Today in New Delhi, India
Aug 10, 2020-Monday
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  • Over the past month, anecdotal evidence and a series of reports emerging from Bihar highlight the state’s dismal response to the coronavirus pandemic
    Aug 10, 2020 20:23 IST
    Both data and reports suggest a worrying scenario. The state needs to do more
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF), a loan financing facility for enhancing post-harvest infrastructure, August 09
    Aug 10, 2020 20:10 IST
    It will help. But the economy needs immediate support more
  • A consensus can only emerge through confidential dialogue with all sections
    Aug 10, 2020 19:58 IST
    In the wake of the China challenge, the government and the Opposition must have a quiet conversation on more
  • Schools and colleges function as sources of patronage for politicians. This patronage can vary from the allocation of admissions to teaching jobs to janitorial positions
    Aug 10, 2020 20:51 IST
    They own many educational institutions. To preserve their patronage network, they will resist reforms more
  • The problem is not China, but Xi Jinping. He needs to be reminded of the Mao dictum on the sources of power
    Aug 10, 2020 19:40 IST
    It is time to plant the fear of India in China. Use military, diplomatic, economic options more
  • In India, chemicals are handled both formally and informally, even the most toxic of them. For example, people come in contact with mercury and pesticides.
    Aug 10, 2020 10:01 IST
    Chemicals are complex creatures. Ammonium nitrate, for example, is used for fertilisers, although it is being phased out in some countries. more
  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa has firmly consolidated his power as president, and the parliamentary win now brings back the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister
    Aug 10, 2020 05:56 IST
    Their win was inevitable, but the impact is more