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Yogi must learn from Shivraj Singh Chouhan on labour reforms. UP needs a scalpel, not an axe

We fail to understand what Adityanath will get by this policy. A 3-year window of regulatory concessions add up to nothing for any new and serious investor.
Paramilitary police in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China | Photo: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg News

China didn’t spare the Uyghurs even in times of pandemic, pushed them to Covid frontlines

China has sent thousands of Uyghurs to its manufacturing powerhouses at Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangzi and Zhejiang to keep its factories after the lockdown.
Manual Scavenging

282 deaths in last 4 years: How Swachh Bharat Mission failed India’s manual scavengers

Number of manual scavengers in India had come down from nearly 8 lakh in 2003 to about 13,000 in 2013. But despite Swachh Bharat, this figure shot up to 42,303 in 2018.
Two interconnected hands and grid-lines. Representational image.

Like steam engine & atom bomb, 4th Industrial Revolution tech is creating a new world order

Four trends will help shape the geopolitics of our era even as communities and countries struggle to negotiate a new relationship among the state, enterprises and citizens.
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TikTok to PUBG, Indian users in Chinese grip: free apps come with data privacy concerns

China’s domination of India’s app economy rides on users' aversion to pay for online services. But Chinese apps have been repeatedly criticised for their misuse.
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From $3 trillion to $10 trillion: In 2020 decade, govt must undo past, get out of way

Barring a lucky break here or a forced hand there, India’s economic policymakers have cheated their constituents over the past seven decades.

Modi govt vowed 100 smart cities in 5 yrs. Nine months to deadline, only 30% funds released

A large number of Smart City projects are still under implementation, while full complement of approvals and mobilisation of resources are yet to happen.
Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church where a bomb blast took place in Negombo, Sri Lanka. | Tharaka Basnayaka | Bloomberg

Neuroscience is the missing link that can separate terrorists from non-violent extremists

While joining the IS, foreigners were required to enlist skills and willingness to carry out suicide attacks, but not everyone signed up.
Restrictions, night curfews imposed in several parts of J-K

Art 370 killed because Hindu Jammu, Buddhist Ladakh & Muslim Kashmir only benefitted Pakistan

It is clear that 5 August has left in its wake many possibilities, many openings and many questions. Which ones will Narendra Modi choose?
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Here’s how US and India can be major defence partners and take lead over Russia and China

Ten policy suggestions for Washington and New Delhi to deepen bilateral defence ties under the Major Defence Partner framework.

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has just one obsession — exams. And it has made a mess of it.

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.

Defence

Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

India, China corps commanders to meet next week, will focus on next round of disengagement

Agenda for the corps commanders meeting will be finalised after India-China Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination meet likely to be held Friday.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.