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Why is everyone investing in Jio Platforms?(REUTERS)

Mukesh Ambani’s gamble pays off | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 07:16 PM IST
Recent investments are a win-win for Jio and US tech majors
As we set in motion recovery plans, we must remember that air pollution-linked deaths and disease must also be tackled with the urgency they deserve(Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
As we set in motion recovery plans, we must remember that air pollution-linked deaths and disease must also be tackled with the urgency they deserve(Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)

The interplay between the pandemic and pollution | Analysis

By Santosh Harish and Shibani Ghosh
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 07:17 PM IST
It offers some opportunities. But the key is in contesting bad policies, which dilute environmental norms, processes
Wang Yi’s speech excluded no subjects from discussion except China’s political system(Getty Images)
Wang Yi’s speech excluded no subjects from discussion except China’s political system(Getty Images)

Is China waking up to the costs of its US policy? | Analysis

By Jayadeva Ranade
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 07:19 PM IST
It isn’t clear whether this marks a correction, or a tactical attempt to manage tensions. Washington isn’t convinced
The Europeans remain suspicious and ill-informed about the philosophy of the Narendra Modi government(PTI)
The Europeans remain suspicious and ill-informed about the philosophy of the Narendra Modi government(PTI)

Looking at the big picture, finally | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 06:15 AM IST
Common concerns are driving the EU-India convergence. But it needs work
US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping, Beijing, November 9, 2017(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping, Beijing, November 9, 2017(REUTERS)

The US steps up against China

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2020 06:57 PM IST
Beijing believes in the power of fear. It isn’t working
A worker sprays chemical disinfectant in Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi, June 4, 2020(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A worker sprays chemical disinfectant in Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi, June 4, 2020(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Don’t blame dense cities. They have been resilient

By Reuben Abraham and Vaidehi Tandel
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 05:07 AM IST
It’s not density, but socioeconomic factors, State capacity, and lack of experience which explain case load
People queue to give swab samples for coronavirus tests, New Delhi, July 11, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
People queue to give swab samples for coronavirus tests, New Delhi, July 11, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Adopt a new paradigm to deal with Covid-19 spread

By JVR Prasada Rao
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 08:39 PM IST
The epidemic is out in the open. Embark on national surveillance, enhance testing, protect the vulnerable
A recent analysis of the education expenditures of eight states by the Centre for Policy Research’s Accountability Initiative showed that while their elementary and secondary school expenditure (per student) increased in 2017-18, as compared to 2014-15, enrolment in government schools fell during the same period.(Yogesh Kumar/HTPhoto)
A recent analysis of the education expenditures of eight states by the Centre for Policy Research’s Accountability Initiative showed that while their elementary and secondary school expenditure (per student) increased in 2017-18, as compared to 2014-15, enrolment in government schools fell during the same period.(Yogesh Kumar/HTPhoto)

In government schools, focus on quality | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 08:39 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic has now made the learning challenge more complicated. To ensure that students regain the lost ground, teachers will be critical; investing in their development will fast track the learning recovery process.
Why were (some of) these high-profile, arguably divisive, artists brought on to sign a letter on the urgent need to be, well, less divisive?(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Why were (some of) these high-profile, arguably divisive, artists brought on to sign a letter on the urgent need to be, well, less divisive?(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Harper’s open letter on justice is not just

Hindustan Times | By Marika Gabriel
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 03:07 PM IST
The political positions of key signatories, and their unwillingness to share their own platforms for progressive causes, are deeply troubling
Though mega corporations are not about to turn altruistic, they are recognising that purpose and profit are interlinked(Reuters)
Though mega corporations are not about to turn altruistic, they are recognising that purpose and profit are interlinked(Reuters)

For companies, the end of neutrality | Opinion

By Lloyd Mathias
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 06:49 PM IST
The Facebook ad boycott shows that companies are increasingly being forced to take positions
India needs to want economic success as badly as China does. If this desire is too mitigated by its desire to address many other issues such as retribution for past injustices, regional or linguistic reaffirmation, or fears about elite domination, the country may fall short of its optimal economic potential(AP)
India needs to want economic success as badly as China does. If this desire is too mitigated by its desire to address many other issues such as retribution for past injustices, regional or linguistic reaffirmation, or fears about elite domination, the country may fall short of its optimal economic potential(AP)

