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When it isn’t right to forget

Justice BN Srikrishna Committee’s draft Personal Data Protection Bill 2018 is introducing a new right — the right to be forgotten, to remove very old, irrelevant and unnecessary information links from social media networks.

No right of way for the majority

By rejecting homogenisation of cultures, Supreme Court’s verdict on Section 377 has upheld the rights of religious minorities.

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Non-Performing Assets: When and how did banks pile up such bad loans?

It’s going to be 10 years, and despite a rebound in India’s GDP growth in April-June 2018, the macros look stressed. The rupee continues to slide, having lost over 13% since January 1 this year, and the current account deficit has widened to 2.4% of GDP in the quarter ending June 2018.

Why trying to save a man-eater could end up harming the tiger species

The debate over the fate of a tigress in Yavatmal, blamed for a series of human killings since June 2016, continues even as the Supreme Court has refused to intervene in the hunt by the Maharashtra Forest Department to capture or kill the animal.

Not by MSPs

If farmers are to be paid remunerative rates, the best way to do it is not through distorting but by liberating the markets.

Go figure

A paper on gender differentials in the suicide rate in India, which appeared in The Lancet Public Health on Wednesday, establishes a trend which should worry policymakers.

A higher policy burden

The idea of an education policy has socialist, and even communist, overtones that are not in tune with a government that leans to the right.

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