 16, 2020 4:13:47 am

Ownership issue settled, Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple could do with a museum to showcase its treasures and history

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Forty years ago, July 16, 1980: Indo-Pak Talks

July 16, 2020 4:07:39 am

July 16, 1980: The Pakistan foreign minister said: “We are fully committed to the Simla Agreement in all its provisions and are confident that the process would be carried to its logical conclusion with a just and amicable settlement on Jammu and Kashmir

National Curriculum Framework for police education and training is needed

July 16, 2020 9:19:44 am

A progressive and democratic society and an aspiring economic superpower cannot be policed by a regressive system.

Ambition isn’t a bad word. Lack of hunger has reduced Congress to its present position

July 16, 2020 9:27:43 am

There are many who would like to see the Congress succeed but for this we need a full time president and a complete overhaul. Party must listen to voices outside Delhi

Counter-terror alignment of China, Pakistan poses a threat to India’s interests

July 16, 2020 9:20:48 am

A new Cold War is building up in every theatre of conflict, riding on real or exaggerated threats of terrorism and extremism. The duplicitous role of Pakistan is going to cause further instability and violence in the region. 

As Chinese ambition expands, Delhi must turn towards PM Modi’s principle of ‘together we grow’

July 16, 2020 9:25:13 am

Proactive diplomacy together with greater attention to soft developmental needs of the neighbours like connectivity, education, finance and healthcare is the need of the hour for India’s foreign policy mandarins.