The government must translate intent into action

Updated on Aug 16, 2020 07:43 PM IST

The PM appears sensitive towards the environment. Policies must reflect it

The Covid-19 experience is a reminder that the country should aim for not just socio-economic recovery, but a green socio-economic recovery(HT)
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India and its worldview

PM Modi recognised both China’s threat and value of other partnerships

During his Independence Day speech, Prime PM Modi made it a point to stress as to how much India’s standing has grown overseas(PTI)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 07:43 PM IST
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The SC must introspect

The judiciary must have a more liberal outlook on contempt

This newspaper does not endorse the content of either of Mr Bhushan’s tweets, but the issue here is the manner in which court has dealt with the issue, which is more about individuals and less about the court itself.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 10:20 PM IST
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EIA: Citizens engage with environment policy | HT Editorial

The government must, seriously, consider all suggestions and criticisms

Environmental experts, politicians, and civil society have argued that it neglects the balance between development and environment protection(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 06:50 PM IST
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Bengaluru’s dark night | HT Editorial

Punish the culprits, battle extremism, establish rule of law

Three protesters were killed. 100 people, including 60 police personnel, were also injured(PTI)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 06:39 PM IST
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Kamala Harris and her rise | HT Editorial

Take pride in her roots, but don’t expect special treatment

Harris represents the political pinnacle of the Indian-American community’s meteoric rise in the United States(AP)
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 07:22 PM IST
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A push for gender equality | HT Editorial

SC’s verdict on women’s right to property is a significant step forward

The latest interpretation by SC removes male primacy over Hindu ancestral property(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 07:18 PM IST
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The Rajasthan resolution | HT Editorial

The Congress can smile, but it must introspect too

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot in Jaipur, Rajasthan, August 3, 2020(HTPhoto)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 09:34 PM IST
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The importance of flood forecasting

Both structural and non-structural measures need to be improved

Villagers travel through the swollen Ganga, Patna, August. 6, 2020(PTI)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 09:35 PM IST
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Covid-19: A warning bell for Bihar

Both data and reports suggest a worrying scenario. The state needs to do more

Over the past month, anecdotal evidence and a series of reports emerging from Bihar highlight the state’s dismal response to the coronavirus pandemic(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 10, 2020 08:23 PM IST
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Boosting agricultural infra

It will help. But the economy needs immediate support too

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF), a loan financing facility for enhancing post-harvest infrastructure, August 09(PTI)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 08:10 PM IST
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The Rajapaksas cement power in Sri Lanka | HT Editorial

Their win was inevitable, but the impact is worrying

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has firmly consolidated his power as president, and the parliamentary win now brings back the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister(AP)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 05:56 AM IST
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Develop a vaccine plan | HT Editorial

From supplies to distribution, there will be real challenges

Indian officials have hinted that the country was looking at multilateral mechanisms such as the World Health Organization-led Covax facility to help secure vaccine supplies(Bloomberg)
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 07:31 PM IST
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing: 75 years on, the world is more unsafe

Nuclear weapons have been associated with the Cold War. But their spread and development today is firmly embedded in the evolving Indo-Pacific strategic space.

Kazumi Matsui, right, mayor of Hiroshima, and the family of the deceased bow before they place the victims list of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima Memorial Cenotaph during the ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, August 6, 2020(AP)
Updated on Aug 07, 2020 05:39 PM IST
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A political hand in Kashmir

Manoj Sinha will be judged on whether he can revive the political process

The Centre has appointed Manoj Sinha as the new constitutional head of Jammu and Kashmir(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 07, 2020 06:13 AM IST
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The Mandal moment

It empowered. But it also opened a Pandora’s box

The Mandal moment saw ferocious backlash by sections of upper castes. This opposition was articulated on two axes — the fact that reservations compromised merit, and if at all reservations should open up beyond what was offered to Scheduled Castes and Tribes, it should be on economic lines(HTPHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2020 06:11 AM IST
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A ‘generational catastrophe’ | HT Editorial

