In Pakistan, the old equation of ‘Army, America and Allah’ is said to have been replaced by ‘China, COAS and Cashmere’. The Uri aftermath reflects the new power alignment
Describing soldiers who died in Uri as martyrs does them a disservice
PM Modi’s strategy of escalation vis a vis Pakistan seems like a gamble. But it is not without calculation.
Deendayal Upadhyaya transformed the Jana Sangh into a cadre party.
Claiming Shahabuddin is irrelevant in Nitish Kumar’s Bihar sidesteps the truth
Once the smoke settles down, Pakistan and India must get together and “isolate” the Kashmir issue by creating more bilateral barriers to cross-LoC interference and normalise economic relations.
Contradiction between a modern, globalised industry and the degraded position of those supplying its raw material was highlighted at Una.
Pope Francis’ message is one that India and Pakistan must hear.
GST is a reform long delayed. But there may be good reason not to hurry it through now.
Dengue and chikungunya can be tackled via swift surveillance, sustained controls.
AAP and BJP agree: Racing is un-Indian. But no one asked the oldest stakeholders in the game.
Discontent among Marathas in Maharashtra stems from crisis in rural economy. Proposed solutions miss the point.
Pakistan PM’s speech at UN was inflammatory. It points to challenge India must deal with, not be provoked by.
A crime touches off building anxieties. Worryingly, agitation for quota has anti-Dalit colour.
A decade after ‘Prakash Singh’ judgement, police reform remains undone.
It hasn’t worked. India must craft an appropriate military response to Pakistan
It has not harnessed its economic success to secure better health for its citizens
TV channels tossed violent suggestions as casually as a peanut in the mouth
Merging railway, Union budgets is a good idea. But much will depend on the degree of operational autonomy to the railways.
On stalking, there should be no tolerance, authorities must brook no ‘compromise’.
The fairy tale ends in tragedy. But amid loud lamentation, the social media mob is already sharpening its claws.
Repairing structures to reduce vulnerability, provide deterrence, is a better tribute to jawans than adventurism.
Delhi government can learn a lot about education from its minister’s Finland tour.
He was a creation of the political economy of an earlier time. Bihar has moved on from there.
India must distinguish between the Pakistani military and its political leadership.
The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA), which had no presence in the assembly till last week, now has 43 MLAs and a government. It’s an unseemly picture.
The clause lists cases where users are exempted from copyright infringement and includes teachers and students “in the course of the activities of an educational institution”.
At a time when political voices around the world grow smaller, tinnily calling for a closing of borders, the importance of the Emmys grows.
Pak wages its proxy war with impunity. India should avoid falling into the trap of impulsive indignation
The proposed surrogacy bill addresses major ethical concerns.
In fact, the Muslim Personal Law Board has, in its affidavit in the apex court, taken the position that MPL is not “law” as defined by the Indian Constitution.
Naik rose to fame by helping Muslims frame a response in a post 9/11 world, to insistent questions linking Islam and violence, and where the Muslim herself had come to doubt her identity and religion.
Dahal, who has travelled to Delhi in less than a month of his succeeding Oli as the prime minister, risks giving credence to the Indian perception with his claims to promote “balanced” relations with Nepal’s two neighbours.
After Uri, difficult choices lie ahead. And the stakes are high.
Subramanian panel’s recommendations on MSP procurement operations are well worth implementing.
Instead of sending more troops to the Valley, withdraw some units from the populated areas of the Valley and send them to the border to strengthen the defence against infiltrators and potential terrorists. Send the message that the government trusts the people not to violate law and order.
In a state the size of France, Mulayam Singh Yadav and his many relatives have taken control of all the levers of political and economic power exactly as used to happen in times of yore when rajas ruled the land.
If the family quarrel weakens the SP, then the BJP could become the senior partner in a coalition government.
Four senior ministers, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Venkaiah Naidu, were deputed to brief the media and put the Kashmir story in the “correct perspective”.
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is to be replaced by the Monetary Policy Committee. Let’s hope it can do a better job
Rather than protecting the animals, slaughter bans are an economic disincentive for farmers to rear cattle.
Social media outlets have revolutionised science communication the world over. It has become essential for any research organisation to have a dominant social media presence for effective science communication.
Pakistan needs to cleanse itself of terror before internationalising issues with India.
The PM promised minimum government, maximum governance. Why can’t AAP implement it in Delhi?
India’s military engagement with Kabul is set for a leap. The risks are many.
A premier law school wants staffers to snitch on relatives who criticise government. What’s there to discuss?
Is India like Europe in 1930s? Debate shows how disconnected CPM is.
PDS has improved in the state, but it’s still not up to the mark.
Regional news channels show what the English channels ignore.
Fighting the raging virus needs science, politics and policy — not angry netas.
By offering land to the Tatas, despite a bitter parting, Mamata Banerjee displays a rare pragmatism.
Whose Onam is it, anyway? One side claims it’s about Vamana, but it’s beyond gods and demons.
Surrogate mothers are caught in a vortex of exploitation which the new bill does not address.
Europe was outraged at the condition of slaughterhouses in the 19th century. India still isn’t .
In striving to fail better, Stan Wawrinka inspires us all.
As trustee of the people, the government must have a say in appointment of judges.
Whatever the cost, the violence and lockdown in Bangalore is indefensible. The Siddaramaiah government has to act.
Problem lies not with Jan Dhan, but the way the scheme is being pushed.
As he stepped out of jail on Saturday, Shahabuddin walked into a political regime of the Lalu-Nitish Mahagathbandhan that came to power a year ago.