Indian Government
Opinion  /  Published 20.05.22

Perverse ritual

Violence has a creative power which narratives about it cannot match. In India in particular, violence has an inventive quality, both at the level of performance and discourse. Media reports fail to c...
By Shiv Visvanathan

Opinion  /  Published 18.05.22

For greater choice

The University Grants Commission notified guidelines empowering students in higher education to pursue two academic programmes simultaneously. They can now study for two degrees/diplomas concurrently ...
By Furqan Qamar

Opinion  /  Published 18.05.22

The long road: Abortion in India

Abortion has for long been one of the most bitterly-contested ethical and political questions. Recently, a medical practitioner has moved the Supreme Court to further finetune the provisions of the Me...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 15.05.22

India bans wheat exports

In a complete U-turn from its stand on food security, the Modi government banned wheat exports on Saturday days after saying it was targeting record shipments this year, as a scorching heat wave curta...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.05.22

UAE Prez death: India to mourn

India announced one day of state mourning on Saturday following the demise of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. According to a communication issued by the Union Home Ministry to all s...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 12.05.22

Better days

The collective sigh of relief in the corridors of power in western Europe at the easy re-election of President Emmanuel Macron in France has proved remarkably short-lived. There is now a growing reali...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.22

Thinning India

India is getting fatter. According to the National Family Health Survey 2019-20, the percentage of obese women increased to 24% from 20.6% in 2015-16, while the percentage for obese men rose to 22.9% ...
By Punarjit Roychowdhury

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.22

Hammer blow: SC's sedition judgement

The Centre had been hemming and hawing on sedition — a relic of the colonial era — for a while now. Two days after spiritedly defending this archaic legislation, it surprisingly adopted a ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 11.05.22

Make it clear: FSSAI's star-rating module

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India — the agency that administers the country’s food safety framework — has signalled an intention to introduce a star-rating system to a...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 11.05.22

LPG price: Women switch to firewood

The consistent surge in prices of LPG cylinders over the past few months has prompted many forest villagers of Alipurduar district to opt for firewood for cooking, which not only harms forests but als...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar


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