The UN’s warning is timely. Pay heed to education

While the focus must be now be ensuring the safety of students, teachers and staff, and putting in place protocols for school reopening, there has to be an extensive assessment of the learning loss and well-thought-out plans to bridge the learning gap, and schemes to retain students(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 07:15 PM IST
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Pakistan’s cartographic absurdity | HT Editorial

The new map shows shallowness and weakness. It has no legitimacy

Ancient maps have some use in territorial disputes, overnight ones produced by a weak government have none. Mr Khan issued the map one year after the amendment of Article 370(VIA REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 07:12 PM IST
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Ayodhya is a sign of Hindu faith; make it a site of secularism too

There can be no better occasion to enunciate the “sabka vishwas” slogan of the government than in Ayodhya, to mark the end to an era of contentious political polarisation, and inaugurate a new phase of pluralism, secularism and harmony

Ram Ki Paidi is lit up in preparation for the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, August 3, 2020(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 06:55 PM IST
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In Kashmir, integrate Kashmiris

The national project is complete. The democratic project now needs work

Restoring democracy fully — by removing restrictions on connectivity, releasing detained leaders, initiating a political dialogue, making security forces more accountable for excesses — and restoring statehood to J&K (while keeping Ladakh as a separate unit) is the best way to restart the political process.(AP)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 05:40 PM IST
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Preserving the wildlife ecosystem | HT Editorial

The Animal Welfare Board of India needs to be held accountable

There is a substantial presence of both dogs and livestock in at least 30 tiger reserves, according to a report. The presence of feral and abandoned dogs and livestock in forests, say experts, could lead to the transmission of diseases to wild animals(Anil Dayal/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 10:19 PM IST

Signalling belligerence | HT Editorial

China is making it clear it won’t budge. Respond accordingly

New Delhi has to focus on retaining and boosting its military strength at the Line of Actual Control. It should also come up with creative ways to exert military pressure on China, perhaps in other geographies where Beijing is more vulnerable, to force it to step back — while factoring in the risks of escalation carefully(PTI)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 10:23 PM IST
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The economic situation is grim | HT Editorial

The financial sector, in particular, is vulnerable

Ms Sitharaman herself said that the “government is cautious about overstating the green shoots of a recovery visible in the economy”.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 06:46 PM IST
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A testing week for India | HT Editorial

Both Ayodhya and Kashmir are contentious issues. Be vigilant

Police personnel check IDs of commuters as security is enhanced ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple, Ayodhya.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 06:43 PM IST
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A contrasting tale of aid assistance | HT Editorial

China is predatory; India is benign, but needs reforms

India needs to introduce an element of rules-setting in its own aid programmes, though legitimate ones drawn from multilateral agencies.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 06:28 AM IST

Unlock 3.0 rules get the right mix | HT Editorial

It continues with a calibrated reopening, but has restrictions

Stretched beyond a point, lockdown has real costs, especially for the poor. Economic activity has to resume, and the government has opened up the country to a large degree(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 07:50 PM IST
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On education, a positive blueprint

NEP promises reforms. The challenge is implementation

Many experts feel that while NEP talks of social inequalities at length, its political and economic goals are diffused. It is now important for the government to get state governments on board, and allow a full-fledged discussion in Parliament on the policy(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 07:47 PM IST
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Focus on Bangladesh

Delhi must not let ties with Dhaka dip

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before their bilateral talk, Hyderabad House, New Delhi, October 5, 2019(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 02:50 PM IST
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Convene the Rajasthan Assembly | HT Editorial

The governor must not overstep his mandate

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra addresses a press conference in Jaipur
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 06:54 PM IST

The world waits for November | HT Editorial

A second-term Trump will damage both US and multilateralism irreversibly

What Mr Trump is encouraging on the streets of Portland, Oregon, in a strange and unfortunate way has geopolitical consequences in the Indo-Pacific.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 06:53 PM IST
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