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Death of a great Punjabi!

Justice Rajinder Sachar, author of the Sachar Report of 2006, dies in Delhi. For most readers this sad news may not mean much - people die and Justice Sachar was 94.

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For a house to become a home

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

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Political appointees to PSU boards undermines Modi’s push for meritocracy

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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Ensure a participatory and transparent system to govern private schools

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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Two Wheels of healthcare cart

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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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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