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The India-US defence tango

Published on Feb 05, 2024 08:13 AM IST

The drone deal shows the strategic ties are on track, with the iCET taking them to new heights

**EDS: IMAGE VIA GENERAL ATOMICS AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS (GA-ASI)** New Delhi: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.�s (GA-ASI) MQ-9B drone. The US on Thursday approved the sale of 31 MQ-9B armed drones to India at an estimated cost of USD 3.99 billion. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_01_2024_000445B)(PTI)
ByHT Editorial

The new star on Tamil Nadu political firmament

Box office draw and fan clubs suggest that Vijay is the most popular and durable star among his peers. But is that sufficient to break into Tamil Nadu politics?

Tirunelveli [Tamil Nadu], Feb 02 (ANI): Actor Vijay's supporters in Tirunelveli celebrate as the actor enters politics, and announces the name of his party - Tamilaga Vetri Kazham, in Tirunelveli on Friday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Feb 05, 2024 07:41 AM IST
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A Ranchi window to Indian politics

Champai Soren as CM has his task cut out. But the events in Jharkhand have resonance beyond the state borders and the future of JMM

Former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren at the ED court in Ranchi on Thursday.(ANI)
Published on Feb 02, 2024 10:09 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

A statement of vision, certitude

The budget speaks of a government convinced that its economic stance has delivered, and confident of the outcome of this year’s elections

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman holds up a folder as she leaves her office to present the interim budget. (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 01, 2024 10:01 PM IST
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Challenge in the Indian Ocean

Piracy, the Gaza war, and rising Chinese power are stretching the Navy’s capabilities. Delhi needs to augment its capabilities

Commandos stand guard with a group of detained pirates after the Indian Navy freed a hijacked fishing vessel. (AP)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 09:38 PM IST
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Expressway to prosperity

CEA’s review of the Indian economy presents an optimistic roadmap to a $7-trillion economy. But bumps on route will have to be negotiated

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the halwa ceremony to mark the commencement of the final stage of preparations for Interim Union Budget 2024 in New Delhi on January 24. (PTI)
Published on Jan 30, 2024 09:30 PM IST
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Killing them with coaching classes

Education has to be a process of reflection; an approach that perceives it as a mere instrument to further material progress is disastrous for society.

Students coming out of the examination centre after appearing in JEE exam in Ludhiana. (HT)
Published on Jan 30, 2024 09:30 PM IST
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Message from Bihar to INDIA

Nitish Kumar’s frequent shifts in allegiances undermine the Opposition bloc’s challenge

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 09:05 PM IST
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Educate pilgrims and tourists on safety

Festivals are integral to Indian social and religious life. Organisers have to be educated about the perils of ignoring safety nets at festivals

The site of the Kalkaji temple where a wooden platform collapsed during a ‘Jagran’ early Sunday (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 09:03 PM IST
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Rohan Bopanna, serving big at 43

Bopanna’s incredible feat over two decades after turning pro was a triumph of all three and may just be the boost Indian tennis needs.

Rohan Bopanna (R) and Australia's Matthew Ebden celebrate after victory against Italy's Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori during their men's doubles final match on day 14 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 27, 2024(AFP)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 08:17 AM IST
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Maharashtra’s quota troubles

In accepting Maratha reservation demand, the govt may have revived an OBC fault line

Maratha quota activist Manoj Jarange Patil with Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde in Navi Mumbai on Saturday. (Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 08:15 AM IST
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Whose place of worship is it?

ASI survey on Gyanvapi mosque puts the spotlight on the Places of Worship Act, under challenge in the Supreme Court

Varanasi: Muslims prayed at the Gyanvapi mosque on Friday amid tight security. (PTI)
Published on Jan 26, 2024 10:04 PM IST
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Letting Manipur slip into anarchy

Political leadership that should be in command prefers to follow radical groups accused of fomenting violence

Soldiers block a road leading to the Kangla Fort, the venue of a meeting between the state lawmakers and members of Arambai Tenggol, a Meitei group, in Imphal, Manipur, India, January 24, 2024. REUTERS/Stringer(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 09:15 PM IST
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A five-match series to celebrate Test cricket

A close match will bring in the crowds as no other format can create the kind of tension that Tests can, and Indian crowds have been robbed of that feeling

India's Ravindra Jadeja (C) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of England's Joe Root during the first day of the first Test cricket match between India and England at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on January 25, 2024. (Photo by Noah SEELAM / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --(AFP)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 09:00 PM IST
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Is Rahul Gandhi’s yatra a distraction?

