The mess in West Asia owes much to the “different” interpretations of the Quran. Muslims recognise it as the “Word of Allah”.The writer rightly argues that this view need to be changed. If Christianity could be modernised 500 years ago with “cherry-picking”, it is high time that Muslims did the same.
In Kashmir, even today, there is recognition of the Sufi tradition in which a Muslim ascetic becomes Nund Rishi and a Hindu poet gets recognition as Lal Ded or Lalla Arifa. But in all parts of India — not just Kashmir — resources drawn from composite heritage are being used to create rifts between communities.
But the reason people gave the BJP a clear majority was because they believed the party’s promise to bring about change. But what we see today are a minority forced to become refugees in their own land.
The crown prince’s appointment comes at a time when the kingdom is mired in number of crises like drop in oil price, the Arab Spring, war in Yemen and more recent crisis with Iran and Qatar.
The Opposition should have shed its ego and supported the NDA nominee for President of India. The Congress knows that it can’t muster a win for Meira Kumar so her nomination seems to be just to play at the political game.
The result of the contest between Meira Kumar and Ram Nath Kovind can be predicted before the first vote is cast.
After the recent atrocities against Dalits in different parts of the party, the BJP had to regain lost ground amongst these communities. The choice of Ram Nath Kovind should be seen in this context.
It is true that Kovind was a little known figure till the other day but now we know that he is humble, has a clean slate and while in active politics he had been above controversy.
“Sports often panders to the parochial, but Pakistan is a team that can elevate those who watch it.”
The Tamil issue was an ethnic crisis caused by majority oppression. But the Kashmir issue has been about separatism right from its inception.
The party is losing gradually losing ground and it will not be long before the voters teaches it another lesson.
Pakistan has fooled India a dozen times, always to find India back at the negotiating table.
New Delhi must now build coalitions of economic significance.
The para military organisations are responsible for internal security and counter insurgence activities. Then why do we drag the army into a role it is not trained for?
Aadhaar has also brought huge savings for the government, increased transparency and made direct cash transfers easier.
The writer appears less concerned about the situation in Kashmir and more about “restoring” the primacy of the armed forces.
Aren’t populist politics a fraud on the voter’s mandate?
Banning liquor has led to an increase in drug consumption in Bihar. The state government should review its policy immediately.
Loan waiver also makes banks wary of granting loans to farmers. This, in turn, pushes farmers to take loans from moneylenders.
The IPL has resurrected flagging careers and unearthed hidden talent. The IPL has been a game changer, both for TV and cricket.
His regime has seen “a series of political murders or violence” across the state.
The idea of absolute truth is consistent with plurality of faiths and conscience.
The aim of research is to find solutions to social issues. But heated political discussions take students away from this goal.
The Indian judicial system observes leniency and avoids death penalty except in cases of extremely gross and intolerable offences.
The defeat of the Congress and NCP can be ascribed to lack of leadership, weak cadre, corruption and an adversarial relationship with the state government.
Opposition parties, some economists and rating agencies question the GDP data. The reality of GDP growth will come out in the figures of the coming quarters.
Anonymity will act as a safeguard against a possible backlash by political parties post-polls. This scheme may even further state funding of elections in the near future.
The study is itself titled, “Languages are still a major barrier to global science.”
Instead of blaming victims for their attire, politicians and police must ensure women’s safety and the judiciary should swiftly deal with crimes against women
Car pool lanes can reinforce the odd-even scheme to combat Delhi’s air pollution. It will not only save people money but will also save them time as CPLs will be given preference
The trend of glorifying political actors is nothing new, starting from schemes named after Gandhi and Nehru.
Those at the top must listen to the elder members of the BJP, who have warned against the party coming under the control of one or two leaders. The BJP has always prided itself on being a “party with a difference” and has often taken potshots at the Congress for having become the family concern of the Gandhis. […]
The statement of Haryana CM may provide yet another god-gifted opportunity to the united opposition to once again put the government in the dock.
As an aspiring world power, India cannot shrug off its responsibility to make its military establishment gender neutral.
The German chancellor’s gesture of returning the 10th century Durga statue to India should move UK to return the Kohinoor diamond and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s sword.
With regard to the draft National Encryption Policy, the government’s decision to withdraw the poorly conceived draft in its entirety was the only face-saving course left.
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