To deal with China, focus solely on economic growth | Opinion

By Govind Sankaranarayanan
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 06:49 PM IST
China is where it is because of its relentless drive for economic power. India needs to make wise choices
Mr Erdogan is now trying to push, under the garb of restoring past historic glory, majoritarian political measures(AP)
Mr Erdogan is now trying to push, under the garb of restoring past historic glory, majoritarian political measures(AP)

Why Erdogan is wrong on Hagia Sophia | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 06:49 PM IST
To push his majoritarian Islamist politics, he is reversing Turkey’s rich history
India is clear about where its perception of LAC lies. It has repeatedly asked Beijing to clarify its perception of LAC and exchange maps(REUTERS)
India is clear about where its perception of LAC lies. It has repeatedly asked Beijing to clarify its perception of LAC and exchange maps(REUTERS)

HT Editorial: What does China want?

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 05:10 AM IST
If it is serious about peace, the first step is clarifying the LAC
Face masks are seen hanging on the branches of a tree in the backdrop of people exercising at Nehru Park in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Face masks are seen hanging on the branches of a tree in the backdrop of people exercising at Nehru Park in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Indians deserve more greenery, cities must change

New Delhi | By Bharati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 02:18 AM IST
The fundamental human need for proximity to nature is undeniable, and cities must figure out how to provide it to everyone, rich or poor, writes Bharati Chaturvedi, founder and director of the Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot with deputy CM Sachin Pilot, Jaipur, 2019(PTI)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot with deputy CM Sachin Pilot, Jaipur, 2019(PTI)

The roots of the Rajasthan battle | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 10:09 PM IST
The Congress has failed to accommodate aspirations
India has sought to promote the counter balancing regional institutions such as Bimstec(PTI)
India has sought to promote the counter balancing regional institutions such as Bimstec(PTI)

The Chinese trishul in South Asia | Opinion

By Mahendra P Lama
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Through local, national, and regional instruments, Beijing has expanded its influence in the region
It is only if we work harmoniously as a society that we can save ourselves from the virus and from economic disaster(AP)
It is only if we work harmoniously as a society that we can save ourselves from the virus and from economic disaster(AP)

To beat Covid-19, citizens must remain responsible | Opinion

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 10:11 PM IST
The health infra and testing capacity have improved. Now people must stop flouting health advisories
The Indian Evidence Act, 1872, provides that a judicial officer is supposed to draw the presumption that judicial and official acts have been performed in an appropriate manner(Arvind Yadav/HT)
The Indian Evidence Act, 1872, provides that a judicial officer is supposed to draw the presumption that judicial and official acts have been performed in an appropriate manner(Arvind Yadav/HT)

Custodial torture and violence is wrong. It is time for a stronger law

By Jyotika Kalra
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 05:08 AM IST
Jayaraj and Bennicks died not just due to abuse, but also because of the apathy of the magistrate and doctors
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses at the 7th SBI Banking & Economics Conclave, Mumbai, July 12(ANI)
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses at the 7th SBI Banking & Economics Conclave, Mumbai, July 12(ANI)

A turning point for the financial sector | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 10:10 PM IST
The uncertainty about growth, and possible surge in NPAs will add to the crisis
On Friday morning, in highly mysterious circumstances, Dubey died, and so did the story he may have told(PTI)
On Friday morning, in highly mysterious circumstances, Dubey died, and so did the story he may have told(PTI)

