There’s a way to make immigration great again, writes Raghuram Rajan

Left unchecked, populist nationalism will undermine the liberal democratic market system that has brought developed countries the prosperity they enjoy.
An immigration counter at the Indira Gandhi International Airport

Coming soon, breeze through immigration in just 60 seconds

The e-passport will contain a 64 KB chip that will have all details of the passport-holder. The move will help crack down on trafficking and fake passports.
Donald Trump

America’s need for skilled immigrants won’t go away

Skilled immigrants pay for elderly Americans’ retirement & health care, maintenance of roads, sewers, electrical grids, police & firefighters.

My family abandoned Indian food when Americans said it smelled like ‘armpits’

In her new book, Sharmila Sen remembers the strangeness of encountering a new cuisine full of processed foods.
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Sexual abuse convict among six Indians held in month-long US immigration crackdown

The operation 'targeted criminal aliens, public safety threats, and individuals who have violated immigration laws'.
Donald Trump

Temporary suspension of premium processing of H1-B visas extended by the United States

The suspension by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is expected to last until 19 February next year.

Western countries don’t care about the rest of the world anymore

Today's hostile nationalism was commonplace in 19th century America, where politics was driven by strong external enemies.
A woman shows an NRC acknowledgment receipt in Morigaon, Assam | PTI

There’s an indecent haste among parties to use Assam issue as a springboard to power

Assam’s NRC has become a political tool that ignores social, security, economic and humanitarian costs.

India ignores citizens overstaying in UK, US but wants to declare 40 lakh in Assam illegal

The UK says there are between 75,000 and 1,00,000 illegal Indians in the country, India claims the figure is around 2,000.
Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan with Arun Jaitley and PM Narendra Modi | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

Politicians aren’t relying on economists as economists are not solving their problems

Populist upsets such as Brexit and Trump’s election suggest that traditional economic prescriptions are not working on ground.

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Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.


Gunman kills 25-year-old youth in Pulwama district

Police are hunting down the assailant who killed the man near his residence
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?