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Karnataka verdict: Anti-incumbency and a borrowed manifesto

It would be well-advised for traditional parties to change their course of politics of corruption and dishonesty as the Indian voters evolve to choose a credible alternative with a successful track record of implementation of welfare policies

Going into the elections in Karnataka, the Congress did not have an attractive and credible offering for the voters amid an ongoing crisis of leadership. (PTI)
Updated on May 19, 2023 03:56 PM IST

Wrestlers’ case: File an FIR immediately

These women wrestlers have won the long battle against patriarchy in a fair bout. Denying them justice for the petty ego of a few men in power would be unwise.

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and others take part in a candlelight march during their protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Singh, Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, on Wednesday (ANI)
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 01:37 PM IST

AAP resolves to come out stronger in 2024

AAP’s growing popularity has sparked fear in the BJP as it poses a real challenge ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha Polls

The AAP is seen as representing a kaam ki rajneeti agenda and an alternative political approach, in contrast to the BJP’s Kattar Hindutva agenda, which has brought tremendous support from the people. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 11:16 AM IST

To stop stubble burning, a monetary incentive is key

An allocation of ₹1,000 crore on the scheme would imply a burden of ₹600 crore to the Centre, and ₹200 crore each on the Punjab and Delhi governments.

It is in everyone’s interest to stave off stubble burning and cash compensation appears to be the best way for us to do so. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 07:58 PM IST

To tackle air pollution, devise concrete, measurable time-bound targets

Economic incentives tied to pollution-based targets would allow for both an efficient allocation of NCAP funds for cities where there are active air quality policy implementations and would also additionally incentivise states to reach such targets in a time-bound manner

The war against pollution will need be led by the central government because air pollution does not recognise administrative boundaries (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 31, 2022 06:38 PM IST
ByReena Gupta

Stubble burning: Centre must push states to adopt the Pusa bio-decomposer model

The Pusa project was studied and approved by Arvind Kejriwal, and Delhi’s farmers have got positive results from it. The decomposer solved the problem of stubble, even increased soil fertility

Delhi’s citizens cannot continue to breathe toxic air. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 06:37 PM IST
ByReena Gupta

Understanding the rationale of Delhi’s tree transplantation policy | Analysis

We hardly ever see a scientific cost-benefit analysis of any proposed projects, an analysis that considers the various economic, ecological, and social costs of implementing a project

Cutting down old trees is wrong. Period. In an ideal world, this is how it should be. We should not be cutting down old trees anywhere and especially in smog-laden cities such as Delhi(Sonu Mehta/ HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 06:22 AM IST
ByReena Gupta
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