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MPC: Focusing on growth

At this point, the Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee is justified in holding back on monetary policy normalisation
RBI expects inflation to be 5.3% in 2021-22 and come down to 4-4.33% by the end of 2022-23 (REUTERS)
RBI expects inflation to be 5.3% in 2021-22 and come down to 4-4.33% by the end of 2022-23 (REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 08:24 PM IST
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2024: The shape of the Opposition front

What we are witnessing now is the elaborate jockeying for pole position of the Opposition front. It is something likely to continue through 2022 and 2023
Leave alone winning a majority, it is unlikely that an Opposition minus the Congress will even contest more than half the seats in the elections (PTI)
Leave alone winning a majority, it is unlikely that an Opposition minus the Congress will even contest more than half the seats in the elections (PTI)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 08:25 PM IST
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When Modi met Putin

On defence, the partnership is growing. But a more broad-based relationship that expands beyond defence will be essential for ties with Russia in the long-term
India and Russia have maintained contact amid the pandemic, working closely on the Covid-19 response and the situation in Afghanistan (AFP)
India and Russia have maintained contact amid the pandemic, working closely on the Covid-19 response and the situation in Afghanistan (AFP)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 07:58 PM IST
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India’s mounting plastic challenge

According to the Centre, plastic waste generation has more than doubled in the last five years, with an average annual increase of 21.8%
A 2018-2019 CPCB report puts India’s annual plastic waste generation at 3.3 million metric tonnes (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
A 2018-2019 CPCB report puts India’s annual plastic waste generation at 3.3 million metric tonnes (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 07, 2021 07:58 PM IST
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India all out, all 10 wickets by Ajaz Patel

In terms of its freakish nature, a ten is incomparable. And that is why Ajaz Patel will go down in history books
Ten wickets in an innings for a single bowler is hard to come by, for it demands not just a supreme performance by the bowler — but also depends on other bowlers not getting a wicket (PTI)
Ten wickets in an innings for a single bowler is hard to come by, for it demands not just a supreme performance by the bowler — but also depends on other bowlers not getting a wicket (PTI)
Updated on Dec 06, 2021 08:06 PM IST
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Respond to the Nagaland killing

Organise a visit by PM Narendra Modi; rethink the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act; save the peace process
Locals participate in a candle march over the death of 13 people, who were allegedly killed by the armed forces, Mon district, December 5 (PTI)
Locals participate in a candle march over the death of 13 people, who were allegedly killed by the armed forces, Mon district, December 5 (PTI)
Updated on Dec 06, 2021 08:07 PM IST
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Protecting the economy

The new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, may hit recovery, but the Union government and state governments must ensure that their response is measured
Nirmala Sitharaman, finance minister, at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Nirmala Sitharaman, finance minister, at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 08:32 PM IST
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India’s dark story: The link between caste and manual scavenging

Last week, the government confirmed another facet of this practice — an overwhelming number of manual scavengers are Dalits: 97% of those identified in surveys were from Scheduled Castes
Despite a ban enforced eight years ago and several awareness campaigns, it remains pervasive in cities (Hindustan Times)
Despite a ban enforced eight years ago and several awareness campaigns, it remains pervasive in cities (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 08:31 PM IST
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Omicron arrives in India

There isn’t enough evidence to warrant panic. Follow the science and ensure adequate arrangements are in place
BMC readies a dedicated jumbo Covid-19 hospital of 21,150-bed capacity amid fears of a third wave due to the new variant Omicron, at Malad, in Mumbai, December 01 (HT PHOTO)
BMC readies a dedicated jumbo Covid-19 hospital of 21,150-bed capacity amid fears of a third wave due to the new variant Omicron, at Malad, in Mumbai, December 01 (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 03, 2021 07:36 PM IST
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Needed: Affirmative action on pollution

Year on year, Delhi’s residents are exposed to dangerous air pollution levels in the winter, but the State has not risen to this public health crisis in time
Its failure to implement pre-emptive measures will mean more such spikes in air pollution, and with it, several illnesses (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Its failure to implement pre-emptive measures will mean more such spikes in air pollution, and with it, several illnesses (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 09:27 PM IST
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The US renews its Indo-Pacific message

