Opinion

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Opinion | Wind-up vigour

The government will provide companies with assets of up to 1 crore a fast-track procedure for shutting shop, bypassing the legal route that they have had to follow so far

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U.S. President Donald Trump  (Photo: Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo: Reuters)

Trump’s DOA peace plan

Trump, who is suspected of letting his son-in-law Jared Kushner determine White House policy in the region, is undergoing an impeachment trial in Washington DC

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A large part of the procedure applicable to regular companies will still be applicable to small firms, though they can opt for the new summary procedure. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint
A large part of the procedure applicable to regular companies will still be applicable to small firms, though they can opt for the new summary procedure. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint

Opinion | It’s unclear if winding up a small business will get easier

It is unclear if merely shifting the jurisdiction over such cases to the Central government will fast-track the process

Hospital staff wash the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center (AP)
Hospital staff wash the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center (AP)

China has responded promptly, but its efforts may have come a bit too late

An outbreak of a new coronavirus, starting from Wuhan in Hubei province in the last few weeks, has caused widespread panic, disrupting travel, leading to travel advisories, and affecting stock markets

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The anxiety that commerce worldwide would be hit by the virus seems premature at this stage.
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Opinion | Lessons on internet governance from the concert hall

Let’s harmonize web rules with inspiration from the way Western classical music standardized its instruments

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Opinion | Why the Supreme Court must tread with caution on the CAA

An adverse judgement on the Act could open a Pandora’s box of challenges to religion-based laws

Kobe Bryant was killed along with his teenage daughter and seven others when their helicopter crashed in Southern California on Sunday (Photo: Reuters)
Kobe Bryant was killed along with his teenage daughter and seven others when their helicopter crashed in Southern California on Sunday (Photo: Reuters)

Opinion | Kobe Bryant haunted in death

It’s not clear whether Sonmez was aware of her newspaper’s editorial stance on the matter. But it’s clear that social divisions tend to go political at the drop of basket

Picnic's pizza-making robot pours sauce on a crust at the CES tech show (AP)
West Bengal chief minister and TMC president Mamata Banerjee (Photo: Mint)
West Bengal chief minister and TMC president Mamata Banerjee (Photo: Mint)

Opinion | In our country, are the days  of  politics of consensus over?

  • Even today, representatives of every section are there, in Parliament and in state assemblies, but the chasm of mistrust among them is widening

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The Modi govt of 2014 was elected with an absolute majority for the BJP, whose manifesto had the promise of 'minimum government, maximum governance'
The Modi govt of 2014 was elected with an absolute majority for the BJP, whose manifesto had the promise of 'minimum government, maximum governance'

Opinion | The ideal size of a government for a country like India

We clearly need a bigger government at this stage of development to help address inequalities

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Opinion | Now that businesses are waking up to their social obligations

This is their second chance after half a century of shareholder capitalism to start caring for others

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As for children missing school, this could be traced to various other factors