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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Nitish Kumar will go down in posterity as a self-serving and power-seeking leader

Pakistan's recall of its Chess Olympiad team is a self-goal

Death penalty for rape: Both Ashok Gehlot and his critics miss the point

State-level OBC groups must be included in central list

RS Sharma writes: The CoWIN story started with the pandemic, but it won’t end with it

June 7, 2022 8:56:30 am

RS Sharma writes: The portal was key to the success of India’s vaccination programme. In a post-pandemic era, it will segue into a repurposed digital platform for more health use-cases

Threat from fuel and food feeding into core inflation may have receded, setting stage for more calibrated rate increases

June 7, 2022 9:17:39 am

To the extent the threat from fuel and food feeding into core inflation may have receded, it gives elbow room for more calibrated rate increases and withdrawal of accommodation.

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June 7, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Avalanche Casualties

June 7, 2022 3:34:55 am

Twenty nine army men, including a Captain and six junior commissioned officers, were killed and seven injured severely as a massive avalanche struck their camp in north Sikkim. Four employees of a civilian contractor are also feared dead.

At Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal comes prepped to blitz and batter the impossible dreams of opponents

June 7, 2022 9:19:24 am

In claiming his 14th La Coupe des Mousquetaires, the Spaniard has redefined get-up-and-go in sport to mean a relentless pursuit of the one title that could be named interchangeably after him, once the crunching forehand finally stops whizzing across the court.

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Alexander Zverev’s injury at the French Open spotlighted the all too common scourge of ankle injuries

June 6, 2022 6:55:44 pm

Acute ankle sprain is the most common lower limb injury in athletes, accounting for 16-40 per cent of all sports-related injuries, according to a report in the World Journal of Orthopaedics (December 2020).


Vivek Katju writes: Why India must engage Taliban

June 7, 2022 11:08:49 am

Vivek Katju writes: Delhi’s outreach in Kabul is a step in the right direction. Security imperatives dictate that India cannot keep aloof from Afghanistan

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes | Nupur Sharma hate speech row: Beware of half victories

June 8, 2022 12:31:38 pm

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: A short-term blow on behalf of civility could be weaponised to endanger free speech and communal harmony in the long run

Satyam Viswanathan writes: Pain, loss and the champion spirit of Rafael Nadal

June 7, 2022 8:52:36 am

Satyam Viswanathan writes: His stoicism in the face of hardships has made Nadal one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

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The Ukraine conflict has raked up old dilemmas

June 6, 2022 9:08:55 am

Vikram S Mehta writes: Issues related to energy security, climate change mitigation have been brought to the forefront.

Delhi’s push for contact with Taliban is based on special relationship with Afghans. It must back people’s aspirations

June 7, 2022 9:16:15 am

After the icebreaker with the Taliban, India should make a start on making amends to the people by clearing visas for some 3,000 Afghan students who are waiting to return to India to resume their studies in this country.

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New WHO report on assistive technology for disabled provides a roadmap for India

June 6, 2022 9:15:57 am

Rajib Dasgupta, Shweta Sharma, Balram Bhargava write: The health system’s responsibility in providing equitable access to assistive technology, just as for essential medicines and vaccines, is increasingly being recognised.

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June 6, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Falklands ceasefire

June 6, 2022 3:51:30 am

The United States joined Britain in vetoing a Security Council resolution for an immediate Falklands ceasefire, but then abruptly changed its mind saying it really should have abstained.

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Busting illicit organ trade is imperative. Equally important is creating awareness on donations, making processes transparent

June 6, 2022 8:51:02 am

With the number of people suffering lifestyle diseases increasing exponentially in the past two decades, addressing such challenges, in an ethical manner, cannot be postponed for too long.

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Hate speech hurts the nation and the national interest

June 6, 2022 8:49:34 am

India has the second largest Muslim population in the world, and irrespective of the fact that the BJP does not need their votes, as a party in office, it needs to show by word and deed that it is a government of all communities.

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Ashok Gulati writes: How to keep inflation under control

June 6, 2022 9:07:03 am

Ashok Gulati writes: We need to invest in raising productivity, making agri-markets work more efficiently

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No ‘vishwaguru’: How history will judge today’s political leaders

June 6, 2022 6:20:40 pm

Arun Prakash writes: With discontent at home and a dented image abroad, it is time for India’s political class to rise above party politics and privilege national interests

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Pandit Bhajan Sopori’s music bore the imprint of two great Kashmiri traditions — shaivisim and sufism

June 6, 2022 9:04:16 am

S Gopalakrishnan writes: The maestro, who helped adapt the santoor to Hindustani classical music, had a finely-attuned ear for the subtleties of music

Inside Track: Yours, Mine & Mama’s

June 5, 2022 9:19:54 am

Coomi Kapoor writes: For RS nominations, Sonia Gandhi picked P Chidambaram and Jairam Ramesh; Priyanka Gandhi’s protégés were Imran Pratapgarhi, Rajiv Shukla and Pramod Tiwari and Rahul decided on the others, including the fiery Ranjeet Ranjan.


Anjum Chopra writes: In women’s cricket, let’s count the victories

June 5, 2022 9:20:41 am

IPL has given a platform to many domestic and international cricketers. It has changed the way cricket was played. That will happen to women’s cricket, but there’s a difference.


Tavleen Singh writes: Another exodus in Kashmir?

June 5, 2022 7:11:01 pm

Tavleen Singh writes: Targeted killings have caused Kashmiri Pandits to start fleeing the Valley, reviving horrific memories from thirty years ago.

P Chidambaram writes: Economy still in the woods

June 5, 2022 11:34:52 am

P Chidambaram writes: No country can become an economic powerhouse if the Labour Force Participation Rate is 40 per cent. The bulk of India’s working age population is either not working or not looking for work. And despite educating more girls, the LFPR of women is an abysmal 9.4 per cent.

Modern love: When the stars align

June 5, 2022 9:22:34 am

When it comes to relationships, some of India’s top stars have shown maturity and transparency without caring about the constant social media scrutiny

Lessons from the Ukraine crisis price shock

June 4, 2022 9:23:57 am

Amit Bhandari writes: In the short term, India must work to ensure Russia is not locked out of global commodity markets. In the long term, it must insulate its supply chains against global crises.


The dangerous intellectual fad of ‘civilisationism’

June 4, 2022 9:19:41 am

Sanjib Baruah writes: It is an effort to expand or narrow an imagined ‘us’ against an equally imagined ‘them’.

June 04, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Standoff At Stanley

June 4, 2022 3:50:41 am

British jets swooped over the Falklands capital of Port Stanley and dropped thousands of leaflets calling on Argentina’s 7,000 besieged troops to surrender, the ministry of defence said.