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Opinion  /  Published 05.03.21

A time of great degeneration of ideals

A member of parliament, Mohan Delkar, was not a widely-known politician. However, in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the tiny Union territory, and in the tribal districts in south Gujarat, he was seen as quit...
By G.N. Devy in

Opinion  /  Published 19.02.21

Fatal ride: road accident deaths

The consequences of a tragedy often endure long after the mishap is over. Take, for instance, the findings of a study by the World Bank on road accidents: it revealed that every death in India caused ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 01.02.21

Eerie silence: undeclared emergency

Is India in a state of ‘undeclared emergency’? Several media organizations — the Press Club of India, Editors Guild of India, Indian Women’s Press Corps, Indian Journalists Uni...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 29.01.21

Narrow scope: sex crimes against children

In India, where the prevalence of sexual crimes against children is no secret, citizens look to the judiciary as a beacon of hope. It was thus a relief that the Supreme Court stayed a perplexing judgm...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.01.21

Police officer turns maths teacher

A young police officer in Jharkhand has been keeping aside time from his hectic duty to teach mathematics to students of a girls’ school in Dhanbad district. Pankaj Verma, 27, who is the office...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

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Opinion  /  Published 01.01.21

High price: rising jail inmates during Covid

The rule is bail, jail is the exception. This is a principle reiterated through the years by the Supreme Court — even in 2020 when the managing director of a television channel was being granted...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.20

Mamata blasts Shah over development remarks

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed Union Home Minister for “deliberately trying to project a dismal and gloomy picture” of her state during his two-day visit. She cla...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 01.12.20

The wronged: No sipper for Swamy

The right to live with dignity is non-negotiable. It is the responsibility of a constitutional democracy to ensure that this right is not applied selectively. But there is mounting evidence to suggest...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 03.11.20

Laws work: Death penalty for rape

Crimes against women in India show that, however severe, laws by themselves are no deterrent. The Karnataka High Court, however, has recommended that Section 376D of the Indian Penal Code that prescri...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.20

Just so: Crimes against dalits

Institutional complicity in efforts to protect upper-caste criminals when the crimes are against Dalits was laid bare in the Hathras case in Uttar Pradesh. But that is just a blatant example among num...
By The Editorial Board in


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