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Getting serious about electricity reforms

Power minister does well to ensure SEBs pay for electricity they buy & to insist on reforms before giving them funds

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Price control on hygiene products a bad decision

Price controls on hygiene products a bad decision; government can consider other options

NITI Aayog, NPPA, hygiene products, sanitary napkins, handwash,adult diapers, drug price regulator, Anganwadi centres, Jan Aushadi centres News

Politicians in sports are a necessary evil: Bishan Singh Bedi

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi says opposition we are facing now not up to the mark, talks about how he lost captaincy for a telegram to Mrs Gandhi, recounts interactions with General Zia-ul-Haq, and calls for more d

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Water scarcity: India’s demand may exceed supply two times by 2030

The average all-India per capita water availability is expected to be 1,341 cubic metres by 2025, and touch a low of 1,140 cubic metres by 2050, close to the official water scarcity threshold.

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Google offers glimpse into how AI can revolutionise healthcare

Google’s work with deep-learning for diagnostics offers a glimpse into how AI can revolutionise healthcare

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Report exposes bias in minds of cops against Muslims

Report exposes bias in minds of cops against Muslims

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Prosperity not the only parameter in children’s development, says report

India Child Well-being report highlights that prosperity is not the only parameter for children’s development

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Delhi puts out bizarre policy to counter adulteration at bar counters

The order states that IMFL and foreign liquor, whose MRP is up to Rs 1,500, will be deemed to have been consumed within five days of receipt from the liquor store, and IMFL and foreign liquor priced between Rs 1,500 and Rs 6,

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How long can government sustain FCI’s operations?

Ration-shop sales falling, stocks rising & per unit subsidy up dramatically; govt dues up to Rs 2 lakh crore already

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FDI deals already happening in one form or another

What is interesting about the FRL transaction is that Amazon has been granted a call option to acquire all or part of the promoter’s shareholding in FRL, and this is exercisable between the third and tenth years.

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Trai should let go of policy flip-flop on satellite TV, allowing the market to decide

Trai wants broadcasters to bundle channels of similar pricing, and take expensive and niche categories out.

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Report shows 53 per cent dip in number of wildlife species since 1970

The report forces environmental policies to look ‘below the canopy’.

Opinion News

PV Sindhu’s rise should inspire India to take right route to nurture more sports greatness

PV Sindhu’s rise should inspire India to take right route on nurturing more such sports greatness.

Opinion News

Madhya Pradesh: Kamal Nath government’s move leaves tribal folk more vulnerable

Madhya Pradesh’s move leaves tribal folk more vulnerable.

Opinion News

Anti-plastic vision shouldn’t become a waste of efforts

Ban on plastic hasn’t worked; the focus should perhaps be on managing plastic waste better.

Opinion News

Policy on vaping is in contrast to the policy on cigarette

The Centre’s proposed policy on vaping is in contrast to its policy on cigarette/beedi smoking.

Opinion News

CACP’s proposed price-deficiency scheme is a bad idea

If subsidies given to farmers by the states are subsumed, this cost could fall. But, even if the subsidies continue, this amount isn’t very different from what the government would likely incur as the cost of a price-suppo

Opinion News

Linking social media to Aadhaar is serious overkill

The government, it is true, doesn’t want to have the detail of everyone’s Aadhaar-linked-social-media accounts. It only wants them in certain cases.

Opinion News

Data drive: Auto slowdown trips loan growth

Loan growth moderated for non-banking financial companies across the board with slowdown in auto and retail housing loans.

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Increasing age-threshold for marriage for women would be freater step forward

Increasing the age-threshold for marriage for women would be a great step forward.

Opinion News

Amazon rainforests burning for more than two weeks now

The rainforest that experiences torrential rain throughout the year has witnessed the highest number of wildfires this year—of the 72,843 that have been reported so far this year in Brazil, more than half were in the Amazon

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Restaurants wanting to renegotiate term with Zomato surely knew what they were signing on to?

According to Zomato, in damage-control mode after 1,200 of its partner restaurants quit, the problem was caused by ‘bargain hunters’; Goyal has assured action and has asked restaurants to stop the #logout movement.

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Government medical education hugely subsidised – here’s how

The SC pointed out that the government spends a large amount in training each medical graduate and post-graduate in government medical colleges—AIIMS calculates the cost of producing one MBBS at Rs 1.7 crore—but just a fr

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Linking loan-rates to repo-like rate simply won’t work

Surely RBI Governor knows banks can’t re-price loans at will; and banks will just raise spreads if RBI forces them

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Khayyam’s music wove intensify into words in a manner that is perhaps impossible to replicate

Born in the Punjab of British India, Khayyam received training in classical Indian music under Pandit Amarnath, and assisted Baba Chishti, before moving to Mumbai to make his debut with Heer Ranjha in 1948.

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Election ID linked to Aadhaar can make votes portable

According to a report in The Indian Express, EC has written to the law secretary asking for making Aadhaar linking legal, while also accommodating those who cannot furnish Aadhaar cards or do not have an Aadhaar number.

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Raising deficit by cutting tax rates is OK, go for it!

If the lower corporation tax is accompanied by a replacement of the DDT with a tax on dividends in the hands of the shareholders, for instance, by way of a dividend withholding tax, it would remove the double taxation that t

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