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How India is regulating the breeding of exotic species

An explainer of the amendments to the Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act, 2022, that regulates how exotic species of animals, plants are imported and exported

The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act, 2022 will amend rules around how exotic animals including the Red Panda are bred, imported and exported(WWF India)
Updated on May 30, 2023 09:38 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Don’t fear an AI-induced jobs apocalypse just yet

The West suffers from too little automation, not too much

Fears over the job-displacing effects of technology are, of course, nothing new(Illustration: Shutterstock)
Published on May 30, 2023 08:05 PM IST
The Economist

A new wave of mass migration has begun

What does it mean for rich-world economies?

The rich world as a whole is in the middle of an unprecedented migration boom(Representative image/Shutterstock)
Published on May 30, 2023 07:43 PM IST
The Economist

America’s debt-ceiling deal means it should now avoid Armageddon

But a battle looms in the coming days to get it through Congress

America has a history of debt-ceiling drama, staring into the abyss of a government default before reaching a deal at the last minute(AFP)
Published on May 30, 2023 07:05 PM IST
The Economist

Quad’s longevity might hinge on its health plan

Even though China might have spurred Quad’s initial health response, the answer to Quad’s longevity lies in building a sustainable future coordination

Quad came together due to the four countries’ efforts to coordinate a humanitarian response after the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 30, 2023 06:46 PM IST
ByManjari Chatterjee Miller

As Prachanda arrives, focus on economic ties

With a focus on economic integration, connectivity and project delivery — rather than on contentious issues — both countries should look ahead with confidence.

Prachanda’s primary objective is to obtain India’s support for his coalition while assuaging nationalist voices at home that he will not do anything against national interest. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 30, 2023 06:42 PM IST
ByRanjit Rae

Local vs national: A chink in Oppn unity?

The Congress’s qualms about backing the AAP are understandable. But this plan of vacillation may be counterproductive

The Congress’s qualms about backing the AAP are understandable (Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 30, 2023 06:37 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Why IPL is a game-changer

The just-concluded mega event set the tone for a future of the game where it’s club over country, OTT over traditional broadcast

Chennai Super Kings' players celebrate with the trophy after their victory against Gujarat Titans, Ahmedabad, May 30, 2023 (AFP)
Updated on May 30, 2023 06:38 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Hay Festival - Every booklover’s dream destination

The small town of Hay-on-Wye in Wales, UK, is buzzing as it hosts the 36th edition of Hay Festival, one of the world’s top literary events

The Hay Festival, a book-focused event in the Welsh countryside. (Courtesy Hay Festival)
Updated on May 30, 2023 06:59 PM IST
ByTeja Lele

CSK walk a different path and they make it work

Role definition, winnability and fine-tuning over catch ‘em young to groom has worked well for the five-time winners

CSK players with IPL 2023 trophy(IPL/BCCI)
Updated on May 31, 2023 11:26 AM IST

MS Dhoni puts hard grind over a triumphant farewell

So, for the moment, Dhoni’s still standing. We don’t know for how long. Perhaps it’s best to not ponder over that for too long and just enjoy the moment.

Chennai Super Kings' captain MS Dhoni acknowledges the applause from the crowd (AP)
Updated on May 31, 2023 11:23 AM IST
By, New Delhi

On Sidhu Moosewala's first death anniversary, singer's mother says 'govt failed’

On Monday, a candle march was taken out on his first death anniversary in Moosa village, which was attended by hundreds of his supporters and family members.

Sidhu Moosewala (File photo)
Updated on May 30, 2023 02:54 PM IST
By, Moosa (mansa)

Number theory: Why Pakistan's current account surplus may be bad for the economy

While Pakistan has managed to put a lid on its external problems, its domestic economic crisis is far from over.

A labourer pulls a cart loaded with supplies to deliver to a nearby market in Karachi, Pakistan May 24, 2023. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Updated on May 30, 2023 02:50 PM IST

Challenge for security forces in Manipur: Looted arms, ammos with miscreants

While there is no clear aggregated number of how many arms have been looted from police stations, it has been a recurrent problem flagged by security agencies.

Indian Army soldiers patrol along the violence-hit area of Dolaithabi village in Manipur on Monday.(AFP)
Updated on May 30, 2023 02:53 PM IST

CBI, NIA, NCB to get access to fingerprint database to solve crimes faster

NAFIS, a web-based application, is a central repository of criminal fingerprint data generated in the states and Union territories.

