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Effort worth emulation: On Rajasthan’s public information portal

Rajasthan’s Jan Soochna portal is a step in the right direction for transparency in governance

A dilution that falls short of the law

Several loopholes in the process of the substitution of Article 370 make the action problematic

The litmus test for free speech

Freedom of speech and individual liberty are enshrined in Articles 19(1)(a) and 21 of the Constitution. However, these rights, like all others, are not absolute but subject to reasonable restrictions.

India, Australia to elevate strategic ties

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to visit Australia in November

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Waiting for reforms: On the economic stimuli

The stimulus incentives hold promise, but structural reforms are nowhere on the horizon

Why India’s growth figures are off the mark

The over-reliance on the organised sector for official GDP data is causing a gross miscalculation.

Vulture culture: How the bird was saved from extinction

The number declined from 40 million in the 80s to a few thousand by 2009.

Survey of India to deploy 300 drones for mapping country

India’s oldest scientific department, the Survey of India (SoI) — historically tasked with mapping the country — will for the first time rely on drones to map the country.