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Valay Singh is a freelance journalist.

COVID-19 | Is India doing enough for its workers?

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COVID-19 | Is India doing enough for its workers?

Along with efforts to create a national-level database of workers in the unorganised sector, their economic and social well being in the near future must be protected

Politics | Future tense for Congress and rebels

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Politics | Future tense for Congress and rebels

The Congress will have to become proactive to stop further desertions from the party, boost the morale of its cadre in Madhya Pradesh, and ensure it makes gains in the bypolls.

Delhi Violence | Why it is more than a law and order issue

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Delhi Violence | Why it is more than a law and order issue

The helplessness being felt by Delhi’s large majority of peace-loving people is likely to turn into complete disillusionment with the system if immediate steps are not taken to restore peace in the national capital.

Delhi Results | The Delhi voter makes it clear — vote is for development

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Delhi Results | The Delhi voter makes it clear — vote is for development

This victory is a result of Arvind Kejriwal’s careful tightrope walk between projecting AAP’s development achievements and avoiding booby-traps.

Delhi Elections | Will Congress’ strategy in Delhi pay off?

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Delhi Elections | Will Congress’ strategy in Delhi pay off?

The Congress has taken a massive and perhaps fatal gamble by sitting out the Delhi elections in the interest of ensuring that the AAP returns to power.

Politics | Padma Shri Sharif Chacha’s life is a lesson in communal harmony

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Politics | Padma Shri Sharif Chacha’s life is a lesson in communal harmony

The government’s decision to honour Sharif Chacha with a Padma Shri is commendable and needs to be lauded by all those who believe in kindness and humanity.

Politics | The Dhingra report on 1984 riots and its effect on Delhi elections

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Politics | The Dhingra report on 1984 riots and its effect on Delhi elections

The BJP’s strategy is likely to be to attack the AAP for joining hands with the Congress on several issues and bring back the taint of anti-Sikh pogrom of 1984 to tarnish the AAP by association.

Politics | The importance of the upcoming Delhi elections

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Politics | The importance of the upcoming Delhi elections

The Delhi election will signal whether real issues of governance will prevail or not, and whether a small party like the AAP can stand up against the BJP juggernaut under the Modi-Shah combine.

Jharkhand Results | Yet another setback for the BJP

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Jharkhand Results | Yet another setback for the BJP

As the Jharkhand election results pour in it is clear that the BJP's decision to appoint Raghubar Das, as the first non-tribal chief minister in the hope of consolidating the non-tribal votes, has backfired.

Legal Matters | Re-viewing the Ayodhya verdict

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Legal Matters | Re-viewing the Ayodhya verdict

While considering the review petitions, the court must bear both pragmatism, prudence and constitutional foresight in mind.

NRC across India | Behind the rhetoric lie deep challenges

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NRC across India | Behind the rhetoric lie deep challenges

It is not clear if the government has factored the sheer human and physical infrastructure challenges before the country in order to implement a nation-wide NRC.

Ayodhya Verdict | What to make of Congress’ meek response

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Ayodhya Verdict | What to make of Congress’ meek response

Seen against the rise of Hindu majoritarianism across India, the Congress’ impish welcoming of Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict doesn’t come as a surprise. The Congress is perhaps keen to keep the focus on the BJP and its recent failures.

Poll pitch | Haryana does a somersault on the BJP

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Poll pitch | Haryana does a somersault on the BJP

No matter who forms the government in the state, it is the Haryana voter who has won the day by asserting herself

Haryana Elections | BJP in pole position as Opposition fights on ‘Hope’

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Haryana Elections | BJP in pole position as Opposition fights on ‘Hope’

It would be nothing short of a miracle if the Opposition together manages to touch the half-way mark in the 90-seat Haryana assembly.

Politics | BJP’s Haryana line-up leaves no one behind

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Politics | BJP’s Haryana line-up leaves no one behind

Despite murmurs of dissent, the BJP is in a formidable position in Haryana. Its choice of candidates is proof that the state leadership is aware of the problems and is addressing them.

Politics | Hubris and heartburn in Haryana Congress

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Politics | Hubris and heartburn in Haryana Congress

There is abject disunity within the Haryana Congress, so much that each faction within the party is bitterly opposed to the other, and would even be happy to see the BJP win rather than a rival within the party.

Politics | Why Haryana and Uttar Pradesh governments are talking about NRC

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Politics | Why Haryana and Uttar Pradesh governments are talking about NRC

Is NRC being used as a smokescreen to deflect public attention for pressing issues such as economic woes?

Politics | Akhilesh Yadav’s long journey towards SP’s revival

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Politics | Akhilesh Yadav’s long journey towards SP’s revival

For Akhilesh Yadav the bye-polls to 12 assembly seats are going to be a bellweather for his new strategy that relies on smaller parties and his own appeal. The main battle, however, will be the 2022 assembly elections.

Kashmir | IMA’s stand betrays the Hippocratic Oath

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Kashmir | IMA’s stand betrays the Hippocratic Oath

The Lancet is not selective in its outrage, as it has commented on India’s healthcare in the past: in 1901 it criticised the British for the famine deaths in India, and in 2018 it supported the IMA’s stand on the National Medical Commission Bill.

Politics | An ominous new chapter begins in Jammu & Kashmir

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Politics | An ominous new chapter begins in Jammu & Kashmir

The government must be seen to be upholding the rights of Kashmiri people and correct the impression that Indians love Kashmir but hate its people, a majority of them Muslims.

Politics | Make Unnao a test case for justice, governance

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Politics | Make Unnao a test case for justice, governance

Now is the time for both the BJP governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh to walk the talk, if not for the sake of justice, at least for the cause of a $5trillion economy.

Politics | Do not miss the opportunity the Kartarpur corridor offers

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Politics | Do not miss the opportunity the Kartarpur corridor offers

The domestic and international political one-upmanship is inevitable around a project of this scale but it should not even remotely offend Sikh sensibilities.

Policy | Rapid growth puts greater demand for an efficient judicial system

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Policy | Rapid growth puts greater demand for an efficient judicial system

It is understood that rising income has a positive impact on rising crime. Therefore, neglect of the judiciary and the justice system as a whole can lead to erosion in governance and rule of law itself.

Politics | Can the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party dig itself out of the hole?

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Politics | Can the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party dig itself out of the hole?

The 2022 assembly elections are still far away but with each party claiming it will fight alone, the work is clearly cut out for the Akhilesh-led SP. They have to become the alternative to the ruling BJP in the state.

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