Cities deserve better planning

Published on Jul 10, 2023 09:20 PM IST

A marooned Delhi should draw attention to outdated draining plans and hapless planning

Kanwariya (Lord Shiva devotee) carring holy water from the Ganga walks with a kid amid heavy monsoon rains in the holy month of Sharvan, in New Delhi.(PTI)
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Khalistani threats need a stern hand

Tensions escalated in Toronto as pro-Khalistan and pro-India rallies clashed. Canada must take stronger action to prevent social harmony from being disrupted.

Sikhs for the independence of Khalistan protest in front of the Indian Consulate in Toronto, Canada, on Saturday.(AFP)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 09:18 PM IST
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Can the climate be a poll issue?

The deluge in north India shows the common man is dealing with the brunt of the crisis. Will it help make it a poll issue? It should

We have known for some time that the climate is irreversibly changing, and any effort to stave off the crisis faces an uphill challenge, especially because the world has still not found any credible solutions for the problems of climate finance and energy transition.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 09:15 PM IST
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Malaria jab marks a health landmark

12 African countries will receive 18 million doses of the first-ever malaria vaccine over the next two years, a significant breakthrough in public health.

Malaria remains a major global health concern causing about 24.1 crore cases and 6.27 lakh deaths globally in 2022. (Representative Image)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 09:15 PM IST
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Why violence in Bengal persists

Look at the roots of the violence -- historical, political and instrumental -- to weed it out

The latest addition to this unfortunate string of events is the 18 deaths in the run-up to the panchayat elections in West Bengal, which will be held on Saturday.((File Photo))
Published on Jul 07, 2023 09:55 PM IST
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Court security needs our urgent attention

Gunshots were fired for the fifth time in two years at a court premises in Delhi, highlighting inadequate security measures and a systemic problem.

Paramilitary personnel stand guard outside Tis Hazari court complex after a firing incident took place during a clash between two groups.(Vipin Verma/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 09:31 PM IST
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Why a balanced data bill is key

Cabinet cleared a new draft of the long-delayed data bill, which can plug gaps and uphold rights

Any data protection bill in a nation as diverse as India will need to strike a balance between ease of compliance, industry concerns, and privacy protections. (Pic for representation)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 09:29 PM IST
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Tribal anxiety on UCC shows dialogue is key

Any steps towards UCC must be taken cautiously, with deliberation and foresight. The concerns of tribal groups only reinforce that.

The concerns expressed by tribal groups in the Northeast, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand run on similar lines((Representative Image/File Photo))
Published on Jul 05, 2023 10:17 PM IST
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Contradictions mar SCO meet

Agreement on Afghanistan aside, the virtual meeting showed the growing rift in the group

New Delhi’s relations with two key SCO members — China and Pakistan — continue to be strained.(ANI photo)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 10:17 PM IST
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Focus on fixing rail’s nuts-and-bolts issues

Fixing the nuts-and-bolts that hold together one of the world’s largest rail networks is difficult but necessary and urgent.

Human error and signalling lapses may have been responsible for the worst railway accident in three decades(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 04, 2023 09:24 PM IST
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Crack down on mission attacks

US should take stern action against the men who tried to set the Indian consulate on fire

For some time now, it has been clear that Khalistani groups — getting squeezed out of political space in Punjab and battling diminishing popularity — are looking to ratchet up tensions outside the country to garner attention. (ANI Representative Image)
Published on Jul 04, 2023 09:24 PM IST
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Riots frame France’s moment of reckoning

The violence is condemnable, but it has brought French society to the precipice of a reckoning that goes to the heart of the Republic

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Published on Jul 03, 2023 10:14 PM IST
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Maha churn holds a larger 2024 message

Ajit Pawar’s alignment with the BJP underlines how the ruling party is reaching out to allies to rebuild the NDA and better its 2019 showing

Ajit Pawar’s alignment with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — along with many senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders — was always considered a matter of “when”, not “if(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 03, 2023 10:14 PM IST
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NRF can transform Indian science

Despite a credible talent pool and grassroots interest, Indian science is perennially stuck in a cycle of low funding and poor outcomes.

