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Kabul killings: New dimensions in today's journalist copybook

News reporting has always been hazardous work. I learnt this first hand when barely four years in the field as a cub reporter in Delhi. It was the 1970s and bomb explosions like the recent one in Kabul which killed nine, including a woman, journalists, were yet to be listed as dangers in a reporter’s copybook.

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New home for illegal immigrants

Though delayed, but it is commendable that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has finally taken a tough call by asking for a report from the Jammu & Kashmir Government on the illegal settlement of the Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in the State  

The economics of maternity leave

Maternity benefits alone will not be enough to bridge India’s gaping gender gap in the workforce

Science is well: Innovation is alive and kicking in India

Timing and this writer’s desire to be contrary have worked together to ensure this column isn’t about the results of the Uttar Pradesh election.  

Women in India are voting today, thanks to a Jewish MP’s initiative 100 years ago

Edwin Samuel Montagu is not a name that will resonate with Indians today. Born in 1879 and dying in 1924, he belongs to a bygone era — the Jewish MP who opposed the Balfour Declaration.

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India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables: Report

India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said.


India in “good position” to face fallout from possible trade tensions: UN economist

India is in a “good position” to deal with any fallout from global trade tensions and with right policies can reach an 8 percent-plus growth rate and hold it, according to a UN econo...