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  • The fact that the PM himself had a series of interactions with the chief ministers prior to lockdowns helped in giving a sense of a more consultative, consensual approach
    Jun 06, 2020 19:38 IST
    The Centre and states coordinated closely in the initial weeks, but differences on the lockdown, health protocol, finances and credit-sharing have now deepened...read more
  • H-1B was a big target for Trump in 2016, who repeatedly criticised it during the presidential campaign
    Jun 06, 2020 19:37 IST
    Some sort of restrictions could be imposed even within weeks. In the proclamation, Trump directed the secretaries of labour and homeland security to review various visa programmes and recommend appropriate measures...read more
    Hindustantimes
    Hindustantimes
  • Will the workers stay in their villages or will they return to the cities once the coronavirus pandemic is no longer an ever-present threat?
    Jun 06, 2020 19:33 IST
    Many of the migrants who have returned are, in fact, craftspeople. Crafts provide the second-largest source of livelihood in India and are a source of employment even in the most remote parts of the country...read more
    Hindustantimes
    Hindustantimes
  • Instead of bureaucrats, ministers should have led from the front
    Jun 06, 2020 19:32 IST
    I’m talking of the information given at press conferences, which used to be daily, but have become less frequent...read more
  • With a prison population of over four lakhs, and new admissions every day, even decongesting prisons is not enough. It is time we focus on the conditions prevalent inside prisons
    Jun 06, 2020 12:09 IST
    Our prisons are overcrowded, with even basic facilities needed for washing and cleaning being grossly inadequate. This must be addressed on an urgent basis...read more
    Hindustantimes
    Hindustantimes
  • It is not easy to strike the right balance between development needs and preservation of the natural world, but, as studies show, there are ways of managing the crisis better
    Jun 05, 2020 19:33 IST
    India needs a better framework for human-animal conflict...read more
  • Trump is looking at “G-10 or G-11” with India, South Korea, Australia and Russia as additional members
    Jun 05, 2020 19:26 IST
    Prime Minister Modi has accepted President Trump’s invitation to attend the G-7 meet as a guest, and has also welcomed Trump’s proposal to include India in an expanded G-7. But New Delhi will do well to keep its hopes in check until it sees a real plan with a timeline...read more
    Hindustantimes
    Hindustantimes