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Forty Years Ago, March 21, 1980: Deciding the cut-off

March 21, 2020 5:39:42 am

Home minister Zail Singh declared in the Rajya Sabha that the government had no intention to go back on the national consensus on the cut-off date for identifying and deporting foreigners from Assam.

Janata curfew: PM Modi has taken on the Herculean task of convincing us to follow rules

March 21, 2020 11:34:49 am

Now, Modi has demanded a behaviour change from us in reference to social distancing in his call for a “janata curfew” on March 22. His second move, asking the nation to clap together, is to demand that we function in unison in a disciplined manner.

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Covid-19 nudges India to pursue regional cooperation through both SAARC and BIMSTEC

March 21, 2020 11:28:37 am

Covid-19 has proved to be an opportunity for reviving SAARC, but it remains to be seen if this prospect becomes a reality. The government has been cautious in describing such expectations as “premature”.

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Collapse in Bhopal

March 21, 2020 12:39:04 pm

Congress cannot seem to hold together, out of power or in it. Madhya Pradesh drama shows BJP in poor light too

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Remembering PK

March 21, 2020 4:00:47 am

Pradip Kumar Banerjee defined Indian football of a different time, first as player, then as coach

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Long road to justice

March 21, 2020 2:45:18 am

Guilty of December 16, 2012, have been hanged. That’s their punishment, but the crime is still to be fully confronted

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In 21st century Pakistan, women continue to be denied agency, rights

March 21, 2020 11:50:29 am

In Pakistan, most women living away from big cities have to survive in a hostile environment. Almost half of Pakistan’s 225 million population comprises women, which means half of Pakistan is getting a raw deal in the 21st century.

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Coronavirus could become endemic after pandemic recedes, healthcare system must be prepared

March 21, 2020 11:44:32 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has repercussions beyond the biomedical sector — it impinges on industry, transport, finance, banking and education sectors. All of them must act in unison.

Minorities, too, are fed up with this facade of secularism

March 21, 2020 4:47:51 pm

If we are really fed up with the separation model of secularism and want to adopt the jurisdiction model with India being declared a Hindu rashtra or giving Hinduism the status of dominant spiritual heritage, we must ensure that it brings with it genuine liberalism.

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Social distancing does not mean distancing from social responsibility

March 20, 2020 6:13:43 pm

As individuals, we need to support all those who work for us, and provide assurance to them if we can, about job continuity, at least for the short term.

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Coronavirus challenge underscores the necessity for ‘action in absence of crisis’

March 20, 2020 11:31:38 am

Nature is reminding us to acknowledge, with humility, our quintessential equality and inter-dependency

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With a tune and a jig

March 20, 2020 11:35:54 am

Kerala Police’s dancing, hand-washing video shows a force in step with the times

Protecting India: Nation must stay with vision of founding fathers to fight threat to secular democracy

Protecting India: Nation must stay with vision of founding fathers to fight threat to secular democracy

March 20, 2020 4:11:26 pm

It is only through free, unified and collective mobilisation that India can achieve lasting peace, justice and prosperity. Your country’s founding fathers understood this necessity. Their vision should remain at the heart of your future.

Justice Gogoi’s Rajya Sabha nomination underlines need for cooling-off period for judges

Justice Gogoi’s Rajya Sabha nomination underlines need for cooling-off period for judges

March 20, 2020 10:58:41 am

The government should remember that while this appointment may ostensibly be at the pleasure of the President, it comes at a great cost to the people of India. History will not forget or forgive this “scar”.

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Why the Azad Samaj Party

March 20, 2020 11:34:16 am

It will fill void due to BSP decline, unite Dalit-Bahujan agitations, counter threats to Constitution from Manuvadi parties

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The disconnected

March 20, 2020 11:36:45 am

Faultlines created by digital divide and differential access are being underlined by coronavirus crisis. It’s a sobering warning

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The prescription

March 20, 2020 11:37:31 am

Amid alarm bells, PM strikes the right chord as he delivers larger cautionary notes and much-needed assurances

Delhi needs a stronger private sector in science in dealing with challenges like corona crisis

Delhi needs a stronger private sector in science in dealing with challenges like corona crisis

March 20, 2020 11:33:16 am

Coronavirus crisis is an opportunity for Delhi to build on domestic technological capabilities in artificial intelligence, big data analytics, life sciences and health technology in the private sector.

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Forty Years Ago, March 20, 1980: No RSS Imprint

March 20, 2020 1:36:47 am

The Janata Parliamentary board has decided by a majority that no functionary of the party or its legislator shall take part in the day-to-day activities of the RSS.

The Gogoi betrayal: Judges will not empower you, they are diminished men

The Gogoi betrayal: Judges will not empower you, they are diminished men

March 20, 2020 12:04:24 pm

Justice Gogoi’s actions are not simply a case of one bad apple. His actions will now cast doubt on the Court as a whole; every judgment will now be attributed to political motives.

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