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  • Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar at an election rally, West Champaran, Bihar, October 29
    Oct 30, 2020 19:33 IST
    Irrespective of the outcome in the assembly elections, the rage against the Bihar chief minister is palpable — and he only has himself to blame...read more
  • A police officer stands near Notre Dame church, where a knife attack took place, Nice, France, October 29, 2020
    Oct 30, 2020 18:52 IST
    India has done well to stand with France against extremism and violence...read more
  • Jawaharlal Nehru’s fondness for Sheikh Abdullah, on the one hand, and Maharaja Hari Singh’s ambition to remain independent, on the other, made Patel’s task difficult.
    Oct 30, 2020 18:59 IST
    PM Modi was not off the mark when he said last year, ‘.... that if Sardar Patel was the first PM of India there would not have been a Jammu and Kashmir problem.’...read more
    Ram Madhav
    Ram Madhav
  • Many women employed in the informal sector have normalised sexual harassment as one of the many workplace hazards. Like their counterparts in the formal sector, they don’t speak up because they are either unaware of their legal rights, scared of repercussions from powerful bosses, loathe to lose jobs or, even, reluctant to complain for fear that their families might prohibit them from going back to work.
    Oct 30, 2020 19:16 IST
    India’s #MeToo movement left out the voices of 195 million women in the informal sector...read more
  • China’s leaders are vowed to make their country a self-reliant “technology power” after a meeting to draft a development blueprint for the state-dominated economy
    Oct 30, 2020 16:44 IST
    President Xi Jinping had laid the foundation for an extended stint when he rolled back a constitutional restriction that barred the Chinese president for serving more than 2 terms. President Xi’s second term ends in 2022...read more
  • Bihar is a reminder that the quest for good governance and State capacity is about politics, even if politics is the reason governance suffers
    Oct 30, 2020 06:55 IST
    By insulating governance from politics, he failed to effect deep change, build a political constituency...read more
    Yamini Aiyar
    Yamini Aiyar
  • Anecdotal evidence suggests that Tejashwi Yadav is being able to leverage the anti-incumbency sentiment, though most opinion polls predict a comfortable win for the Nitish Kumar-led NDA
    Oct 29, 2020 21:51 IST
    The sooner Yadav learns the lesson that campaigns have to be dynamic, the more chances he will have of posing a serious challenge to the NDA...read more
    Taberez Ahmed Neyazi
    Taberez Ahmed Neyazi