Vikas Dubey’s mysterious death | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 07:52 PM IST
Extrajudicial killings weaken the rule of law. UP must explain
Facebook’s 71 gender options, including the two-spirit person, are a stretch. But “they”, used by singular non-binary gender identity people, was Merriam-Webster’s word of 2019 and India has recognised “other” as an official gender since 2014(Shutterstock)
Facebook’s 71 gender options, including the two-spirit person, are a stretch. But “they”, used by singular non-binary gender identity people, was Merriam-Webster’s word of 2019 and India has recognised “other” as an official gender since 2014(Shutterstock)

Gendered language has its roots in sexism, bias | Opinion

UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 07:38 PM IST
Gendered language is not just an annoyance. It can harm
Vikas Dubey who was implicated in 62 criminal cases, including five cases of murder and eight cases of attempted murder, could not have thrived for 30 years, without the patronage of the rich and powerful(PTI)
Vikas Dubey who was implicated in 62 criminal cases, including five cases of murder and eight cases of attempted murder, could not have thrived for 30 years, without the patronage of the rich and powerful(PTI)

This is not justice. India has faltered on the fundamentals of law, writes Barkha Dutt

UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 07:37 PM IST
There can’t be double standards on extrajudicial killings, depending on the case. It isn’t right
People stand next to an overturned vehicle which was carrying Vikas Dubey, accused of ordering the killing of eight policemen, near Kanpur, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.(REUTERS)
People stand next to an overturned vehicle which was carrying Vikas Dubey, accused of ordering the killing of eight policemen, near Kanpur, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.(REUTERS)

Why Vikas Dubey killing marks a watershed in history of encounters

UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 08:26 PM IST
The killing of Vikas Dubey marks the brazenness of a compromised political and police establishment.
While the opposition does not spare him for his alleged communal face or acts, Yogi Adityanath brazenly follows his ‘Hindutva agenda.’(File photo)
While the opposition does not spare him for his alleged communal face or acts, Yogi Adityanath brazenly follows his ‘Hindutva agenda.’(File photo)

The monk is now a tough administrator | Opinion

By Sunita Aron
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2020 05:19 PM IST
The fact remains Yogi will not compromise his government’s image. He will spare none; he will dump old associates without a wink of his eyelid if they are wrong. No doubt, many now dub him ruthless.
Dubey’s rise through the ranks of crime hierarchy began as a grassroots worker in the 1990s when he was patronised by local politicians(ANI)
Dubey’s rise through the ranks of crime hierarchy began as a grassroots worker in the 1990s when he was patronised by local politicians(ANI)

Vikas Dubey symbolises the failure of the State | Opinion

By Yashovardhan Azad
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 06:05 AM IST
His rise is a classic tale of a broken administrative system, flawed policing, and corrupt electoral politics.
Never has any Indian government after 1962 got greater anti-China bipartisan support than now(REUTERS)
Never has any Indian government after 1962 got greater anti-China bipartisan support than now(REUTERS)

Chanakya can trump Confucius, writes Abhishek Manu Singhvi

By Abhishek Singhvi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 07:45 PM IST
India needs to have a comprehensive diplomatic, strategic and economic plan to take on China
Only a carefully-calibrated industrial policy can reduce dependence on China(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Only a carefully-calibrated industrial policy can reduce dependence on China(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

The economic challenge in decoupling from China | Opinion

By Biswajit Dhar
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 07:40 PM IST
India’s dependence on China, especially for electronic products and active pharma ingredients, is tremendous
The letter comes in the backdrop of growing political polarisation across the world, including India, and an increasing tendency to adopt a black-and-white prism of looking at the world(Shutterstock)
The letter comes in the backdrop of growing political polarisation across the world, including India, and an increasing tendency to adopt a black-and-white prism of looking at the world(Shutterstock)

Creating a genuinely free intellectual environment | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 07:37 PM IST
An open letter offers a much-needed warning against intolerance
The fact that Dubey has got away for so long is a reflection of the manner in which the political and administrative machine has worked in many parts of India(HT PHOTO)
The fact that Dubey has got away for so long is a reflection of the manner in which the political and administrative machine has worked in many parts of India(HT PHOTO)

The saga of Vikas Dubey | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 07:45 PM IST
Let his arrest be the beginning, not the end of the story
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