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The growing chorus for a universal basic income is a ruse to eliminate or roll back significantly the public distribution system and signature welfare programmes

 
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From state capacity constraints to the dangers of a one-size-fits-all approach, there’s plenty to consider

 
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The poor often spurn government housing programmes because they do not want to risk losing their social networks.

 
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An `independent’ director from a political party getting on to the board of a company may seem like a bit of a contradiction in terms.

 
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To assume that the “SC verdict on private schools is ‘historic’ and a wake-up call for educational establishments which need to focus on teaching rather than making education a business”, as claimed by Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, is like missing the woods for the trees

 
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A three-fold jump in Central health outlay from over Rs30,000 crore now to one lakh crore rupees in the next three years is what the Niti (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog is reported to have proposed, among other things, in its presentation to the Prime Minister and senior Finance Ministry officials, on its broad approach to the action plan.

A three-fold jump in Central health outlay from over Rs30,000 crore now to one lakh crore rupees in the next three years is what the Niti (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog is reported to have proposed, among other things, in its presentation to the Prime Minister and senior Finance Ministry officials, on its broad approach to the action plan.

 
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At this stage of development, there is no reason why the government should transfer cash to the entire population

 
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Mission Indradhanush marks the Centre’s commitment to building a healthy India

 
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By telling the agriculture secretary to redo the presentation before the committee of secretaries, firing of two senior IPS officers and one IAS officer this month on grounds of poor performance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the merit agenda

 
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There must be something attractive about working in non-governmental organizations. Their proliferation remains unmatched. According to a recent survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation, there are over three million NGOs in India - nearly double the number of schools in the country.

 


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spotlight image Vitaly A. Prima, Ambassador of Belarus to India for close to five years, is very enthusiastic about the future of bilateral relations as the two countries mark 25 years of diplomatic relations. Resident in New Delhi, Prima is also his country’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
 
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India’s top diplomats held a four-day brainstorming session in New Delhi this month to strategise and decide how India should engage with major global powers and countries in the immediate neighbourhood, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury
 
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Is it the Modi magic or Modi cult propelling the BJP to new heights with the opposition pulverised and decimated by the split vote banks of these parties in large parts of India? The BJP has gained five states in the assembly elections but lost Delhi and Bihar, writes Lalit Sethi
 
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I recently received an extraordinary email from a troubled young Kashmiri in Srinagar. Days before the Indian authorities turned off the internet, Saif (not his real name) had watched on YouTube the 45-minute video documentary Crossing the Lines — Kashmir, Pakistan, India that I had helped make in 2004 and mostly agreed with its
 
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The successful conclusion of the Belt and Road Forum (BARF) in Beijing, which India chose to stay away from, has led to a chorus of voices warning that in doing so, India has isolated itself both regionally and globally.
 
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  The resounding victory of President Hassan Rouhani, who had sought re-election on a platform of moderation and engagement with the outside world, is a strong endorsement by the Iranian people for political change.
 
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  The US announced a huge arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday as President Donald Trump visited Riyadh on his maiden foreign tour.
 
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Jim Corbett was a British-Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, author and naturalist; who started off as an officer in the British army and attained the rank of a colonel. Frequently called in to kill man-eating tigers or leopards,...

 
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Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

 
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Title: Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War; Author: Myra Macdonald; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599

 
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  The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...

 
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Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599

 
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