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Friday, May 13, 2022

Split verdict in high court on marital rape mirrors deep differences. It also opens up a larger conversation

May 13, 2022 8:56:17 am

The split court verdict may not move the needle too far, but it has ignited a much-needed conversation on marital rape, both within and outside courts.

The turtle’s way: Lessons on how to take it easy from a wandering, meandering seafarer

May 13, 2022 8:59:01 am

How animals like sea turtles know where to go has occupied the attention of naturalists and researchers for centuries. Broadly speaking, there is no definitive answer.

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May 13, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Falkland Battle

May 13, 2022 3:51:04 am

Two Argentine military planes were shot while attacking a British ship off the disputed Falkland Islands, the Defence Ministry announced. The ministry spokesperson reporting the action said three planes attacked the ship.

With inflation at 8-year high, RBI has no option but to raise interest rates further

May 13, 2022 8:55:42 am

This is now the fourth straight month that inflation has come in above the upper threshold of the central bank’s inflation targeting framework. The latest data only affirms the notion that inflationary pressures are far more broad-based and entrenched than what was previously believed.

Among other things, Sukh Ram’s long career reveals electorate’s complex relationship with corruption

May 12, 2022 9:35:17 am

The CBI raids made for a riveting spectacle and turned Ram, then the Union Minister of Communications and IT (with independent charge), into the face of the abstract idea called political corruption. Ram resigned as minister and the Congress expelled him from the party.

RBI should allow the rupee to find its own level, intervene only to smoothen excess volatility

May 12, 2022 9:32:55 am

The outlook for the Indian rupee continues to be weighed down by tighter global monetary policy, a strengthening of the US dollar and risk aversion, and higher current account deficits.

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May 12, 1982, Forty Years Ago: British Shelling

May 12, 2022 3:36:04 am

A British warship fired on an Argentine surface vessel in Falkland sound, separating the two main islands in the disputed South Atlantic colony and a loud explosion occurred, according to the British Defence Office.

On sedition, government attempted to mount high ground, invoked PM’s intent. The apex court has now put it to the test

May 12, 2022 9:30:43 am

On sedition, the government attempted to mount the high ground, invoking the occasion of the 75th year of the independence and the Prime Minister’s intent. The court has now put it to the test.

Economic crisis in Sri Lanka takes backstage as political turmoil threatens stability of government

May 11, 2022 9:31:03 am

India has played the role of a sensitive and helpful neighbour without weighing in on the political crisis. It should continue to do so, since New Delhi’s commitment is, as it has repeatedly stated, to the people of Sri Lanka and not to any political dispensation or family.

India’s record on doping is a cause for worry. No medals are better than tainted ones in sport

May 11, 2022 9:32:14 am

Young athletes, sometimes misled by greedy coaches, at other times risking their bodies and future knowingly, are the ultimate tragedy of these cold anti-doping results.

May 11, 1982, Forty Years Ago: British Firing

May 11, 2022 3:00:09 am

British correspondents have reported that the Argentine trawler Narwal bombed by British harrier jets has sunk. One crewman was killed and 13 were injured before the rest of the crew surrendered.

Pulitzer to photographers for coverage of India’s Covid tragedy underlines the abiding relevance of the still image

May 11, 2022 9:32:53 am

The Pulitzer for Abidi, Mattoo, Dave and Siddiqui acknowledges what is so often forgotten — the power of a still image. This power is at its most potent when the lens is turned outward, to the world instead of inward, for the selfie.

Centre’s plan to relook at sedition law is welcome but Supreme Court must take the review process to its logical conclusion

May 11, 2022 12:10:35 pm

On Monday, referring to the prime minister’s views on shedding colonial baggage as the country marks 75 years since independence, the Home Ministry asked the SC to defer the hearing for now till a “competent forum”, presumably Parliament, deliberates on the issue.

IndiGo episode shows much needs to be done to ensure right to dignity in public spaces of persons with disabilities

May 10, 2022 9:15:34 am

The Ranchi incident shows that, despite Supreme Court directives, the DGCA’s rules and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, much remains to be done.

Mahendra Raj, structural engineer, never gave up on his integrity, his spirit of inquiry, his pursuit of beauty

May 10, 2022 9:16:31 am

Modern Indian architecture stands on the tall shoulders of one who never gave up on his integrity, his spirit of inquiry and his pursuit of beauty.

May 10, 1982, Forty Years Ago: UK attacks again

May 10, 2022 3:00:08 am

In London, the Defence Minister announced that the fishing vessel has surrendered to the British task force.

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May 9, 1982, Forty Years Ago: PM Attacks CPM

May 9, 2022 4:22:40 am

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ended her two-day election tour of West Bengal with an attack on the Marxist idea of “one-party rule” to the exclusion of other non-communist parties.

WHO’s excess mortality data stretches credulity. Yet, there’s no need to be prickly, India has its task cut out

May 9, 2022 9:16:44 am

WHO’s excess mortality data stretches credulity. Yet, there’s no need to be prickly, India has its task cut out

Food inflation has not started to hurt India yet. Stepping up production can help country duck global trend

May 9, 2022 9:18:31 am

For now, though, the consolation is that there is little to no inflation in pulses, sugar, onion, potato and most summer vegetables. To that extent, food inflation isn’t yet “generalised” in India.

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If a robot can make every plate of food perfect in taste, what will be left for human beings to argue about?

May 7, 2022 8:24:19 am

Considering that human beings can rarely agree on what tastes good and what doesn’t — one man’s delicious Lakhavi biryani is another’s bland mess — what objective standards are there for a robot to perform this task?

J&K delimitation report raises more questions than it answers. Next step, polls

May 7, 2022 9:41:27 am

J&K has not had elected representatives since 2018. Governed by unaccountable bureaucrats, police and security forces, the real J&K is a far cry from the picture postcards of tourists at Dal Lake.

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May 7, 1982, Forty Years Ago: UN Peace Proposal

May 7, 2022 4:02:09 am

Britain and Argentina have accepted a six-point proposal United Nations Peace proposal as a framework for renewed negotiations to end the battle for the Falkland Islands.

Express View | Excess Bagga-ge: Everyone cuts a sorry figure in the arrest drama of Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga

May 6, 2022 9:44:27 pm

Prickly AAP, zealous Punjab Police, Delhi and Haryana Police as their master’s voice

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May 6, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Pressure On UK

May 6, 2022 3:04:42 am

Amid international pressure to end the fighting for the Falkland Islands, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had a meeting with her war cabinet to discuss the loss of the destroyer H M S Sheffield knocked down by Argentine forces with at least 30 killed.

Express View: Data on deaths during pandemic underlines country’s healthcare system needs urgent upscaling

May 6, 2022 7:37:33 am

The proportion of people dying for want of medical attention increased from 34.5 per cent of all recorded deaths in 2019 to 45 per cent in 2020 — the largest single-year jump.