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  • Any interest group in a democracy has the right to oppose the government peacefully and through constitutional methods. But this cannot be at the cost of undermining the rights of fellow citizens. To gain leverage in negotiations with the State, protesters have been inflicting costs on society
    Dec 05, 2020 20:48 IST
    While the Centre should have allowed a longer legislative process, agitators should not have disrupted lives and caused inconvenience to other more
  • The new dam’s ability to generate hydropower could be three times that of central China’s Three Gorges Dam (above), which has the largest installed hydropower capacity in the world
    Dec 05, 2020 20:46 IST
    The timing of the announcement to build a “super dam” on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo river close to the LAC can be linked to the ongoing border tensions, which is rooted in China’s refusal to acknowledge the McMahon more
    Dechen Palmo
    Dechen Palmo
  • Solar energy development also raises environmental issues
    Dec 05, 2020 20:44 IST
    By concentrating so much on solar and wind energy, there is a risk of the government falling into the trap of thinking that we can rely on these alone to control the climate crisis. We can’ more
    Mark Tully
    Mark Tully
  • Although the interviewer must always be polite, the role also requires a need to be firm and assertive
    Dec 05, 2020 20:43 IST
    When you call your guests Sir, you convey an inability to hold them to account. When you call them by their Christian names, you imply an unwillingness to push them to the ropes. In either event, you don’t inspire confidence more
  • For India, high temperatures have had a devastating impact on communities, the economy, and biodiversity
    Dec 04, 2020 20:04 IST
    Two reports underline the scale of the crisis yet again. India must remain focused more
  • India is the world’s largest open data market. It is a treasure trove for big tech firms, as much as it is for firms within India wanting to expand operations outside its borders
    Dec 04, 2020 23:18 IST
    Develop a coherent position across the domain of trade, law, finance and diplomacy based on domestic and international more
    Rudra Chaudhuri
    Rudra Chaudhuri
  • In his annual comments in the run-up to Navy Day, naval chief Admiral Karambir Singh outlined the orientation of the IN as a force that is ”combat-ready, credible and cohesive”
    Dec 04, 2020 20:00 IST
    India’s hi-tech human talent needs to be given the necessary incentives to irrigate the Indian techno-strategic ecosystem in a more effective more
    C Uday Bhaskar
    C Uday Bhaskar