Our take on Zubair’s SC hearing, service tax, Boris Johnson’s exit — in 50 words

This week, we saw scandalous turns during Mohammad Zubair’s bail hearing in the Supreme Court, the hike in taxes on gold imports, dropping of compulsory service tax, and General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s comments about the Pakistani army. Read our 50-word editorials on them and much more.

8 July

If SC gives bail to Zubair and Ranjan, lower courts will know bail is rule, jail is exception

UK must cut fiscal deficit, rebuild European trade. Just tossing out captain won’t help

7 July

China needs to realise bullying won’t work. India’s message from Bali is clear

Govt must stop regulating vaccination programme via CoWIN. Leave it to the healthcare system

Kerala minister resigning over Constitution remark is bold benchmark. Should apply pan-India

6 July

Economics of aviation is always challenging, but safety comes above all. Airlines can’t compromise

Powers under IT Act mustn’t be used arbitrarily. Social media should be accountable, so should govt

Service tax pads salaries of lowly paid workers. Regulating that business is anti-market

5 July

England’s highest last innings chase was dramatic. But it casts doubt on Indian bowling, strategy

Bajwa’s army can’t stay away from politics. Pakistani generals have taste for power

Modi’s advice to BJP to reach out to non-Hindus is good but must go beyond lip service

Regulating digital media isn’t route to preserving rule of law. Judges must have thick skin

4 July

Hike in gold import tax reverses benefits of 1991 reform. It’ll make smuggling profitable again