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  • The Bihar elections kicked off on Wednesday with the first phase of polling. The fact that this is the first time voters in any part of India are getting to express their political choice in the middle of the pandemic makes the election significant
    Oct 28, 2020 23:36 IST
    A competitive election, demanding voters, and inclusive coalitions bode well for more
  • During his visit to India, United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, mounted an aggressive critique of the “Chinese Communist Party (CCP)” and “General Secretary Xi Jinping”.
    Oct 28, 2020 23:29 IST
    Given the adversarial nature of India-China ties, New Delhi has reason to be pleased with the US’s clarity. India doesn’t want a conflict and will have to fight its battles, but having a degree of geopolitical insurance is more
  • The Paris Agreement has rested on European and Indian shoulders. It is time for Europe and India to shape a new global green deal
    Oct 28, 2020 19:27 IST
    EU and UK are waking up to the Chinese threat, even as the convergence with India is more
    Samir Saran
    Samir Saran
  • There is little disagreement that the State is entrenching itself excessively in the process of regulating the data economy.
    Oct 28, 2020 19:24 IST
    India should applaud itself for adopting a holistic approach to economic regulation of data. But, while keeping the complexities of data in mind, it should not forget the complexities of regulation learnt from its own experience across more
    Prakhar Misra and Sharmadha Srinivasan
    Prakhar Misra and Sharmadha Srinivasan
  • The consumption of flat steel and long steel was down by only 5% and 10% respectively in August as against 43% and 15%, respectively, in June.
    Oct 28, 2020 18:44 IST
    The overall economic package of ₹20 lakh crore, that is, 10% of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) became the financial spine for a self-reliant India. The government’s effort has been to fight back and not just soldier on through the pandemic. more
    Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
    Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
  • The electoral strategy of stitching together a plurality of minority and some caste groups has maxed out. PM Modi recognised the change
    Oct 27, 2020 20:25 IST
    This is driven by new aspirations, demography, information flows, and the PM’s popularity more
    Baijayant “Jay” Panda
    Baijayant “Jay” Panda
  • The next step is about taking things beyond guns and gizmos
    Oct 27, 2020 20:19 IST
    Defence ties are on a firm footing. Now expand tech and economic cooperation more