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Sep 22, 2020-Tuesday
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  • Most farmer organisations, barring a handful owing allegiance to the RSS and BJP, have hit the streets in protest against the bills. Lathicharge and use of force on a peaceful assembly of farmers at Pipli near Kurukshetra recently (in pic) was saddening.
    Sep 22, 2020 14:58 IST
    TRUTH VS HYPE Though the government maintains that the MSP regime would remain intact, it’s clear that on account of the tax differential between the mandis and new agri-trade areas, mandis will wither away in a short period. ...read more
    Kiran Choudhry
    Kiran Choudhry
  • A model in Rahul Mishra’s creation.
    Sep 21, 2020 22:37 IST
    Couture weeks around the world establish the supremacy of the digital format as extraordinary presentations enliven the screen. ...read more
    Sunil Sethi
    Sunil Sethi
  • These reforms were similar to the 1991 moment for the wider economy and were hailed as such by leading experts
    Sep 21, 2020 20:27 IST
    The legislations will give options of new markets, attract private investments to build infrastructure, help in better price discovery, enable information dissemination mechanism, and provide future price assurance to the farmers...read more
    Gopal Krishna Agarwal
    Gopal Krishna Agarwal
  • There have been no checks or balances, and it is too late to stop the spread of these technologies. The genie is out of the bottle. The only solution, now, is to accelerate the good side of these technologies and build defences
    Sep 21, 2020 21:17 IST
    Sars-CoV-2 may not have been intentionally engineered, but the world stares at a crisis...read more
    Vivek Wadhwa
    Vivek Wadhwa
  • The soul of India lives in her villages, as was declared by the Mahatma. So, when laws are passed affecting the underlying substratum of agrarian life, there is bound to be turmoil. While legally permissible, the fact that the government first tried to sneak in these laws through ordinances as opposed to a properly debated legislation weakened confidence in them.
    Sep 21, 2020 21:17 IST
    GUEST COLUMN Saying that the state can no longer impose a market fee on trade conducted in its own physical space is nothing short of a territorial invasion through legislative action. A veritable Trojan Act....read more
    Atul Nanda
    Atul Nanda
  • Now, as a second tragedy unfolds, the only way forward is through proactive decision-making, inspections and administrative will
    Sep 21, 2020 21:17 IST
    Let the Bhiwandi building collapse be a grave reminder to states to prioritise proper urban planning...read more
  • History is littered with examples of what happens when scientific process is victim to public anticipation and political pressure.
    Sep 21, 2020 21:17 IST
    Insulate it from political ambition, nationalist bravado and geopolitics. Let scientists decide...read more