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No better advice than one’s own

Published on Jul 19, 2024 09:02 PM IST

The Supreme Court has correctly laid down the principle of individual liberty in stressing on the importance of bail. But far too many in the judiciary appear hesitant in applying a dictum the top court first pronounced 40 years ago

New Delhi, India - July 18, 2024: A view of supreme court of India as the court has hearing upon NEET Paper leak case in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, July 18, 2024. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
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US can’t shrug off its climate funding onus

The 29th Conference of Parties (COP29) presidency’s reminder on the urgency of action on climate financing for developing nations comes against the backdrop of the rising likelihood of a Donald Trump presidency in the United States

FILE PHOTO: Climate activists protest against fossil fuel emitters, demanding action and more contributions to the Loss and Damage Fund, during COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 4, 2023. REUTERS/Thaier Al Sudani/File Photo (REUTERS)
Published on Jul 18, 2024 09:05 PM IST
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Agniveer quotas won’t quell angst

The discontent around the short service scheme is social and structural. Short-term fixes cannot resolve this

Patna, June 04 (ANI): The 3rd batch of Agniveer soldiers march during the passing out parade at Gaur Drill Ground, BRC, Danapur in Patna on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (Pappi Sharma)
Published on Jul 18, 2024 09:05 PM IST
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Karnataka must junk quota non-solution

Forcing firms to look within the local talent pool for half of managerial and 70% of non-managerial jobs, with onerous compliances, would surely impact the state’s growth momentum.

Bengaluru, July 15 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah with State Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar attend the proceedings on the first day of monsoon session of State Assembly, in Bengaluru on Monday. (ANI Photo) (Arunkumar Rao)
Published on Jul 17, 2024 09:08 PM IST
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What the Khedkar saga uncovers

The unfolding saga of Puja Khedkar involves multiple allegations of misconduct, including forgery and misuse of official documents, raising concerns about the credibility of the Indian bureaucracy.

Washim, Jul 16 (ANI): IAS trainee Puja Khedkar speaks to the media regarding the police interrogation at her residence, in Washim on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 09:08 PM IST
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Trump’s smart pick in Vance

Author JD Vance, known for "Hillbilly Elegy," could be Trump's VP pick despite lack of experience. He embodies the core values of the MAGA movement.

FILE PHOTO: US Senate Republican candidate JD Vance speaks to attendees the stage at a rally held by former U.S. president Donald Trump in Youngstown, Ohio, U.S., September 17, 2022. REUTERS/Gaelen Morse//File Photo (REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 08:51 PM IST
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The case for sharing sacred spaces, sites

India’s architectural heritage, including places of worship, needs to be preserved the way it is, recognising often complicated histories

Dhar [Madhya Pradesh], Jul 15 (ANI): A view of the Bhojshala Temple as Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) submits survey report on Bhojshala complex before Madhya Pradesh High Court, in Dhar on Monday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Published on Jul 16, 2024 08:51 PM IST
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Bypoll wins further enthuse the Opposition

The exceptional results in favour of the INDIA bloc in 13 bypolls held in seven states suggest that the Opposition, which delivered a vastly improved performance in the general election, still has the wind in its sails

Kolkata: Voters show their ink-marked finger after casting vote during Maniktala assembly bypoll, in Kolkata, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI07_10_2024_000262B) (PTI)
Updated on Jul 15, 2024 09:03 PM IST
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Demography and its discontents

India's official population data is outdated, with the 2021 Census on hold. UN report estimates 2024 population at 1.45 billion, highlighting demographic challenges and opportunities.

India is believed to have become the world’s most populous country sometime between January and July 2023 / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKAR (AFP)
Updated on Jul 15, 2024 09:02 PM IST
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In Nepal, a game of musical chairs for power

For India, it will be essential that the new dispensation in Kathmandu maintains a balanced position between the two Asian giants.

