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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Liberal Victimhood: It hides structural oppression of the marginalised, appropriates their protests

On crime against women, bad questions, poor answers

Demoralised teachers are ill-suited to deliver Delhi’s new curriculum to students

Bengaluru's new pet licensing laws are beset by the familiar failing of public policy

Kumaraswamy’s job is to govern. Tears and complaints about being victimised do not figure among deliverables
Writ in the rain

The outcomes of Mumbai’s ham-handed response to environmental concerns are now playing out in its suburbs

Kumaraswamy’s job is to govern. Tears and complaints about being victimised do not figure among deliverables
Unnatural section

As government declines to oppose striking down of Section 377, SC must seize opportunity to right a shameful wrong

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July 12, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Janata Outreach

Front page of The Indian Express on July 12, 1978

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Who’s watching the regulator?

UGC has outlived its use, but so have councils that regulate professional education and practice. These, too, cry for reform.

Smoke and errors

Punjab government’s approach to drug menace is counter-productive. Compulsions of electoral politics and demagoguery continue to trump common sense, decency and evidence about what doesn’t work.

L-G gives ‘in-principle nod’ to cadre rejig, AAP hits out
A Needless Controversy

Supreme Court order makes it clear ‘services’ fall under Delhi government, not LG

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Maternity benefits or jobs

A trade-off is not inevitable. We need joint social responsibility, more gender-balanced measures

Telescope: Telling a soggy tale

From the dramatic rescue in Tham Luang to the unrelenting monsoon in Mumbai.

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Institute of Eminence (IoE) for Jio Institute: 10 things to consider before criticising move

The IoE status is being given to Jio Institute for the sole purpose of being a university that can be a world class one in the years to come.

JK: Teenager injured in clashes at Nadihal in Baramulla district dies
Nothing to hide

Look back at the Narasimha Rao government for lessons on how to handle the current controversy over human rights in Kashmir.

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Is China meritocratic?

Its examination system is famous for its rigour, but its quota system gives preference to the privileged

Kumaraswamy’s job is to govern. Tears and complaints about being victimised do not figure among deliverables
The rescue

In Thailand, a story of the indomitable human spirit, and the power of co-operation that can move mountains.

The land acquisition notifications were met with tough resistance and protests by farmers who challenged it in the court. (Representational)
Sowing Slogans

MSP is important, but real issues are markets, first-stage processing and supply chains.

Kumaraswamy’s job is to govern. Tears and complaints about being victimised do not figure among deliverables
Certifying eminence

But reform in higher education will remain a work in progress until the patronage model is completely abandoned.

Kumaraswamy’s job is to govern. Tears and complaints about being victimised do not figure among deliverables
The only way out

All players in J&K must act in ways that do not deepen people’s mistrust, create conditions for a free and fair election.

An afternoon in Havana

A hunt for Cuban art becomes a reminder of a fast disappearing world, invokes the connection between individuals and the journeys countries take.

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July 11, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Ex-LG Kills Self

Front page of The Indian Express on July 11, 1978

Why is Brett Kavanaugh the most powerful man on the planet
Why is Brett Kavanaugh the most powerful man on the planet

This is an extremely broad view of the president’s power – as an office empowered to interpret the constitution and take a view different even to the judicial branch, which traditionally is vested with the power to rule on the constitutionality of laws.

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Misreading the pharma market

The DPCO 2013 covers only 376 essential medicines in specific presentations and strengths. India’s domestic pharma market sales is about Rs 1.3 lakh crore per year. Perfect competition does not favour the patient.

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Raja Mandala: India and the Korean dream

Delhi’s support for reconciliation between the two countries of the peninsula would be of great value to the visiting South Korean president.

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