Transparency is vital,A ‘duet’ for India’s urban women – 8th December 2020

Editorial Analysis

  Transparency is vital A day after Pfizer sought the Indian regulator’s nod for emergency-use authorisation for its mRNA vaccine, the Pune-based Serum Institute of India has approached the regulator for a similar nod for its vaccine, Covishield, developed by Oxford University. Unlike Pfizer, AstraZeneca, which is carrying out the phase-3 trials of the Oxford […]

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Culture and peace,Tenuous tack – 7th December 2020

Editorial Analysis

  Culture and peace In a strong statement at the UN General Assembly discussing resolutions of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on the ‘Culture of Peace’. India criticised the world body for what it called “selectivity” in seeking to protect Abrahamic religions – Islam, Christianity and Judaism – over others. The Indian delegate pointed […]

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Trust deficit, Centre’s suggestions – 5th December 2020

Editorial Analysis

  Trust deficit The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, a federation of around 500 farmer organisations, has resolved to intensify its agitation against three farm laws hurriedly enacted by the Centre. After dismissing the protests as ill-informed and motivated initially, the Centre has offered to make some changes to the laws, but the farmers have now called […]

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The Iran Challenge, the Constitution’s endurance – 4th December 2020

Editorial Analysis

The Iran Challenge The U.S., along with other international powers, had signed a nuclear deal with Iran in 2015 and both countries were cooperating in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq. The U.S. pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the nuclear deal is called, and reimposed sanctions on […]

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Castes count,Choppy tidings – 3rd December 2020

Editorial Analysis

Castes count The idea of a caste census is back in the realm of public debate, following the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to establish a commission to collect caste-wise data. However, it is equally true that there is a social and legal necessity for compiling caste-wise data. The Supreme Court has been asking States to […]

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