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  • Being accused of Thakurvaad, a key charge Yogi Adityanath is now confronting, is suicidal in UP’s complex caste matrix
    Oct 09, 2020 05:58 IST
    In its recent electoral supremacy, Dalit support has been a key factor, especially in the more
  • A man dressed as 'Yamraj' (R) during a campaign organised by the Delhi Police to raise awareness on the importance of wearing face-masks and maintaining social distancing in public due to coronavirus outbreak, Connaught place, New Delhi, September 28, 2020
    Oct 08, 2020 19:29 IST
    The first wave is receding, but the second wave may not be far more
  • People queue to register for coronavirus tests, Noida, October 07, 2020
    Oct 09, 2020 05:59 IST
    We need a more productive dialogue among the elderly, their associations, civic bodies, urban designers and health care leaders on how we can have a long-term, partnered, inclusive and holistic care approach for the more
    Saumyajit Roy
    Saumyajit Roy
  • The order of the special court has now finally vindicated the BJP’s stand that neither its leaders nor any kar sevaks were involved in the demolition
    Oct 09, 2020 05:58 IST
    In the 2,300-page-long verdict, the Special Court analysed all aspects of the case, including witness testimonies and the evidence produced in great detail and came to the conclusion that none of the charges were more
    Bhupender Yadav
    Bhupender Yadav
  • People watch the debate between US vice-president Mike Pence and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris, California, US, October 7, 2020
    Oct 09, 2020 05:59 IST
    For Ms Harris, the debate represents the pinnacle of the Indian-American’s role in the campaign. The pandemic and the recognition that her running mate Joe Biden is what matters in an election where middle-of-the-road whites are the swing vote have kept Ms Harris in the more
  • This newspaper was critical of CAA, and recognised the symbolic importance of Shaheen Bagh — of peaceful dissenters, primarily Muslim women, who had the support and solidarity of a range of other groups, critiquing a law with the language of constitutionalism and secularism
    Oct 07, 2020 23:19 IST
    Indian democracy is best served when citizens freely express their views, mobilise and protest, but do so without undermining the rights of more
  • The original Quad was a disaster-relief exercise. It broke up, came together again, and then struggled to find convergence among its members
    Oct 08, 2020 05:58 IST
    Opposition to China provides the strategic glue. But a lot more needs to be done more