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South Korean soldiers stand before a checkpoint on the Unification Bridge that leads to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea in Paju on Saturday. (AFP Photo)

6 passive-aggressive ways rival Koreas wage their proxy-war

By Joyeeta Biswas | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2015 06:23 PM IST
Welcome to the bizarre world of North and South Korea, two countries technically at war for 65 years, fighting in ways you'd never expect.
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Patidars or members of Patel community participate in a rally in Ahmedabad. (AP Photo)
Patidars or members of Patel community participate in a rally in Ahmedabad. (AP Photo)

Census data on religion: It's time to figure it all out

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2015 10:21 PM IST
While the census data on religion is open to misuse, the drop in growth rates reflects better education levels.
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Members of the Patel community raise their arms as they shout slogans during a protest rally in Ahmedabad. (Reuters)
Members of the Patel community raise their arms as they shout slogans during a protest rally in Ahmedabad. (Reuters)

Reservation to Patel community can create a domino effect

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2015 10:28 PM IST
If the Patels have their way, the reservation genie will be well and truly out of the bottle.
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Nepalese activists bang plates and spoons as they take part in a protest demanding equal citizenship rights in the new constitution in Kathmandu on August 10, 2015. Nepal's parliament is proposing to bar all single parents from passing on their citizenship to their children in a new national constitution, sparking outrage among rights activists. (AFP PHOTO)
Nepalese activists bang plates and spoons as they take part in a protest demanding equal citizenship rights in the new constitution in Kathmandu on August 10, 2015. Nepal's parliament is proposing to bar all single parents from passing on their citizenship to their children in a new national constitution, sparking outrage among rights activists. (AFP PHOTO)

India has rightly asked Nepal to take all groups on board

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2015 12:25 AM IST
If the new constitution is not owned by the country’s minorities, it would be a self-defeating exercise for the State in transition.
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Bihar elections: It's time for a fresh brand of politics

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2015 12:24 AM IST
Bihar’s election is arguably the most important political event of the year. There seem to be some breaks from entrenched patterns in the election discourse.
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A man looks at market indices at a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, August 24, 2015. Alarm bells rang across world markets on Monday as a 9% dive in Chinese shares and a sharp drop in the dollar and major commodities panicked investors (REUTERS Photo)
A man looks at market indices at a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, August 24, 2015. Alarm bells rang across world markets on Monday as a 9% dive in Chinese shares and a sharp drop in the dollar and major commodities panicked investors (REUTERS Photo)

Market mayhem: Rethink on potential of emerging markets

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2015 08:20 AM IST
The fast piling rubble after the devaluation of the Chinese yuan has forced a rethink on the emerging world’s promise as the engine of global growth.
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Asaduddin Owaisi: A shift from traditional Muslim politico

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2015 08:13 AM IST
Asaduddin Owaisi makes a compelling case for the rights and entitlements of Muslims.
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A combination photo external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz (File Photos)
A combination photo external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz (File Photos)

Only sustained dialogue can secure interests of India, Pak

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2015 02:17 AM IST
India and Pakistan should be alert to the dangers of avoiding dialogue altogether.
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Onion-market

Onion prices will affect our palate, palatability of our netas

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2015 01:59 AM IST
The rising cost of onions will affect both our palate and the palatability of our politicians.
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Moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (3rd from right) attended the Eid Milan hosted by Pakistan High Commissioner Basit Umar (2nd from right) in New Delhi on July 21, 2015.
Moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (3rd from right) attended the Eid Milan hosted by Pakistan High Commissioner Basit Umar (2nd from right) in New Delhi on July 21, 2015.

India sending out contradictory signals ahead of NSA talks

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2015 02:14 AM IST
With the NSA talks coming up, India seems to be sending out contradictory signals on Pakistan and terror.
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FTII controversy highlights problems with our premier institutes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2017 03:57 PM IST
The government must take a long hard look at how to salvage our institutions of excellence.
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Modi in Bihar

Bihar elections: Will Narendra Modi's promises help BJP?

