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A tale of two summits: Quad under a Chinese shadow & Davos searching for a solution to Russia

Quad's message from Tokyo was of solidarity and the World Economic Forum's Switzerland meeting was more political than ever. Both were concerned about the health of geopolitics.

Gyanvapi row and Places of Worship Act were born together. Now each wants to end the other

The outcome in the Gyanvapi dispute will decide the future of not just religious structures, but also the foundational structures of religious freedom that India was built on.

With sedition, SC has dipped its toes in the civil liberties pool. Now we wait for the dive

Until the safeguards are laid down to prevent misuse of laws like UAPA, NSA or PSA, sedition’s departure might not have too much of an effect on ground.

India’s heat risk interventions still new. Heatwave in 2022 shows it needs to learn fast

Experts have warned India will face more frequent and intense heat waves in the coming decades, and if global warming doesn’t slow down, they’ll only get worse.

Full stop or comma? Congress-Prashant Kishor will-they, won’t-they saga is far from over

What did Congress need, and could Prashant Kishor become a politician? Questions still haunt a party that couldn't even say 'but, he approached us.'

There’s nothing new about demolition politics. Just that now it’s taken a big communal turn

The Supreme Court status quo on Jahangirpuri has put a brake on bulldozers for now. But who knows when they will appear in any other part of the country?

From UP to MP, bulldozer is the new buzzword — to instil fear of law and show development

Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken a leaf out of UP CM Adityanath's 'Bulldozer Baba' book to transform himself as MP's 'Bulldozer Mama'. But how far can he go, legally?

National hero, army’s favourite, Pakistan’s PM — Imran Khan had it all. Then came the fall

Given Pakistan's history, it's not alarming for the PM to be removed from office. But it's Imran Khan's self-assured hubris that separates him from his predecessors.

Some wars end at the table. Russia-Ukraine talks offer that hope

A permanent ceasefire would only be decided once Zelenskyy and Putin are willing to meet, something that could take time.

Common entrance test addresses the high cut-off question but also raises many new questions

Experts say the way we design our tests allows the coaching industry to thrive, this has happened in the case of NEET, JEE and other entrance exams.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.