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Capitalising on pandemic fears

Capitalising on pandemic fears

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s promise to provide free Covid-19 vaccines to every resident of Bihar if it comes to power may pass the Elect...Read More

 Exit of Eknath Khadse: 
BJP’s loss is NCP’s gain?

Exit of Eknath Khadse: BJP’s loss is NCP’s gain?

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis cannot escape blame for the resignation of Eknath Khadse from the BJP. The OBC face o...Read More

State farm bills: A charade 
meant to hoodwink farmers

State farm bills: A charade meant to hoodwink farmers

With their eyes wide open, the Congress-ruled states are bent on creating a legislative charade in order to hoodwink farmers protesting a...Read More

India bites the bullet: 
Quad is getting teeth

India bites the bullet: Quad is getting teeth

The Chinese belligerence alone can explain why at long last, India has decided to bite the bullet and invite Australia to join the Malaba...Read More

Covid-19: Thus far so good 
but don’t drop guard now

Covid-19: Thus far so good but don’t drop guard now

Here is a piece of good news in these grim times. India is past the Covid-19 peak. That optimistic finding is based on the study conducte...Read More

GST cess payment: Onus 
on states to cooperate

GST cess payment: Onus on states to cooperate

It is welcome that the Centre has decided to borrow Rs 1.1 trillion to lend to the states as debt in lieu of the Goods and Service Tax co...Read More

Bangkok protests: Thailand's
‘Tahrir Square’ moment

Bangkok protests: Thailand's ‘Tahrir Square’ moment

Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong intersection was, until recently just a busy junction of major arterial roads outside Bangkok’s Government House,...Read More

Unbecoming tirade against  judges

Unbecoming tirade against judges

It is highly unusual for a chief minister to complain against sitting High Court judges in writing to the Chief Justice of India. But thi...Read More

Governor shows his hand 
--- and CM catches it

Governor shows his hand --- and CM catches it

Even a fight over gods and goddess should not be allowed to degenerate into a slanging match between holders of high constitutional offic...Read More

Baby steps to boost demand: 
Something better than nothing

Baby steps to boost demand: Something better than nothing

Clearly, the Government is alive to the lack of demand in the economy post-Covid-19, but it seems determined not to cross the 'Lakshman r...Read More

War over TRPs: Republican 
norms buried by all players

War over TRPs: Republican norms buried by all players

At the outset, we can most unambiguously state that this newspaper group has no personal stake in the war that has broken out between med...Read More

China's bullying brings
democracies closer

China's bullying brings democracies closer

The recent meeting of the foreign ministers of India, Japan, Australia and the United States in Tokyo had China looming large in the back...Read More

Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das

Focus more on growth, less on inflation target

The newly reconstituted Monetary Policy Committee, the country’s apex interest rates-setting body, pulled no surprises at its first sitti...Read More

SC lays down law for 
future  Shaheen Baghs

SC lays down law for future Shaheen Baghs

The Supreme Court judgment on Wednesday might have become infructuous since the Shaheen Bagh sit-in against the Citizenship (Amendment) A...Read More

Hathras outrage: Yogi 
moves to defang critics

Hathras outrage: Yogi moves to defang critics

The Hathras outrage acquired a political colour from the word go. Even before the police, in a most cruel manner performed the last rites...Read More

GST dispute: Lack of 
cooperative pragmatism

GST dispute: Lack of cooperative pragmatism

Quite aside from the avoidable pressure on the already frayed Centre-State relations, the deadlock at the latest meeting of the GST Counc...Read More

 New Paswan model: One 
foot out of NDA, another in

New Paswan model: One foot out of NDA, another in

They say Ram Vilas Paswan is a weather vane, invariably jumping on the winning bandwagon on the eve of an election. Given that his Lok Ja...Read More

It does not pay to mock 
science and scientists

It does not pay to mock science and scientists

He thought he was invincible. Donald Trump, the head of the most powerful country in the world, did everything possible to undermine medi...Read More

GST

Green shoots need nurture for revival

Has the Indian economy managed to put the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic-induced devastation behind it? There are some early indicators w...Read More

The Hathras atrocity: Low 
politics already under way

The Hathras atrocity: Low politics already under way

All those claims about being strong on law and order sound hollow, given the harrowing tales of rapes and molestations in the State. Chie...Read More

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