Reclaiming the Gulf

The region is eager to see India return to its traditional role as a major economic and security partner

The new right is wrong

It is only the old RSS vision for India recycled

Why We Marched

Protests against Donald Trump have united diverse groups.

Lawless on the shore

At Marina, an ‘apolitical’ protest and an unresisting government short-circuit due process.

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and them

Raheel Sharif’s taking over as director of a new Saudi Arabia-led alliance against terrorism enables Islamabad to re-establish goodwill with Riyadh

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In the multiverse

Trump presidency is venturing bravely into a post-reality alter-vocabulary, where facts signify variables

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January 25, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Jana Sangh Demands

The Jana Sangh has given a set of demands, saying if these were not accepted by the government soon, it would recommend to the Janata Party to consider non-participation in the elections.

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Another black mark

Mob threat to Bela Bhatia underlines a disturbing pattern: Raman Singh government’s failure to enforce rule of law

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Chance at redemption

SC direction to CBI to investigate its former head is a vote of confidence. Agency must measure up to the task

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Why no Indian Meryl Streep

Give me a platform where you present my point of view, not as part of your agenda. I will speak

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Harassment Starts Small

If women accept the first steps as ‘harmless’, it helps create a culture of impunity

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View From The Right: Cyber era wars

The editorial notes that in the 21st century, a “military war is a rare possibility” as “ we are constantly at war in the information age”.

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Disrespecting heritage

The ministry of culture’s proposal to allow construction near historical monuments betrays a lack of understanding of their value.

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No proof required: Taxation — beware of the enemy within

A meaningful reduction in effective corporate tax rates to around 20 per cent is the correct follow-through to the logic, and pain, of demonetisation.

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Donald Trump’s Gag Rule will affect rural women in India

Trump has reinstated the Global Gag Policy, but its on-ground impact will be damaging across the world. Women, as always, will be the victims.

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Priyanka, Manmohan are Congress’ star campaigners, can they swing party’s fortune in UP?

In a desperate bid to revive its fortunes in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, the Congress party released a list of 40 star campaigners just for the first phase of the elections.

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SC Anthem ruling: Home Ministry guidelines for the disabled betray government’s apathy

The issued guidelines raise the question of lopsided priorities where national symbols like the anthem have been pitted against a basic dignity that the authorities cannot afford to some of its lawful citizens.

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Karnataka: Pro Kambala bodies take cue from Jallikattu, want buffalo race ban lifted

The Tamil Nadu government’s ordinance allowing Jallikattu may also lead to many other states taking the same route and in the process overriding judicial orders in order to hold banned animal sports in their states.

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Women’s March in the United States: Is India capable of showing a similar level of solidarity for our women?

Indians are known to protest. However, seldom has one seen nation-wide, women-led rallies that fight for empowering women.

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The new right is wrong

It is only the old RSS vision for India recycled

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Reclaiming the Gulf

The region is eager to see India return to its traditional role as a major economic and security partner

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and them

Raheel Sharif’s taking over as director of a new Saudi Arabia-led alliance against terrorism enables Islamabad to re-establish goodwill with Riyadh

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Lose-lose situation

Government’s response to the Jallikattu protests sets a worrying precedent.

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Signs of change

A dictionary for aurally-challenged is welcome. For the disabled in India, many more barriers need to be dismantled.

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Zaira’s dangal

Targeted by trolls, the young actor seems to have found her real-life fighter’s instinct.

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Why We Marched

Protests against Donald Trump have united diverse groups.

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Lawless on the shore

At Marina, an ‘apolitical’ protest and an unresisting government short-circuit due process.

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January 24, 1977, Forty Years Ago: Janata Launched

The party formed by the coming together of the Old Congress, Jana Sangh, BLD and Socialist Party, will have three general secretaries.

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With 103 satellites, ISRO’s showpiece launch may earn it massive satellite business

The Indian space agency will comfortably break the record previously held by the Russian Dnepr rocket–a transformed inter-continental ballistic missile–which launched 37 satellites into orbit in 2014.

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Two months, three derailments: It’s time the ministry takes a closer look at railway safety

With the Railways yet to present a comprehensive plan to avoid these vulnerabilities such accidents continue to claim hundreds of lives. The inability to swiftly tackle the issue of safety raises questions of where the attention and resources of the ministry are focused.

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Jallikattu protests: Not new for Tamils to stand united for something they believe in

In Tamil Nadu, admiration or respect for something – whether it’s a centuries-old cultural practice, a cinematic demigod, or a political icon – has always been accompanied by heightened emotions. Be it Jallikattu, the conflict over the Cauvery river, the unbounded reverence for Tamil superstar Rajnikanth

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January 23, 1977, Forty Years Ago: JP Boosts Democracy

This day, forty years ago.

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Spiced With Surprise

A ‘masala dosa brioche’ is making tempers boil. But culinary invention is eternal

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An uneasy force

Rumblings in the police ranks are a warning: Grievance redressal mechanisms need revisiting

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The right to return

J&K assembly resolution on Kashmiri Pandits is a reminder of work yet to be done

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Trump’s tired fantasy

New US president’s slogan of ‘America First’ skirts the real issues dividing the United States

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Next Door Nepal: The shadow of monarchs

Public sentiment may force radicals in office to engage with their feudal foes.

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The onus of legacy

To ask if Presidency’s true spirit lies in the past or the future is to draw an artificial dichotomy.

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Justice, more sensitive

Bihar government’s decision to put in place 50 per cent reservations in judicial services is a step long overdue.

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More ₹100 notes in ATMs, big relief for citizens

One of the biggest issues faced by citizens after demonetisation was the shortage of ₹100 notes.

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Jallikattu is back, but can tradition justify these deaths?

Today, Jallikattu was held in parts of Tamil Nadu, in which tens of thousands of people participated. However, within hours reports said two had been left dead and 83 injured after at Rapoosal village in Pudukottai district.