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The importance of Karnataka

Published on Apr 23, 2024 09:07 PM IST

Election outcome in this state will have a bearing on the fortunes of BJP and Congress

Channapatna: AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge with Karnataka Deputy CM D.K. Shivakumar during a public meeting in support of party candidate D.K. Suresh for Lok Sabha elections, in Channapatna, Monday, April 22, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI04_22_2024_000143B)(PTI)
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A champion plots his moves on the board

D Gukesh’s low-key approach and love for the grind have allowed him to make rapid stride

Grandmaster D. Gukesh of India(PTI)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 09:04 PM IST
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Vinesh’s defiance of body, mind and time

At Bishkek, in her first international competition in almost a year and a half, Vinesh ensured the job was done, defying physical and mental odds.

**EDS: IMAGE VIA @geeta_phogat** Jaipur: Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat during her match at the Senior National Wrestling Championships, in Jaipur, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. Vinesh Phogat clinched the 55kg gold medal in the event. (PTI Photo)
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Published on Apr 22, 2024 11:04 PM IST
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A push for FCI modernisation

Injection of funds can improve the efficiency of food procurement and distribution system

FCI, a state-owned corporation through which 70% of federal food subsidies are routed, is critical for the country’s food security as it procures millions of tonnes of farm produce at federally fixed minimum support prices (HT File)
Published on Apr 22, 2024 10:59 PM IST
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A pro-Beijing vote in Malé

President Muizzu’s anti-India stance will have economic and strategic costs

Maldives' President Mohamed Muizzu (centre) along with his supporters in Male. (AFP)
Published on Apr 22, 2024 09:11 PM IST
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Direct tax rally is a welcome trend

What is one to make of the ongoing bull run in direct taxes, especially in PIT?

 FY24 is the first time when PIT collections will be larger than corporate taxes. What is one to make of the ongoing bull run in direct taxes, especially in PIT?
Published on Apr 22, 2024 09:09 PM IST
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Pursuit of peace in the shadow of war

Israel and Iran should cease hostilities. Global diplomacy must work for de-escalation and the long-term objective of a Palestinian State

An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel on April 14. (REUTERS/File)
Published on Apr 19, 2024 11:50 PM IST
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No more Himalayan blunders, please

The concerns of energy and employment in the Himalayas need to be addressed with a different development lens than what serves other, less sensitive geographies

The 2013 floods washed away 16 km trek from the Kedarnath shrine to Gaurikund. It affected 9 million people in five districts, mostly in Rudraprayag where Kedarnath is situated.(HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 18, 2024 09:50 PM IST
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Political carnival, fest of democracy

The excitement around elections makes Indian democracy an engaging and energetic exercise

Election staff check the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) at a polling station, ahead of the first phase of the election, in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, April 18, 2024. REUTERS/Amit Dave
Published on Apr 18, 2024 09:40 PM IST
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In Tamil Nadu, a clash of visions

The contest in the state involving BJP and Dravidian parties will have implications beyond the general elections

Coimbatore, Mar 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a roadshow in Coimbatore on Monday. Tamil Nadu BJP chief K. Annamalai and Union Minister L. Murugan are seen. (ANI Photo)(Narendra Modi Twitter)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 09:50 PM IST
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India is the bright spot in sluggish economy

India will continue to be the fastest-growing major economy despite a moderation from current levels of growth.

The IMF's WEO report underlines that generating broad-based growth tailwinds is not going to be easy. (Reuters/File)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 09:45 PM IST
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Shrinking footprint of the Congress party

The fall in tally suggests that the party has finally admitted to its decline and recognises the need to have pre-poll alliances

Congress flags waves at rallies
Published on Apr 16, 2024 09:17 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Why monsoon rainfall matters

Normal rains, spread out evenly, will boost key sectors of the Indian economy

According to IMD’s forecast for the 2024 southwest monsoon, rainfall is expected at 106% of its long-period average or LPA, with a model error of ±5%. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 09:17 PM IST
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Apple shows the way for electronics exports

A balanced approach towards tariffs may well allow India to become an electronics export powerhouse without having to sacrifice its manufacturing ambitions.

Apple iPhones are seen inside India's first Apple retail store during a media preview, a day ahead of its launch in Mumbai, India.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 09:09 PM IST
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Speaking politics through manifesto

The BJP’s sankalp patra — Modi ki guarantee — reflects transformation of polity and the party

Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases the BJP election manifesto in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 09:08 PM IST
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Rising spectre of war in West Asia

World can't afford to be roiled by more conflicts. Israel and Iran must roll back their aggression

This video grab shows explosions lighting up Jerusalem sky during Iranian attack on Israel.(AFP)
Published on Apr 14, 2024 11:45 PM IST
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Inflation moderating, but can't discount risks ahead

Inflation management is a battle policymakers are more likely to lose because of climate or geopolitical shocks than textbook demand-supply imbalances.