Khadga Prasad Oli, left, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal leaves his residence to meet his supporters after being appointed as Prime Minister, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, July 14, 2024. AP/PTI(AP)
Published on Jul 14, 2024 11:08 PM IST
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Political violence haunts America

The attack may boost Donald Trump’s prospects, but the larger story of America’s democratic backsliding and violence should worry the rest of the world

Copies of daily newspapers featuring front page articles about the shooting at former US President Donald Trump's campaign event, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US, on Sunday, July 14, 2024. Trump confirmed that he will be attending the Republican National Convention next week, hours after he was shot at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)
Updated on Jul 15, 2024 06:30 AM IST
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US politics in the crosshairs

The attack may boost Donald Trump’s prospects, but the larger story of America’s democratic backsliding and violence should worry the rest of the world

Donald Trump raising his fist in the air with blood dripping from his ear to his face. (AP)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 14, 2024 10:59 PM IST
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NATO@75 faces hard questions

The alliance made plans and promises. But it is struggling to respond to Trump’s rise in the US and the China-Russia axis at its borders

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: U.S. President Joe Biden (L) and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (R) participate in the launching of the Ukraine Compact at the 2024 NATO Summit on July 11, 2024 in Washington, DC. NATO leaders convene in Washington this week for the annual summit to discuss future strategies and commitments and mark the 75th anniversary of the alliance’s founding. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Kevin Dietsch / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP) (Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Jul 12, 2024 09:19 PM IST
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Raising the bar on gender parity

SC rules divorced Muslim women entitled to maintenance under Section 125 CPC, emphasizing gender parity over personal law, in line with progressive jurisprudence.

Rather than read the judgment as against Muslim personal law, it would be fair to conclude that the apex court has expanded the legal avenues available to divorced women seeking redress on alimony (Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP) (AFP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 09:07 PM IST
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The challenge that is coaching Team India

Gautam Gambhir starts with the team on a high, thanks to a World Cup win – but that just raises expectations of his own stint.

New Delhi, Jul 09 (ANI): (File Photo) Former Cricketer Gautam Gambhir has been appointed as the new head coach of the Indian Men's Cricket Team, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Published on Jul 10, 2024 09:32 PM IST
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Modi in Moscow, in a balancing act

New Delhi’s ties with Russia have held strong, but the challenge now is to make the West see reason in India’s strategic choices, autonomy

Moscow, Jul 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraces Russian President Vladimir Putin after receiving the Order of St Andrew the Apostle the First-Called, Russia's highest civilian honour, at St Catherine's Hall, in Moscow on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Published on Jul 10, 2024 09:30 PM IST
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Reading caste in a political murder

Murder of BSP leader exposes a fault line within the social justice narrative in Tamil Nadu politics

**EDS: SCREENSHOT VIA PTI VIDEOS** Chennai: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati pays her last respects to the mortal remains of party leader K. Armstrong, who was hacked to death by a six-member gang, in Chennai, Sunday, July 7, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 09:15 PM IST
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The desperate need to protect the Aravallis

The well-being of around 64 million people in the NCR is linked to the health of the Aravallis.The most precious real estate in NCR belongs to all citizens and natural life.

Gururgram, India-July 05, 2024: A view of broken Aravalli hills in Mahendergarh; Ahead of the assembly elections in Haryana this year, the 'People for Aravallis' group has created the first draft of a Green Manifesto outlining citizens' demands for the state's natural and man-made ecosystems, in Gururgam, India, on Friday, 05 June 2024.(Photo/ Hindustan Times)(Pic to go with Leena Dhankar's story)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 09:15 PM IST
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Far-Right fails to win France

French National Assembly elections deliver surprise results: Left-wing NFP gains, Macron's centrist Ensemble rises, far-Right National Rally defeated.

People raise their arms and hands as they gather at the Place de la Republique after partial results in the second round of the early French parliamentary elections, in Paris, France, July 7, 2024. The slogan reads
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 09:15 PM IST
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In the Kulgam encounter, signs of ground shifting

The terror strikes may be an attempt by the militants and their patrons to seize the narrative, create a climate of fear, and derail attempts to revive legislative politics. The State should not fall for it.

Anantnag: Army personnel display the arms and ammunition recovered during an anti-militancy operation, in Anantnag district, Monday, July 8, 2024. Six terrorists were killed and two soldiers laid down their lives in twin encounters in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Sunday, according to officials. (PTI Photo)(PTI07_08_2024_000171A) (PTI)
Published on Jul 08, 2024 09:15 PM IST
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Can Budget factor in political capital and global headwinds?

