Warning for democracies

Warning for democracies

Friday, 10 July 2020 | William Hague

Beijing has banned Joshua Wong’s books but they show us the shape of the terrible struggle ahead and can teach us what we urgently need to know The first response we should always make to the banning of authors by an authoritarian system is to read their works. As it happened,...

Truce for now

Truce for now

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 | Pioneer

China withdraws from Galwan but without agreeing to the definition of LAC on the ground, it won't give up landgrabs This seems uncannily familiar, the simmering down of tension at one end and a niggling pain surfacing at the other. The Chinese have withdrawn a kilometre from Galwan Valley after special...

Himalayan blunders

Himalayan blunders

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 | Sandhya Jain

Unless a comprehensive Nepal policy is enunciated and strong measures are taken, Pakistan and China will continue jihadi strikes and salami-slicing against India. Bangladesh could follow In May 2020, Beijing intruded into Indian territory at some places across the long border and Kathmandu claimed areas of Uttarakhand where India is building...

The vaccine race

The vaccine race

Monday, 06 July 2020 | Pioneer

Showmanship is for politics, not science, warn researchers on the ICMR’s rush to launch Covaxin by August 15 Science cannot be rushed”, is a common refrain across our scientific community as the nation’s topmost medical research body, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), said it was attempting to launch the...

Modi’s Ladakh move

Modi’s Ladakh move

Monday, 06 July 2020 | Pioneer

By touring frontline posts and calling out China’s expansionism, PM tries to cover up his early remarks, says India means business For a man who crafts his moves in such a manner that they appear the only truth that obfuscates others, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did slip up on the narrative...

A better report card

A better report card

Monday, 06 July 2020 | JS Rajput

India’s New Education Policy must incorporate a bottom-up approach to achieve the UN’s SDGs. Focus must be on quality education, gender equality and skill acquisition The contours of a post-Corona world are emerging fast; so are the new challenges that every sector will have to face. With the novel virus upending...

The new scourge

The new scourge

Sunday, 05 July 2020 | Pramod Pathak

Human mind is the main source of stress as well as its main victim. Stress has always been a major psycho-somatic issue afflicting human health from ancient to the modern times. For the ancient man, the problem was anxiety of the uncertain. Little knowledge, naturally, proved dangerous. The irony is...

Too long a distance

Too long a distance

Saturday, 04 July 2020 | Pioneer

The Railway Ministry wants to run private trains by 2023 but why will any operator bid? The Ministry of Railways wants private operators to run a few long-distance express trains in India. Last week, it expressed its intent to invite participation for 109 pairs of routes for a project that would...

State Editions

Panic grips VIMSAR as ICU doc infected

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Ganjam reports 188 new Covid cases, 1 death

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

CM hails octogenarian’s Covid battle win

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Baleswar Covid+ man goes to sorcerer

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Singhania students excel in CBSE exam

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Athagarh declared Containment Zone

15 July 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

A case for cobots

12 July 2020 | Pradeep David | Agenda

Hope in the times of pandemic

12 July 2020 | Miniya Chatterji | Agenda

Covid tales: The joy of homecoming

12 July 2020 | Vandana Srivastava | Agenda

Astroturf | Unlock the mind to heal

12 July 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Online education: Dispel fear of surveillance

12 July 2020 | Madhav Govind | Agenda

Talktime : ‘I’m enjoying working on OTT platforms’

12 July 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer