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Yes Milord, the process is often punishment

Published on Feb 29, 2024 09:10 PM IST

Procedural delays are a troublesome feature of the Indian justice system.

The SC has stressed an important principle that should guide law officers while invoking stringent provisions, in this specific case, Section 306 of the IPC (File image)
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Cooperation, not coercion

Funds for public schooling should not be hostage to frayed federal relations

Smart classes to be started in upper primary schools and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas. (Pic for representation)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 09:04 PM IST
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Aaya Rams, Gaya Rams

Cross-voting in Rajya Sabha polls reflects the weakening of parties, erosion of political ethics

New Delhi: A replica of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at the Election Commission of India (ECI) head office, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)(PTI02_28_2024_000219A)(PTI)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 09:09 PM IST
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A new frontier for India’s space programme

Space exploration and manned flight is the next logical step forward — driven by the need to build this capability to meet future requirements

The image shows PM Modi with the four astronauts selected for ISRO’s Gaganyaan mission. (Instagram/@https://www.hindustantimes.com/topic/gaganyaan)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 09:00 PM IST
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Team India’s GenNext calms future fears

India’s older pros are not in their prime anymore, and this is probably the right time to start preparing the Next Gen for the big show.

Ranchi, Feb 26(ANI): England players react after series defeat against India during Day 4 of the 4th Test match against England, at JSCA International Stadium Complex, in Ranchi on Monday. India leads 3-1 in the 5-match test series. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 09:10 PM IST
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Reinventing the United Nations

Ukraine and Gaza wars point to marginalisation of the UN: It needs radical reforms to reflect the new global reality and intervene effectively in crises

FILE - The symbol of the United Nations is displayed outside the Secretariat Building, Feb. 28, 2022, at United Nations Headquarters. The United States, key allies and Arab nations engaged in high-level diplomacy in hopes of avoiding another U.S. veto of a new U.N. resolution on desperately needed aid to Gaza ahead of a long-delayed vote now scheduled for Thursday morning, Dec. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)(AP)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 09:00 PM IST
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The loneliness of being BSP

The exit of MPs from the party points to the emerging bipolar nature of the contest in UP, following the SP-Congress seat deal

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Ritesh Pandey joins Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak, Party National General Secretary Tarun Chugh and others , at party headquarters, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 09:00 PM IST
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South Carolina hints at Biden-Trump rematch

The outcome of a rematch will be continued shrinking of the middle ground, as the partisan retreat of voters and leaders becomes more pronounced.

During a rally at his campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, near his family home, United States President Joe Biden slammed former President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, REUTERS/Russell Cheyne/File Photo)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 08:28 PM IST
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Tweaks fail to fix flaws in surrogacy regulations

Denial of reproductive choices to a chunk of the population is symptomatic of the social biases against the heteronormatively and maritally non-conforming

 The Surrogacy (Regulation) Act remains a much-flawed legislation, and incremental corrections mean sections of the population will continue to be deprived of the option. (File image (Vijayanand Gupta | Hindustan Times))
Published on Feb 26, 2024 12:30 PM IST
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Addressing a data drought

Household Consumption Expenditure Survey data has implications for public policies

The availability of the Household Consumption Expenditure Survey data will allow a much-needed overhaul of many other important indicators in the country
Published on Feb 26, 2024 12:26 PM IST
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The making of a contest

INDIA bloc gets to business as the Congress, SP and AAP agree on seats. The alliance must also have a narrative to challenge the NDA

The Samajwadi Party and the Congress settled on a pre-poll alliance for Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday(HT FILE)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 09:01 PM IST
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Following Amul, renewing the idea of cooperatives

GCMMF’s secret sauce has many ingredients — its natal link with the White Revolution, the enduring strength of the Amul brand and its exemplary nimbleness

Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects an exhibition by Amul during the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, in Ahmedabad on Thursday. (ANI Photo) (PIB)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 08:51 PM IST
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Bangalored by its politicians

Karnataka plans to mandate MNCs to disclose Kannadigas on payrolls, reflecting rising nativist sentiments. This move risks harming the local economy.

Karnataka has seen a rise in nativist mobilisations in recent times and the government seems to be playing along. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 08:48 PM IST
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Restoring trust in democracy

SC intervention in Chandigarh polls is timely, and serves as a warning for errant parties

Anil Masih, Returning Officer of Chandigarh Mayor Election, at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2024 09:10 PM IST
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Silkyara report calls for close reading

The pace of construction and targets cannot be at the cost of safety and sustainability — infrastructure actors can’t brazen this out anymore.

