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The Fire at theEnd of the World

It is time to sweat the small stuff while Vilayat calls. Of the number of immigrants who heeded the call and relocated to Britain last year, most were Indians who have been granted work visas.

7 Aug 2022 5:00 am
IUMLs new voice of conservativism

The signals emanating from a section in the Indian Union Muslim League are discomforting.

6 Aug 2022 7:24 am
Repo rate cutsof Covid-erafully reversed

The RBI on Friday raised the benchmark repo rate by 50 bps, restoring the pre-Covid rate regime, but the central question is whether inflation has peaked.

6 Aug 2022 7:24 am
Dont reduce Ayush surgery to quackery

The Centre National Health Policy of 2017 recognises the need for integrated courses for Indian systems of medicine.

5 Aug 2022 7:06 am
Kejriwals liquor policy fails to deliver a high

The Kejriwal governments U-turn on its liquor policy and the consequent chaos in the national capital result from fundamental flaws in the New Excise Policy 202122.

5 Aug 2022 7:06 am
Ill-timed Pelosi poke on the dragon in the eye

That the US alone has the military muscle to make China hesitate to launch a war is a given.

4 Aug 2022 7:17 am
Time to smoothen ruffled feathers

These utterances by leaders who are seen as moderate evoked sharp protests from liberals and civil society.

4 Aug 2022 7:16 am
Bipartisan approach needed to easeprice rise woes

Though aggressive collection and anti-evasion measures are part of the success story, these figures do indicate a post-Covid regeneration.

3 Aug 2022 7:20 am
Governmentin bind over VROs abolition

There are currently 5,088 VROs, without work attached to Tahasildar offices against the sanctioned strength of 7,039 posts.

3 Aug 2022 7:19 am
Cholera scare in Odisha yet again

One thought the 2007 outbreak the largest in the last two decades was a thing of the past, but the latest recurrence has dj vu written all over it.

2 Aug 2022 7:12 am
Plan early to prevent anotherLovlina-likeissue

A short but disturbing tweet was doing the rounds before the Commonwealth Games began in Birmingham.

2 Aug 2022 7:11 am
The recession dilemma of RBI

The minutes of the meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee, the panel of the RBI that decides short-term interest ratesin India, mention the word recessiononly three times.

1 Aug 2022 7:51 am
Not easy for Teflon Mamata to dust off corruption dirt

For the much-maligned Enforcement Directorate, the recent seizure of heaps of cash from two houses of sacked Trinamool Congress minister Partha Chatterjees sidekick came as its second vindication.

1 Aug 2022 7:50 am
What is a freebie, whose money is it anyway?

Freebie politics is effectively electoral insurance paid for with taxpayer monies. What a freebie is depends on who is asking, where and when...

30 Jul 2022 11:00 pm
Cash bailout alone cant help BSNL

Loss-making state-run telco BSNL got another shot at life with the governments Rs 1.64 lakh crore bailout package.

30 Jul 2022 7:32 am
A dysfunctionalParliament is acollective failure

Parliament has two key functionsmaking laws and scrutinising the governments functioning. The latter has become so contentious that it has led to a stalemate.

30 Jul 2022 7:32 am
Ranveer photo row,a trivial pursuit

Unemployment, inflation, climate change, communalism or gender and caste inequities.

29 Jul 2022 7:07 am
Kerala govts perilous politics of populism

The account is in the red owing to a lowered net borrowing ceiling, withdrawal of GST compensation and the cut in revenue deficit grant.

29 Jul 2022 7:07 am
Centre-state tug of war over flood aid

The welling anger over missing Central aid to help Telangana fight the recent Godavari floods has only partly abated, not entirely fallen below the danger mark.

28 Jul 2022 7:07 am
Efficient watermanagememt canavert looming crisis

Contaminated drinking water is taking a toll on people in Karnataka. The latest report comes from Gonal village in Ballari district, where a young girl died, and 20 fell sick.

28 Jul 2022 7:07 am
Stategovernments should releasesubsidies to discoms

Electricity supply in the country is no more a controversial subject or the pain that it was a few decades ago.

27 Jul 2022 7:12 am
Significance of TNs power tariff hike

The move by the Tamil Nadu government to hike the electricity tariff is remarkableon several counts.

27 Jul 2022 7:11 am
IOA should putsport beforepersonal ambition

In simple terms, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is in a deep mess. If things dont improve, it might incur the wrath of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and even face a ban.

26 Jul 2022 7:25 am
India new homefor the cheetah

For India, it is the culmination of decades-long planning reaching a point of impact in 2020 when the Supreme Court permitted the project on an experimental basis.

26 Jul 2022 7:22 am
Prosperity levels matter, not GDP size

Indias GDP is becoming bigger than Frances, and closing in on the UK is not a matter of much pride if it continues to sit pretty among the low-middle-income countries.

