The BJP has the ammunition to pass the GST bill — most importantly, the promise of a revenue neutral GST tax rate of 11 per cent, which a task force set up by the Congress had first proposed in 2009
Yakub Memon gets all legal protections, and all the tears. The policeman lives and dies unsung.
Post-war Japan bent adversity into opportunity. Can Team Modi do the same?
The concept of wakf for the settler’s limitless generations is archaic.
PM Narendra Modi has done well to draw attention to the epidemic of road accidents.
A culture of lawlessness, corruption and prejudice is being perpetuated.
Aftermath of his hanging puts at risk presumptive legitimacy of institutions that mediate social division.
On farm policy, there is an urgent need to listen to farmers, not just economists and academics.
He has been the guardian and spokesperson of Pakistan’s ideology. Can his famed flexibility now come to his nation’s rescue?
This week, TV was overtaken by news.
It deserves special category status, especially after the 14th Finance Commission allocation.
This is not the time for comprehensive financial sector legislative reforms. Fix problems through institutional changes.
We need an informed debate on cash transfers, not ideological positioning.
You don’t prepare for terrorism after it has happened. And you don’t just learn from your own experience.
The Organiser editorial praises the Muslims of Lonand in Maharashtra for showing the “real character of Indian Muslims”.
At a time when America is in political retreat and the Western economic footprint is declining in Afghanistan, China has naturally loomed large in Kabul.
The most desirable monetary policy committee will be one that gives primacy, but not total control, to the RBI.
Will Turkey-US cooperation against IS bring more stability to the region or less?
As scientist and as president, Kalam asked the questions that pointed us in the right direction.
Modi’s foreign policy shows new energy. But can ambition stand in for realism?
Terror at Gurdaspur will test the political will for India-Pakistan dialogue. It must not win.
In Yakub Memon case, state displayed bad faith.
Edited excerpts of then President A P J Abdul Kalam’s speech on December 20, 2005 at ‘The Indian Express’ India Empowered summit.
Delhi government should learn from failure of BRT project in order to revive it.
The modern Indian university has always been yoked to the state project of the moment.
Swaraj’s gesture didn’t change facts of Lalit Modi case or subvert due process
If Russia and China enter, compete and succeed in the region, can India afford to lag behind?
Regrettably, neither before nor after has pre-poll canvassing been so sordid as in 1969, incidentally the Mahatma’s birth centenary year.
What Dulat does not mention is that Khan, on one of his trips to India, had breakfast with then prime minister Manmohan Singh at Race Course Road.
While the Congress had monopoly of power at the Centre and in the states, it did not matter how power was divided.
The makers of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and its main star, Salman Khan, clearly intend to deliver a message to audiences in India (and to Indians worldwide). The message is, “We Are All the Same”.
On behalf of those of us watching from the outside may I say that both parties ended up looking juvenile and silly.
No amount of taunts can wish away the fact that the Lalit Modi-Sushma Swaraj story has abuse of authority, nepotism and conflict of interest written all over the pages. Mr Jaitley asked the Opposition, what offence has Ms Swaraj committed?
There is mutual accusation. And no hope of cleansing the system.
Maharashtra government’s decision is an opportunity to start a new discussion.
From Mexicans to senators to Republican presidential candidates, no one is safe from Donald
Through two broad chapters on the investigation and the trial, Avirook Sen presents how the Talwars were hit with a double whammy: a shoddy and insensitive investigation by the UP Police and the CBI and what Sen believed was a premeditated judgment.