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Opinion  /  Published 10.09.20

Rare balance

The ‘Kerala Model’ has shown India the way when it comes to achieving success in education and healthcare. The state, it now seems, has come up with a solution for what is believed to be a...
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Opinion  /  Published 10.09.20

Stark irony

The irony could not have been starker. Late last month, the World Bank announced that it had decided to pause the publication of its closely-watched Ease of Doing Business report because of ...
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Opinion  /  Published 09.09.20

Road to hell: Failure of Motor Vehicles Act

The outcome of irresponsibility is seldom favourable; in the worst case, recklessness can even lead to the loss of lives. The latter is what the new Motor Vehicles Act — the amended legislation ...
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Opinion  /  Published 09.09.20

At risk: 100% literacy still a far cry

With the passing of another International Literacy Day, India needs to confront the problem of its literacy levels. A report based on a 2017-18 survey by the National Statistical Office puts the count...
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Opinion  /  Published 08.09.20

Divine excuse: Covid-19 as 'act of god'

The Centre has declared the Covid-19 pandemic as an “act of god”. Does this imply that the force majeure clause can be invoked to cover contractual obligations? The term, fo...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.09.20

Tragic end: Suicides on the rise

A total of 1,39,123 suicides were reported in India in 2019 — an increase of 3.4 per cent from 2018 — according to latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau. Maharashtra, T...
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Opinion  /  Published 07.09.20

Overlooked: India's migrant workers

It was when thousands of migrant labourers started their walk back to their villages miles away from their workplace after the lockdown in March that respectable India seemed to get some impression of...
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Opinion  /  Published 06.09.20

Elusive justice: The media trial of Rhea Chakraborty

Sir — It is a sad truth that bad news grabs more eyeballs than good news. But rarely has a tragic event attracted so much attention as the death of the actor, Sushant Singh Rajput. The case is b...
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Opinion  /  Published 06.09.20

Blank noise: Make in India & self-reliance

While hearing a case on tender requirements for ground-handling operations in regional airports, the Delhi High Court made a remark about the Centre’s policies on ‘Make in India’ and...
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Opinion  /  Published 06.09.20

Hope Again: Dr Kafeel Khan released

India seems to have grown used to the culture of arrests. Detention is followed by denial, often repeatedly, of bail. Yet the Supreme Court had in 1978 enunciated the principle that bail is the rule a...
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