Central law enforcement agencies will access and share records with national fingerprints database, home ministry has directed (HT File)
Updated on May 30, 2023 02:52 PM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

Europe has shaken off Putin’s gas embargo

Now it needs to think about how to deal with China

The impact of the Kremlin turning off the tap fell well short of the “gastastrophe” feared by some.(AFP)
Published on May 29, 2023 09:19 PM IST
The Economist

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is re-elected as Turkey’s president

The best chance in a decade to repair its democracy is lost

Mr Erdogan, who has already ruled Turkey for 20 years, first as prime minister and then as president, will now be able to do so for another five, and perhaps more(AFP)
Published on May 29, 2023 09:13 PM IST
The Economist

Strongman Erdogan consolidates his grip

The Erdogan regime has a stranglehold over all major institutions, from the judiciary, police to the parliament, and is duly served by the Turkish media

Erdogan’s victory came after a run-off where he missed the 50% mark by a whisker, due to Kilicdaroglu, who came a close second(AFP)
Published on May 29, 2023 08:40 PM IST

Environment may be a new federal faultline

The burden of protecting India’s environmental resources is bound to be unequal across states and regions

If farmers are to be protected against erratic rains, and slum dwellers in India’s poorly designed cities against torrid heat waves, efforts to conserve forests and other natural resources must be redoubled(HT File)
Published on May 29, 2023 08:39 PM IST

Nine years of hope, aspiration and trust

As the Modi government completes nine years, it has helped raise India’s global stature and pushed for inclusive development

The government, led by Prime Minister Modi, ensured that the new Parliament House was completed in record time (AFP)
Published on May 29, 2023 08:39 PM IST

Quell the fire in Manipur, now

Fresh clashes show why the authorities must start talks and a political process, instead of taking a hardline securitised approach

Unfortunately, the past three weeks in Manipur have held out little proof that the state government is cognisant of the urgent need to build bridges(PTI)
Published on May 29, 2023 08:38 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

What Turkey polls mean for the world

After a runoff and a dramatically see-sawing electoral campaign, Erdoğan came out on top. But, will his new term mean warmer ties between New Delhi and Ankara?

Over the past decade, Mr Erdoğan has rapidly consolidated power, weakening institutions that were meant to keep a check on his powers(AFP)
Updated on May 29, 2023 08:39 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

“Food doesn’t have to be Instagrammable, because hunger isn’t Instagrammable”

Kunal Ray and Sumana Roy of On Eating explain how the seemingly ordinary turns out to be wondrous, and also announce their Hindi-language anthology

People having lunch at a function in Alleppey, Kerala. (Pl/Shutterstock)
Updated on May 29, 2023 07:47 PM IST
BySuhit Bombaywala

Will India take a T20 leap of faith?

Fearless players have emerged in this IPL, putting the onus on selectors to initiate a brave overhaul keeping in mind the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Can Hardik Pandya spark a T20 revolution once again in the Indian team?(Getty)
Updated on May 30, 2023 06:46 AM IST
By, Kolkata

Problematics | Vizag to Kolkata, via an equilateral triangle

A point lies inside an equilateral triangle. If you know the distance of the point from each of the three vertices, what is the side of the triangle?

Welcome to Problematics!(Shutterstock)
Published on May 29, 2023 04:43 PM IST

'Climate crisis not only urban, but also rural and developmental': IIHS director

Aromar Revi, director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, says climate change will trigger water and food crises.

Aromar Revi, director of the Bengaluru-based Indian Institute for Human Settlements and a coordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Updated on May 29, 2023 05:39 PM IST

Help students deal with pressure in Kota

Unless parents, societies and governments work in tandem, young people will continue to suffer for goals that may be too improbable to achieve

These losses are tragic and avoidable. The reasons are also not difficult to fathom. (MINT)
Updated on May 28, 2023 08:24 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

India can be a world leader in science

India has the scale of the economy, industry size, start-up ecosystem, market, and resources to be one of the top three in the world

Our research needs to focus on India and the world (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 28, 2023 08:17 PM IST

Cybercrime is a worry with a very wide reach

A cloud hangs over the digital revolution. Regrettably, no law or preventive action has helped avert such cases thus far

A cloud hangs over the digital revolution. Regrettably, no law or preventive action has helped avert such cases thus far (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 28, 2023 08:18 PM IST

A new chapter in democracy

The new symbolic home of India’s democracy will face three sets of challenges. The tests are formidable but not unsurmountable

The inauguration of the new Parliament buildingm New Delhi, on May 28, 2023 (ANI)
Updated on May 28, 2023 08:22 PM IST
ByHT Editorial
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