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A little-known story of Nepal’s Sikh connection | analysis

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HindustanTimes Nepal has a small but a vibrant Sikh community that is best known for its role as transporters, who opened Nepal to the modern world. Not many, though, know that Nepal’s Sikh heritage dates to Guru Nanak Dev, who travelled through Nepal during h... More »

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Opinion| The future of dissent | editorials

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HindustanTimes Last month, as nearly two million people thronged the streets of Hong Kong in a leaderless protest movement against a controversial extradition bill, it felt like something in the digital world had turned. For so many years, from the Arab Spring... More »

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Uniform yardstick needed for farm credit

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BusinessLine The Modi government had rolled out an innovative loan scheme for farmers engaged in animal husbandry and fisheries in February 2019. The scheme was to provide short-term loans for activities such as dairy farming, poultry, sheep and goat rearing a... More »

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A partial reprieve; an uncertain future: opinion | editorials

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HindustanTimes Kulbhushan Jadhav was granted a partial reprieve when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) agreed with India’s contention that his rights under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations were violated by Pakistan’s decision to put him on tr... More »

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India needs a long-term strategy on floods | editorials

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HindustanTimes If residents of the northern plains of India are grappling with a deficit monsoon, the people of Bihar, Assam, and other northeastern states are facing a problem of plenty. Pounding rains have worsened flooding in these states, killing and displ... More »

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The wall of separation must not be breached | analysis

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HindustanTimes Charles Bradlaugh was elected to England’s Parliament in the year 1880. He was an atheist, and refused to take oath as a Member of Parliament in the name of god. The Serjeant of Parliament, one Mr Gossett, refused to seat him in Parliament. Brad... More »

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What industry can learn from nature

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BusinessLine In the 1990s when the Japanese were perfecting their Shinkansens, bullet trains as we call them, they faced a particularly difficult challenge. As these high-speed trains entered a tunnel (there were many across the country) they created pressure ... More »

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Big wedding, bigger government – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine On the face of it, there is nothing exceptionable about the Delhi government’s move to frame regulations in respect of “social functions”, including weddings, at farmhouses and motels in ‘low-density residential areas’ in Outer Delhi. The draft pr... More »