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EPS-OPS unity will stengthen Opposition in Tamil Nadu

Once the new rules are ratified by the AIADMKs general council, party cadre may directly vote for the leadership who must contest on a single ticket.

6 Dec 2021 6:20 am
Indian wheat tofeed Afghans on the brink of starvation

This is the first time India does not have its feet on the ground in Afghanistan, as it evacuated all diplomats in August.

6 Dec 2021 6:20 am
Hail to the glories of corruption

Notice also that the loving father took his sons to Delhi in a chartered aircraft. Inour country, even politicians marked for the waste basket live inroyal style.

5 Dec 2021 7:14 am
Babu juggling Modi wants jab record, Didi flops in Mumbai

The authorities are also scratching their heads trying to figure the sudden fall in the vaccination pace.

5 Dec 2021 7:06 am
Why Mamata must beware the Congress

The dominant force standing in Didis way is also the Congress. And there go her chances.

5 Dec 2021 5:00 am
Need sustainable growth target

The Indian economy grew by 8.4% in Q2, but a complete rebound, it appears, has never been closer and never further away.

4 Dec 2021 7:12 am
Omicron has arrived, follow covid norms to avoid spread

Of the two persons detected with the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Bengaluru, India, one had no travel history. The other has flown out.

4 Dec 2021 7:12 am
The kiwi paradigm, an airport and pashmina

What connects the appearance of kiwi fruit from Arunachal Pradesh in Delhi bazaars to an international airport in Noida, and wool and fruit in Ladakh?

4 Dec 2021 12:15 am
Mamatas battle against Congress, war against BJP

Instead of reflecting on its serial defeats and continuous drop of national vote share since 1989, the Congress is creating a shallow Bushian binary: With us or against secularism

4 Dec 2021 12:15 am
The jury is still out on Jagan at halftime

There are many parameters to assess the performance of a government. Economic surveys and CAG reports help us gain a birds-eye view of the progress achieved.

2 Dec 2021 6:49 am
What is it thatmakes Indians dobetter abroad

The news of Parag Agrawal being appointed the new CEO of Twitter was expectedly celebrated across India.

2 Dec 2021 6:49 am
How the Tata group transformed itself after 1991

The external impression was that Tata was less nimble than others, more resistant to change and extremely set in its ways.

2 Dec 2021 12:15 am
Farewell to Ram Rani, who explained India to the West and to us

During her studies, she discovered that her own experience and understanding of India were very different from what was taught at US universities

2 Dec 2021 12:15 am
Long-term measures needed to keepveggie prices stable

Reports from across the country indicate there has been an unnatural spike in the prices of vegetables, disrupting the carefully planned kitchen budgets of millions.

1 Dec 2021 7:10 am
New India cant benutrition deficient

Over 67% of children below five years in India are anaemic. That translates to about seven in every 10 children suffering from iron deficiency.

1 Dec 2021 7:09 am
The way towards net-zero emissions

Achieving net zero involves technology pathways as well as financial flows of investments towards the construction of the associated physical infrastructure.

1 Dec 2021 12:15 am
Preserving the gains revealed by the National Family Health Survey-5

The survey points to an improvement in the status of Indian women in certain critical areas that will need to be protected and consolidated

1 Dec 2021 12:15 am
TNs policies torevitalise economy

The Tamil Nadu government led byM K Stalin is on a mission. Barely seven months in governance, he is making serious efforts to breathe life into the hitherto sagging state economy.

30 Nov 2021 7:13 am
Mindgames behind Mamata fracture in Opposition unity

With the Trinamool Congress staying away from an opposition meeting called by the Congress ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, the fracture in the anti-BJP unity appears beyond healing.

30 Nov 2021 7:13 am
India 1989-2014 and after a paradigm shift

Why China, why not India? is a question debated in India without a credible answer.

30 Nov 2021 7:12 am
The earliest rock-cut monuments in India

All the caves of the Barabar and Nagarjuni hills were donated as dwellings to Ajivika ascetics. It was an ancient Indian religion that however completely vanished after the 14th century.

30 Nov 2021 12:34 am
Omicron threat and emergency responses

lt is in our national interest to expedite a policy shift and start vaccinating our kids. Regulatory agencies and policymakers must consider this with utmost urgency

30 Nov 2021 12:28 am
Omicron puts fresh stress on elite sport

South Africa is feeling the brunt of the new variant. The International Hockey Federation has had to postpone the womens junior World Cup.

29 Nov 2021 7:44 am
GSTneeds a booster shot, but will be tough sell for Govt

The GST needs a major overhaul in its rate structurea tough political call that the government needs to take sooner rather than later.

