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The missing winter snow

Updated on Jan 15, 2024 09:50 PM IST

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)
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Message in Milind Deora’s resignation

There is a larger crisis in the Congress that Deora has rightly flagged — the party's leadership in Maharashtra.

Former Congress Leader Milind Deora joined the Shiv Sena (Eknath Shinde fraction) on Sunday.(ANI)
Published on Jan 15, 2024 09:48 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

The key to peace in West Asia lies in Gaza

Washington must signal to Tel Aviv that its support cannot be unconditional. That could calm the Red Sea, and perhaps a global economy.

Israel-Hamas war: A view of the rubble of buildings hit by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on October 10, 2023.(AP)
Updated on Jan 15, 2024 12:38 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Kharge as face is INDIA’s gain

The Cong chief is a politically smart choice as chairman of the Opposition bloc. But his party should be willing to give him a free rein

Mallikarjun Kharge(ANI)
Published on Jan 15, 2024 12:33 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Reimagining urban India

India needs a new urban imagination that will facilitate not just augmenting infrastructure in old cities but also building new urban spaces

Hyderabad (Wikimedia commons)
Published on Jan 12, 2024 10:02 PM IST
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Settling the Sena split

The Maharashtra Speaker’s ruling will be tested against the anti-defection law

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) workers protest against Maharashtra Assembly Speakers Rahul Narvekar over the his verdict on Shiv Sena MLA disqualification matter. outside Shiv Sena Bhavan, Dadar in Mumbai. India. Jan 10,2024. (Photo by Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2024 09:50 PM IST
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A case of slow murder in Delhi

It is impossible that a country of over a billion minds cannot fix a problem as pervasive as air pollution if it puts its mind to it.

An anti-smog gun sprays water into the atmosphere to reduce dust pollution at Anand Vihar in New Delhi on January 6. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2024 09:48 PM IST
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Preparing for a warmer world

Besides cuts in emissions, governments need to prepare for climate disasters

Is humanity prepared to arrest the temperature rise or deal with the weather extremes it will bring about? (HT Archive)
Published on Jan 10, 2024 09:53 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Addressing the discontent in Dhaka

Dhaka’s concerns about extremists are understandable, but demonising the entire Opposition can only harm the country’s secular and liberal credentials.

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina accepts greetings from the assembled media and election observers during a press conference, a day after she won the 12th parliamentary elections, in Dhaka.(AFP)
Published on Jan 10, 2024 09:51 PM IST
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Save Lakshadweep from mass tourism

Lakshadweep is, no doubt, fabulous. However, its fragile ecology and limited resources are constraints when it comes to mass tourism

Maldives consistently draws higher tourist volumes, notably from India, compared to the relatively modest tourist activity in Lakshadweep. (File)
Published on Jan 09, 2024 10:20 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

American poll season kicks off

The battle between Joe Biden and Donald Trump will shape the future of the world

What happens in the US affects the world (HT imaging: Malay Karmakar)
Published on Jan 09, 2024 10:16 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Friendly Delhi will serve Malé’s interests

Any deterioration of bilateral relations will only be to the detriment of Malé, whose leadership must realise the ramifications of their actions.

Maldives president Mohamed Muizzu with first lady Sajidha Mohamed visits the Xiamen Free Trade Zone, in Fujian province, China.(PTI)
Published on Jan 08, 2024 09:14 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Justice for Bilkis Bano

Reversal of remissions in the Gujarat riots case is a welcome corrective measure

Bilkis Bano.
Published on Jan 08, 2024 09:10 PM IST
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The good cheer in Bangladesh polls

A politically stable Bangladesh, with continuity in policies, augurs well for the region

People stand next to a campaign poster of the ruling party during parliamentary election in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Jan 7, 2024.(AP)
Published on Jan 08, 2024 06:34 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Good news on the growth front

It may help the government in a poll year, but demand must rise to sustain the momentum

India's investment spending as a share of GDP was consistently rising before the 2008 crisis.(Representative image)
Published on Jan 08, 2024 06:33 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

A nation and its migrants

Migration is changing the socio-political landscape of urban centres. Politics must work to make this process smooth