Kurt Campbell sent a strong message to China (and other Asian countries worried about American commitment) that the US was neither leaving the Indo-Pacific nor was it in decline
Mr Campbell’s comments show that Mr Biden’s summit with China’s Xi Jinping, which led to apprehensions that the US was seeking to mend ties with Beijing, will not lead to any reset (AP)
Mr Campbell’s comments show that Mr Biden’s summit with China’s Xi Jinping, which led to apprehensions that the US was seeking to mend ties with Beijing, will not lead to any reset (AP)
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 08:18 PM IST
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The economy is recovering

The Indian economy is getting on its feet, but it still needs careful healing to start running like it used to
This newspaper has consistently argued that a fiscal policy boost is essential to boost incomes of the poor, and therefore, mass demand (REUTERS)
This newspaper has consistently argued that a fiscal policy boost is essential to boost incomes of the poor, and therefore, mass demand (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 07:35 PM IST
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Omicron: Work with African countries

At a time when many in the continent feel resentful at the West’s hypocrisy, India must be a steady and reliable partner to African countries
An Air India flight carrying doses of the Covishield vaccine manufactured in India is seen after its arrival at the Velana International Airport (AFP)
An Air India flight carrying doses of the Covishield vaccine manufactured in India is seen after its arrival at the Velana International Airport (AFP)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 06:50 PM IST
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A new Twitter, unshackled

As chief executive officer, Parag Agrawal must ensure growth, steer clear of partisan politics, prep for regulation
It is this mixed legacy that now falls on the shoulders of Mr Agrawal (AP)
It is this mixed legacy that now falls on the shoulders of Mr Agrawal (AP)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 06:47 PM IST
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A new deal for agriculture

It must factor in economic and environmental concerns, and needs to be led by the states, not the Centre
Agriculture needed a new deal before the farm laws were passed (PTI)
Agriculture needed a new deal before the farm laws were passed (PTI)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 08:24 PM IST
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Pollution: Away from an NCR-centric policy

These findings pose a serious question on the Delhi-NCR-centric pollution policy in our country. The reason for this policy bias is that we do not have adequate pollution data from outside the metro cities
Almost all of north India, which is what the satellite captures, has seen a significant increase in absolute pollution levels in the last decade (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Almost all of north India, which is what the satellite captures, has seen a significant increase in absolute pollution levels in the last decade (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 08:25 PM IST
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The onset of the winter session

While political competition will be intense, both sides must deliberate on issues of national importance
The session will also be affected by the dynamics within the Opposition (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The session will also be affected by the dynamics within the Opposition (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 02:23 PM IST
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Nepal, Bangladesh graduate from LDCs

Bangladesh, Nepal and Laos will graduate from being least developed countries (LDCs) to developing countries in 2026
Both countries have a long way to go. But this is where India can step in. New Delhi is seen as an active political player in Dhaka and Kathmandu (REUTERS)
Both countries have a long way to go. But this is where India can step in. New Delhi is seen as an active political player in Dhaka and Kathmandu (REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 02:22 PM IST
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Has Sars-CoV-2 got worse?

A new variant has emerged in South Africa. India must prepare; focus on full vaccination, which is vital for protection
It is still early days, but there is a growing consensus among the scientific community that the variant is bad news (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
It is still early days, but there is a growing consensus among the scientific community that the variant is bad news (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2021 07:37 PM IST
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What NFHS-5 results reveal

The country is undergoing a surprising demographic transition. But it also faces several serious developmental challenges
The southern states have much better socio-economic and health indicators than their counterparts in north and central India. The former will also see an increasingly falling share in the population. If and when the delimitation happens, this can reduce their political representation in the legislature. It will hardly be a smooth transition. (Bloomberg)
The southern states have much better socio-economic and health indicators than their counterparts in north and central India. The former will also see an increasingly falling share in the population. If and when the delimitation happens, this can reduce their political representation in the legislature. It will hardly be a smooth transition. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 08:47 PM IST
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The TMC’s expansion routes

If the intent is to send out a serious message about its ambitions in 2024, the TMC has succeeded — though it will face a challenge from the AAP
There is no doubt that the Trinamool Congress has been displaying raw political hunger, ambition, and lots of energy — crucial qualities in the electoral theatre. (PTI)
There is no doubt that the Trinamool Congress has been displaying raw political hunger, ambition, and lots of energy — crucial qualities in the electoral theatre. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 08:48 PM IST
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Can the SP-RLD pact bridge west UP’s communal divide?

