Editorial: Temple tales

Ram temple trust chairman Mahant Nritya Gopal Das has offered prayers at the Ram Lalla shrine in Ayodhya on what is said to be his first visit to the makeshift temple in nearly three decades. Continue Reading

Editorial: On air

The Supreme Court has allowed Air India to keep the middle seats occupied while operating its non-scheduled flights to bring back Indians stranded abroad up to 6 June while observing that the government should be more worried about the health of citizens rather than the health of commercial airlines. Continue Reading

Editorial: Sea of Cs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said banks have been asked to extend loans automatically to eligible borrowers without fear of 3Cs — CBI, CVC and CAG. Continue Reading

Editorial: Will it work?

To mitigate the impact of Covid-19 induced economic fallout, the Reserve Bank of India on Friday further reduced key lending rates by 40 basis points to historic low levels. Continue Reading

Editorial: Water woes

Without access to soap and clean water, more than two billion people in low-and middle-income nations have a greater likelihood of acquiring and transmitting the coronavirus than those in wealthy countries, warn researchers. Continue Reading

Editorial: Nay pal?

In a strong reaction to Nepal releasing a new political map showing areas like Lipulekh and Kalapani under its territory, India on Wednesday said such artificial enlargement of territorial claims will not be acceptable to it and asked the neighbouring country to refrain from “unjustified cartographic assertion”. Continue Reading

Editorial: Hit and run

The Ministry of Labour & Employment has implemented the decision to cut employees’ provident fund (EPF) contributions to 10 per cent from the existing 12 per cent for three months till July. Continue Reading

Editorial: Life is ‘colour’ful

Parameters laid down by the Union Health Ministry such as active Covid-19 cases, doubling and fatality rates and cases per lakh population have to be taken into consideration by States and union territories while categorising areas into red, orange or green zones. Continue Reading

Editorial: Migrants’ migraine

With the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, economic activities have been disrupted. After being rendered jobless, thousands of migrant workers have gone back or are making all efforts to go back to their native places. Continue Reading

Editorial: Health is wealth

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted the importance of stronger health systems and the investment in health for all people. Continue Reading