Bengaluru: Activists of the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (Narayana Gowda faction) during a rally over the 60 per cent Kannada sign board rules, in Bengaluru, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023. The organisation on Wednesday targeted business establishments in Bengaluru and damaged their signboards and name plates which did not use Kannada. (PTI Photo) (PTI12_27_2023_000190B)(PTI)
Published on Jan 05, 2024 09:47 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Terror strike in Iran is ominous

The bombings in Iran add to the complexities confronting India in its response to the situation in West Asia

People chant slogans at the scene of Wednesday's bomb explosion in the city of Kerman, about 510 miles (820 kms) southeast of the capital Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. Investigators believe suicide bombers likely carried out an attack on a commemoration for an Iranian general slain in a 2020 U.S. drone strike, state media reported Thursday, as Iran grappled with its worst mass-casualty attack in decades and as the wider Mideast remains on edge. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)(AP)
Published on Jan 04, 2024 10:15 PM IST
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Missing in the BJP basket

With no Lok Sabha MPs from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the party has launched an outreach

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of Kashi Tamil Sangamam, in Varanasi. (ANI)
Published on Jan 04, 2024 10:15 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Being wrestled to the ground

Other top wrestling nations have their Olympic plans in top gear, but India is just about hoping to restart. That is far from ideal.

Women wrestlers at a Sonepat wrestling academy. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 10:15 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

How green was my valley

Ex post facto environmental clearance is a sham. The Supreme Court is right to stay it

The Supreme Court of India. (ANI File Photo)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 10:08 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Politics and faith in an electoral landscape

The Ram Janmabhoomi issue was always political; it would be prudent for the Opposition to accept that

The Ram temple at Ayodhya will be inaugurated on January 22. (AFP)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 10:00 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

For Isro, space ceases to be the limit

That Isro has kept up the momentum is not merely a matter of pride, but a reflection of the growing ability of India’s space scientists.

Sriharikota: ISRO's PSLV-C58 carrying an X-ray polarimeter satellite and 10 other satellite lifts off from the spaceposrt of Sriharikota, Monday, Jan. 1, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_01_2024_000019B) (PTI/VIA @isro)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 09:59 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

West Bengal warning for INDIA bloc

INDIA’s resolve to forge a common BJP front will be tested in the coming days.

The war of words between the Congress and TMC leaders in West Bengal exposes the contradictions that define the INDIA bloc
Published on Jan 01, 2024 09:07 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

After ULFA, a new beginning

The recent peace pact marks closure to a separatist movement in Assam, which claimed the lives of about 10,000 people

Members of banned group UNLF after signing the peace agreement. (Amit Shah/X)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 09:04 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

A new legacy in the making

2023 marked many firsts for female officers in the military– women were given command roles, became part of the crew of warships, and were deployed in Siachen

This year marked many firsts for female officers in the forces (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2023 10:11 PM IST
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Keeping a check on deepfakes menace

The threat from deepfakes will only evolve, and while technology must do its part to stop it, a whole-of-society approach may be needed.

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved, deepfakes — or synthetic media — have become easier to create and harder to detect(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 10:19 PM IST
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The promise of healing in J&K

The defence minister’s comments on winning hearts, and his meeting with victims of custodial violence underline the role of political figures in public outreach

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacts with the Army troops during his visit to the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday. Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande is also seen. (ANI)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 10:12 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Leaving on a jet plane

The illegal migration operation needs to be investigated, not merely as a potential crime but also for its social and economic triggers

A passenger from Nicaragua bound Airbus A340 flight that was grounded in France on suspicion of human trafficking, evades the media as he leaves the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after his arrival, in Mumbai, (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 10:15 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

The nine lives of Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif now faces the difficult task of galvanising his party for what promises to be one of Pakistan’s most intriguing elections.

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, center in brown coat, waves to his supporters as he leaves after a court hearing in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023.(AP)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 10:15 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

What job data says about the economy

GDP is growing for sure, but the fact that jobs are still being created mostly in the low-value sectors of the economy is a reason for concern

New Delhi, India - Feb. 16, 2018: Candidates apply for jobs at 'Job Fair' organized by Directorate of Employment, Delhi Government at Tyagraj Sports Complex in New Delhi, India, on Friday, February 16, 2018. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times) (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 10:13 PM IST
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