Jayewardene wiped out his main rivals in South Sri Lanka leaving Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party with just five seats.
Arun Jaitley is wrong: In a society committed to the rule of law, a murderer isn’t the same as an insensitive politician
Deficient rainfall in the south is a warning. Centre must convene meeting of three states on drought relief, sharing of river water
As in men’s cricket, democratisation of the game has been crucial to the success of the women’s team.
Maharashtra’s Social Boycott Act is a welcome step to curb ‘community justice’. Its message must be politically reinforced.
The Centre cannot afford to lose sight of the increasing signs of fiscal strain in the states .
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was declared President of India unopposed over eight years after he first attempted to occupy the highest office in the country.
The ruling Congress’s citadel in Meghalaya, a state in which it enjoys a considerable electoral and political presence, is crumbling with the spate of resignations, both from the organisational and legislative wings of the party in the last few days
Why Karnataka alone? Flags for everyone would lend welcome colour to the national landscape
The blockade that crippled life in Tripura since July 10 is over. But the state needs a lasting solution to its ethnic problem
When balance between institutions is being reset, a nation looks to him for stability, continuity — and a moral presence
SC upholds the sanctity of due process, asks CBI to probe alleged extra-judicial killings by security forces in Manipur
Chinese government’s efforts to erase Liu Xiaobo have only ensured that he will not be forgotten
CBFC culls in a documentary on Amartya Sen reflect a sobering pattern — of the curbing of argument, intolerance of dissent.
There is clear evidence of an economic slowdown. The case for a sharp rate cut by the RBI is strong.
Her journey and achievements mirror the evolution of women’s cricket.
Singh was forthright in his condemnation of the Congress regime and Mrs Gandhi during the Emergency. He referred to Hitler and said he had brought in his dictatorship for realising his grandiose plans for boosting his country’s prestige and influence.
A young man who proposed to a woman magistrate found himself in jail in Alwar district of Rajasthan during the Emergency. The young man had proposed to the woman magistrate in a “perfectly honourable fashion”.
Cricket gets a winning combination of coaches. But the selection process points to an unreformed system
Criticism of Rahul Gandhi’s meeting with Chinese envoy, and Congress defence of it, suffers from same narrowness of view
Road fatalities are not caused by drinking, but by drunk driving. Supreme Court has acknowledged the difference
Widespread condemnation of the attack on pilgrims to Amarnath shrine carries a message for PDP-BJP government.
In a world overrun by machine intelligence, it is encouraging to see the public playing crucial roles.
India’s participation in naval exercises in Indian Ocean Region reiterates its commitment to safeguard its maritime interests.
Spelling out the commission’s tasks and parameters within which it intends to function, Shah said his commission had the power to compel attendance by anyone, although he hoped that it would not have to do so.
The underground Mizo National Front has stepped up its virulent activities in the wake of repudiation of the July 1, 1976 peace accord by the rebel Mizo leader, Lal Denga.
Air India’s decision to serve only vegetarian meals to economy class shows a disdain for its patrons.
G-20 summit did not provide a roadmap to deal with challenges created by US withdrawal from the Paris Pact.
Iraq announces victory over IS in the city, but getting the country back on its feet will be hard. Bigger battles lie ahead.
West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu said in New Delhi that if the Janata government implemented the programmes listed in its election manifesto, “we will go along with them despite our differences”.
Implementation of direct benefit transfer of fertiliser subsidy should not be delayed for too long
The onus is on the Mamata Banerjee government to restore peace in the Darjeeling hills and North 24 Parganas
A new cast is transforming Malayalam cinema. It is no more a man’s world
UP’s cycle tracks may be ill-planned, but they should be revamped, not dismantled
GST rollout is a learning process, implementation holds the key to its success
Most opposition parties, including the Congress, have conveyed their acceptance to the ruling party’s proposal to sponsor the Lok Sabha speaker for presidential election slated to take place on August 6
There are no wars to be won through poetry, no great intentions behind a poem's composition and it is more of a compulsion for self-motivated souls than a mere hobby, says Kiriti Sengupta, a gifted Indian poet, who has more than 17 books of poetry to his credit.