25 Jul 2022 7:40 am
Whataboutery inED questioning ofCongress leadership

By all accounts, Congress president Sonia Gandhi did well during the first round of the Enforcement Directorates questioning in the National Herald money laundering case.

25 Jul 2022 7:39 am
For whom God performed the final rites

Addressed with a prefix, 'Veera', Vallala Deva of Arunasamudra has become the most celebrated among the long list of monarchs who have offered their service to Siva Arunachaleshwara.

24 Jul 2022 12:00 am
GST rate hikes and chaos of clarifications

The fact that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had to step in with a series of 14 tweets to clear the picture illustrates the state of drafting and explanatory communication.

24 Jul 2022 12:00 am
Firing and filling blanks in Babuland

Enforcement DirectorS. K. Mishra and Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthanawere given extensions by amending the service and cadre rules.

24 Jul 2022 12:00 am
Murmu as prez may yield rich poll dividend

Prime Minister Narendra Modis decision to pick a candidate from the last row to be the countrys first citizen serves two purposes.

23 Jul 2022 6:55 am
Tighten fiscal belt and lower debt

In a welcome relief, the central governments FY22 debt settled at 56.29% of GDP against the projected 59.9%.

23 Jul 2022 6:54 am
Ayurveda is an asset to Indian healthcare

No serious attempt is yet forthcoming to evaluate and tap the vast potential of Ayurveda in dealing with public health issues.

23 Jul 2022 12:00 am
Expect extreme weather to turn more calamitous

Even if all the countries decrease emissions to stick to the 2 degree-level as per the Paris Agreement, there will still be an increase in extreme weather and climate events.

23 Jul 2022 12:00 am
Keralas political farce may have gone too far

Political correctness and propriety have gone missing from Kerala politics if the recent events are anything to go by.

22 Jul 2022 7:17 am
Kallakurichi issue prods police reforms

On July 13, a 17-year-old girl died at a private residential school. The childs family alleged foul play and refused to accept the body without a proper investigation.

22 Jul 2022 7:12 am
When Lord Kedarnath came to the South

The Kedareshwara temple at Balligave is undoubtedly a delicate construction representing the periods matured temple architecture.

22 Jul 2022 12:00 am
Does shift to rupee signal dollar retreat?

With US sanctions destroying the unified monetary system, new bilateral arrangements will emerge. A few neighbouring countries seem interested in Indias initiative.

22 Jul 2022 12:00 am
Frisking thatwasnt so NEET

That women, who no doubt wear similar innerwear with hooks, were involved in disrobing young girls is even more riling.

21 Jul 2022 7:09 am
Ibrahim Adil Shah II: Poet, painter and art patron

A portrait in the City Palace Museum in Jaipur shows Ibrahim Adil Shah II with a mark on the forehead, similar to the sacred mark common among several sects of Hindus.

21 Jul 2022 1:36 am
Contest over 'indigenous' in the Northeast

There is much debate on who falls in this bracket. Many communities want to be recognised as indigenous. This often leads to inter-ethnic conflicts and turmoil.

21 Jul 2022 1:29 am
Telangana peoplestruggle after Godavarideluge

Like Noahs deluge, the Godavari floods ravaged Telangana last week. Waters are receding now, leaving a trail of destruction and human agony.

20 Jul 2022 7:02 am
BCCI should clearair aboutKohli

There were quite a few exclusions when the Indian team for the West Indies one-day internationals was named.

20 Jul 2022 7:01 am
Roaring lion of the national emblem

Although the depiction in every minute detail looks exactly like the original in Sarnath, the national emblem carries an altogether different meaning.

20 Jul 2022 2:00 am
Why Droupadi Murmu is important

Her victory symbolises a tribute to all leaders of tribal communities who have always worked hard to uphold the traditions, heritage and identity of the Scheduled Tribes.

20 Jul 2022 1:54 am
Climate first innew chile charter

Away from the maddening cacophony surrounding climate change debates across the globe, Chile is quietly setting an example.

19 Jul 2022 7:22 am
Weak rupeecaught in vicious flux

The rupee is trapped in a vicious cyclewhere its weakness is leading to events further weakening the local currency against the US dollar.

19 Jul 2022 7:22 am
Do we need to unlearn the D Word?

A lot of money flows into development. Footpaths are yanked off and roads are dug up. The big question is if development implies destroying the old for the new.

19 Jul 2022 12:54 am
NCLAT upholds late filing of homebuyer claims

When the payment is received by the corporate debtor from an allottee, it becomes obliged to hand over the possession of the house and the allied liabilities.

19 Jul 2022 12:52 am
No closure yetfor victims ofKanishka bombing

A Canadian court had to acquit him after a co-accused and bomb maker took a plea bargain to turn approver and implicate Malik but went rogue.

18 Jul 2022 7:31 am
Price rise is sore point

It appears that the inflation sore has begun to heal with headline CPI moderating to 7.01% in June, from a peak of 7.8% in April.

18 Jul 2022 7:30 am