It was always going to be difficult for the two parties to partner in the state — there is deep antipathy between them in West Bengal

Guwahati, Jan 23 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the supporters during the 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra', in Guwahati, Assam on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 12:12 AM IST
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Rediscovery of Karpoori Thakur

Bharat Ratna for the socialist leader from Bihar is also an acknowledgment of the electoral import of social justice politics

Former CM Karpoori Thakur (HT Archive)
Published on Jan 25, 2024 12:02 AM IST
ByHT Editorial

In pilgrim’s progress, an untapped economy

Better infrastructure, cleaner environs, and improved safety features at such sites can boost lost economies and generate employment.

Ayodhya: A massive crowd at the main gateway leading to the Ram temple complex, as it opened its doors to the general public a day after the consecration ceremony, in Ayodhya, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024.(PTI)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 12:12 AM IST
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After the mandir, learning to speak

INDIA bloc will need a new political language to engage with BJP’s mandir-plus agenda

Crowd of devotees gathered outside the temple on Tuesday for darshan of Lord Ram. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 12:12 AM IST
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Cooperative route to build rural economy

Three national cooperatives established last year are becoming the pivot for the rural economy through exports, seed production and procuring of farm produce

Food output is closely linked to inflation as well as growth of the rural economy. (PTI)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 09:50 PM IST
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Ram to rashtra, journey begins

In Ayodhya, PM Modi links the temple with national transformation, laying out a road map that will need the Constitution as a guide

Ram Mandir being decorated with flowers for the consecration ceremony in Ayodhya (PTI)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 09:44 PM IST
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SP-RLD deal marks a start for INDIA in UP

With Mandir on the centrestage and the Congress embracing social justice politics, the battle lines are clearly drawn out in UP.

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president Jayant Chaudhary during the joint election campaign, in Bijnor on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 04:26 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Fencing out a people, history

Restricting movement of people is unlikely to prevent the flow of refugees from Myanmar

TOPSHOT - This photo taken on December 11, 2023 shows members of the Mandalay People’s Defense Forces (MDY-PDF) preparing to release a drone near the frontline amid clashes with Myanmar's military in northern Shan State. A squad of Myanmar pro-democracy fighters works quickly to ready drones for an attack on a nearby military base, the latest target in a wave of aerial assaults that has helped turn the war against the junta. (Photo by AFP) / TO GO WITH Myanmar-coup, FOCUS (AFP)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 04:23 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

What Iowa says about America

The modern Republican Party is Donald Trump’s party. His platform and personality are changing fundamental tenets of US politics

Former US President Donald Trump (Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 20, 2024 03:01 AM IST
ByHT Editorial

The challenges post enrolment

School enrolments are rising and becoming more equal in terms of gender, caste gaps. But skill sets of students leave a lot to be desired

The ASER 2023 report titled “Beyond Basics” released on Monday shows that even basic learning outcomes continue to be very poor among people in the 14–18 age group(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 19, 2024 09:32 AM IST
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China’s population dip is a global concern

China’s declining — and aging — population brings with it crippling economic and social problems

TOPSHOT - People are seen on a street in Beijing on January 17, 2024. China's population decline accelerated in 2023, official data showed on january 17, 2024, extending a downward streak after more than six decades of growth as the country battles a looming demographic crisis. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jan 19, 2024 09:30 AM IST
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In Andhra, Congress' bid to claim YSR legacy

In a state where community loyalties are central to the vote base of parties, the Congress may have to win back the powerful Reddy vote to stay in the fight.

Sharmila, the founder of YSR Telangana Party, had announced the merger of her party with the Congress. (Y S Sharmila)
Published on Jan 18, 2024 02:03 AM IST
ByHT Editorial

Warning signs from West Asia

Tehran’s missile launches threaten escalation of the war in Gaza and opening of new theatres

Smoke billowing over Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip during Israeli bombardment, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. (AFP)
Published on Jan 18, 2024 01:51 AM IST
ByHT Editorial

Going solo is a big gamble for BSP

The fact is UP — and India — has changed. So has the BSP, which is hardly the bahujan or sarvajan outfit it was two decades ago.

BSP chief Mayawati at a press conference on her birthday in Lucknow on Monday. (ANI PHOTO)
Published on Jan 16, 2024 10:17 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

What poverty numbers reveal

The decline in multidimensional poverty is one part of the story. The challenge is to ensure income growth for people across classes

Elections aside, what is the real import of the multidimensional poverty numbers?(AFP)
Published on Jan 16, 2024 10:15 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

The missing winter snow

Climate crisis manifests in the absence of snow in the mountains this winter. The economic consequences can be huge

Tangmarg: Tourists walk on a snow-covered road after a fresh snowfall, in Tangmarg, Jammu and Kashmir, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_17_2023_000224A)(PTI)
Updated on Jan 15, 2024 09:50 PM IST
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