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Co-operation in India. Registrars’ Conference

The eighth Conference of the Registrars of Co-operative Societies opened this morning in the committee room of the Imperial Secretariat [in Simla, on Aug. 12] and was attended by about 20 officials and 7 non-officials. Sir Claude Hill in opening the Conference welcomed the delegates and said Mr. Mant would …

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Business connections of Kantilal

The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Morarji Desai, told the Lok Sabha to-day [August 12, New Delhi] that his son, Mr. Kantilal Desai, had not been appointed as his Private Secretary but he had, however, been assisting him in his non-official work since June, 1964. Mr. Desai made this statement in …

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The Obama years

The contested legacy of the former U.S. President Barack Obama’s election as the 44th President of the U.S. in 2008 was an “end-of-history moment,” Ta-Nehisi Coates writes in We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy . “As Obama’s election became imaginable, it seemed possible that our country had …

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Exclusionary state

The plight of inter-State migrants is not very different from that of refugees who lack citizenship rights In India, you do not have to be excluded from the National Register of Citizens to experience a sense of loss of territory, identity, belongingness and livelihood. You could just as easily feel …

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BCCI revamp

The Supreme Court has been pragmatic in tweaking the Lodha norms on running cricket Two years after accepting the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee’s recommendations, the Supreme Court has now extended some concessions to those aggrieved by the rigorous rules, which aimed to revamp cricket administration in the country. The reasoning …

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A complicated man

V.S. Naipaul was among the greatestand most provocative writers of our times Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who passed away at his London home on August 11 just six days short of his 86th birthday, will continue to challenge his readers and critics after death as he did in a writing career …

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Making data speak

As a lot of information provided in a small box can be difficult to read, data stories should be given more space Sridhar Venkatraman, a subscriber of the e-paper from Milton Keynes in the U.K., wrote to us with a few interesting questions about data visualisation in news stories and …

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The inexorable wheels of justice

The recent hearings in the Supreme Court relating to the Sabarimala case have turned the spotlight on the status of religious faith in a system governed by the rule of law and the Constitution. Any attention bestowed on such discussions by a person of faith and belief appears to leave …

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The house that Naipaul built

It is not his travel writing that makes him one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, it is his fiction The joke, considered by some to be factual, runs like this. An Englishman, an admirer of the descriptive writing of the blind Ved Mehta, goes to a literary …

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Undoing a legacy of injustice

The Delhi High Court order striking down the Begging Act heeds the Constitution’s transformative nature In 1871, the colonial regime passed the notorious Criminal Tribes Act. This law was based upon the racist British belief that in India there were entire groups and communities that were criminal by birth, nature, …

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