The pursuit of peace in troubled Manipur

Published on Nov 30, 2023 10:45 PM IST

Reconciliation is a long haul, but the government and civil society need to convince them to bury the past and move on.

Police patrol in Manipur. (AFP/Representative)(HT_PRINT)
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Lost in the plot about Pannun

US, Canada must recognise that the Khalistani leader represents a violent and radical ideology

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the chief of banned outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ).(HT_PRINT)
Published on Nov 30, 2023 10:11 PM IST
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A Telangana lens for the Congress

The picture at the end of the Telangana campaign is that of intense competition, with parties raising the bar on welfare promises to scary levels.

The BRS, riding the wave of economic growth in Hyderabad, had built a welfare empire in Telangana(PTI)
Published on Nov 29, 2023 10:23 PM IST
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Happy ending and a call for caution

The labourers are home, but Silkyara tunnel disaster should force a rethink of the mega projects planned in the Himalayan region

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Union Minister of State VK Singh with rescue officials after the successful evacuation of 41 workers from the collapsed Silkyara Tunnel.(PTI)
Published on Nov 29, 2023 10:13 PM IST
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The climate hide and seek

COP28 in Dubai will test the resolve of countries in addressing concerns related to the rise in global temperatures

The two-week COP28 summit starts on November 30 (REUTERS)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 10:38 PM IST
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Taking constitutional justice to the people

The Supreme Court now seems to realise that much more needs to be done quickly to make access to justice a right for all.

The Supreme Court (File)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 10:19 PM IST
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The BJP’s pitch in Telangana

The party wants a three-way contest in the state to prevent consolidation of anti-incumbency in favour of the Congress

The BJP’s hectic campaign now is geared to stay in the battle and also alter the perception that it is soft on the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS). (ANI)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 10:11 PM IST
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Bihar’s quixotic battle against alcohol

Better regulation, adequate de-addiction centres, health and safety checks, and more government attention on policing could curb ill-effects of prohibition

Nitish Kumar’s stance on the liquor ban is moral — it helps build a more enlightened society, reduces crimes and violence against women, and dispels other vices — but ground realities don’t bear this out. (HT File)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 10:00 PM IST
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The proliferation of the far-Right in Europe

Mainstream parties need to find ways to address the fears and genuine concerns of citizens or risk the rise of divisive forces.

FILE PHOTO: Dutch far-right politician and leader of the PVV party, Geert Wilders gestures as he meets with members of his party at the Dutch Parliament, after the Dutch parliamentary elections, in The Hague, Netherlands November 23, 2023. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 10:12 AM IST
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The need for a refugee law

Influx from Myanmar points to the need to have comprehensive legislation to deal with refugees

A row of makeshift tents where an estimated 10,000 Myanmar nationals are living in Zohkawathar, Mizoram. (Prawesh Lama/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 10:00 AM IST
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Ashok Gehlot’s battle with history

In Rajasthan, the Congress and the BJP are wooing voters with the promise of welfare, improved governance. Such competition is welcome

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (PTI)
Published on Nov 24, 2023 10:55 PM IST
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Truce to a ceasefire

The window in Gaza offers hope that Israel could be convinced to end a war that has resulted in deaths and devastation

FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises as displaced Palestinians take shelter at Al Shifa hospital, amid the ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israel, in Gaza City, November 8, 2023. REUTERS/Doaa Rouqa/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 23, 2023 10:51 PM IST
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Rajouri attack and the Pakistan hand

The surge in terror in the Rajouri-Poonch area calls for a closer study and concerted action by the security establishment.

Security personnel at the site of the encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Wednesday. (ANI)
Published on Nov 23, 2023 10:27 PM IST
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A deep, stable partnership

India and Australia have common economic and strategic interests. The 2+2 dialogue in Delhi has further cemented the ties

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar meets with Australian Foreign Minister Senator Penny Wong in Delhi (ANI)
Published on Nov 22, 2023 10:52 PM IST
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Burying the fallacy of vaccine sceptics

The ICMR study is a good beginning that debunks campaigns against Covid-19 with peer-reviewed scientific evidence

Our response to diseases has to be based on scientific evidence. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Nov 22, 2023 10:43 PM IST
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Court draws the red line for governors

The battle between Raj Bhavan and the elected government is primarily a political one, not a constitutional one

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi and chief minister MK Stalin (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Nov 21, 2023 10:50 PM IST
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Beginning of a new spell

The World Cup is done, time to rebuild Team India starts now

India coach Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli look dejected during the presentation ceremony after losing the ICC Cricket World Cup final(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 20, 2023 10:51 PM IST
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The OBC challenge to Maratha quota

Chhagan Bhujbal’s rebellion represents a broader trend of a communitarian counter-response to an assertion by a dominant community.

