Editorial 14 June 2024

Editorial 14 June 2024 The composition of the new Union Council of Ministers, and the distribution of portfolios, are meant to be seen as an emphatic assertion of authority by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has won a third term, as leader of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The Bharatiya Janata

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Editorial 13 June 2024

Editorial 13 June 2024 The likelihood of protests, communal tension or prejudice to law and order ought not to be cited as a reason to suspend the screening of a film. The Karnataka government’s decision to stop the release of the Hindi film, Hamare Baarah, for two weeks

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Editorial 11 June 2024

Title: For plurality: On CSDS-Lokniti’s post-poll survey A drop in satisfaction levels with governance, the stagnating popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the resilience of regional parties and the rejuvenation of the Congress party, and the fading of Hindutva for marginalised sections in the Hindi heartland. All these contributed

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Editorial 10 June 2024

Title: Recalcitrant jumbo: On inflation The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has for an eighth consecutive meeting chosen to leave the benchmark repo rate unchanged at 6.50% on concern that ‘elevated food inflation could derail’ its efforts to ensure durable price stability. Governor Shaktikanta Das, who had just two months

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Editorial 7 June 2024

Title: Bizarre judgment: On the Madhya Pradesh High Court’s order It is an old principle that ignorance of law is no excuse. Evidently, this applies not only to offenders but also to judges. The Madhya Pradesh High Court’s order ruling declining to give protection to a couple on

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Editorial 6 June 2024

Title: A new era: on the South Africa general election The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party that led the country out of apartheidthree decades ago, suffered a setback in the May 29 general election when it lost its majority in Parliament for the first time.

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Editorial 5 June 2024

Title: Splash back: On test flights of private rockets, the prospects On May 30, a start-up named Agnikul Cosmos successfully conducted the first test flight of its rocket ‘Agnibaan’ in a mission called ‘Suborbital Tech Demonstrator’ (SOrTeD). The flight was Agnikul’s fifth attempt after the first four were called off owing to

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Editorial 4 June 2024

Title: Trust in continuity: On the Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim results The verdicts to the Assembly elections in India’s easternmost and smallest State by population, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, respectively, might not be a harbinger of what is to come in the 2024 general election. But the decisive victories achieved by the

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Editorial 3 June 2024

Title: For a consensus: On campaigning rhetoric and foreign policy With the curtains coming down on the general election 2024, every party will take stock of its campaign on issues of domestic political importance. However, it is also necessary for all concerned, particularly those forming the next government, to

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Editorial 31 May 2024

Title: Cannes do: On a big win for indie cinema at the 77th edition of the film festival The moment after Payal Kapadia scripted history by becoming the first Indian film-maker to win the Grand Prix award at the Cannes film festival for All We Imagine as Light will be

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