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  • REVIVAL RISK: ON ECONOMY WOES

    The Centre’s bid to dispel(दूर करना/छितराना) the pall of gloom over the economy has been helped in recent weeks by a sovereign(शासकीय/शासक) rating upgrade from a global agency and a sharp improvement in India’s rank on a World Bank index for ease ..

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  • THE OUTSIDER: ON ADULTERY LAW

    There is no doubt at all that a reconsideration(पुनर्विचार) of the law on adultery is long overdue(विलंबित/पुराना). By agreeing to have another look at the constitutional validity of Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, under which men can be prosecuted(अभ..

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  • STARTING OVER: ON RAHUL ELEVATION

    Rahul Gandhi spent so many years stepping(कदम उठाना) up to become president of the Congress party that once he was elected unopposed, the biggest surprise remained the timing: in the middle of an Assembly election campaign in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home turf. Indeed(..

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  • A MASSIVE VICTORY

    Given Nepal’s mix of the first-past-the-post system and proportional representation, the final picture of its new Parliament may take some time to be clear. But it is already evident(प्रत्यक्ष/स्पष्ट) that the Left Alliance is on course to win more than 70% of the 165 pa..

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  • COUNTERING HATE

    It is an ongoing investigation and very little can be said with certainty about the back-story of the murder of a Bengali migrant(प्रवासी) worker in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district. But from videos shared on social media and initial information from the police, a few things are clear. Mo..

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  • CAPITAL CRISIS

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite warnings at home and abroad, will worsen(बदतर होना) the Israel-Palestine conflict. Jerusalem, which houses holy places of all three Abrahamic religions and is claimed by both Israelis and P..

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  • UNWAVERING CAUTION

    For the Reserve Bank of India there is just one economic indicator that dominates its policymaking calculus: price stability. With inflation-targeting as its main mandate(आदेश) — the consensus(सर्वसम्मति/अनुकूलता) position that was articulated(स्पष..

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  • NEW INDIA FORMULA ?

    The Centre has moved swiftly to notify the presidential order setting up the Fifteenth Finance Commission, within five days of the Cabinet’s approval. The constitutional body is tasked with recommending a fiscal road map and a sharing of resources between the Centre and the States. On Monday, former ..

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