Unhappy at some recent judgments, Opposition trying to intimidate Supreme Court

Trump seems set to end Iran nuclear deal. In Middle East, this is a poor time for tougher solutions

Justice Sachar’s principles stood firm and were his guiding light till his last days

Asaram Bapu rape verdict brought on a made for TV moment

India’s Commonwealth

Debate on the forum can’t be about its past. It must be about its value for India’s international relations.

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Brutalisation of Kathua girl is a terrifying moment for Indian nation

Caste and religious-based sexual violence against women and children by a dominant group is a well documented practice, apparently from older times in India.

Two atomic energy experts returned to New Delhi after reconnoitering Garhwal Himalayas, official sources said.
Forty Years Ago, April 17, 1978: Tornado Kills 100

India has undertaken to finance the construction of the Rs 30-crore Devighat hydro-electric project to meet the power needs of the Kathmandu valley.

Luckily for India, now there are new champions to follow, CWG 18 has added variety to the sporting view.
Watch their space

Commonwealth Games has given India many new champions to follow.

Dear friend, speak up

The government has now completed nearly four years in office, presented five budgets and used up all the opportunity available to it to show results.

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Judges in contempt

Pakistan Supreme Court verdict on Nawaz Sharif undermines gains made in institutionalising democracy.

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows anti-aircraft fire in the sky after US-led airstrikes targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. (AP)
A Post-Fact Conflict

How truth has been obscured in the narratives on chemical weapons in Syria.

Luckily for India, now there are new champions to follow, CWG 18 has added variety to the sporting view.
Form of the formless

Ram Kumar’s abstract art symbolised the journey of an artist who pursued silence.

Bhalchandra Bhai Vaidya (1928-2018): A life of service, politics of conviction

Bhai Vaidya will continue to inspire. His struggle for equality will go on.

What is the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018
Raja Mandala: Nordic cool

PM Modi’s meeting with the region’s leaders could end India’s neglect of a part of the world that has punched above its weight in diplomacy.

Kathua’s inconvenient truths

Outrage over heinous crime cannot be a replacement for strengthening rule of law. Civil society must start — and sustain — a debate on the need for improving the quality of policing.

48 MP, MLAs have declared cases of crime against women: ADR
Is India safer for women after Nirbhaya? The answer is no

Does any parent feel safe if his daughter is out late in any part of India, especially in metro cities? The answer is no. Isn’t every woman walking or driving alone considered fair game by otherwise seemingly harmless men? The answer is yes.

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Ram Kumar (1924-2018): An Artist With A View

Ram Kumar’s art believed in the endless generation of life against death.

Aadhaar seeding must for bank accounts under KYC norms: RBI
The great bank fiddle

Bankers’ demands for accounting forbearance are dangerous and self-serving.

Go Slow On Oil

Rising crude prices are cause for concern. But they don’t warrant going back on deregulation, forcing OMCs to absorb losses.

A Continuing Tragedy

Strikes on Syria raise questions of legitimacy of force, underline renewed great power rivalry, while a brutal civil war unfolds.

Soft hands and hard bargaining: What to watch in Modi-Oli meeting
Next Door Nepal: The battles at home

Emerging religious, ethnic faultlines could trip Oli’s vision of a prosperous Nepal.

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From Plate to Plough: Freeing the farm

Raising agricultural exports requires the government to unburden policy of consumer bias. A balance should be struck between meeting the needs of food-insecure consumers and income-insecure farmers.

In Good Faith: Terms of unfreedom

How do ideas of metaphysical and political freedom align themselves? Is dissent the essence of freedom?

The PM’s Trail by Jyoti Malhotra
Kathua, Unnao cases: PM Modi knows he can’t afford what Delhi gangrape did to UPA II

The PM knows the Delhi gangrape in 2012 drove another nail into the coffin of the UPA – he knows he can’t afford to have the same done to him and the party, in this last year before national polls in 2019.

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