The global economy might become more unpredictable in the future. This increases the need for a more cautionary approach to policymaking.

The NDA government will present its first budget on July 23.
Published on Jul 07, 2024 11:46 PM IST
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NEET needs a total makeover

Stop-gap measures won’t help to regain public trust in the discredited medical entrance exam

A protest in Patna, over alleged NEET irregularities. (HT)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 07, 2024 11:44 PM IST
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Behind the UK’s Labour landslide

Labour Party led by Keir Starmer wins landslide victory in UK election, relegating Conservatives to worst performance. Challenges ahead include economy, public services, and Brexit.

Keir Starmer, UK prime minister, greets supporters in Downing Street in London, UK, on Friday, July 5, 2024. Keir Starmer’s Labour Party won the UK general election and is on course for a huge parliamentary majority with votes still being counted, a result that upends British politics after Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives imploded. Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)
Updated on Jul 05, 2024 09:07 PM IST
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Macro factors back sharp Sensex rise

Rejuvenating broad-based growth without hurting investor sentiment is the most important economic policy challenge at the moment.

Mumbai: Stock prices displayed on a digital screen at the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange building, in Mumbai, Wednesday, July 3, 2024. The Sensex breached the historic 80,000-mark for the first time ever and the Nifty hit a fresh record peak of 24,292.15 on Wednesday. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)(PTI07_03_2024_000207A) (PTI)
Published on Jul 04, 2024 09:14 PM IST
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No India-China thaw at SCO meet

New Delhi did well to continue to push for de-escalation at LAC. This will need more than talks at the diplomatic and military levels

Astana [Kazakhstan], Jul 04 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar meets his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, in Astana on Thursday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Published on Jul 04, 2024 09:14 PM IST
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House must get back on course

The Opposition has a right to be heard, but should also exercise its responsibility to listen

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): A view of the Parliament House and Samvidhan Sadan against the backdrop of overcast sky, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo/Jitender Gupta) (Jitender Gupta)
Updated on Jul 03, 2024 09:19 PM IST
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Hathras tragedy underscores failure to learn from the past

The stampede at a religious congregation in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday that left 121 dead is yet another instance of administrative inertia compounding the risks from poor organisation

Police officers control a crowd that gathered at the site of Tuesday's stampede as it rains in Hathras district, Uttar Pradesh, India, Wednesday, July 3, 2024. Severe overcrowding and a lack of exits contributed to a stampede at a religious festival in northern India, authorities said Wednesday, leaving more than 100 people dead as the faithful surged toward the preacher to touch him and chaos ensued. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh) (AP)
Updated on Jul 03, 2024 09:13 PM IST
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Rise of far-right in Paris will echo across Europe

Much more is at stake than Macron’s political future as the outcome of the polls could also influence European integration and support for Ukraine in its dragging war with Russia.

A woman looks at election posters of French far-right Rassemblement National (RN) candidate Sandrine Chadournec (C) in Libourne, southwestern France on July 2, 2024 as part of the French legislative elections. France's far right won the first round of pivotal legislative elections on June 30, 2024, with the centrist forces of France's President coming in only third behind the left after the highest turnout in over four decades. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP) (AFP)
Published on Jul 02, 2024 09:07 PM IST
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Battle for the reins of SAD

How the party emerges from the rebellion within its ranks will have a bearing on Punjab’s social and political dynamic

Patiala: Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal with party candidate N.K.Sharma during a road show for Lok Sabha elections, at Samana in Patiala district, Monday, May 13, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI05_13_2024_000488A) (PTI)
Published on Jul 02, 2024 09:07 PM IST
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Low turnout in Tehran reflects a political crisis

This election should serve as a wake-up call for the Supreme Leader and his aides about the need for change.

Newspapers with a cover picture of Iran's presidential election are seen in Tehran, Iran June 29, 2024. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) (via REUTERS)
Published on Jul 01, 2024 08:48 PM IST
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