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Fix ailing healthcare sector

Health is a State subject but with the Finance Commission’s advice to move it to the Concurrent list, in future we can expect higher budgetary allocations by the Centre The Union Budget has always been the reflection of how we prioritise and

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The road builder

Nitin Gadkari wants to leave a legacy as the Expressway man. But can he go beyond doing just that? Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will always be remembered as the architect of the Golden Quadrilateral, the series of modern highways

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Shaheen Bagh, again

The BJP is weaponising protests to fan hypernationalism in the hope of diluting AAP’s record of performance So far, the women-led protest at Shaheen Bagh against the Government’s citizenship and identity policies has been an example of civil society’s spontaneous combustion. But

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Mixed bag of achievements

The Modi Government must be complimented for taking hefty decisions on the defence front. Yet, the truth is that its focus has been on symbolism and politicising the military The format of the Republic Day parade is still evolving in finding the

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Powerless discoms

The house must be set in order, else this will have catastrophic consequences for power producers, banks, States and Modi’s plans to supply electricity to every household Even as there are incessant promises from the ruling establishment of electrifying all

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A censure too far

India has rightly ignored the EU resolutions on CAA, argued the law is an internal matter but we must dispel doubts It is perhaps a little hypocritical of the European Union (EU) to go so far as to pass  resolutions

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Selling the jewel

The Govt has invited expressions of interest for Air India again. Will it succeed this time in selling off the airline? What’s next for Air India? Even with Ministers in the Government trying to talk up the sale — Commerce and Industry

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A Constitutional mandate

Those individuals/leaders, who stand opposed to the CAA, must show respect to the Constitution, which empowers Parliament to make laws regarding citizenship Continued opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed by Parliament last month, and to the preparation

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Listen to the teenage zealot

One does not have to buy into Greta Thunberg’s apocalyptic angst to see that something has to be done on climate change. Changing to a cleaner energy future is a good thing in itself An unfamiliar white patina covered our

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Roger that

With his fightback at Australia Open, Federer is the first singles player to win 100 matches in two Grand Slams Roger Federer is not just a sporting legend. He is a human story and an inspiration for everybody because he

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