The National Research Foundation is envisaged to bridge the gap between education and research in India (Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 02, 2023 08:38 PM IST
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HC affirms the law of the land

Karnataka HC’s verdict on Twitter shows that not complying with laws will have a fallout

The judgement makes it clear that the law of the land must be followed. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 02, 2023 08:38 PM IST
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Sending the wrong signal

RN Ravi’s actions cement perceptions that some governors are infringing on the state’s domain. This isn’t good for national unity

Tamil Nadu governor RN Ravi and chief minister MK Stalin (Anathakrishnan L)
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 08:23 PM IST
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Congress tries to fix Chhattisgarh chaos

Naming TS Singh Deo deputy CM is a proactive move to end factionalism. Now, keep the peace

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel with his deputy-designate TS Singh Deo. (PTI)
Published on Jun 29, 2023 06:36 PM IST
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Govt should consider junking TCS on LRS

The govt did a smart thing by not rushing through the implementation of the new LRS rules; perhaps it should do the smarter thing and scrap the changes entirely

LRS was reformist, allowing Indians to spend abroad up to a specified ceiling. (HT PHOTO)(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 03:37 AM IST
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On UCC, ensure a just outcome

Take all communities on board in the debate on UCC and proceed with care and empathy

The fractious question of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) appears set to snowball into a major political controversy.(representational Pic)
Published on Jun 28, 2023 09:18 PM IST
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Kota suicides need an urgent response

There is an urgent need for more robust oversight and a relook at the testing patterns for these prestigious exams.

 Just this month, four students have died in the coaching hub, taking the toll this year to a grim 15. (Stock)
Published on Jun 28, 2023 09:18 PM IST
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Capital crimes need attention

Delhi is roiled by crimes in previously safe areas. Tighten patrol and vigil to arrest this

Over the past two weeks, India’s Capital has been convulsed by a string of cases in parts of the city that are heavily patrolled by the police(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 27, 2023 09:46 PM IST
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A proxy political fight is driving gurbani row

In a state where Sikhs form the majority of the population, the sacred gurbani holds enormous symbolic significance.

Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh pronouncing the Sikh clergy’s decision in the case of distortion of Gurbani, in Amritsar on Tuesday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Published on Jun 27, 2023 09:46 PM IST
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Learn lessons from Purola

The return of some families gives another chance to the authorities to act against hate

The return of some families to their homes and businesses should be a sobering moment, and a reminder that the social fabric torn apart by hate speech takes time to be stitched back together.(ANI)
Published on Jun 26, 2023 09:54 PM IST
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Examine patterns in the erratic monsoon

The climate crisis has sent traditional forecasting and weather patterns haywire

With the monsoon arriving in large parts of India, the authorities must now keep an eye on the spatial and temporal spread of showers(ANI)
Published on Jun 26, 2023 09:54 PM IST
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Manipur peace process needs to be accelerated

The security forces in Manipur are now dealing with mobs, some of them led by women, blocking the path of personnel trying to reach violence-hit villages

The Army tweeted that groups led by women stopped security personnel from reaching an area where armed militants were firing with automatic guns(Representative Image/AFP)
Published on Jun 26, 2023 10:14 AM IST
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A big blow for Putin’s image

Mr Putin’s aura of invincibility has suffered due to the revolt. It may be tough to recover from

Mr Putin’s aura of invincibility has taken a blow that may be tough to recover from(via Reuters)
Published on Jun 26, 2023 10:14 AM IST
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Opposition’s first steps for 2024

The Patna meeting marks the beginning of Opposition unity plans but it will face political, ideological and practical challenges

The contours of the national Opposition strategy will slowly become clearer over the next few months.(PTI)
Published on Jun 23, 2023 09:58 PM IST
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Social media needs stronger regulation

Online discourse, which invariably leads to real-world harms, cannot be held hostage to the whims and fancies of a billionaire or a corporate behemoth.

The eSafety commissioner said instances of serious abuse faced by Australians on Twitter have surged in the past 12 months.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, )
Published on Jun 22, 2023 09:35 PM IST
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The hard truths of soft power

Soft power can play a key role in the rise of a country. For India, yoga is a start. Expand this

The grand celebrations of the International Day of Yoga on the lawns of the United Nations this week underlined the seriousness with which India was pushing its soft power brand.(Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 10:08 PM IST
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In Bengal, transform the political culture

Peaceful polls form the bedrock of democracy. Muzzling this freedom helps no one, least of all the ruling party.

Political parties must take it upon themselves to undo the state’s history of election-related violence(ANI)
Published on Jun 21, 2023 09:06 PM IST
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