What is picture perfect?

In framing an image, where does empathy end and intrusion of privacy begin? Last week, some print editions of this newspaper carried a heart-rending report headlined “5 year old brings dying mother to hospital” with a blurb that read: “Even as cardiac arrest claims her, he dozes off beside her, unaware of the reality.” The
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Attending class in a research university should not be made compulsory There is an ongoing debate among students in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, about compulsory attendance. This is not a demand for the right to not attend classes. Rather, the protests against compulsory attendance aim to protect the university’s academic culture, which emphasises that
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It is only logical that the sourcesof income of candidates be disclosed Adding to the growing body of judicially inspired electoral reforms, the Supreme Court has imposed an additional disclosure norm for candidates contesting elections. It has asked the Centre to amend the rules as well as the disclosure form filed by candidates along with
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Inducting Licentiate Medical Practitioners may be the solution to the chronic shortage of doctors in rural areas Nearly 600 million people in India, mostly in the rural areas, have little or no access to health care. A widespread disregard for norms, a perpetual failure to reach targets, and an air of utter helplessness are what
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While other geopolitical issues are important, New Delhi must give South Asia its fullest attention As India’s salience in global matters grows — amply demonstrated recently by the presence of 10 leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at India’s Republic Day celebrations, the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India,
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Asma Jahangir will be remembered for her conviction and courage Asma Jahangir will be remembered as a fearless advocate for the rule of law and human rights. She challenged the notion that religion or national security were sufficient grounds to ignore the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At the time of
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‘Reactor-maker may come out of bankruptcy soon’ India is confident of concluding the nuclear deal with reactor-maker Westinghouse Electric very soon as it expects the company to come out of bankruptcy very soon, said Satish Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL). “The discussions are happening and they
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They are spoken by fewer than 10,000 people More than 40 languages or dialects in India are considered to be endangered and are believed to be heading towards extinction as only a few thousand people speak them, officials said. According to a report of the Census Directorate, there are 22 scheduled languages and 100 non-scheduled
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Opposition wants to manufacture one: Defence Minister Where is the scam in Rafale procurement when no such deal was signed in the UPA era, said Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister, who on Sunday sought to tear into the Opposition’s claims of illegalities in the purchase of 36 fighter jets from the French company. “I assure you
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Polling for 59 seats of the 60-member Assembly held peacefully At least 76% of over 25.73 lakh voters exercised their franchise on Sunday for the Assembly polls in Tripura, where the BJP is trying to dislodge the Left Front after an unbroken 25-year stint in power, officials said. The polling for 59 seats of the
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