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A rubber plantation in Kerala | Wikimedia commons

Why Kerala is planning to allow its famed plantations to grow exotic fruits

Lockdown, falling rubber prices & a reeling plantation sector have all forced the LDF govt to have a relook at land laws, considered sacrosanct in the state. 
File image of PM Narendra Modi at the 150th anniversary of the Kolkata Port Trust | PTI

India isn’t ready yet for foreign companies that want to quit China

India's fascination with the 'Ease of Doing Business' rankings hasn't served it well. Vietnam ranked below India but has attracted more foreign investment.

Gujarat’s Dalits & tribals are getting back land they have so far owned only on paper

B.R. Ambedkar’s vision of annihilation of caste and building inter-caste harmony can be achieved only by giving Dalits and tribal people what belongs to them.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu

Only govt land to be used for development projects, L-G assures fearful Kashmiris

Officials say L-G Murmu’s order will ensure faster, cheaper development, and reassure people of J&K that their land won't be acquired by govt unless they wish to sell it.
Modi addressing from podium

India has to attack causes of land litigation. Modi’s Ease of Doing Business depends on it

If policies are based on insufficient evidence, this may lead to wastage of India’s already low state capacity.
Land in New Delhi. (Representational Image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Indian courts clogged with land disputes because laws keep conflicting each other

Impartial and efficient management of land is necessary not just for India’s economic development, but also for its political and social stability.
Police and CRPF personnel in action against stone-pelting protesters

Rajmohan Gandhi on the way forward in Kashmir & Sanjaya Baru’s advice to Nirmala Sitharaman

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Congress, BJP and every other party owe Dalits their land, not just khichdi

There can be no social change and revolution without addressing the livelihood concerns of Dalits.
Former PM Charan Singh

Farmer leader Charan Singh’s manifestos never promised easy solutions like loan waivers

Charan Singh played a crucial role in the politicisation of the peasantry and made it a formidable political force. 
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West Bengal passes Bill to provide land rights to enclave dwellers in state

Bangladesh and India exchanged a total of 162 enclaves in Aug 2015, ending a complex border dispute that had lingered for 70 years since Independence.

On Camera

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.