Government must prevent public spots from becoming dirty, not just clean them
Boosting private consumption as against public investment is a more efficient way to revive the economy
The rise of the far right and a fragmenting centre must not divert the German chancellor from building on her record
Short of joining the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, New Delhi can do much in shoring up Kabul’s military capabilities
Angela Merkel won a fourth term as chancellor, but the right is gaining ground in Germany
The Railway Board has prescribed uplifting titles for platform bookshops. Anything special for bullet trains?
And how the police action against them serves a larger political and social goal
The Union home minister, Charan Singh, made it clear that persons against whom investigations are going on for offences committed during the Emergency include Indira Gandhi.
Policy should focus on recapitalising banks, giving incentives to sectors like telecom and housing, and alleviating the disruption caused by demonetisation and GST
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) students have reminded everyone that they are equal stakeholders in the university. That first and foremost, they are citizens of a country which guarantees its citizens mobility in its public spaces.
Perhaps, the girl who was molested just got fed up of being told that she was an equal citizen. One poster at the demonstration at Lanka, the name of the area outside BHU’s gates, baldly said “Agar beti ko padhana hai, to ussay bachana hoga.”
Rape laws have changed but the temptation to shame and blame the victim remains
President Sanjiva Reddy arrived in New Delhi from the United States by a scheduled Air India flight. Reddy had been in New York, where he underwent lung surgery.
A journalist’s murder is an assault on democracy no matter what his or her politics
The DOT circulars seeking Aadhaar-Mobile linking have no legal force
Rising anger against corruption could derail plans of the political establishment
A nuanced process of active but careful cadre management should inform lateral entry into IAS
Jharkhand’s anti-conversion law is part of an ongoing project to politicise tribal identity along religious lines
NITI Aayog’s three year agenda does not recognise the role of trade policy in agriculture, and is silent on money-guzzling food and fertiliser subsidies
Does every state have an inviolable ‘demography’ which has to be left undisturbed?
The Congress party’s prime ministerial candidate seems to have some really lazy minders travelling with him or they would have advised him not to say what he did.
Along with their heavy duties as Railway Minister and HRD Minister respectively, Piyush Goyal and Prakash Javadekar have another weighty responsibility. In fact they could end up spending as much time on party work as they do on official duties.
In my view, “organised loot and legalised plunder” aptly describe the NDA government’s policy of taxation of petrol and diesel.
With the new French president Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel has a partner who is eager to give new answers to the questions that have frustrated many voters: rising inequality and shrinking incomes.
One newsman mistakenly appropriates a slice-of-life of another, and POTUS takes on the wrong ’Un
Medical education scams continue unabated under the MCI’s stewardship. But merely replacing it is not the solution
Light of the Vedas is an antidote to ignorance.
Smart technology, involving people in operations could make 24×7 electricity a reality
Brexit may have birthed a new language for Europe — different from the Queen’s English and with American spellings
The Tral attack is yet another pointer that peace in Kashmir can’t be won with the gun alone
Religion-based education in Pakistan has made universities a fertile ground for extremists.
Pele and his colleagues were received at the airport by the West Bengal PWD minister, Jatin Chakravorty and Dhiren Dey, secretary of Mohun Bagan club.
That’s what the government’s policy towards the Rohingya boils down to — imprudent, myopic, untenable
The Bullet Train project is economically unviable, will not lead to a transfer of technology and serve only a minuscule proportion of rail passengers.
The Hon’ble Prime Minister is one of those people who puts foreign policy above party interests, for example with Bangladesh. So it was natural for him to warmly and very enthusiastically applaud Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Bangabandhu, for her resolve in fighting terrorism “despite being a woman.”
Of interest was the statement by the NHRC. It was a vastly improved statement than the one made in May. Though the NHRC claims it differs from the Home Ministry on the proposed deportation of Rohingya refugees, it is yet to intervene in the Supreme Court on this matter