The Afghan candidates, election officials and security forces must still run a gauntlet of challenges to complete a successful election.
Are women more thick-skulled than men? Delhi says no
This election has seen some of the most direct intimidation of voters.
India’s turn to Russia for arms supplies to Afghanistan is a necessary step forward, but more is needed
More than 118 countries have abolished the death penalty; India is among the 50-odd countries that retain it.
The low turnout, despite the striking array of candidates, reveals a disengaged electorate.
The old system is destroyed. The new Nepal is still to be born.
Defiance to Putin stems largely from cultural affinities with the West.
But the more difficult interventions pivot on making the NDC self-healing, potent and creative.
Contrary to the popular narrative, the second green revolution is underway.
The huge number of new handset buyers getting added everyday is more intelligent than the buyer of reputed brand mobile phones.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is busy writing his final will and testament, in the political context of course. His publishers, however, have leaked some portions in advance. Excerpts:
Among the many delightful nuggets in Sanjaya Baru’s controversial book, The Accidental Prime Minister, is the one where a puzzled Manmohan Singh cross-questioned his media adviser, Baru, as to the meaning of the expression, ‘Que Sera Sera’.
So fascinated was I by Sonia’s Bharatiyata appeal that I watched it more than once in Hindi and in English and longer I watched, the more I saw a case for slander.
Prime Ministers’ reputations have lately been trashed, not just for the incumbent — who has been the subject of two books — but also the last PM.
The greatest tribute to Gabriel García Márquez is acknowledging the world he came out of.
Modi was not asked any direct questions on his role in or accountability for the 2002 riots.
Incheon has been striving to keep this year’s Games below the $2 bn mark. South Korea has said it wants the event to be economical and effective rather than trying to match Guangzhou’s “materialism and nationalism.”
The SP termed the EC decision on Shah as “unfortunate” and alleged it was doing “injustice” to Khan.
Turnover rose 13 pct to Rs 97,807 crore, Reliance Industries said in a stock exchange filing.
Can al-Sisi succeed where Mubarak and Morsi have failed?
SC judgment on CAG audit of private telcos raises questions: What will it achieve, where will it stop?
Increased voter turnout reflects the enormous hope placed in electoral democracy.
His artistic vision recognised the extraordinary in the mundane, the familiar in the fantastic.
Free elections in Afghanistan mark the beginning of an arduous road to peace.
Whether it is female infanticide or mortality, education or various health indicators, Modi’s Gujarat has done quite well.
Mishra, who relies on his flight and sharp turn to do the trick, has done spectacularly well in the World T20 and previous IPLs.
From a purely cricketing point of view the IPL is actually on the right path. For all that you might read in the papers, there is hardly a cricketer in the world who doesn’t want to be part of it.
Nigeria should seek foreign assistance to fight terror.