29 Nov 2021 7:43 am
Mobilising USD 1 trillion for climate finance

The financial institutions have not suddenly become climate activists but have gradually understood that unless the climate is stable, the economy in which they invest will be at risk

29 Nov 2021 12:15 am
1971 war against Pakistan: The making of Indian victory

One of the primary reasons for the quick and resounding Indian victory was the sound articulation of political objectives from which the military aims were extracted

29 Nov 2021 12:15 am
The reach of intolerant minds

They must take into account some recent developments that point to new realities that have become part of our lives.

28 Nov 2021 7:13 am
Covid variant Omicron shakes up smug world

Just when the world thought it was safe to go back to a new normal, to exhale fear and inhale hope, a new variant crashed into the headlines.

28 Nov 2021 7:09 am
New Cycle in RightVs Liberal Saga

The revenge of history is the return of the past. Values of long-gone eras are now emerging from the dusty closet of time to redefine democracy and governance.

28 Nov 2021 5:00 am
Crypto regulation should be in sync with global policies

The proposed bill on cryptocurrencies to be tabled in the Parliament session next week has sparked fears of the government banning it for good.

27 Nov 2021 6:53 am
Battling graft and its roots in Odisha

The Odisha government has been in a belligerent mood against the corrupt. Those with tainted backgrounds and compromised integrity are being dealt with an iron hand.

27 Nov 2021 6:52 am
The dragon at the doors of the US

Consumer prices in the US have jumped in October at the fastest rate in three decades. If inflation persists in the US, there is risk of dollar appreciation with adverse consequences for India.

26 Nov 2021 9:53 pm
An important relationship that is under strain

The judiciary and the executive have a residual image of each other from various constitutional provisions. Conflict arises when the executive acts inconsistently with this picture.

26 Nov 2021 9:36 pm
KCRs mysterious Delhi trips

It is no secret that Telangana Chief MinisterK Chandrashekar Rao nurses national ambitions, but it is not clear how he intends to achieve them.

26 Nov 2021 7:15 am
A party at odds with principlesof democracy

The party functionaries at different levels were placed on the top and rules of a democratic government were bent to suit their preferences.

26 Nov 2021 7:15 am
Glaring omissions in TN child policy

The document, produced by the Social Welfare and Women Empowerment Department, has several glaring omissions.

25 Nov 2021 7:07 am
Vindictiveness and abuses of state power in Tripura

The Northeast very rarely grabs national attention, in the media as well as in the political discourse, because of its geographical remoteness and minuscule numbers in Parliament.

25 Nov 2021 7:07 am
MSPat centre stage in the Bharatversus India battle

Members of the Supreme Court-appointed committee vetting the farm laws have warned that making an MSP law will harm not only farmers in the long run, but traders and stockists too.

24 Nov 2021 6:47 am
Team India's packed schedule a cause for concern

Cricket in India may not follow the law of diminishing marginal utility but it does have an effect. Quantity usually leads to a compromise in quality.

24 Nov 2021 6:46 am
FDI gap in Indias big infrastructure dreams

After the Great Depression, the New Deal created jobs for 90 lakh Americans and built 6 lakh kms of roads, 1 lakh buildings, 75,000 bridges. India faces a similar contextour GDP contracted by 8%.

23 Nov 2021 10:03 pm
Andaman Islands will forever have a piece of Manipur

Despite scepticism that the renaming could have been done for political gains, there is hope that the peripheries of India may now have a way out of historys blind spot.

23 Nov 2021 9:55 pm
Netting asolution for fishing in Palk Bay

The fishing equipment that is prohibited in Sri Lanka must be banned by India in the Palk Bay.

23 Nov 2021 7:32 am
Paytm: In IPO valuation, market is the king

Listing day is crucial as the entire effort of a start-up is tested to the core by the market and given a price. And in that price rests the true value

23 Nov 2021 7:24 am
The sickness that plagues urban planning in India

Its been raining. Raining woes. Rural India was always vulnerable to a pendulum of calamitous extremes, swinging between floods and drought conditions.

23 Nov 2021 7:11 am
Homebuyers want more from RERA

When the Central government brought in a law to regulate the real estate sector in 2016, homebuyers were truly on cloud nine.

23 Nov 2021 7:10 am
Preparing for a post-Abbas Palestinian leadership

Mohammed Dahlans Moscow visit indicates that some external players are preparing themselves for the post-Abbas Palestinian leadership

22 Nov 2021 7:48 am
The India we are living in today

The BJP used the India Against Corruption campaign to vilify the UPA. The Lokpal lives in oblivion, untouched by prevailing graft. And Kejriwal continues to sell himself.

22 Nov 2021 7:43 am
What went wrong with the Paytm IPO

Paytms IPO disappointment is testament to the fact that the law of averages finally catches up with you.

22 Nov 2021 7:35 am
Gehlot faux pasreleases corruption stench in Rajasthan

After months of discord within the ruling Rajasthan Congress, the high command finally shook up the ministry to make it more representative and revamped the party unit.

22 Nov 2021 7:34 am
Correction: Freedom came in 2014

At last, we have someone teaching us real history.

21 Nov 2021 6:57 am