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Amartya Sen thanks Mamata Banerjee for ‘strong voice’ of support on illegal land issue

The noted economist has been accused by central university Visva-Bharati of allegedly being in illegal possession of land on its campus.
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Why the farmers’ protest is led by Sikhs of Punjab

The Khalistan movement in the 1980s may have limited support for Punjab’s Sikhs in the battle with the Indira Gandhi govt. But in Modi govt's farm laws, they have a worthy cause.
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Oxford Covid vaccine might become the first to get Centre’s nod for emergency use

The process of granting emergency use approval for Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' may take time as its phase 3 trials are still underway, while Pfizer is yet to make a presentation.
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How India self-inflicted Vodafone & Cairn humiliation over ‘bad idea’ of retrospective tax

In episode 647 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta says India must stop digging the hole and rethink its decision to appeal the rulings against retrospective tax.
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Modi govt is planning to set up DFIs, but it needs to figure out sources for funds first

Subsidised credit from the government and the RBI has not proved to be a sustainable source in the past. Moreover, the bond market in India is still awaiting reforms.
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‘Backing farmers not anti-party’ — grandad’s legacy drives Jat dynast from BJP to join protest

Birender Singh is the grandson of Chhotu Ram, an illustrious farmer-politician who helped set up mandis in 1939 in united Punjab to regulate the sale and purchase of farm produce.
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Under Modi govt, top bosses of PSU banks have stopped getting extensions

In the past six years, at least six top public sector bankers have not been given an extension by the Modi govt, despite being eligible for it.

Protesting farmer unions defer decision on Centre’s offer for fresh talks on farm laws

Farmer leader Kulwant Singh Sandhu said that a meeting of farmer leaders from across India would be held Wednesday where a decision on the govt's talks offer will be taken.
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SC overreach in farmers’ protest adds to troubling track record. Reforms are policy decisions

In the farmer protest case, Supreme Court ought to have quit while it was ahead. There are more pressing issues, from Kashmir to Delhi riots, waiting for its attention.
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Why India needs two maritime theatres of command, not one

Bay of Bengal to Arabian Sea, the waters that surround India have distinct geographies and politics. Indian military’s most significant reform can’t skip that fact.

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