The import of normal monsoon is changing

Published on Aug 07, 2023 10:10 PM IST

Weak monsoon expected in central and peninsular India, with potential impact on inflation and crop production. El Nino is likely contributing to the shift.

Even as the northern states were marooned by torrential downpours, the food bowl regions of states such as Bihar and West Bengal received less-than-sufficient rainfall. (HT File Photo)
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Ensure justice in Manipur

The Supreme Court’s moves will go a long way in assuring victims. Now, the state must follow

Clearly, transparency and impartiality — cardinal tenets in any criminal justice system — were foremost among the top court’s considerations.( File Photo)
Published on Aug 07, 2023 10:10 PM IST
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Clashes will exact a stiff economic cost

Communal clashes in Gurugram cause economic disruption and force migrant workers to leave, impacting productivity.

Last week, a wave of communal clashes caused by administrative laxity and a failure to nab key miscreants dented the growth narrative. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Aug 07, 2023 08:03 AM IST
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An outdated provision

Criminal defamation is an unwieldy remnant of the colonial era. It warrants a relook

There are two main points to note. One, the offence is broadly drafted — a feature that helped the British government throw Indian freedom fighters in jail on vague charges — and hence proceedings can be easily instituted. (Stock)
Published on Aug 07, 2023 08:03 AM IST
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A significant step forward

Some aspects of the data bill warrant a relook. But it sets up a key framework that is sorely needed and should not be delayed at any cost

Digital Personal Data Protection Bill was tabled in Lok Sabha on Thursday.(Others: Sensex opening Sensex closing)
Published on Aug 04, 2023 09:50 PM IST
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Safeguard the futures of Manipur’s students

Ethnic clashes have resulted in the displacement of 14,763 school-going children in Manipur, with concerns about the impact on their well-being and education.

Vulnerable children are often soft targets when ethnic violence targets a community(ANI)
Published on Aug 03, 2023 10:54 PM IST
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A matter of life and death

Registration of births and deaths bill is crucial. It’s a pity Parliament didn’t debate it fully

The draft law was passed by Lok Sabha this week amid disruptions and curtailed discussions that have now become regrettably routine. (PTI File Photo)( )
Published on Aug 03, 2023 10:53 PM IST
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Why the caste survey matters

As a core demand of the Opposition, it holds the potential to counter the BJP’s juggernaut

Patna CM Chandrashekhar Singh looks on as an enumerator collects information from residents as part of caste survey at Phulwari Sharif in Patna on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Aug 02, 2023 10:05 PM IST
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Safeguard children from online harms

A recent murder case in Kanpur highlights the need for better regulation and monitoring of children's internet use.

That the internet and social media are rife with harmful content that can trigger crime is well known.(Unsplash)
Published on Aug 02, 2023 10:02 PM IST
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Mechanical arrests need to be avoided

Supreme Court attempts to curb routine arrests in minor cases with new guidelines for lower judiciary and police.

Two youths have been arrested for allegedly duping NRIs of around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 crore by means of a fake marriage bureau. (HT File)
Published on Aug 01, 2023 09:43 PM IST
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Nuh clashes show governance gaps

The signs of danger were for all to see. But the administration and police weren’t proactive

Clashes had broken out in Haryana’s Nuh on Monday afternoon after a religious procession passing through the district was attacked. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 01, 2023 09:42 PM IST
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Climate fault lines will cause lasting damage

That the needle didn’t move at all at the Chennai G20 meeting is dismaying and should set alarm bells ringing for the upcoming COP28 talks this winter.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addresses G20 ministers in Chennai. (PTI)
Published on Jul 31, 2023 10:33 PM IST
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Gyanvapi gets a political edge

CM’s comments on the dispute mark a turning point. Expect the issue to play a role in 2024

The Supreme Court rectifies its July 24 order in Gyanvapi case amid stay on ASI survey.( PTI)
Published on Jul 31, 2023 10:29 PM IST
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Green Card barriers need urgent attention

Long delays are a vexing wrinkle in an otherwise blossoming relationship.

