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Delhi air quality an indictment of authorities’ failure. AAP-BJP politics only makes it tragic

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The drastic deterioration in Delhi-NCR’s air quality due to Diwali firecrackers and farm fires is a damning indictment of the failure of authorities and policies and also the insensitivity of the violators. Especially when the pandemic’s health emergency trauma is so fresh. AAP-BJP politics over this only makes it tragic.

Pakistan is back to diplomatic delinquency. India should be prepared for more mischief

Pakistan’s refusal to attend NSA talks on Afghanistan in Delhi, its sudden decision to stop Srinagar-Sharjah overflight, lack of response on aid overflights to Afghanistan indicate it’s back to diplomatic delinquency it was notorious for. India should be prepared for more mischief unless it’s willing to engage intelligently with Islamabad.

Modi govt’s decision to cut petrol, diesel tax long overdue. But do it for right reasons

Modi government’s decision to cut taxes on petrol and diesel, followed by many states, was long overdue. Hopefully, it’s driven by stagflation concerns and not by political exigencies after bypolls and ahead of assembly elections. Packaging it as a ‘Diwali gift’ is just smart politics. The economy needs more cuts.

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