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2015 08:46 AM IST
It is not yet clear if the financial package for Bihar will yield any dividends for the BJP
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Politics should not hurt India’s potential as growth hotspot

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2015 12:55 AM IST
India’s economic potential can’t be held to ransom by perceptions created by the rough edges of politics.
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Moderates' win in Sri Lanka signal warmer ties with India

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2015 02:27 AM IST
Voters have rejected Rajapaksa’s authoritarian politics. This signals warmer ties with India.
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Conservation is the need of hour to prevent conflict over water

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2015 02:50 AM IST
We have to find the means to prevent conflict over water and come up with ways to conserve this resource.
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TB is preventable, it's time to get rid of this scourge

By Dalbir Singh and Kalikesh Singh Deo | None
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2015 03:13 AM IST
India has made significant progress in reducing tuberculosis, but its burden still remains at epidemic proportions.
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Bihar elections: It’ll come down to the wire

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2015 02:21 AM IST
If caste factors can swing Bihar’s vote, the NDA combine has an edge over the Nitish Kumar-Lalu Prasad one
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LoC firing taking toll on civilians, will impact NSA talks

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2015 02:14 AM IST
Firing along the LoC is taking a toll on civilians and will impact the NSA talks.
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Banning porn to ban all versions of perversions

By Ira Trivedi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2015 02:28 AM IST
Pornography distorted notions of sex for young men who had never had sexual relationships. But with few venues to talk about sex, India’s youth are taking cues on ‘healthy’ sexuality from online porn.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 69th Independence Day celebration in New Delhi. (Ajay Aggarwal/ HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 69th Independence Day celebration in New Delhi. (Ajay Aggarwal/ HT Photo)

Modi’s I-Day speech: Looking back at the hits and misses

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2015 02:17 AM IST
Modi’s I-Day speech reviewed last year’s promises but held back big announcements.
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Aggressive wildlife conservation is the need of the hour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2015 12:04 AM IST
Only aggressive conservation can protect our endangered species. Our survival depends on this.
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Members of the opposition in Lok Sabha during the Monsoon session of the Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)
Members of the opposition in Lok Sabha during the Monsoon session of the Parliament in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

Monsoon session: A saga of missed opportunities

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2015 12:15 AM IST
The monsoon session was a saga of missed opportunities. Both sides must share the blame.
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A sermon on morality by the shy tiger of Kolkata zoo

By Joyeeta Biswas | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2015 07:44 PM IST
Vishal declares sex before marriage is against Indian tradition, wins admiration from moral authorities.
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Modi’s UAE visit to highlight diaspora’s contributions

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2015 12:20 AM IST
PM Modi’s UAE visit highlights a neglected foreign policy landscape and the disapora’s contribution to India.
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The GST Bill remains clouded in uncertainty with the ongoing Parliament logjam.
The GST Bill remains clouded in uncertainty with the ongoing Parliament logjam.

Delay in passing GST bill will hit investments and jobs

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2015 12:54 AM IST
The delay in passing the GST Bill will affect jobs, revenues and investments adversely.
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Why Afghan prez Ghani is angry with Pakistan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2015 01:22 AM IST
Afghanistan’s president makes it clear that the decisions Pakistan takes now will be critical for the region’s future.
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India may avoid drought, but may not control inflation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2015 01:12 AM IST
India may avoid a drought, but this may not control inflation or boost farm output.
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Faith is fine, but tone it down a bit in public spaces

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2015 11:44 PM IST
The law should ensure that religious festivities don’t inconvenience the public.
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Recently, when couples were arrested from hotels at Aksa Beach and Madh Island in Mumbai and insulted, harassed, fined and detained for five hours because someone thought wanting some privacy in this setting amounted to public indecency, there was a huge public uproar. (Shutterstock Photo)
Recently, when couples were arrested from hotels at Aksa Beach and Madh Island in Mumbai and insulted, harassed, fined and detained for five hours because someone thought wanting some privacy in this setting amounted to public indecency, there was a huge public uproar. (Shutterstock Photo)

Mumbai police have no business enforcing morals

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2015 01:31 AM IST
The police have no business enforcing ‘morals’ as in Mumbai, they must stick to law and order.
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Swachh Bharat ranks show it is time for cities to come clean

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2015 02:22 AM IST
The report of the Union urban development ministry on the levels of cleanliness, or the lack of it, in 476 Indian cities makes the case for Swachh Bharat even stronger.
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