Best of BS Opinion: Jobs to water, country's plight seeks constant reforms

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A train of 50 wagons filled with water from Jolarpet arrives at Chennai
A problem of Kashmir is the problem of the country as a whole, which is that of unemployment. To fix that the government needs money, which is not to say it should milk the country’s regulators. And declining water resources call into question our growth paradigm. Uddalok Bhattacharya sums up

Alienation in Kashmir has grown, making a political dialogue that much more essential. Ajai Shukla explains why. Read the piece here  

The financial dependence of a regulator on the executive can blur the distinction between the two, says D Priyadarshini. Curbing Sebi’s financial independence is regressive. Read the piece here

A democratic dividend on its own does not do anything, as Mahesh Vyas shows. It is important to put the labour force to productive use. Read the piece here

Indian cities need a constant campaign on water conservation, says Arunabha GhoshRead the piece here

Quote of the day

As Pakistan airspace is now open, we will start flights on the Delhi-Kabul route on August 5. The flights will run five days a week and we will open ticket booking for them in a day or two.

Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani 

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