Bhujbal opposed most of the demands made by Maratha activist Manoj Jarange-Patil such as blanket reservation to all Marathas and withdrawal of police cases against violent protestors. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 20, 2023 10:15 PM IST
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Learning to live with a Beijing-friendly Male

It is in the interest of the Maldives to work with India to find a solution that benefits regional security.

Mohamed Muizzu, the newly elected president of Maldives speaks during his inauguration ceremony in Male, Maldives November 17, 2023.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 20, 2023 12:05 PM IST
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This job quota doesn’t work

Haryana must not pursue reservations for local residents in the private sector. The legislation is bad in law and business-unfriendly

The two-judge Haryana bench that ruled the law unconstitutional said the State cannot discriminate against individuals on account of their domicile status. (Representational image)
Published on Nov 20, 2023 12:05 PM IST
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Xi, Biden plan a reset of ties

Beijing reaches out to Washington, American businesses. Whether it marks a strategic shift or a tactical manoeuvre remains to be seen

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he walks with US President Joe Biden at Filoli estate on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, in Woodside, California.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 18, 2023 12:44 PM IST
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A tale of two fifties – the Virat-Shami show

India’s 10-match winning streak is the stuff of dreams —they have played with verve, genius, and joy in equal measure.

Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Mitchell Santner during the ICC Men's World Cup ODI cricket match between India and New Zealand at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala on October 22, 2023. (Manvender Vashist Lav/PTI)
Published on Nov 16, 2023 10:55 PM IST
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The battle for central India

The outcome in MP and Chhattisgarh will shape the tactics the BJP and Congress are likely to adapt for the 2024 general election

Madhya Pradesh will vote on November 17 (PTI)
Published on Nov 16, 2023 10:54 PM IST
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Silver lining in battle against inflation

Any interest rate hike over and above the 2.5 percentage points already administered in this rate hike cycle would have hurt growth significantly.

Retail prices as measured by the Consumer Price Index grew at 4.9% (MINT_PRINT)
Published on Nov 15, 2023 10:52 PM IST
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Disquiet on the Myanmar front

Civil war is at a turning point with anti-junta resistance gaining ground against the Tatmadaw. A refugee crisis is likely

Members of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army pose for a photograph in front of the seized army's infantry battalion in Kunlong township in Shan state, Myanmar on Nov. 12. (AP)
Published on Nov 15, 2023 10:50 PM IST
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Banking on BSY in Karnataka

BJP rehabilitates tested leadership to regain lost ground. However, party may also need to change its discourse in the southern state

Former Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader BS Yediyurappa congratulates son BY Vijayendra Yediyurappa on Friday. (ANI)
Published on Nov 14, 2023 10:31 PM IST
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Case for standing with Palestine

The Israel-Hamas conflict has underlined the need to keep up a nuanced approach, due to the Arab States that have close strategic partnerships with India

Fire and smoke rise from an explosion on a Palestine apartment tower following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, (AP)
Published on Nov 14, 2023 10:17 PM IST
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A layered relationship

The India-US dialogue focussed on taking stock of where each stands on global issues and finding common ground on shared ideas

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ahead of the 5th India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)(Arindam Bagchi Twitter)
Published on Nov 14, 2023 05:52 PM IST
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Firecrackers foul the air, and pollution kills

The ban on firecrackers is state policy; the government must punish those encouraging its violation.

Bursting of firecrackers till late Sunday night led to a spike in pollution levels amid low temperatures. (HT Photo/Raj K Raj)
Published on Nov 14, 2023 05:52 PM IST
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India’s K-shaped recovery crisis

IIP numbers reveal consumption demand at the bottom of the pyramid needs to pick up for economic growth to regain momentum

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew at 5.8% in September(Bloomberg File Photo)
Published on Nov 13, 2023 09:14 AM IST
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