The Pioneer

No point in this war ( India vs China & BJP vs Congress )

The BJP and Cong should stop targetting each other on China and instead focus on stopping its territorial march Is it really important to wrestle over the politically-motivated Chinese munificence at a time when our eastern neighbour might be having the last

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China won’t back down

It is making no pretence of diplomacy and pushing its territorial claims hard and fast by still amassing troops along the LAC By now, it is clear that China is no longer speaking with a forked tongue. In fact, it is

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Saving megacities

Will setting up a professionalised task force for India’s hotspot metros be effective in arresting the COVID-19 slide? Going by the crumbling medical infrastructure in India’s megacities battling the furious onslaught of COVID-19, it would take more than the Supreme Court’s

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Another great fall – IIT

Despite the Govt push on IoEs, IITs have slipped badly on the QS World University Rankings in just one year India seems to be taking a beating on all fronts. Our economy is down, just one rung short of junk rating. We

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NCR needs a code

Neighbouring States should choke the virus cohesively. Why not activate panels like the NCR Planning Board? When Delhi began expanding in all directions and there wasn’t enough space for its residents to afford, they moved to the periphery while working

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Who is to blame?

The Govt may insist there are beds but patients run from pillar to post to get themselves admitted. That, too, at a high price.  It is the same old story that repeats itself in India, each time there is a

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Trump’s expansionism

US wants to expand G7 by including India and Russia, hoping to encircle China. How will the two hold their own? At any other time, US President Donald Trump’s call to expand the Group of Seven (G-7) would have been seen as

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One year of ills

The PM may be still popular in the afterglow of last year’s verdict but he needs to take bold moves in managing a pandemic-hit nation The best part about “forces of nature” is that they obfuscate human effort or even the lack

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No enclosed spaces

Confined and conditioned environment of public offices and facilities can become the biggest super-spreaders of the virus The uncertain nature of the Coronavirus pandemic has flummoxed governments across the world as they are faced with the unenviable task of opening

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No lynchings, please

As we battle the darkest hour of our times, the virus should be the only priority, not politicisation of the kind at Palghar They say paranoia is more dangerous than anything else. And the Coronavirus, with uncertainty about its cure and

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