Its encryption protects the privacy of users but prevents action against those using it to spread fake news, rumours and communal tension
The writing is on the wall for President Yameen. Even as India welcomes court order, it must not lose sight of longer view
India’s Under-19 World Cup sweep showcases its preparedness to take on the future
Front page of the Indian Express on February 5, 1977
Budget 2018 has tangible benefits for haves, impossible promises for have-nots
(Not) getting paid to do what you love
The absence of energy from the finance minister’s script showcased a larger disconnect
Budget 2018 was littered with promises, silent on resources. There was no boldness, little imagination
Ancient dharma accepted inter-caste marriages. Society did not oppose the love marriages of youth. Today, the courts too do not oppose such marriages.
Dr Arvind Subramanian has been a good doctor since his appointment as the CEA in October 2014. The NDA government has been a terrible patient. The uneasy relationship between a good doctor and a bad patient is best illustrated by the divergence between the Economic Survey (ES) and the Budget
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee pointed out that her books had fared much better in sales without any self-publicity or gifting of free copies to fellow MPs.
This kind of desperate poverty exists in some measure in most states that the BJP has won since 2014. And, it was in the hope that things would change dramatically that BJP chief ministers won resounding victories.
Given our federal structure, the idea of holding elections simultaneously in the 29 states plus the Centre is impossible as of now. Some Constitutional amendments will be required.
The finest contribution of Arun Jaitley’s Budget is the fund of bamboo jokes it has generated
Making SC roster public is welcome. CJI must take this further — questions related to powers of his office must be addressed
BJP stands warned after Gujarat and before 2019. Congress needs to build up from the states
The CEC said he had recognised the Congress led by Indira Gandhi as a national party in the name and symbol of India National Congress (I or Indira) and with the hand as its symbol.
The chief justice must involve senior judges when sensitive cases are to be decided
More transparency is needed for Indian society to have an informed debate about rising inequality
In his life and death, he was a mirror that reflected the restless energies of a period that dissipated over time
Protection and promotion of Hafiz Saeed is taking a toll on the rule of law in Pakistan
The focus in the Union Budget on tertiary healthcare at the cost of primary and secondary healthcare is flawed. A publicly-financed health insurance scheme is no substitute
There are grand promises. But the actual increases in budgetary outlays are shockingly low.
Budget 2018-19 has the announcement, the jumla. It has no goal or focus.
A budget that does not believe that in the long run we are all dead.
Rahul Gandhi gets a dressing down for a public display of affluence. He’s at the receiving end of a tactic he’s deployed
Trying to be all things to all people, budget seeks to bluff its way on fundamental tensions in the economy
Here is what had happened forty years ago, have a look
Budget 2018-19 falters in breaching deficit targets, not cutting corporate tax rates. There is lack of clarity on funding of flagship healthcare scheme, higher prices to farmers
Únion Budget 2018: Budget addresses the crises in agriculture. The devil is in the allocations
Budget 2018: There is no change in the economic paradigm of this government. It continues to cater to corporate and big business interests. The primary source of revenue generation in this Budget remains the selling off of public sector undertakings.
A poor farmer would be right to ask why Mr Modi left him to fend for himself for all these years. Why has the promised transformation not come to rural India? Unsurprisingly, the BJP’s friends in the corporate sector should be pleased.
FICCI on Budget 2018: With the markets giving a compounded return of 15-16% over the last 20 years, a tax impacting 1.5% return should not affect domestic investor appetite for equity investment.
Budget 2018: . With this added health cover benefit, we can be truly proud of being a growing economy with concerns of the marginalized and the disadvantaged being well taken care of. In a way, this is a redistribution of wealth generated in favour of the poor and the impoverished.
Federer and Nadal appear to have cracked the code for the modern-day human ideal because they have found a rare equilibrium — between sophistication and savagery, self-love and empathy, ruthlessness and generosity.
Despite cosmetic attempts at a conciliatory tone, US president’s State of the Union address was in keeping with his story so far.