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Today’s Important Editorials 18th April 2017

Delhi and Washington in Afghanistan; Triple Talaq; Bhim app; HIV/AIDS Bill; Constitutional right to vote; Human-Animal Conflicts; Climate Change; Populism and Technocracy;
By IT's Selection Team
April 18, 2017

Contents

  • The great climate churn
  • Challenges to party democracy
  • Legally enabling
  • Redefining citizenship
  • Understanding crowd dynamics
  • Why the Jayalalithaa case matters
  • The Kabul convergence
  • Justice by law
  • Bhim: India’s ticket to a cashless economy

 

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The great climate churn

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Regional and global planning is essential to combat extreme events


Challenges to party democracy

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The alternatives populism and technocracy offer. Populism reduces representation as the leadership’s identification with the people as ‘one of (all of) them’, while technocracy places rule by a group of experts who are authorised to decide on the people’s behalf.


Legally enabling

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The HIV/AIDS Bill provides a solid base for further empowerment and treatment access


Redefining citizenship

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The absence of a constitutional right to vote has consequences

 


Why the Jayalalithaa case matters

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By dismissing Karnataka’s review petition, the Supreme Court might have struck a blow against public interest


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Understanding crowd dynamics

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In human-animal conflicts, there is little reflection on the role of people in inciting a wild animal


The Kabul convergence

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Delhi and Washington have common interests in Afghanistan. The challenge is to turn this into effective regional policy coordination


Justice by law

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Triple talaq will not be addressed by political rhetoric, trial by media or social boycotts. It will take strategic legislation to bring genuine reform


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Bhim: India’s ticket to a cashless economy

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Converting the promise of the online payments app into digital dividends for India will require a concerted effort

 

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