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What Sibal’s exit signifies

Kapil Sibal files his nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections, with the support of SP, in presence of party chief Akhilesh Yadav and party MP Ram Gopal Yadav, Lucknow, May 25, 2022 (Naeem Ansari)
Updated on May 25, 2022 10:52 PM IST

US school attack: Stand up to the gun lobby

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A girl cries, comforted by two adults, outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center where grief counseling will be offered in Uvalde, Texas, May 24, 2022 (AFP)
Updated on May 25, 2022 10:47 PM IST

A key moment in Varanasi

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The district court decided on Tuesday that it will hear the petition by the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee, which manages the Gyanvapi mosque, seeking dismissal of the suit before deciding on any applications by the Hindu side. 
Published on May 24, 2022 07:39 PM IST

Towards a stronger federal framework

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The council will need the cooperation and attention of the Centre and all states. 
Published on May 24, 2022 07:35 PM IST

An auspicious start to Quad

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From L-R: Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, US President Joe Biden, and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, Tokyo, May 23, 2022 (AFP)
Updated on May 23, 2022 07:14 PM IST

MCD must rise to the infra challenge

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A commuter out in the rain, Shadipur, New Delhi, India, May 23, 2022 (Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 23, 2022 07:14 PM IST

Australia’s new PM is good news for India

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The trip to Japan will be an opportunity for him to signal continuity in Australian foreign policy, especially regarding Quad and China. 
Published on May 22, 2022 07:37 PM IST

Inflation: The State steps up

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Beyond the usual polemics about the timing and adequacy of the measures, there are some interesting aspects to them. 
Updated on May 22, 2022 07:37 PM IST

A new threat to the GST regime

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The picture may become clearer once the detailed order is analysed. If it doesn’t, the court might be asked to weigh in again. 
Published on May 20, 2022 07:05 PM IST

Image problem for the grand old party

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A Congress supporter holds the party flag on the concluding day of the party's Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir, Udaipur, May 15, 2022 (Rahul Singh)
Updated on May 19, 2022 07:11 PM IST

A lack of clarity on inequalities

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One of the reasons the report cannot give recent estimates of consumption inequality in India is the fact that the government junked the findings of the 2017-18 Consumption Expenditure Survey (CES) (AP)
Updated on May 19, 2022 07:11 PM IST

Perarivalan: Light at the end of the tunnel

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The court ruled, the Tamil Nadu governor’s action of consulting the President despite the state government’s mandate in favour of the early release of Mr Perarivalan lacked constitutional backing. 
Updated on May 18, 2022 07:57 PM IST

Low booster turnout needs more attention

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A massive coverage gap between these population groups points to an area that needs focus from the government. 
Published on May 18, 2022 07:54 PM IST

SC must decide on the 1991 law

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The top court was right in partially rolling back the lower court’s order sealing the premises and stopping worshippers from accessing the site — an order the Muslim side said was passed without hearing its arguments. (REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 17, 2022 09:22 PM IST

Attacks on Pandits: Bridge the divide

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Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar meets with Kashmiri Pandits and assures security enhancement during his visit to Sheikhpora, Budgam, May 17, 2022 (ANI)
Updated on May 17, 2022 09:22 PM IST

Moscow scores a self-goal

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But even as Russia should introspect about its actions, it is important that NATO does not sound triumphalist and proceed with its expansion in a manner that does not escalate tensions. 
Updated on May 16, 2022 08:24 PM IST

A new dawn begins in Indian badminton

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India team holds the trophy after winning Thomas Cup title. 
Published on May 16, 2022 08:20 PM IST

Delhi fire: No regard for laws, safety norms

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Family members of the people missing after a massive fire at an office building near the Mundka metro station, New Delhi, May 15, (PTI)
Updated on May 15, 2022 07:40 PM IST

Another U-turn on farm policy

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Global markets for wheat have suffered a massive supply shock due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. This has put pressure on international prices (HT Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2022 07:41 PM IST

Retail inflation: The step ahead

But will a monetary tightening be able to control inflation? There is good reason for scepticism on this count. (Reuters)
Published on May 13, 2022 05:47 PM IST

SC must protect women’s rights

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Judges must note that India is among a handful of countries that continue to hold on to the marital rape exception and that the United Kingdom, from where it originated, scrapped it decades ago. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 12, 2022 06:35 PM IST

To combat drought, restore degraded land

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Studies have also shown the country’s drought-prone area has increased by 57% since 1997. (AFP)
Updated on May 12, 2022 06:34 PM IST

SC on sedition: A welcome step

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This is a welcome decision, not only because sedition represented the most egregious of India’s colonial baggage but also because of the thousands of ordinary citizens who battled its stringent provisions for an ever-expanding array of offences (PTI)
Updated on May 11, 2022 08:37 PM IST

Climate crisis: Invest in a holistic approach

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This summer, a trailer of climate-sparked extreme events is already being played out in India. (AFP)
Updated on May 11, 2022 08:37 PM IST

For Sri Lanka, a troubling phase

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A military vehicle patrols a street during curfew in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
Updated on May 11, 2022 08:58 AM IST

Ensure life of dignity for specially abled

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The provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 are empowering on paper, but indifferently implemented (HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2022 09:33 AM IST

Opening a Pandora’s Box

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What persuaded a local civil court to order the videography and inspection of the religious site was a demand to collect triable evidence as to whether Hindu religious structures were partially razed to build the 17th-century mosque. (PTI)
Updated on May 09, 2022 08:03 PM IST

Extend health cover to the ‘missing middle’

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The need to cover this “missing middle” is essential because the nature of their work is often subject to occupational hazards. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2022 07:52 PM IST

Repeal the sedition law

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Every nation has a right to zealously guard its sovereignty from internal and external aggression, and, therefore, penal provisions to punish violence and threats to security are justified and necessary. But there is a raft of civil, criminal and anti-terror statutes to deal effectively with such exigencies. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 08, 2022 07:12 PM IST

Bagga case: Don’t delay police reforms

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BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga in New Delhi,May 7, 2022 (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 08, 2022 07:12 PM IST
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