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Sri Lanka’s parliamentary polls will hold lessons for India's Election Commission ahead of Bihar polls

Education policy reform will help India leverage its demographic dividend

Pandemic has driven home need for collaborations in public policy between experts and administrators

PM-KISAN is not reaching all farmer households as intended

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Wash, spray, repeat: When danger lurks everywhere

August 3, 2020 3:36:39 pm

You can have all the dumbbells, the exercise mats and resistance bands at home. It’s not the same as working out in an atmosphere where everyone is dedicated to self optimization.

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Education policy reform will help India leverage its demographic dividend

August 3, 2020 9:16:51 am

Backed by expeditious and effective implementation in sync with its spirit, NEP could shape the lives of our future generations.

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Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections will hold lessons for India’s Election Commission ahead of Bihar polls

August 3, 2020 9:18:16 am

So far, South Korea has been the template. Sri Lanka may provide some more insights.

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Standing up to China will require not only matching its military might but also economic prowess

August 3, 2020 8:57:01 am

Major rationalisation and pruning of subsidies can go a long way in financing a development plan for eastern India as well as the new demands for reinforcing defence in the wake of Chinese aggression.

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Pandemic has driven home need for collaborations in public policy between experts and administrators

August 3, 2020 9:23:47 am

A parallel council with a similarly blended mix should be set up with individual states to take into account local factors, and in the spirit of cooperative federalism.

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PM-KISAN is not reaching all farmer households as intended

August 3, 2020 9:26:24 am

Given this uncertainty over the reach of PM-KISAN and its targeting, the relevance of the scheme needs to be carefully evaluated during this period.

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Stress and strain

August 3, 2020 3:50:49 am

Gradual pick-up and signs of plateauing of economic activity underscore difficulty of fiscal management. It’s a long haul ahead

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One country, one system

August 3, 2020 3:40:57 am

Assault on Hong Kong’s autonomy is of a piece with Xi’s assertiveness at home and expansionism abroad

Forty Years Ago, August 3, 1980: Assam Accord

August 3, 2020 3:30:03 am

The Assam agitationists and the government at midnight simultaneously implemented the terms of the July 25 accord with minor modifications and decided to hold a preliminary negotiation on the “foreigners’ issue” at Imphal on August 11.

Gone to the dogs

Strays deserve our kindness

August 2, 2020 8:06:00 pm

Feeding street dogs increases their trust in humans. It is also consistent with Court verdicts.

Why Shashi Tharoor is wrong

August 2, 2020 6:15:51 pm

India needs to revive, strengthen and reinforce the ideals of pluralism and decentralisation of power, not abandon parliamentary system for a presidential form of government

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Covid positive after 10 years of social distancing

August 2, 2020 9:28:56 am

The pandemic may change the world for the better or worse, but, as we go through these times, we must all find our own silver lining.

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No end to a tragic saga

August 3, 2020 9:29:40 am

The rest of India should imagine a lockdown without free speech and expression or access to newspapers, television, mobile telephones, Internet, hospitals, police stations, courts and elected representatives. That is the situation today.

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The road to Ram’s temple: If Congress party believed in real secularism, Ayodhya movement would never have happened

August 3, 2020 9:30:19 am

Let Muslims join in building the temple and when it is ready let both communities come together to build a mosque on the other bank of the Saryu river.

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Inside Track: Priyanka may have lost a prized Lutyens address but her new house has compensations

August 2, 2020 9:34:38 am

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may have lost a prized Lutyens address in the heart of Delhi, but her new residence, which she purchased many years back, does have compensations.

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‘If custodial torture has to stop, the D K Basu judgment has to be implemented in spirit’

August 2, 2020 9:23:04 am

Justice Basu says that as a judge he went on to deal with many cases of alleged torture. However, piecemeal actions are hardly the solution, the 85-year-old says.

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Rather than shoring up national identity, religion creates schisms

August 1, 2020 9:21:38 am

Pakistan has constitutionally ousted the Ahmadi Muslims from state nationality. They are not Muslims in Pakistan. They become Muslims the moment they step into, let’s say, India that has not apostatised them.

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Covid-19 underscores importance of tools that help alleviate poverty, build resilience

August 1, 2020 9:49:20 am

WhatsApp head Will Cathcart writes: With courage, ambition, and boundless potential, India can emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever before — a leading democratic digital powerhouse that will lead the world in the 21st century.

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Text of education policy artfully navigates several thickets. Fears about document come from context

August 1, 2020 8:56:42 am

This government’s record on regulation is not inspiring. So the critical question will, less, be: Does one agree with the document?

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PM’s decision to attend Bhumi Pujan of Ram temple sets the debate on the full truth about a toxic secularism

August 1, 2020 9:05:40 am

Many Opposition leaders do not want an honest debate and hence have been asking the prime minister to refrain from attending this event.

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On Tilak’s hundredth death anniversary, what governments can learn from his two trials

August 1, 2020 10:19:59 am

Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s imprisonment by invoking the law of sedition failed to suppress the freedom struggle. The two trials teach us useful lessons in dealing with public protests.

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Passing the blame

August 1, 2020 12:50:31 am

Leadership crisis of the Congress is now manifest in a farcical battle of the generations

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Signs of life

August 1, 2020 12:44:31 am

Over 140 years after Giovanni Schiaparelli saw canals on Mars, Nasa seeks aliens in a lake bed

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Barbed wire

August 1, 2020 10:34:02 am

SC needs to ask tougher questions, of those who wield power — before it dismisses an 83-year-old citizen’s plea for freedom

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New Educational Policy envisages decolonising the Indian mind

July 31, 2020 10:12:15 pm

NEP-2020 provides us with a roadmap for reclaiming, re-articulating and restructuring the Bhartiya self for becoming a global leader (Vishwaguru) where equity, equality and fraternity will be celebrated.