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For all its flaws, liberalism still has a future; it may just look different from what we are used to
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For all its flaws, liberalism still has a future; it may just look different from what we are used to

A combination of social compacts, globalisation, demographics, and technology have made evident some of liberalism’s limitations. But we could just as likely see not a reversion to a pre-liberal past, but an explosion of new diverse, experimental, chaotic, and rebellious liberal political traditions.

School students display innovative and eco-friendly ideas and models at Child Innovators Exhibition 2018
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School students display innovative and eco-friendly ideas and models at Child Innovators Exhibition 2018

The exhibition has been put together by the Ahmedabad-based National Innovation Foundation (NIF) which works with children and grassroots innovators.

JNU students await student election results: Vibrant graffiti, pithy slogans dot campus walls
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JNU students await student election results: Vibrant graffiti, pithy slogans dot campus walls

Up until February 2016's sedition row, over anti-national slogans being raised on campus, this was a space for students to register their resistance

Niti Aayog will set up about 1,000 innovation labs in schools across India
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Niti Aayog will set up about 1,000 innovation labs in schools across India

The Niti Aayog will set up 1,000 more Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL), meant to foster innovation, in schools across India by the end of this year.

Next set of 27 smart cities to be announced next week, says Venkaiah Naidu
Business

Next set of 27 smart cities to be announced next week, says Venkaiah Naidu

The Modi-government aims to transform about 100 cities by 2019-20, with the Union government providing financial support of Rs 48,000 crore over five years.

Facebook offers 'political bias' training to employees
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Facebook offers 'political bias' training to employees

Facebook has started offering "Political Bias" training to its employees to address the concerns that were raised during the trending topics controversy where the social media giant was accused to systematic bias towards conservatives.

Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment
Life

Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

All said and done, there is a case for retaining the death sentence in the rarest of rare cases, provided the phrase "rarest of rare" is defined clearly and transparently. What is worrisome about capital punishment is its occasional arbitrariness.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani certainly isn't an Indian; but he is not a Kashmiri either
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Syed Ali Shah Geelani certainly isn't an Indian; but he is not a Kashmiri either

Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has applied for an Indian passpost and then went on to say he is not an Indian by birth. He is right, but for reasons unrelated to what he stands for.

Is BJP Right and Congress Left? The Left-Right binary is fairly useless in India
Politics

Is BJP Right and Congress Left? The Left-Right binary is fairly useless in India

The Left-Right classification of BJP and Congress and leaders in India is a blind copy from European definitions that make no sense in our context.

Dear Congress, 'communication' is not your problem, corruption is
Politics

Dear Congress, 'communication' is not your problem, corruption is

The troika of Sonia, Rahul and Manmohan were equally deafening in their silence in UPA I, but that didn't stop the party from winning a decisive second mandate. The reason it didn't matter was because the voters approved of the performance of the government.

Italy's Bersani meets Berlusconi to seek end to impasse
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Italy's Bersani meets Berlusconi to seek end to impasse

ROME (Reuters) - Italian centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani met his centre-right rival Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday to discuss the election for the next president of the Republic, offering hope of a breakthrough in the deadlock left by elections in February.