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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

Haghia Sophia mosque plan draws Turkish-German criticism

Erdogan’s hour of shame

July 28, 2020 7:53:48 pm

Conversion of the Hagia Sophia to a mosque has handed right-wingers in non-Muslim nations an excuse and impetus to demonise Islam

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All marriages are arranged… by whom is the only question

July 29, 2020 8:05:01 am

Sadhguru writes: Well, people may say the divorce rate here is low due to the social stigma associated with divorce, but definitely how marriages are arranged is also an important factor.

Forty Years Ago, July 28, 1980: McMahon line

Forty Years Ago, July 28, 1980: McMahon line

July 28, 2020 4:12:06 am

The Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Wang Bing Nan, said that the British representative at the Simla conference, McMahon, had merely suggested a boundary line.

Omar’s choice

You wanna bet?

July 28, 2020 4:10:10 am

John Saxon, gambling judoka and notable star of the kung fu era, has left for the great dojo in the sky

Omar’s choice

Securing caregivers

July 28, 2020 4:05:41 am

Healthcare workers, on the frontlines of the battle against the virus, need greater care and support

Omar’s choice

Stress test

July 28, 2020 5:08:25 am

RBI’s financial stability report underlines weakness that must be addressed, or it could slow down economic recovery

Global coalition of democracies, amid China’s assertion, could open a range of new possibilities

July 28, 2020 8:43:26 am

While India must pay close attention to the unfolding China debate in the US, it must also note the structural changes in American engagement with China over the last two decades.

Ensuring delayed marriage requires concerted efforts to keep girls in school for longer

July 28, 2020 8:41:32 am

A well-educated woman’s chances of making informed decisions and exercising greater agency in the household is monumental in breaking the cycle of poverty, ill health, as well as malnutrition.

A P J Abdul Kalam’s vision for development has special resonance today

July 28, 2020 8:38:52 am

Kalam dreamt of a developed India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been leading the people on a journey to achieve Kalam’s dream.

Rajasthan case shows that institutions charged with holding the line are crossing it

July 28, 2020 8:43:05 am

These institutions have not just acquiesced but also participated in the crossing of a Lakshman rekha in a manner which, either willingly or unwillingly, benefits the interests of a single political party, all the while flagrantly flouting long-standing legal precedents.

Timely lockdown gave India an edge in war against coronavirus

July 28, 2020 8:52:03 am

Lockdown in India decelerated the pandemic, averted lakhs of cases, saved thousands of lives. The time it provided has been utilised effectively to strengthen the health system.

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Looking beyond the summit

July 29, 2020 8:29:09 am

The postponement of the climate COP will not delay attainment of Paris summit goals. New evidence shows it is domestic climate actions that matter

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Skidding on the flat mobility curve

July 27, 2020 6:56:03 pm

Easing the lockdown before controlling the pandemic is now stalling activity significantly below normal as the post-lockdown euphoria is ebbing

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The matchmaking show everybody’s so conflicted about

July 27, 2020 5:58:25 pm

Indian Matchmaking on Netflix is that rare show that bridges the gap between the Balika Vadhu and Four More Shots viewer.

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Protect the peace

July 27, 2020 9:41:27 am

A letter from Governor evokes a sharp response from Naga rebels. Care must be taken to keep conversation going

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A bizarre and unscientific policy is behind the menace of stray dogs all over India

July 31, 2020 2:57:07 pm

Experts estimate that barely 10 per cent of India’s dogs have been sterilised and immunised out of a possible 60 million.

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Pakistan’s information war campaign against India needs attention

July 27, 2020 9:28:22 am

What is noteworthy is that the same anti-India narrative is repeated ad nauseam from every medium and platform — whether it is politicians like Imran Khan or Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the ISPR, or print, electronic and social media.

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House vs Court

July 27, 2020 4:00:55 am

The court’s 13 questions could prise open spaces in a political party — and also risk judicial over-reach

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Dadabhai Naoroji strove to be inclusive. Today’s majoritarian nationalism represents a betrayal of principles he bequeathed to India

July 27, 2020 9:25:26 am

What would Dadabhai Naoroji make of India today? He would be troubled by the chauvinism and anti-intellectualism that animates the current leadership. These run counter to the traditions of Indian nationalism.

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Omar Abdullah writes: While Jammu and Kashmir remains UT, I will not contest Assembly elections

July 29, 2020 9:03:19 am

Having been a member of the most empowered Assembly in the land and that, too, as leader of that Assembly for six years, I simply cannot and will not be a member of a House that has been disempowered the way ours has: Vice president of the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference breaks his silence.

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Data is an economic resource. Gopalakrishnan committee report shows how its value can be shared, governed

July 27, 2020 9:31:08 am

The Gopalakrishnan report is the first policy document globally that thoroughly addresses economic governance of digital society’s most important resource.

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PM Modi has chosen to work in a cocoon since he first took the job six years ago

July 26, 2020 8:48:05 am

The PM has a second chance to fulfil the promise to move India from the limited goal of poverty alleviation, to a grander goal of real prosperity.

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The spider’s web

July 26, 2020 8:50:27 am

Mr Pilot is not cut from the same cloth as the BJP is, or so we believed. He should have channelled all his energies to help the people fight the pandemic as well as get the state’s economy back on its feet.

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It’s time India paid reparations to its Dalits

July 26, 2020 8:55:54 am

The constitutional promises through reservations and land reforms were one of the few ways for us to get together. But these remain hotly contested. Reparation is one of the most viable ways to secure justice for all.

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Gehlot’s choice of word ‘nikamma’ for Pilot would have made two former PMs sit up

July 26, 2020 9:09:37 am

Nikamma was the word rivals had picked, 11 years apart, to target H D Deve Gowda and Manmohan Singh during attempts to unseat them from power.