Today in New Delhi, India
Sep 18, 2020-Friday
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  • For many parents, coming out and speaking about the struggle to pay their children’s fees is difficult. Just like governments stepped in to cap the fees private hospitals could charge, a similar move might be needed for schools
    Sep 18, 2020 20:35 IST
    Covid has hit incomes. Parents are unable to pay fees. Schools, in turn, are blocking children from classes and exams. The government must step in more
  • A plainclothes police personnel swings a lathi as members of Bhartiya Kisan Union block National Highway-44 near Kurukshetra after a proposed protest rally of farmers and commission agents was foiled by heavy police presence, Haryana, September 10, 2020.
    Sep 18, 2020 20:31 IST
    The agricultural reforms will liberate the sector. But get all stakeholders on more
  • As a military dictator, Khan’s diktat overrode public opinion, while the democratic Nehru had to contend with domestic opposition.
    Sep 18, 2020 20:43 IST
    The Indus Waters Treaty may have prevented “another Korea”, as the World Bank had anxiously observed, but it did not fundamentally change Pakistan’s lower riparian angst nor in its perception of the upper riparian dominance of India. more
    Uttam Kumar Sinha
    Uttam Kumar Sinha
  • Hadiya’s marriage was eventually restored by the SC, but serves as a cautionary reminder that Indian society, including sections of the judiciary, is not prepared to grant daughters independence. Not when it comes to their choice of partner
    Sep 18, 2020 20:14 IST
    Couples who wish to marry under the Special Marriage Act must serve a 30-day notice during which their personal details are on public display. This violates their privacy and leaves many vulnerable to parental and community more
  • Naomi Osaka at the US Open.
    Sep 18, 2020 18:53 IST
    Without a word, Naomi Osaka made herself heard during the US Open. She wore a different black mask at each of her seven games; each one bore the name of a Black person killed in police more
    Rudraneil Sengupta
    Rudraneil Sengupta
  • With borders still closed, only local cinephiles could attend events such as the drive-in screenings held during the pandemic edition of the Toronto film festival.
    Sep 18, 2020 22:29 IST
    Even with its digital screenings and shrunken line-up, TIFF felt like a minor miracle; a reminder that storytelling never more
  • While the Modi government inherited a toxic banking sector, it hasn’t covered itself in glory either
    Sep 18, 2020 14:33 IST
    Modi’s entreaty to be “vocal about local” should be amended to “vocal about local and global”. To achieve a $6 trillion GDP by 2030, India needs to be not only self-reliant but make the world more
    Minhaz Merchant
    Minhaz Merchant