CBI arresting Trinamool ministers while BJP leaders accused in the same case are free, is arrogant political vendetta. BJP must accept the West Bengal verdict and stop behaving like a bad loser. Further, a rebel YSRCP MP’s arrest on sedition charges in Andhra shows this police State contagion is spreading.
Sachin battled anxiety for over a decade. Sportspersons talking mental health is creditable
Sachin Tendulkar revealing he battled anxiety for 10-12 years, after Virat Kohli talked about dealing with depression, gives us a rare peek into challenges sporting stardom brings, besides the opposition. That they’re talking about this is as creditable as their overcoming it. Especially when mental health is still rarely discussed.
Virologist Shahid Jameel quitting govt Covid panel shows experts are frustrated. India can do better
Virologist Shahid Jameel isn’t the first scientist to quit a government panel on Covid. Other specialists have voiced frustration, urged the government to be transparent with pandemic data and follow the science. Global experience shows governments that listened to domain experts have tackled the virus better. India should emulate them.
Modi govt must end its retrospective tax mess. Only way to avoid Air India assets seizure by Cairn
Modi government has only itself to blame for the crisis over Cairn Energy’s move to seize Air India’s assets. This will hurt the long-awaited privatisation of the ailing carrier just when the process was gathering pace. Government should quickly bring closure to this self-inflicted embarrassment over its retrospective tax mess.