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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Rajasthan High Court must take into account SC verdict, Speaker's powers

COVID-19: After the rural recovery

It’s imperative to introspect on who we are when we are not performing to an audience

Olivia de Havilland was one of the last of the greats of Hollywood’s golden age

Forty Years Ago, July 29, 1980: Assam accord

Forty Years Ago, July 29, 1980: Assam accord

July 29, 2020 4:15:42 am

According to official sources, Dorendra Singh who had been negotiating with the agitation leaders as an “emissary” of the Prime Minister had an hour-long meeting with Rao Saheb when he reported on the “accord” and his talks with the agitation leaders.

IPL in the desert

IPL in the desert

July 29, 2020 4:10:14 am

Amid the pandemic, a long lost romance could be recreated, a new chapter could begin

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Rajbhavan dharma

July 29, 2020 4:04:56 am

Rajasthan Governor’s role in current crisis reinforces impression that office takes cue from Centre, not Constitution

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Running dry

July 29, 2020 4:00:45 am

GST Council must decide on how to protect states’ GST revenues, reduce uncertainty

President Xi’s long game

President Xi’s long game: World is dealing with a leader who believes he will shape a Chinese Century

July 29, 2020 7:50:45 am

Xi Jinping intends to be the Leader of the “Second Hundred” just as Mao Zedong is regarded as the Leader of the “First Hundred”. This means the world will be dealing with President Xi Jinping for some time. It is, therefore, important to get a proper measure of the person.

Rajasthan High Court must take into account SC verdict, Speaker’s powers

July 29, 2020 8:01:42 am

The high courts and the Supreme Court routinely refuse to interfere in matters where the concerned authority has merely issued a show cause notice or granted an opportunity of being heard. This is an inviolable tenet of natural justice.

The beautiful people

July 29, 2020 3:04:19 am

Olivia de Havilland was one of the last of the greats of Hollywood’s golden age.

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A little less certainty, a little more empathy

July 29, 2020 3:01:37 am

If anything, the debate over cancel culture has shown us that it’s imperative to introspect on who we are when we are not performing to an audience.

Geographical spread of virus poses new policy challenges

July 29, 2020 8:16:22 am

As private investment and consumption settle at far lower levels than earlier anticipated, the government’s role in the economy over the next two years or so would need to be much larger than it has been in the last three decades.

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Let’s not forget the epidemic during the pandemic

July 28, 2020 8:37:51 pm

While we must grapple with Covid-19, the country cannot afford to lose focus on its targets to eliminate neglected tropical diseases.

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.

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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

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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

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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 27, 2020 8:47:42 pm

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