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For universal access to public healthcare

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Livemint Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat, officially called the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), has been widely lauded since it was launched last year. Various states are in the process of rolling i... More »

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Be careful what you wish for

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Livemint Earlier this week, a popular Indian Instagrammer initiated a petition on Change.org appealing to minister for environment, forest and climate change Prakash Javadekar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare climate change as an “emergency” in Indi... More »

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Opinion | Mehul Choksi’s return

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Livemint Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s statement on his government’s intent to revoke the passport of diamantaire Mehul Choksi has raised hopes that the Indian fugitive’s extradition could happen soon. But is that anticipation premature? No doubt, Br... More »

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Opinion | Seize the chance

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Livemint The trade war between the US and China has dramatically upended global supply chains, throwing open an opportunity for India to play host to a range of export-oriented manufacturing units moving out of China, and export its way out of a trade rut. The... More »

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Opinion | Giant leap for Musk

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Livemint SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is a futurist. He envisions human colonies that can sustain themselves far away from planet Earth. Dreamy visions, however, do turn groggy now and then. On Sunday, Musk tweeted a poster saying “Occupy Mars”, an admirably ambitious... More »

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For an ultimatum against lynchings

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Livemint The lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand for the alleged theft of a motorcycle is yet another grim reminder of an air of impunity that prevails in some parts of India, an atmosphere in which mob violence, especially against minorities, has become co... More »

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Opinion | Accept Huawei’s offer

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Livemint Accept Huawei’s offer Huawei’s proposal of a “no back door” pact with India comes at an opportune time. As New Delhi prepares to welcome US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a visit, it is entirely possible that India’s disposition towards the Chinese... More »

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Our premature push for electric vehicles

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Livemint After a series of flip-flops over its policy on electric vehicles (EVs) in the past couple of years, the government seems to be back to pushing aggressively for a switchover from fossil-fuel guzzlers. In 2017, the Centre declared that it wanted India ... More »

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The last dissenter calls it quits

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Livemint The premature exit of Dr. Viral Acharya, Reserve Bank of India’s youngest deputy governor in the economic liberalization era, signals the end of overt resistance within the bank to the government’s alleged attempts at cramping its autonomy. Some obser... More »

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Opinion | Regulate, don’t meddle

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Livemint Instead of asking the CCI to better track markets for monopolistic pricing, the government has extended the tenure of the National Anti-profiteering Authority by another two years via LiveMint More »

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Opinion | Cracking shells

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Livemint The aim is to identify shell companies that exist only on paper for dubious purposes such as money-laundering via LiveMint More »