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April 5, 2017 6:07 pm

With increasing longevity and the rise in the number of the elderly, it was clear that the pension scheme would leave a huge hole in the government’s coffers in the medium and long term.

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April 22, 2016 12:51 am

While the Syrian conflict has been the major driver of the migration, people have been fleeing war, abuses and poverty in other countries as well.

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April 22, 2016 2:19 pm

Key observations made by the High Court while quashing President’s Rule in Uttarakhand

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January 23, 2018 5:59 pm

The lesson for smaller parties has been clear: either surrender or be sabotaged by the two Dravidian majors. This is not a new phenomenon.

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April 21, 2016 8:04 am

The government’s initial submission to the Supreme Court was out of sync with the Culture Ministry’s frequent stress on Indian asmita or pride.

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April 21, 2016 11:22 am

The Global Integrated Drought Monitoring and Prediction System (GIDMaPS) map shows large patches of dry areas in every continent, indicating droughts of varying severity.

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April 21, 2016 7:31 am

To say there is no legal framework under which India can ask for the Kohinoor may not be correct.

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April 21, 2016 1:09 am

The learned Solicitor General needs to read up on the 19th century history of the Sikhs and the British.

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April 20, 2016 8:35 pm

Ministry officials state that Haryana, from where the scheme was launched last year, has shown visible improvements in Sex Ratio at Birth.

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April 20, 2016 8:15 pm

There is no dearth of expert opinion supporting Maneka Gandhi on criminalising marital rape, but successive governments have chosen the path of least resistance by simply ignoring them.

April 20, 2016 1:48 pm

Last week, both women deserted their long-held affiliations and joined another camp —- the Samajwadi Party.

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April 20, 2016 12:55 am

NIA, which probed the serial bombings that killed at least 37 people on September 8, 2006, had disagreed with the conclusions of the investigations carried out by the Maharashtra ATS and the CBI before it.

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April 20, 2016 12:34 pm

Cumulative storage in India’s 91 biggest reservoirs is currently about half of their January levels. Maharashtra has drawn the most water the fastest, going from 30% of full capacity to 14% today.

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April 19, 2016 8:06 pm

New Delhi needs to be clear-eyed about just how little the international sanctions regime is actually worth before deciding how to respond.

April 19, 2016 2:37 pm

Pandey is not the only accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case to be rehabilitated. Over the past two years, since the investigation hit a dead end, all the accused in the case are out on bail.

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April 19, 2016 2:50 pm

Soon after the June 2009 elections, the Congress and TMC alliance got 30 seats in the municipal polls in Siliguri, the Left only 17.

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April 19, 2016 8:38 am

In Maharashtra, India’s most rapidly urbanising state, Tier 2 and Tier 3 towns report abysmal water supply data and poor water infrastructure.

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April 19, 2016 12:43 pm

No, the tiger is not out of the woods. If numbers presented ahead of last week’s global tiger meet in New Delhi showed minor gains due to better counting methods, they also revealed massive losses.

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April 18, 2016 6:14 pm

The impetus seems to have come from the BJP government in Haryana, led by Manohar Lal Khattar, giving into the Jats’ agitation and passed a draft bill granting them reservation.

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April 18, 2016 5:59 pm

Manoj Singh, general secretary of the VHP’s state unit says the name 'Shimla’ is derived from the Hindu Goddess Shyamala Devi who is an incarnation of Kali.