Green Card barriers disproportionately affect Indian tech professionals,
Published on Jul 31, 2023 09:11 AM IST
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Tiger numbers a roaring success

The robust rise is an endorsement of India’s conservation efforts. But challenges loom

The new tiger numbers are heartening. (Representative Photo)
Published on Jul 31, 2023 09:05 AM IST
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Understanding the ideological divide online

A new study expands our understanding of the link between social media and politics. But we need more research to fight disinformation

The studies, published this week in journals Science and Nature, were the outcome of social media behemoth Meta opening access to independent academics(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 28, 2023 10:26 PM IST
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Local body polls in J&K will be crucial

The stage is set for grassroots elections in Jammu & Kashmir, with panchayat polls likely to be held in October-November.

 Local body elections are an important barometer of political support and form the foundation of any electoral democracy.
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 10:50 PM IST
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Strike a balance on forest laws

The new forest bill shows the authorities must balance development and the environment

The Forest Conservation (Amendment) Bill was cleared in the Lok Sabha despite concerns.
Published on Jul 27, 2023 09:54 PM IST
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China’s power politics claims another victim

China's recent political developments, including the sudden removal of Foreign Minister Qin Gang, highlight the country's secretive and unpredictable nature.

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang looks on during his meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, Egypt, January 2023.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 26, 2023 10:14 PM IST
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A parliamentary test for INDIA

The alliance faces a challenge when a key bill and no-confidence motion come up next week

Opposition coalition, INDIA, demands PM Modi to speak on Manipur violence in Parliament.(PTI)
Published on Jul 26, 2023 10:13 PM IST
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Resolving the gig paradox

Gig workers are vulnerable in the absence of a safety net. Rajasthan may show the way ahead

The bill also provides gig workers access to general and specific social security schemes (HT)
Published on Jul 25, 2023 10:10 PM IST
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Caste has no place in a modern democracy

Political dispensation has little impact on crime rates, highlighting the need for effective prosecution to combat caste crimes.

 When it comes to crimes against Dalits, the political dispensation in power appears to have little impact. (Representative Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 25, 2023 10:10 PM IST
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Unplug the internet more judiciously

India has the highest number of internet shutdowns globally, but the recent sexual assault in Manipur highlights the futility of such bans.

Protest in Manipur's Churachandpur on Saturday. (PTI)
Published on Jul 24, 2023 09:33 PM IST
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What Gyanvapi dispute shows

Unless the Places of Worship Act is decided on, such grievances will continue to crop up

A Varanasi court on Friday ordered a scientific survey of the Gyanvapi mosque located next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple. (PTI File)
Published on Jul 24, 2023 09:33 PM IST
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To help girls, focus on oversight, social evils

Haryana's sex ratio at birth declines and monitoring lapses and prejudice against girl children are key issues. Efforts against social evils must not be paused.

The January to June cumulative SRB of Haryana has come down to 906 female births per 1,000 males from 917 in December 2022. (HT File)
Published on Jul 24, 2023 08:36 AM IST
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Limiting China’s Lankan toehold

Sri Lanka and India have unveiled an economic partnership to boost trade and connectivity, aimed at countering China's growing influence in the region.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday to discuss issues of mutual interest. The Sri Lankan President is on a two-day visit to India.  (HT Photo/by RajkRaj)
Published on Jul 24, 2023 08:34 AM IST
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An institutional indictment

Swirling questions about NCW’s apparent laxity in dealing with Manipur’s brutal sexual assault point to a deeper institutional rot

 There are no answers still to any of the questions swirling around the role of NCW in not pursuing a specific complaint on this incident(HT PHOTO.)
Published on Jul 21, 2023 10:49 PM IST
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Child labour needs our urgent attention

An incident in Delhi highlights the challenges of implementing anti-child labour laws and the need for the government to do more to tackle child labour.

The incident highlights the challenges in the implementation of the anti-child labour laws and the inflexible attitudes even among some of the supposedly enlightened sections of society,(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 20, 2023 10:19 PM IST
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HT editorial: In Manipur, fix accountability

The barbaric sexual assault highlights the total breakdown of law and order. The state government must be held accountable

For some time, it has been clear that Manipur is dealing with a complete breakdown of law and order, ((PTI))
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 08:29 AM IST
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Coalitions take centre stage

Despite alliance building by both sides, it is vote shares and voter chemistry that will be key

CM of Punjab Bhagwant Mann, CM of Karnataka Siddaramaiah, CM of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Khagre, NCP leader Sharad Pawar during two day opposition parties meeting at Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Published on Jul 20, 2023 02:24 AM IST
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