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The life and legacy of Diego Maradona | HT Editorial – editorials

Sport loves heroes. Followers of sport relish being mesmerised by a wiggle of the feet, a flick of the wrist, and a glint in the eyes. We enjoy according greatness and bestowing legendary status. With hyperbole as the fuel that powers sport, we sometimes use these words too lightly. And then, in the middle of this process of being mesmerised ...

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The BJP focuses on the local | HT Editorial – editorials

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s stated aim is to win elections from Parliament to the Panchayat. While a lot of attention is paid to the party’s strategy and success in national elections, its organisational machinery that helps convert support to votes, and the careful branding of Narendra Modi as the leader who is committed to India’s national interests, there is ...

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Why Bengal 2021 matters | HT Editorial – editorials

With its return to power in Bihar in alliance with the Janata Dal (United), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has turned its attention to the next set of state elections. In early 2021, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, and most significantly, West Bengal will hold elections. The BJP hopes to retain power in Assam where it will find the discourse ...

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In the Congress, the lack of ideological clarity | HT Editorial – editorials

With the defeat in the Bihar assembly elections, dissenters in the Congress have once again spoken of the need to introspect, expedite internal organisational reforms, and settle the question of leadership — where Rahul Gandhi is in charge in practice but not in theory (because he does not want to assume formal charge of the presidency), and other aspirants are ...

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The crisis of Muslim representation | HT Editorial – editorials

In Bihar, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has taken office after crossing the majority mark in the recently-held assembly elections, winning 125 of the 243 seats. But there is one striking dimension of the verdict. There isn’t a single Muslim legislator in any of the NDA’s constituent parties. Bihar has over 17 million Muslims. Three years ago, the Bharatiya Janata ...

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Keep an eye on Pakistan | HT Editorial – editorials

Islamabad is up to its usual tricks — this time to win over Joe Biden editorials Updated: Nov 17, 2020, 19:39 IST An Indian Army soldier stands guard near Nastachun pass, also known as Sadhana pass, about 8 Km from the Line of Control, Kupwara, October 14, 2020(AFP) The timing of two events that occurred last week — an intense ...

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Managing the crisis in Delhi | HT Editorial – editorials

Delhi is in the middle of a serious public health crisis. Covid-19 has passed through various stages in the National Capital over the last nine months — but the third wave has happened amidst a predictable set of factors. Winter is more hospitable for the virus; festivities have enhanced mass interactions; there has been — bluntly put — reckless behaviour ...

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On China, stick to the redlines | HT Editorial – editorials

India and China continue to inch forward in their attempts to bring an end to their continuing border confrontation — or at least reduce tensions before winter sets in fully, and postpone a solution until next spring. If the latest news reports are to be believed, negotiations are moving slowly along an upward incline. Beijing had first argued Indian troops ...

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The message from Bihar | HT Editorial – editorials

The Bihar elections have thrown up a simple, yet complex, outcome. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is set to return to power with Nitish Kumar as chief minister — but the terms of the relationship between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal (United) have changed in favour of the former. The Mahagatbandhan (grand alliance) of Opposition parties, ...

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The world’s most powerful man | HT Editorial – editorials

United States President Biden will, however, have to contend with Trump’s shadow editorials Updated: Nov 08, 2020, 19:48 IST On the positive side, Mr Trump will also hold Mr Biden to a harder line against China than the President-elect may prefer to take(AFP) The title of the world’s most powerful person will hang on the shoulders of a man who ...

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