The collapsed Silkyara tunnel. (PTI/File)
Published on Feb 21, 2024 09:00 PM IST
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Heed SC’s directive on saving forests

The focus should stay on the protection and restoration of forests, not on releasing the land for “non-forest” purposes.

Forest cover in India has been shrinking. Governments have been ambiguous in their commitment to protecting forests. (Representative Image)
Published on Feb 20, 2024 09:50 PM IST
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A new field of vision needed

The debate on farmers’ security has to look beyond the minimum support price paradigm

Patiala, Feb 20 (ANI): Farmer leaders address a press conference regarding the farmers' Delhi Chalo protest march, which is to resume on February 21st, in Patiala on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(Rajesh Sachar)
Published on Feb 20, 2024 09:00 PM IST
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What Navalny’s death tells us about Russia

His death, claimed as political murder by his family and supporters, is a blow to democrats everywhere.

A portrait of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and flowers are seen during a protest in front of Russian embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.(AP)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 09:20 PM IST
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INDIA bloc as a talking shop

AAP hints at seat-sharing with Congress in Delhi — but the Opposition grouping needs more than talk to recover lost ground

Delhi chief miniser Arvind Kejriwal with Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi and former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda. (HT photo)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 09:18 PM IST
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Indian wrestling is still down on the mat

To truly change things, the Wrestling Federation of India itself will need to be reformed and that is a process that will take time.

The UWW, on August 23, 2023, banned the Indian wrestling body for failing to hold elections within the required period and for operating without a president for six months.. (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 08:16 AM IST
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Message from Sandeshkhali

Bengal govt must uphold the rule of law, TMC needs to heed message from the grassroots

TMC leader Shibaprasad Hazra being presented before the Basirhat subdivision court in connection with the Sandeshkhali incident in North 24 Parganas district on Sunday (PTI)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 08:13 AM IST
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Undermining the right to learn

Maharashtra wants to exempt private schools from RTE provisions. This will undermine the law and diminish educational outcomes

ASER findings over the years have made it clear that states must harness private sector capacity in school education if the demographic dividend is to be realised substantially(HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 16, 2024 10:16 PM IST
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Pakistan’s search for a stable government

The upcoming government will hardly be in an enviable position when it comes to tackling economic backsliding and fragile security situation

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (C) and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) party, along with his younger brother and former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif (R) and his daughter Maryam Nawaz (L) speaks with supporters in Lahore on February 9, 2024.(AFP)
Published on Feb 15, 2024 09:40 PM IST
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The SC verdict is an opportunity

The scrapping of electoral bonds over lack of transparency is a welcome step. It is time to clean up poll funding

Five-judge bench of Supreme Court delivers landmark judgment on electoral bonds scheme case
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 10:09 PM IST
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Lost in the MSP debate

Challenges facing agricultural policy go beyond the minimum support prices debate

Tear gas being fired to disperse farmers staging the 'Dilli Chalo' protest march demanding a legal guarantee for MSP for crops at the Shambhu border on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 09:34 PM IST
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India-UAE relations look beyond the diaspora

The India-UAE partnership has to be seen in the backdrop of a churn in the region where most Gulf States are eyeing a future beyond fossil fuel

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves during a tour of the BAPS Hindu Mandir, the largest Hindu temple in the Middle East, at its inauguration ceremony on February 14, 2024 in Abu Dhabi. (Photo by RYAN LIM / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 09:31 PM IST
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Clampdown in the national capital

The authorities have a responsibility to maintain law and order and ensure that no protest turns violent

Tear gas being fired to disperse farmers staging the 'Dilli Chalo' protest march demanding a legal guarantee for MSP for crops at the Shambhu border on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 13, 2024 09:45 PM IST
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Food concerns in inflation data

The numbers justify the RBI Monetary Policy Committee’s conservatism on interest rates

The MPC has been highlighting the threat of food price pressures spilling over into general prices, which it has underlined, can undo the gains on the inflation management front.(PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 13, 2024 09:40 PM IST
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Lessons from the U-19 World Cup

A run to the final, where they lost to Australia by 79 runs, showed that India has some good depth at the youth level

Benoni, Feb 11 (ANI): Skippers Uday Saharan and Hugh Weibgen walk out with teammates before the start of the final between India U19 and Australia U19 in the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024, at Willowmoore Park, in Benoni on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
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Published on Feb 12, 2024 09:09 PM IST
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Diplomatic win for New Delhi

Freedom for former naval personnel imprisoned in Qatar points to India’s rising profile in West Asia

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): A combination of pictures shows the ex-Indian Navy veterans, who were in custody in Qatar, have arrived at the Delhi airport, on Monday. Seven of the eight Indian Navy veterans were sentenced to death on 'espionage' charges. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Feb 12, 2024 09:00 PM IST
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