By giving up their power to decide their own salaries, Delhi MLAs set an example.
Acceptance of failure must accompany all risk-taking and entrepreneurship. It is generally absent in India.
The state-sponsored celebrations to welcome the constitution were cut short and anti-India rhetoric and protests have now become routine.
Sonia declared that she would canvass for the Congress in the parliamentary polls due in March 1998, even though she had tersely refused to do so two years earlier.
Statistics confirm that the criminal justice system is inefficient, and prejudiced against minorities and poor.
A conservation strategy that ignores the interests of cultivators and rearers, and relies on religious taboo, is dangerous.
The needle of change must be shifted more sharply, democracy is not an acceptable cover for non-performance
Would it be possible for the honourable court to tell them that as there is a backlog of 3.5 crore cases, they go to the back of the queue?
A casualty could be Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu. He was handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, although he was technically in the Shiv Sena.
The cut in the repo rate is not the end of policy making; it gives the Government an opportunity to take bold decisions.
The murder of Mohammad Akhlaq shows up India in all its ugliness.
Akhlaq’s death was foretold from the moment Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministers started banning meat on the excuse of festivals during which it has never been banned before.
Since the Zurich raid, the US Department of Justice has indicted 14 current and former Fifa officials and associates on charges of “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption.
Since assuming power last year, this government has sent mixed signals on its commitment to protect India’s ecological interests.
Kamaraj was Congress president when Nehru died and was instrumental in choosing Lal Bahadur Shastri as Nehru’s successor and, later, Indira Gandhi as PM.
The NSA-level talks India and Pakistan agreed to hold in September were called off because New Delhi balked at the prospect of a meeting between Kashmiri separatists and the Pakistani PM’s special envoy, Sartaj Aziz.
Long gone are the vestiges of the Cold War-era shunning of India by West Germany, which, as a faithful US ally, saw India as a Soviet satellite.
More needs to be done to reduce the delay in interest rate transmission in India.
On the anniversary of his assassination, his family again asked for the truth.
Mohammad Akhlaq’s death is a tragedy. It exemplified the depths of the barbarity that lurks behind the veneer of our civilisation.
For now, Obama and Xi have given their best shot to stabilising ties. But the long-term outlook for US-China remains cloudy.
A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on October 2, Forty Years Ago.
The Haj tragedy in Saudi Arabia, which resulted in the death of more than 1,000 Hajis and serious injuries to a large number, has led to renewed tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The daily, Roznama Khabrein, has highlighted the contours of this controversy: “Iran has demanded that Saudi Arabia be prosecuted for its criminal […]
The Big City measures merit by manic ambition, morality by money.
Here, administration was reoriented to facilitate behavioural change rather than just provide individual toilets. This is the way forward for Swachh Bharat.
Despite significant implementation hurdles, that the PM has made Swachh Bharat a political priority could yet energise the citizenry into taking ownership of the clean-up and drive behavioural change.
Paltry disclosures underline that addressing black money will require a more comprehensive approach by government
Lynching a person merely on suspicion is absolutely wrong, the antithesis of all that India stands for and all that Hinduism preaches.
To make his point, in a departure from recent habit, he attended the UN General Assembly and held a meeting with US President Barack Obama to explain his plans.
RBI raising limits for foreign investors holding government bonds is more significant than the rate cut.
Reduction in natural gas prices is in line with the global trend, affirms move towards market-determined fuel prices.
Concerns over data security and privacy in the programme must be addressed.
The mob that killed Mohammad Akhlaq drew force from a perceived pattern of intolerance and impunity.
A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on October 1, Forty Years Ago.
The PM is pushing for a seat on the UN Security Council, yet the media seems to have little interest in global issues. Unless it’s the world according to Modi.
Several of innovations and interventions emanate from the young. There’s a slice of the young generation that does want to change India, for the better.