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New law actually kills childhood

The child labour bill has opened loopholes to permit child labour. It allows children of school-going age to be employed in what has been termed ‘home enterprises’ and in agriculture.

GST: Will economics win over politics?

On GST, the Congress has now turned the tables on the BJP. It says the party thinks of the consumers and wouldn’t let ordinary people pay a country-wise tax above 18 per cent...

Rajnath’s J&K visit shows Centre unsure

The home minister said that when normality returns to J&K the government would talk to whoever it needs to talk to. Does that mean something very different from a need-based relationship?

Help Afghanistan, we face common threat

India cannot remain untouched by the fact that Afghanistan experienced one of its worst ever terrorist attacks on the same day as Judith D’Souza’s return from captivity in Kabul

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On July 13, as the Northeast Democratic Alliance met in Guwahati, the Supreme Court redefined the constitutional role and responsibilities of a governor by declaring unconstitutional the governor’s di

With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) constitutional amendment again in doubt in the Rajya Sabha, the process for what has been labelled the “most ambitious tax reform” in Indian history remains stall