Akhilesh Yadav and Jayant Chaudhary, are renewing their political alliance in UP. The challenge is obvious
What has changed since then is, of course, the farmers’ movement, which has eroded the BJP’s appeal among the Jats, added to Mr Chaudhary’s appeal, and created a potential basis for Jat-Muslim solidarity (PTI)
What has changed since then is, of course, the farmers’ movement, which has eroded the BJP’s appeal among the Jats, added to Mr Chaudhary’s appeal, and created a potential basis for Jat-Muslim solidarity (PTI)
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 09:44 PM IST
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When India and the US talk trade

The good news is that there is intent to integrate both economies; the story of India-US trade remains one of untapped potential, but a bilateral deal is distant
While the defence and security relationship has deepened, even signing a mini-trade deal has been difficult (AFP)
While the defence and security relationship has deepened, even signing a mini-trade deal has been difficult (AFP)
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 09:38 PM IST
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India can avoid Europe’s fate

Reduce the gap between Covishield doses, consider booster doses, and expand the vaccine drive to include children
A health worker collects a swab sample for Covid-19 test, Noida, November 22, 2021 (Sunil Ghosh/HTPhoto)
A health worker collects a swab sample for Covid-19 test, Noida, November 22, 2021 (Sunil Ghosh/HTPhoto)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 05:52 AM IST
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When riparian nations join hands

The efforts of riparian neighbours to devise a hydrological SOS system are welcome. But warning systems are only as good as the actions they catalyse 
India and China have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on data-sharing on the Brahmaputra river system, which provides warning for flooding during the monsoon. (REUTERS)
India and China have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on data-sharing on the Brahmaputra river system, which provides warning for flooding during the monsoon. (REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 09:15 PM IST
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Fixing the Capital’s garbage problem

Much of Delhi’s garbage issue depends on waste segregation at source. And so, corporations must invest in programmes to ensure that citizens understand the value of segregation at source
The survey results prove the MCDs have not been able to put in place an effective plan to segregate waste at source (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
The survey results prove the MCDs have not been able to put in place an effective plan to segregate waste at source (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 07:57 PM IST
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In defence of in-person classes

There’s enough anecdotal evidence of the toll that the absence of physical or in-person classes has taken on students
It’s almost as if shutting things down is fast becoming a panacea for all the ills that plague us; the frequency and felicity with which the term lockdown is being thrown around would seem to suggest that (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
It’s almost as if shutting things down is fast becoming a panacea for all the ills that plague us; the frequency and felicity with which the term lockdown is being thrown around would seem to suggest that (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 07:55 PM IST
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A new deal for agriculture

It is time to think of other creative ways to address unsustainable agricultural practices that are entrenched in India, but while respecting popular aspirations
Farmers shout slogans to celebrate after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to repeal three agricultural reform laws that sparked almost a year of huge protests across the country, Amritsar, November 19, 2021 (AFP)
Farmers shout slogans to celebrate after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to repeal three agricultural reform laws that sparked almost a year of huge protests across the country, Amritsar, November 19, 2021 (AFP)
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 07:36 PM IST
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POCSO Act: Why the SC’s ruling is critical

The latest SC ruling upholds the legal safeguards and rights of children, and makes the environment safer for them
The HC ruling trivialised unacceptable behaviour. The SC has reversed, and not a moment too soon, a controversial verdict that could have created a dangerous precedent. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The HC ruling trivialised unacceptable behaviour. The SC has reversed, and not a moment too soon, a controversial verdict that could have created a dangerous precedent. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 07:36 PM IST
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