DGCA’s draft regulation on drones is a beginning. But it sidesteps important issues.
While these claims maybe exaggerated, but they do reflect the uneasiness of all three parties over the outcome.
National Health Protection Scheme redefines the role of the state — a service provider to the financier. It won’t be easy.
Asma Jahangir opposed military dictators, alienated religious parties, did not mince words against the country’s highest court.
Biometric authentication by PDS dealers defeats the unique identity scheme’s purpose. An aborted scheme in Madhya Pradesh that relied on once-in-a-year authentication can curb exclusion errors.
When all the grandees are witnessing her unspeakable humiliation in the royal assembly, Draupadi has the nerve and wisdom to remind them of something of eternal significance: ‘The elders who hesitate to speak for dharma are not worth their salt’
Asma Jahangir was not an agent of any State. She was the agent of the poor and helpless masses
Consent and accountability should be at the core of the new privacy law.
I am a man of faith. The cynical political calculation of Ram Janmabhoomi movement is intolerable to me.
All players must be made stakeholders to achieve political stability.
Procedural aspects need to be factored into the public discourse on the Rafale and other defence deals. Granular details should be disclosed, to the extent it is possible to do so without compromising security.
Army and police must not be, and must not be seen to be, at odds with each other in Kashmir.
The chief ministers were foisted by the Centre and they were just dismissed at the Centre’s sweet will. There was no trust and confidence in the state governments.
Delhi’s focus must be on mobilising an international coalition that supports return of rule of law in the Maldives.
Incarceration of Begum Khaleda Zia closes a chapter in Bangladesh politics. And opens a new one
Indian judiciary could look at how Pak courts dealt with lynching of Mashal Khan.
JNU is a University that is full of classes — not only do students often request regular teachers for extra and unscheduled classes, senior students or visiting faculty or post-doctoral fellows get railroaded by curious, hungry students into teaching completely impromptu month-long courses and workshops.
I refuse to name and shame the man who molested me as a 23-year-old, though the joke is on us if he is more innocent than ever because of his name appearing on this List.
It is an insult to the people’s intelligence to announce a grand scheme without forethought or preparation or money in the last year of the term of the government.
A leading Congress leader even suggested that a less autocratic and more affable BJP leader, such as Rajnath Singh, could be acceptable to potential allies in case of a hung parliament.
Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh may be lost, but that is a problem for Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Modi has to secure the trust of all citizens to win big.
It could be time for the Prime Minister to notice that in the name of saving cows he has alienated Dalit communities across India and not just Muslims
Many called the AIMIM chief’s demand bizarre, some buffoonery. Of course, there cannot and should not be any law that violates the freedom of speech.
Waning ethics in India’s private sector is not just a moral problem. No economy can perform at a high level without integrity.
Tax buoyancy has helped the government to budget for schemes that make transfer of revenues to the bottom third of the population possible. There was no reason for the long-term capital gains tax
Delhi government is pleased to lead students towards future joy, but society has questions about the itinerary
Cases of child abuse are considered too routine to be reported in Pakistan
BJP’s outreach to Northeast will be tested as it attempts to emerge as a prominent pole in upcoming elections in region
Delhi must come to terms with a changing Middle East and the opportunities it presents
PM’s Palestine visit signals that dehyphenation, scaling up ties with Israel, do not mean declining support for two-state solution
Prime Minister Morarji Desai said he was determined to effect a thorough change in administration so that “the rulers become real servants of the people”.
Jailing of Khaleda Zia revives questions about Sheikh Hasina’s pursuit of absolute power in Bangladesh
Because this trick distracts from government’s failures, and because dynast Rahul is Congress president
Chandramohan case is a reminder: India needs to embrace its diverse traditions
Haksar, who had served for several years as the principal secretary to Sanjay Gandhi’s mother, the then prime minister, appeared to be aware of the reasons for this action against his close relatives, but refused to use his personal influence to intervene to save them.
UP’s lengthening list of encounters signals a policing breakdown. Government must probe its trigger-happy cops