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Terms of Trade | Should Rahul Gandhi take the two-year jail term?

Here’s a counter-intuitive take: Embracing the sentence will generate moral capital for the Gandhi family, burnish his anti-establishment credentials, create sympathy, and perhaps improve his party’s fortunes in 2024

This family always places its partisan interest on a higher pedestal than national interest and the BJP's biggest political contribution is to end this dynastic rule. (PTI)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 07:36 PM IST

Digital health tech is key to achieving health SDGs

The time to act is now. It is in our collective interest that digital health technologies are targeted to those countries and populations that are furthest behind.

The CoWIN platform enabled and smoothened the humongous task of vaccinating over one billion people against Covid-19. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 07:27 PM IST

Parliament is the mind and conscience of a democracy

The manobala (morale) of the Lok Sabha requires a sharp brain while the chittasvarupa (universal consciousness) of the Rajya Sabha needs an alert conscience. At a time when allegations are flying between the government and Opposition, rigorous scrutiny and honest objectivity will be key

If the Opposition’s chitta is to be bhoy-shunno — without fear — its facts have to be satya-purno, truth-saturated (this phrase being mine, not Tagore’s). And if they are that, then probity can be sure to have, in Tagore’s words uchcha jaetha shir, its head held high. So high that no government will dream of defending the indefensible (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 07:24 PM IST
ByGopalkrishna G

A desolation Called Peace: Finality of Bhopal gas leak case is another tragedy

The curative hearings were an opportunity for the victims of the tragedy to have their day in court. It was incumbent upon the SC to parse their claims with care and rigour. Instead, however, the SC did the opposite.

What the SC failed to adequately consider was the argument that the settlement amount had been arrived at on the basis of the suppression of crucial facts. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 09:36 PM IST

The political and legal fallout of the Surat verdict

Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification may impact the nature of political speeches and open the debate on criminal defamation in India

In a sense, the notification on Friday confirming Mr Gandhi’s disqualification was a given — with only its timing being in question. (File Photo)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 07:07 PM IST
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