Number Theory: Economic diversity and its role in Rajasthan polls

Updated on Nov 24, 2023 12:29 PM IST

Campaigning for the Rajasthan elections scheduled for November 25 has ended

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Caste Survey | In Bihar, an arithmetic of caste and politics of numbers

The alarming incidence of poverty makes social and economic justice inseparable. Social justice is in need of reinvention, and this is its moment

Enumerator staff marks a house during the first phase of caste-based census in Bihar state at Chhajjubagh in Patna (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Nov 17, 2023 07:41 PM IST

Cause and Effect | As global temperatures soar, urgent climate action is needed

A Climate Central report reveals that countries contributing the least to emissions are the hardest hit, emphasising the urgent need for global climate action.

At 1.3°C above pre-industrial climate November 2022-October 2023 was likely the hottest 12-month period in around 125,000 years. (CREDIT: AP )
Published on Nov 17, 2023 09:13 AM IST
ByTannu Jain

Why repatriation of Afghans from Pakistan has no historical basis

While Pakistan has decided to push refugees into Afghanistan, the move is going to rebound on Islamabad as it will open historical wound of Durand Line.

Pak-Afghan flags at Spin Boldak crossing near Quetta.
Published on Nov 12, 2023 09:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Number Theory: Should Delhi’s pollution spike surprise us?

Delhi’s pollution levels, as measured by the average Air Quality Index (AQI) hit the “severe” threshold on Saturday at 468.

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Updated on Nov 04, 2023 10:30 AM IST

Muizzu's ‘Out India’ campaign in Maldives a political slogan devoid of reality

Maldives president-elect Muizzu's claim of Indian troops in the Maldives is baseless. There are no troops; only Indian humanitarian assets.

Maldives' President-elect of the Maldives' Mohamed Muizzu (R) of the People's National Congress (PNC) party.(AFP)
Published on Nov 03, 2023 07:26 PM IST

Poll strategy | The key strategists of all parties in Mizoram

The fight for the 40 assembly seats in Mizoram may seem like one between two regional parties, the MNF and the ZPM. However, the Congress and the BJP have

A polling official marks a voter with indelible ink (AFP File Photo)
Published on Nov 03, 2023 07:18 PM IST

View: Why intelligence and counter-terror agencies need to be on high alert

Afghanistan is back in ferment. Horrible images of 7/10 attacks and collateral casualties of Israeli retaliation could trigger terror attack anywhere in world.

People gather and light candles to show solidarity with Israel and remember the victims following an attack by Hamas terrorists from Gaza, at Dizengoff square in Tel Aviv, Israel.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 01, 2023 12:17 PM IST

How Indian aircraft and helicopters helped Maldives in disaster & medical relief

President elect Mohamed Muizzu should reconsider his political decision on Indian troop removal as disaster and medical relief in Maldives will be hit.

The Indian aircraft (ALHs and Dornier) have been at the forefront of capacity building efforts in the Maldives, contributing significantly to maritime security, surveillance, and operational efficiency
Updated on Oct 31, 2023 12:38 PM IST

Understanding Iran's game: Wants to destroy Israel, considers US ‘Big Satan’

American F-16 jets strike Iranian proxies in Syria in retaliation for attacks on US bases.

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.(AP)
Published on Oct 27, 2023 08:29 PM IST

How to help the police police itself

The Police Complaints Authorities are overwhelmed, overworked, and relegated to making recommendations. Let's look at the data analysed for the first time

Even with their limited mandate, the Police Complaints Authorities are struggling to cope with the caseload. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Published on Oct 21, 2023 09:30 AM IST

Can we apply the research of the Nobel winner in Economics to India?

Here's where Claudia Goldin's arguments stand in a country like ours where home-based work is substantial

Nobel laureate Claudia Goldin(X/@NobelPrize)
Published on Oct 21, 2023 09:21 AM IST

All you need to know about UGC draft norms that make internships mandatory

Internships are important as they will help in improving employability skills, generating competency, and professional working skills, the draft guidelines said

UGC's draft guidelines recommend mandatory internships for undergraduate (UG) students with an aim to improve their employability and help them understand the importance of research while, simultaneously, earning credits from them.(HT file)
Updated on Oct 17, 2023 05:08 PM IST

Newborn deaths in Nanded are part of a pattern

…And linked to three national policy decisions. However, as with previous instances, while punishment has been given, the root cause is yet to be dealt with

 The real cause of newborn deaths in the Nanded hospital — overcrowding — is yet to be addressed
Published on Oct 11, 2023 04:26 PM IST

An ‘econ’ class by the finance minister

Nirmala Sitharaman said the Centre has followed a Nobel prize-winning economist’s ‘nudge theory’ in its policies to great effect. What does that involve?

