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Forlorn hopes

Forlorn hopes

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 | Pioneer

Wholesale dispatches for the auto industry are climbing back to 2019 levels. Is this a good sign or a false dawn? When reports from the automotive industry came early in August, they were reassuringly positive. The country’s largest carmaker, Maruti-Suzuki, said that wholesale dispatches to dealers were up by one per...

Data theft

Data theft

Friday, 31 July 2020 | Pioneer

Google faces an anti-trust probe in the US on charges of stealing content from honest but smaller entities A much-anticipated congressional hearing via videoconference put four of the US’ most prominent Big Tech CEOs, whose companies have a combined market value of about $5 trillion, on the mat. Google owner Alphabet...

New curriculum

New curriculum

Friday, 31 July 2020 | Pioneer

NEP 2020 seeks to make India a knowledge hub but has a perfunctory approach to implementation and logistics This is bound to be controversial, the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, coming as it does in the middle of a pandemic, without being formally debated in Parliament or a thorough consultative process conducted...

Pollution kills

Pollution kills

Thursday, 30 July 2020 | Pioneer

The average citizen of Delhi loses a decade of his/her life to pollution. How can we turn this around? The results of a recent study by the University of Chicago, titled Air Quality Life, estimated that on an average, Indians lose almost 5.2 years of their life expectancy to pollution, second...

Between the lines

Between the lines

Thursday, 30 July 2020 | Pioneer

Tiger numbers are up but with one in three big cats living outside reserves, the man-animal conflict is a bigger threat Such was the crisis of tigers in 2006, when their numbers fell to a paltry 1,411, that any increase since then has been a cause for celebration. So when we...

New caseload

New caseload

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 | Pioneer

As young people around the globe get restless about lockdowns, they are contracting the virus Undoubtedly, in the world’s battle against the novel virus, the risk takers, or those who have little respect for preventive protocols as needless excesses, have run down the risk-averse, or those who follow social distancing norms...

Omar’s message

Omar’s message

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 | Pioneer

Without traditional politicians, the Govt is finding it extremely difficult to re-engage with people and reintegrate Kashmir If the Government’s charges for booking him after the abrogation of Article 370 — that his messages are divisive, could incite people and youngsters, that he was as much a separatist — were meant...

The big freeze

The big freeze

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 | Pioneer

The new Cold War between the US and China will not be anything like the old one During the Korean War in the early 1950s, the US came extremely close to dropping a nuclear weapon on China. In fact, had the then American President, Harry Truman, not fired General Douglas MacArthur,...

Sunday Edition

Bonded with love

02 August 2020 | Navneet Mendiratta | Agenda

A spiritual bond

02 August 2020 | Sant Rajinder Singh | Agenda

Astrological remedies for cure

02 August 2020 | Acharya Praveen Chauhan | Agenda

Do we know all the factors?

02 August 2020 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Awareness is Godliness

02 August 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

A new chapter begins

02 August 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer