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Delhi and Taipei, just friends

August 14, 2023 07:00 IST

Former defence chiefs’ visit to Taiwan signals mutuality of interests, must not be overread

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August 12, 1983, Forty Years Ago: Resignation rowSign In to read

August 14, 2023 06:46 IST

The Secretary-General of Sri Lanka’s opposition Tamil United Liberation Front A Amirthalingam left for Madras on his way to New Delhi where he is to hold talks with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the problems facing the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

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Vandita Mishra writes: Three days and three bills in ParliamentPremium Story

August 13, 2023 20:10 IST

The no-confidence motion, and the proposed overhaul of the penal code, tell a story

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View from the neighbourhood: From the World Cup to the Caretaker PM — what Pakistan media is talking about

August 13, 2023 17:43 IST

A weekly wrap-up of the issues being discussed and debated in India's neighbourhood

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Express View on proposed changes to criminal laws: Rewriting the code

August 13, 2023 16:18 IST

Proposed legislation on penal code signals a much-needed shift — but it is incomplete, raises questions. It must be debated rigorously


The Gita, atomic bomb and fear of communism: A moral conundrum from Oppenheimer

August 13, 2023 10:00 IST

Yes, it matters that the bomb builders felt they were defending freedom and those running the concentration camps were driven by delusions of racial superiority. But this distinction was utterly irrelevant for the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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Inside Track by Coomi Kapoor: Allied problems, Cong-AAP ties & Hema Malini’s cross with BJP

August 13, 2023 22:24 IST

Andhra sends 25 MPs to Parliament and the BJP realises that a wrong decision on an alliance in the state, where it has little presence on its own, could have implications in retaining power at the Centre in 2024.

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IPC is history: In 1837, how Macaulay cracked the codePremium Story

August 13, 2023 14:41 IST

According to the government, the three new Bills to replace the Indian Penal Code of 1860 (IPC), the Evidence Act of 1872 and the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1973 will simplify procedures, make the laws relevant to the contemporary situation and provide speedy justice.

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P Chidambaram writes: Aid and Advise

August 13, 2023 09:06 IST

The BJP interpreted ‘constitutionality’ in a narrow manner and said that the Bill did not violate any provision of the Constitution. The Opposition argued that the Bill was unconstitutional on several grounds. It is wise to leave the last word to the Supreme Court.

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Tavleen Singh writes: PM Modi’s speech was too long, too angry, and more appropriate for an election rallyPremium Story

August 13, 2023 18:21 IST

That sense of being at an election rally was heightened by the slogans he encouraged his MPs to raise when he said something he thought was exceptional.

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Faizan Mustafa writes: New penal code falls short of its laudable objectives

August 12, 2023 15:00 IST

Definitions of many crimes remain vague and some much-needed improvements, such as criminalisation of marital rape, remain unaddressed

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99 years of Indraprastha College for Women, 75 years of independence: What does education look like for the next century?

August 12, 2023 15:00 IST

To reduce education to a transactional exchange of knowledge acquired and economic value created is a ticking time-bombing of self-destruction. I would like people in positions of power to look at young India as more than a demographic dividend

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Why the minimum age for Indian MPs must be brought down to 21

August 12, 2023 14:44 IST

It is time that there is a higher infusion of young blood into India’s parliamentary system. When the minimum age to discharge the extensive duties of an IAS/IPS officer is 21, why can’t the same apply to legislators?

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Sedition law is not gone, it’s set to be more draconian

August 12, 2023 12:29 IST

The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita Bill, brought to replace the colonial-era Indian Penal Code, could make the current sedition law wider but without the safeguards that courts have created so far

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Express View on Team India’s World Cup problems: Eleventh hour blues

August 12, 2023 07:55 IST

Whether or not these players will be able to make up for lost time and pass the World Cup test in flying colours, is a difficult question. The journey could be thrilling, or heartbreaking

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India’s TB problem and the right to treatment

August 12, 2023 09:30 IST

Accurate tools for detecting TB, medication for curing it, must be made widely available.

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Ram Madhav writes on Partition Horrors Remembrance Day: A division of hearts

August 12, 2023 09:31 IST

The biggest question raised by Partition is: Can Hindus and Muslims live together as a nation?

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Digital Personal Data Protection Bill: Spectre of a Barbenheimer future

August 12, 2023 10:17 IST

With the new data protection law and the proposed Digital India Act, governance in India is at an inflection point

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August 12, 1983, Forty Years Ago: Message to Colombo

August 12, 2023 07:10 IST

A major fire broke out in a three-storeyed office complex in the busy commercial area of Sadar Bazar.

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Express View on science awards: Withholding laurels

August 12, 2023 07:00 IST

Uncertainty over Bhatnagar awards hurts morale of young scientists, undermines objective of becoming a knowledge economy

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Suhas Palshikar writes: The rise of bulldozer governance

August 12, 2023 09:29 IST

Besides routinely discarding procedures, it betrays cynicism about all forms of accountability

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Flying kiss row in Parliament: It belittles the fiercer battles that women across the country fight everyday

August 12, 2023 07:22 IST

The uproar against the alleged kiss coincided with BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh telling a Delhi court that as alleged by the victims, merely touching a woman doesn’t involve criminal activity.

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No confidence motion on Manipur: Opposition’s missed opportunity

August 12, 2023 09:33 IST

Opposition proved incapable of planning a multifaceted strike on an emotive subject within and outside Parliament. This has exposed its faultlines and shown that the path towards a united Opposition is riddled with obstacles

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Express view on no-confidence motion: Manipur needs more

August 11, 2023 10:04 IST

No-trust motion was on Manipur but Parliament exchange pushed it off centrestage. Parties need to pick up thread outside it

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Express View on MPC meet: An extended pause

August 11, 2023 09:23 IST

RBI maintains status quo on rates, as it looks through spurt in food inflation. But need for vigilance remains