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  • Chinese President Xi Jinping at the National Day reception on the eve of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China on September 30, 2020.
    Oct 22, 2020 05:49 IST
    Beijing, which accuses Washington of being “addicted to quitting”, has struck a more globalist posture under President Xi Jinping: Chinese officials head four of the 15 UN agencies, and Beijing has boosted its WHO commitment by $2 billion....read more
    Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
    Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
  • There are many progressive steps in the farm bills that will benefit small farmers, who comprise 85% of the farming community
    Oct 21, 2020 20:04 IST
    The farm bills are a fait accompli. It is clear that all those concerned must meet farmers’ representatives and agricultural experts to examine how they can be carried forward. ...read more
    Captain Gopinath
    Captain Gopinath
  • There were 750,000 vacancies at the level of central government alone in 2014
    Oct 22, 2020 06:31 IST
    The Republic of India too failed to build a strong State with an effective presence at the grassroots, and instead, exercised coercive power via police and district magistrates...read more
    Abhinav Prakash Singh
    Abhinav Prakash Singh
  • This new trend — of a fracture in ties between the Centre and states ruled by non-BJP formations — is worrying
    Oct 21, 2020 20:55 IST
    On governance, the Centre and states must work more closely...read more
  • Mr Nath’s failure that he is yet to express an unqualified apology for the incident
    Oct 21, 2020 20:55 IST
    Madhya Pradesh (MP)’s former chief minister and Congress leader, Kamal Nath’s sexist remark throws up a larger question about the challenges faced by women in politics...read more
  • It is worthwhile to appreciate the full achievement of TCS. In 2000, TCS was not a listed company. It was not even the segment leader in India. By 2010, its market cap had grown to a creditable $25 billion and it had become the segment leader in India
    Oct 22, 2020 06:31 IST
    The shift in geo-economics opens up the possibility of an Indo-US tech partnership...read more
    Janmejaya Sinha
    Janmejaya Sinha
  • In India, between 25% to 40% of city-dwellers are estimated to live in what are euphemistically called informal settlements. However, a slum need not remain a slum forever
    Oct 21, 2020 06:25 IST
    Many cities still subscribe to an unhelpful policy which enjoins that the people living in “unauthorised” colonies are not eligible to get water and sanitation from the city, although they are “authorised” citizens, holding ration cards, working in the city and contributing to its economy....read more
    Renana Jhabvala
    Renana Jhabvala