Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022

Russia's nuclear threat may force Europe to build a nuclear arsenal

Vladimir Putin's miscalculations in Ukraine are leading to an inevitable change in the European security order to the detriment of Russia

Deepti Sharma and the question of law vs spirit in cricket

The non-consummation of the cricket act leaves, for many, a foul taste, a shallow feeling; and for many it’s a tribute to cricketing smartness. There is nothing black or white about this matter

Death penalty: Deciding the rarest of the rare

The Supreme Court has done well to acknowledge that capital punishment needs closer scrutiny and referring the matter to a five-judge bench. The problem that the Supreme Court’s reference to a Constitution Bench seeks to remedy is the need to achieve consistency on the requirements of a fair, meaningful and effective sentencing hearing

Taking forward Shinzo Abe’s legacy

The late PM of Japan could see the changing geo-political and economic situation, and tried his best to collaborate with India to counter a dominating neighbour

Why Pratap Bhanu Mehta is wrong about Leicester and New Jersey

Oopalee Operajita writes: The liberal playbook appears to have one trick: Blame the Hindus, and, above all, blame Narendra Modi

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Data localisation norms may need easing, but startups should compete without relying on heavy handholding of state

July 18, 2022 9:05:25 am

Policies as critical as data protection should not be tweaked to accommodate the business plans of a few startups, corporate strategies should not be drawn up solely on the basis of the ability to influence policy.

Forty years ago: Sripat Mishra Elected CM

July 18, 2022 4:00:31 am

According to a UNI report quoting sources in New Delhi, Mishra has been chosen by the Congress (I) high command to succeed V P Singh.

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NDA govt’s plan to produce more weapons at home needs urgent and purposeful policy action

July 18, 2022 9:01:56 am

Although a rapid diversification away from Russian supplies can’t be done overnight, it is a good moment for the Indian security establishment to review the changing context of Delhi’s defence ties to Moscow.

The Agniveer’s journey

July 18, 2022 8:59:57 am

Aakash Joshi writes: There is need for a deeper conversation about potential social fallout of Agnipath


With India set to become most populous nation, a prosperity lesson

July 18, 2022 1:52:36 pm

Ashok Gulati writes: Improvement of the country’s human development index hinges on providing quality education to the girl child

Monsoon session: Drawing harder political lines

July 28, 2022 2:21:50 pm

Neerja Chowdhury writes: As new Parliament session begins, and votes are cast for new president, signs of Opposition diminution, BJP aggression


Nirupama Subramanian writes: Where do fleeing leaders head, and why

July 17, 2022 8:19:50 pm

Nirupama Subramanian writes: Singapore is not the first country that comes to mind as a safe haven for political leaders seeking exile. Unlike the UAE, which welcomed Ghani on “humanitarian grounds”, Singapore put out a terse statement as Rajapaksa landed, as if to convey its discomfort.


I am 40 and single. Thank you for asking

July 18, 2022 10:07:36 pm

Sanchari Bhattacharya writes: I am 40 and single. It is a mere fact of existence for me, but a source of unending horror, pity, frustration, amusement and puerile queries from my family, relatives, not-so-close friends, neighbours and domestic help.


Stories in the story of presidential poll losers

July 17, 2022 11:28:44 am

Chakshu Roy writes: Presidential elections are a straightforward affair. The ruling party’s candidate wins easily, and sometimes the opposing candidate loses his deposit.


P Chidambaram writes: I am Mohammed Zubair

July 18, 2022 9:22:29 am

P Chidambaram writes: All governments are guilty of boasts, but this government goes over the top and never admits to any deficiency. I recall Harry Truman’s wise words: “Trust, but verify”.


Tavleen Singh writes: Bad days for dynasties

July 17, 2022 10:15:59 pm

Tavleen Singh writes: The best thing that Sonia and her children can do for the Congress party is to gracefully become non-executive members on the board that controls the family firm.

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SC penalising petitioner, whatever the merits of the case, is unjust; sends a chilling signal to those who question state

July 16, 2022 8:59:14 am

The Supreme Court must reflect on this worrisome inversion and call a halt to it before it does more damage to its hard-won reputation as the upholder of the constitutional check and balance.

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By protecting public property instead of vandalising it, Sri Lanka’s people inaugurate a new kind of revolution

July 17, 2022 3:20:36 pm

The Lankan protests, marked by the joyous, party-going spirit of those who splashed about in Rajapaksa’s swimming pool, mock-wrestled on his bed and played protest songs on his piano, contrast sharply with the rioting that have tended to accompany large-scale uprisings

Need To Ask Some Questions

July 16, 2022 8:44:15 am

Gaurav Bhatia writes: The Indian Express editorial on former V-P Ansari shoots the messenger


Supreme Court’s refusal to club all FIRs against Nupur Sharma is bad in law

July 18, 2022 5:36:59 pm

Indira Jaising and Ashish Goel write: Supreme Court’s refusal to club all FIRs against Nupur Sharma goes against its own jurisprudence. Its remarks against Sharma are uncalled for, and can prejudice low courts


Uber Files gives us a glimpse of Big Tech’s playbook for market manipulation

July 16, 2022 11:26:50 am

Bhaskar Chakravorti writes: It is time we reformed the education of future entrepreneurs and disruptors and the many stakeholders who enable them, to put the human cost of disruptive innovation front and center

Presidential elections: An Adivasi in high office

July 16, 2022 8:56:36 am

Droupadi Murmu’s candidature is significant, and also limited, in its meaning

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I2U2 summit was made possible by India’s nimble diplomatic moves, can provide a foothold for a greater role in West Asia

July 16, 2022 9:05:44 am

In recent years, particularly since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to office, Delhi has responded to the new diplomatic and strategic dynamic in the region.

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July 16, 1982, Forty Years Ago: President Zail Singh

July 16, 2022 3:21:37 am

The Congress-I candidate, Zail Singh was elected the seventh President of the republic with an impressive margin of 4,71,428 value votes representing 72.7 per cent of 10, 36, 798 total valid votes.

Virtual Reality Question: Who governs the avatars on Metaverse?

July 15, 2022 9:29:01 pm

Our legal system needs to be equipped to handle the behaviour of users on Metaverse

The spectacular cowardice of Gotabaya Rajapaksa

July 16, 2022 11:56:19 am

Andrew Fidel Fernando writes: Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s power ran unchecked. Now, a strongman has been reduced by the people of Sri Lanka, who he had held in such contempt


No winners in Russia-Ukraine war, but an opportunity for India

July 15, 2022 3:04:28 pm

Subrata Mitra writes: NATO, aware of the very real threat of Russia’s nuclear option, cannot do more. And Russia, in possession of territory won at enormous cost, cannot do less. But there is a window of opportunity for India.

B D Chattopadhyaya’s deep knowledge, rigour made him a pillar of Indian history community

July 15, 2022 8:42:58 am

R Mahalakshmi writes: His demise comes at a time when the community of historians world over is beleaguered by forces that seek to invent histories and sources that suit their ideological make-up. His passing leaves a huge void

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July 15, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Himachal bus crash

July 15, 2022 4:07:58 am

A Himachal Pradesh State Transport Corporation bus carrying over 50 persons and going from Sawat in Kullu district to Kalka hurtled down the road into the Sutlej river near Luri village.


Deletions in CBSE mathematics syllabus do disservice to students, fly against NEP goals

July 15, 2022 8:54:16 am

Poojan Sahil and Abraar Ahmed write: Doing away with concepts has not only become a way of censorship of thoughts but has also taken us away from the path set out by the NEP to becoming an “educational superpower”