Intense engagement  – The Hindu

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s visit to India and talks with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar have set the stage for a more updated bilateral relationship. The two sides signed an agreement on mobility and migration that boosts travel for...

Kharge on the move  – The Hindu

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge sent a tough message to his party colleagues on Sunday at the first meeting of the Steering Committee, the highest decision-making body of the party when the Congress Working Committee (CWC) ceases to exist. A plenary in...

Remain alert on the new temple disputes

Two nearly identical religious disputes involving centuries-old temples and adjacent mosques are roiling the heartland, and more proof of this came on Tuesday, the 30th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992. Mathura was convulsed by tension...

In Parliament, ensure debate – Hindustan Times

Parliament’s winter session begins on Wednesday, bang in the middle of election season. The first two days of the 17-day session will be dominated by results from the Delhi Municipal Corporation polls on December 7 and assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal...

Big Tech cannot have a free lunch

The world over, news businesses battle a common dilemma: With revenues from traditional subscription models dwindling, more organisations want to pivot to sustenance from digital streams, given the surge in online readership and the possibility of expanding to...

Tepid turnout in Delhi civic polls is worrying

Despite the high-voltage campaigning in the Delhi municipal elections over the past month, turnout across the national capital was tepid in the civic polls on Sunday, barely crossing 50% and stopping shy of voting percentages seen in the previous two editions...

A small uptick: On November’s GST revenues 

India’s gross Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenues grew almost 11% this November to nearly ₹1.46 lakh crore. While this is only the tenth such occasion since the onset of the GST in July 2017 that revenues have been over ₹1.4 lakh crore, that mark has been...