At 4.9% in March compared to 5.1% in February, the retail inflation elephant, to use RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das's analogy, continues to walk towards the forest. (MINT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 14, 2024 11:45 PM IST
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Leader in jail, party in crisis

AAP’s corruption plank is under a cloud and the party’s ability to hold its flock together amid rumours of defections is being tested

AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Gopal Rai, Sandeep Pathak and Pankaj Gupta during a Press conference in New Delhi on Monday (PTI)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 11:03 PM IST
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America’s tough talk on trade balance

Yellen’s visit underscores a carefully considered approach to engaging on pain points

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visits the Beijing Confucian Temple and the Imperial College at Guozijian with U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns in Beijing, China April 8, 2024. REUTERS/Florence Lo(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 09:27 PM IST
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Diplomacy with a defence angle

Defence attachés in multiple foreign missions should help India boost defence exports

Defence attachés in friendly nations such as Russia and the US are involved in efforts to acquire new weapons systems and also facilitate military-to-military cooperation.(ANI Photo)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 09:16 PM IST
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Balancing privacy and voters’ rights

What is required is integrity and a good-faith commitment to the voter from both candidates and political parties. Only this will strengthen India’s democracy.

When read alongside the electoral bonds judgment, where the top court upheld the citizen’s right to know about political funding of parties, Tuesday’s verdict shows that the jurisprudence on striking a balance between transparent elections and shielding the right to privacy is still evolving (Representative Photo/HT Files)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 08:59 PM IST
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Seat deals in an unsettled polity

Maha Vikas Aghadi negotiations point to the uncertain state of politics in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole and NCP (SP) chief Sharad Pawar during a Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) press conference, in Mumbai, Tuesday, April 9, 2024. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)(PTI04_09_2024_RPT065B)(PTI)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 08:57 PM IST
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Law in service of climate battles

The Supreme Court’s expansive interpretation of constitutional rights in light of the climate crisis has the making of a new jurisprudence

The Supreme Court of India. (File photo.)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 09:55 PM IST
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On abortion, Trump pivots to expediency

Political expediency seems to be driving Trump’s backhanded “pro-choice” support.

Abortion rights should be left up to US states to decide, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on April 8, 2024, effectively rejecting a national abortion ban after months of mixed signals on one of the November election's most contentious issues. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 09:47 PM IST
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Battling the doping challenge in sports

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s reports establish that India has a serious doping problem, one that is fast spiralling out of control.

Out of 4,064 samples collected from Indian athletes, 127 individuals tested positive for banned substances, constituting 3.26% of the sample size. (Getty Images)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 08:48 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Understanding bull run in BSE

Its new high is emblematic of investor trust in the economy and the government

Mumbai: People move past a digital screen at the facade of the BSE during the presentation of the Interim Budget 2024 in Parliament by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in Mumbai, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade) (PTI02_01_2024_000217A)(PTI)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 08:47 PM IST
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Manifesto that banks on State

Congress's promises on welfare are a departure from the post-1991 consensus on fiscal prudence and economic reforms

Hyderabad: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal, Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and others release the party’s manifesto ‘Nyay Patra’ during a public meeting (Jana Jatara), ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha election, in Hyderabad, Saturday, April 6, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI04_06_2024_000342B) (PTI)
Published on Apr 07, 2024 11:48 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

A textbook case of politics writing history

It would preserve scientific temper in education if polemics were kept out of school textbooks.

 The controversy that the recent revision of school textbooks by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) has dredged up indicates that the latest updates may not fully pass this test. (File image)
Published on Apr 07, 2024 11:47 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Both dovish and hawkish

RBI has maintained its stance on policy rate citing food inflation. But tying policy to food prices may force economy to sacrifice growth

The current growth momentum of the economy has given some policy buffer to RBI in keeping interest rates high and (potentially) erring on the side of caution.(PTI Photo)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 11:49 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Israel’s hit on Gaza aid workers is a new low

The time has come for Israel to heed global calls to stop the bombardment of Gaza and allow humanitarian aid for the Palestinian people.

An aircraft airdrops humanitarian aid over northern Gaza Strip as seen from southern Israel, Thursday, April 4, 2024. AP/PTI(AP04_04_2024_000298A)(AP)
Published on Apr 04, 2024 09:48 PM IST
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