Last week, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman brought up Richard Thaler’s nudge theory while speaking about the economic policies of the government (PTI)
Published on Oct 10, 2023 01:17 PM IST

View: Hamas brutal attack on Israel will spur new cycle of violence & extremism

The political instability in Israel is equally to be blamed as “kichidi” politics made the country vulnerable and intelligence dropped the ball.

Israeli counter attack, in Gaza after 10/7 massacre
Updated on Oct 08, 2023 11:36 AM IST

Why US needs to distance itself from Trudeau’s wild allegation on Nijjar killing

India and US are finally working together on global issues after burying the ghost of USS Enterprise.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Right) and US President Joseph Biden.
Published on Oct 07, 2023 09:48 AM IST

What is a unified command and why does Manipur need it?

Since ethnic violence broke out in May, multiple agencies were tasked to restore normalcy in a tinder-box situation. A nodal coordination group is vital

In this photo taken on September 28, 2023, security personnel fire tear gas as miscreants protest near the family home of chief minister N Biren Singh, in Imphal in India's northeastern state of Manipur, amid ongoing ethnic violence. (AFP)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 08:47 PM IST

View: India-Canada ties could worsen before they get better

Justin Trudeau’s unsubstantiated allegation against India over Nijjar’s killing has created a mess of bilateral relations. The ball is now in Canada’s court.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at G-20 summit.
Published on Oct 04, 2023 10:40 AM IST

The importance of social norms in determining women’s employment

Data from the economic census shows a huge variation in share of women employed per 100 hired workers not just among but also within states

Declining women’s workforce participation has loomed large for the Indian economy for several years now
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 06:13 PM IST

View: Ripudaman Malik’s murder conspiracy has answers to Nijjar’s killing

The Ontario Gurudwara Committee and the BC Gurudwara council have called a meeting in Surrey tomorrow on Confronting Indian Foreign Interference.

(From left) Ripudaman Malik, Justin Trudeau and Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 01:02 PM IST

Road ahead for gridlocked Bengaluru: Congestion pricing or parking reform?

Cities such as Singapore, London and Stockholm that have imposed congestion pricing have demonstrated the complexities the exercise involves

Vehicles stranded in a massive traffic congestion in Outer Ring Road corridor in Bengaluru on September 27, 2023.(Mahadevapura Task Force Mobility/ X)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 02:01 PM IST

View: Lessons from Kokernag counter-terror operation

In the age of information warfare, misrepresenting the adversary in counter-terrorist operations can demoralize own forces and benefit terrorists.

Images from the Kokernag encounter where one local terrorist was killed.
Published on Sep 25, 2023 08:32 AM IST

How Trudeau’s allegations over Nijjar killing exposes Western double standards

Rather than providing proof of its so-called agents involved in Nijjar’s killing, Trudeau indicted the Modi government for a crime that it had not committed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 12:09 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Justin Trudeau triggers divide in Canada's Indian diaspora without evidence

There are no less than 21 pro-Khalistan separatists sheltered by Canada, who are now weaponized by PM Justin Trudeau to target Indian diplomats and assets.

Even if India provides the proof that it has nothing to do with Nijjar killing, PM Justin Trudeau has already done the damage.
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 01:30 PM IST

Analysis: PM Modi, President Biden express trust in each other, deepen ties

The decisions taken during PM Modi’s visit to the US in July and reflected in the joint statement are being speedily implemented unlike in the past.

PM Modi with US President Joe Biden at LKM on Friday
Published on Sep 09, 2023 09:17 AM IST

View: New China map signals Xi’s assertion over Asia

China's co-opting of Arunachal Pradesh with Mandarin names and East Ladakh with rejected 1959 lines indicates its ambition to dominate Asia.

Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Published on Sep 02, 2023 09:08 AM IST

PM Modi is in no mood to yield on border concerns with China

Chinese President Xi Jinping wants India’s border concerns put on a back-burner while putting bilateral economic ties on the front-burner.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping
Published on Aug 27, 2023 11:51 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Why a growing number of Indians are giving up citizenship

A record number of 225,620 Indian Citizens have renounced their citizenship and have taken up foreign citizenship in 2022.

Post covid global mobility also seems to be an essential factor driving people to take up foreign Citizenship, which will entitle them to a foreign Passport. (File)
Updated on Aug 16, 2023 02:11 PM IST

Will Sri Lanka wake up to Indian strategic concerns?

New Delhi informed Colombo that it is seriously concerned about Chinese research vessel Shi Yan 6 docking at Colombo and Hambantota ports end-October.

in-Depth Chinese maritime research vessel Shi Yan 6 to visit Colombo and Hambantota ports to do survey of Sri Lankan EEZ in end October.
Published on Aug 12, 2023 06:59 PM IST
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