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UP police have a lot to answer for

NEW DELHI, Oct. 2 -- Prashant Chaudhary, the policeman who shot and killed 38-year-old Apple India executive, Vivek Tiwari, was dubbed Chota Don by his colleagues for his participation in an agitation... Read More


Swachh Bharat needs long-term commitment

NEW DELHI, Oct. 2 -- Four years ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission to achieve the vision of a "Clean India" by 2019. Fittingly, October 2, 2019, is also the 150th bir... Read More


Socio-economic justice must precede job creation

NEW DELHI, Oct. 1 -- Resolving the jobs question is central to India's future prosperity and stability. For an economy as large and diverse as India, a successful resolution of the employment challeng... Read More


Ayushman Bharat will benefit the most vulnerable

NEW DELHI, Oct. 1 -- India recently launched a major national health reform to rapidly extend access to hospital care for 500 million poor and vulnerable people. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (... Read More


India's airlines and the fear of flying

NEW DELHI, Oct. 1 -- Imagine this. Your plane is soaring thousands of feet above the ground when you suddenly feel suffocated. You look around anxiously and discover that the plight of your fellow pas... Read More


Aadhaar verdict: SC has validated the invalids

NEW DELHI, Sept. 27 -- One of the modern age's biggest luxuries is being off the grid. It is a luxury restricted to the most privileged. As for the rest, being on the grid is a necessity. The mad scra... Read More


A landmark verdict for the greater common good

NEW DELHI, Sept. 27 -- The hearing in the constitutional challenge to Aadhaar started on January 17 and lasted till May 10. On the day the hearings were concluded and the judgment reserved, the Attorn... Read More


The clear message from the apex court: No one has unquestioned power

NEW DELHI, Sept. 27 -- Two judgments and two dramatically different understandings of what the Unique Identity project is doing to a people. Our constitutional history is replete with stirring example... Read More


Moving towards an equitable society

NEW DELHI, Sept. 27 -- A case which saw one of the longest hearings in the history of the Supreme Court of India came to an end on Wednesday. The verdict is out, and it is clear: the Supreme Court has... Read More


Give priority to the plight of sanitation workers

NEW DELHI, Sept. 19 -- Over the past seven days, six people lost their lives in the national capital region while cleaning sewers after inhaling toxic gases, says the National Commission for Safai Kar... Read More