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Pranay Kotasthane heads research at the Takshashila Institution.

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Pakistan’s economy can come alive if it addresses the problem of ‘dead capital’

Like physical capital, a lot of intellectual capital-related business ventures in Pakistan die because the laws required to facilitate them are not present.
Surgical masks. | Photo: Pixabay

Covid essentials get GST relief, but rift between Modi govt & Congress-ruled states persists

Punjab FM termed exclusion of Congress-ruled states from GoM that decided GST rate cuts on Covid goods as 'preposterous'. Sitharaman said groups not constituted on political affiliations.

Defence

The Ministry of Defence at South Block in New Delhi | Commons

Under new policy, India could declassify military operations within 25 years unlike earlier

The new policy, formulated Saturday, mandates constitution of a committee headed by defence ministry's joint secretary and comprising representatives of Services among others.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.