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If we can afford to recapitalise banks and a bullet train, why not MSP for farmers?

This could be the first step in the right direction but it cannot solve all the farmers’ grievances,

A child who has harmed another sexually is likely to have been harmed

Modern scientific understanding and basic principles of juvenile justice require us to provide rehabilitation services to underage offenders

Sponsorship for players, outsourcing services part of sports ministry’s mega revamp plan

Government will spend Rs 1,000 crore over a period of three years to nurture sports talent; SAI will be restructured with many of its services to be outsourced to cut red tape.

Indian cricket sets a new record: All out for 2 runs

Nagaland women’s under-19 team played 17 overs and made 2 runs in the BCCI one-day Super League match. Kerala got it in one ball.

Telecom regulator chief says US net neutrality rules won’t impact India, but activists wary

Activists say that India has strong norms on net neutrality, but some worry the change in US norms could have an effect. 

Corporate hospitals will continue exploiting desperate relatives if we don’t regulate now

Assuming it was rational, the charges are outrageous. It must be a terrible tragedy for the parents to lose a child; being presented a bill like this must be further traumatic.

Justice Dhingra, who probed Robert Vadra, himself in the dock for helping daughter’s firm

Retired judge of Afzal Guru hanging and Vadra probe fame under the scanner for allegedly misusing his position as court-appointed observer of private firm. Have done no wrong, says Dhingra.

The Fortis tragedy should compel us to ask if we really need five-star hospitals

Extra costs imposed by hospitals are equivalent to exploitation. Misusing the desperation of a patient is not ethical.

Swaminathan proposals, the crux of farmers’ tussle with the Centre over MSP

A national panel was formed in 2004 under M.S. Swaminathan, which recommended an MSP 50 per cent higher than cost, but Centre refused in 2015.

If India doesn’t fix its healthcare, only a miracle can save us from Fortis-like tragedies

We need a far stronger public health system. Along with that, we also need a strong private healthcare system.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.