opinion

Urgent need to revitalise health system

Low spending on healthcare and poor yet expensive care services are some of the reasons why India has been risking its economic growth. We need to revitalise our public health system Universal health coverage (UHC), which aims to ensure that

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Ball in Pakistan court over Jadhav case

In all matters of substance, the ICJ ruled in favour of India. As much as it brought relief, concerns regarding Jadhav’s release remain as the ball is now in Pak’s court Faced with the near unanimous verdict of the International

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Change in mindset about birds

The bird has been rescued from the brink of extinction. Yashna Shetty talks to the experts to understand how the mission is bringing about an improvement in their population as well as a change in mindsets From far, it looks

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Rising tension with China

Amid the Chinese calculus of geo-strategic manoeuvres, the most vulnerable ‘choke point’ lurks near Indian waters — the ultra-narrow and practically unavoidable Malacca Straits The US-China vitriol has shifted back from the trade tables to its more familiar turf of

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Need a new rescue act to save from Flood fury

The Brahmaputra will spill its banks year after year, so both humans and animals need a new rescue act The floods in the Brahmaputra are an annual dirge, bringing with them untold misery to humans and animals alike besides the

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NGT prevented an apocalypse by restricting industries

With this step of expressly restricting industries in the already critical zones, the NGT may have prevented an apocalypse not just in the NCR but also elsewhere in India where urban industrialisation is rife and has become a bane In

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Truth of Politics in Kashmir

  Kashmiris have been betrayed by their very own and such perpetrators need to be exposed so that the false image they have built among locals is shattered A recent Home Ministry report has published a fact that was known

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Exploring the Invisible : Art, Science & Spirituality

We address the relationship between science and spirituality to embody the philosophy of elegant simplicity. Some might think that they are two opposite poles but are they, asks Debjit Patra For decades, scholars, philosophers and psychologists have been thinking about

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BJP’s Blueprint for winning all hearts

The Modi Government can neither ignore the demands of a temple in Ayodhya, nor it can risk to desert its “sabka vishwas” legacy Many among us would be sad if the much-politicised Ayodhya issue cannot be settled over mediation and

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Work in Progress Against Poverty

A report by UNDP says India halved multi-dimensional poverty in the past decade. But much remains to be done The incidence of multi-dimensional poverty has halved in India, going down to 27.5 per cent, which indicates that India has lifted

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