UP’s ambitious plans may pull down Centre’s 24×7 ‘Power for All’ scheme
Current India-China standoff bears a resemblance to the dispute that sparked the 1962 war. But let’s not stretch the analogy
Malabar-17 demonstrates enhanced interoperability among the navies of Japan, India and the US — and a shared determination to safeguard a free and open Indo-Pacific
The Prime Minister’s message on violence in the name of the cow is still less pointed, less blunt
Vajpayee had promised the leaders in Kathmandu that India would consider the proposal with an open mind
A generation has grown up amid violence. Yet, the state can fall back on its heritage of tolerance, confluence
Government has an opportunity to enhance use of social audit to monitor schemes
How Roger Federer at Wimbledon became everyone’s favourite tennis story
Health ministry’s plan to wipe out malaria by 2027 is welcome. But it needs to address manpower shortages, beef up research
There are many women in the country, like in the rest of the world, who face severe cramps and pain on the first day of their periods. In fact, some countries have adopted menstrual leave as a policy.
Unsurprisingly, the government has repeatedly refused to disclose details about the November 2016 demonetisation exercise, despite it attracting enormous public support. The citizenry is required to applaud and cheer every decision but it simply cannot be trusted with the details of the decision making process, it seems
For a country that aims to be a regional power, the data on child nutrition confirms that the situation is abysmal. Save for Bihar, six of the seven states with the highest incidence of stunting, for example, are ruled by the BJP or the BJP and its allies – Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Bihar.
If it continues, India-China stand-off could test Nepal’s equal-distance policy
In the defence sector, India’s import fixation is taking a toll
Diversification is essential to making Punjab a star performer in agriculture once again
Causes for annual floods in Assam are well-known. It’s now time to put lessons from research on the Brahmaputra into practice
A joint statement said Vajpayee had reiterated the priority given by the new government to having beneficial bilateral relations with all of India’s neighbours “and more particularly with Nepal with whom there are ties in tradition, culture, religion, history trade and commerce.”
Naresh Chandra never allowed himself to be captured by his job. He shaped it into his preferred mould
India has more formal non-farm jobs than we think. Creating millions more needs labour, education reforms
Stand-off between workers and residents in Noida highlights the urgent need for legislation that governs domestic work
The Kashmir tragedy has been so routinised and so predictable that nothing ever surprises any longer.
An unusual trip, which went unnoticed, was that of Zhaohui’s wife, counsellor Dr Jiang Yili, who flew to Bhutan and called on the royalty there, including the Queen Mother.
Just as the militants have taken a maximalist position that has to be rejected out of hand, the Central government has taken a maximalist position that has aggravated the problem. The people of the Kashmir Valley are caught between the two maximalist positions.
If the Prime Minister meant what he said about government not having any business to be in business, then we should by now have at least seen government hotels sold.
And one didn’t expect Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi to come up with this male-bashing statement—”Which men have committed suicide? I have not heard/read of a single case.” A very Pappu thing to do, we would think!
The Union Home Ministry recently opened Harsil to both Indian and foreign tourists alike, scrapping the ‘permit system’ in entirety. The development follows relentless efforts of the people from Uttarkashi for years who wanted to increase the footfall of tourists to Harsil so as to improve their economic situation.
Ramanuja and Martin Luther underline how religion evolves by debating with scriptures, not by being beholden to them.
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
Amendments to the Monuments Act threaten historical structures.
The US spy was set free by Pakistan, and thereby hangs a tale
Liu Xiaobo showed that a politics that rises above resentment, that is without enemies, is possible
Naresh Chandra was a believer in the capacities of the Indian state, while being aware of its failures.
The government must rethink the wisdom of its notification on the sale of cattle
The demand to shut down Al Jazeera as a precondition to resolving the crisis between Qatar and parts of the Arab world is not just outrageous in nature, but also preposterous because it’s being made by some of the most oppressive regimes in the world. It is also infinitely dangerous for the future of freedom in the Middle East and the world at large.
To bind a person to a jeep and parade him over a distance to make an example out of him for deterring stone-pelters violates Article 147 and would constitute a grave breach of the Geneva Convention.
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.