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  • 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 29, 2020 21:49 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
  • Studies suggest only half use Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG).
    Oct 29, 2020 21:04 IST
    If the poor were to shift to a clean fuel like LPG, would air pollution reduce? ...read more
    Bharati Chaturvedi and Aman Luthra
    Bharati Chaturvedi and Aman Luthra
  • A fast-rising positivity rate typically suggests that a region is testing inadequately and is, thus, letting the virus get more prevalent
    Oct 29, 2020 21:42 IST
    The spike in Covid-19 infections is worrying. Enhance RT-PCR tests, be responsible...read more
  • The controversy and the response reinforce concerns about transparency on the project
    Oct 29, 2020 20:58 IST
    Over 162 million downloads later, it is about time that these disclosures are made...read more
  • People and journalist stand near the scene of the knife attack at the Notre Dame church, in Nice, France, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, the third attack in two months in France.
    Oct 29, 2020 20:36 IST
    In this week’s The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes about the religion of terror, “Gandhiji was assassinated by a Hindu. That does not make all Hindus evil. In the Middle East, more Muslims die every week at the hands of other Muslims than have died in France all of this year. We don’t deny that the......read more
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been nudging the bureaucracy to change the way they operate, moving away from being process driven to become outcome oriented.
    Oct 29, 2020 15:52 IST
    A classic example of how the bureaucracy functions is the hundreds of minutes spent by officials to discuss steps needed to curb radicalisation of Kashmiri students going to Pakistan for higher education...read more