Iraq announces victory over IS in the city, but getting the country back on its feet will be hard. Bigger battles lie ahead.
Naresh Chandra underplayed his role in nuclear programme, economic liberalisation.
In the backdrop of the Israeli-Indian alliance are realities of occupation, suppression and misery.
In the first half of this year, the state lost 17 policemen as against 23 between September 2015 and August 2016 and 24 in the corresponding period in 2014-2015. The figures were 13 and 16 in 2012-2013 and in 2013-2014, respectively.
A hyphenated foreign policy, not just in West Asia, had handicapped India’s ability to forge pragmatic ties that help our national interests. The Modi government is making an important break from the past.
Whenever Muslim localities and properties were attacked as revenge against some objectionable posts by some Muslims, or Muslims were targeted for allegedly carrying beef, public opinion generally decried such engineered violence.
Well aware that the priority of Modi’s visit was purely business, the Jews in Gujarat said their long-pending demands — like protection of their monuments and declaring them as a minority community — continue to remain unaddressed.
Whenever the political churning for Opposition unity gets momentum, the BJP machinery unleashes a campaign to malign the image of Opposition leaders. This is how the investigative agencies are being increasingly seen as a new instrument in the BJP’s politics, under the present leadership.
India-China standoff: To the exclusion of its territorial disputes with India and Bhutan, China has settled all its other land boundary disputes. In contrast, it has resolved none of its maritime border disputes, with the honorable exception of the Gulf of Tonkin dispute with Vietnam.
West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu said in New Delhi that if the Janata government implemented the programmes listed in its election manifesto, “we will go along with them despite our differences”.
Implementation of direct benefit transfer of fertiliser subsidy should not be delayed for too long
The onus is on the Mamata Banerjee government to restore peace in the Darjeeling hills and North 24 Parganas
The re-imagined city must also be climate resilient at its core
Amid growing challenges within, India misses a modern security apparatus, strategic vision, long-term plan
Growing popularity of CPN-UML points to a new assertion.
The issue is not whether triple talaq is an essential practice of Islam, but whether it is an essential practice of the Hanafi school.
The anti-minority violence in India is significant not principally because of its scale but because of the processes engendering it.
What happened then in the Fifties, and up to 1962 is well known. Despite the bravery of the Indian soldier who fought, though badly equipped, India was humiliated.
We thought that wild animals exist only in forests. No, we are wrong. Here they roam around in your civilised spaces
Does the BJP really differ from these family-run parties? The answer is both yes and no. Instead of one family, it is the Sangh Parivar which has the final say.
Almost no country needs to be more worried about jihadist Islam spreading than India, where more Muslims live than anywhere else, except Indonesia.
The popular belief is that the BJP is pulling the strings that hold the four factions (of the AIADMK). It could be part of the BJP’s political strategy to carve out a space for itself in Tamil Nadu politics.
Cornered and demonised, the Indian Muslim struggles between fear and hope. The Indian Muslim is dealing with a silent, undeclared psychological war that the State has unleashed on it.
China is signalling it is ready to throw down the gauntlet and unwilling to countenance India as a determining factor in Bhutan’s external relations
When the earthquake hit the hills in 2013, Gurung visited my house and that of many others but the fund promised never arrived. A year later, my father rebuilt the damaged part of the house with his own money. Many others who could not afford to do so, continue to live in damaged homes.
Structural issues and unscrupulous middlemen — not demonetisation — are responsible for farmers’ plight
A new cast is transforming Malayalam cinema. It is no more a man’s world
Until the death of Burhan Wani, Kashmir’s new militancy on social media was little understood by the establishment, intelligence agencies and media
UP’s cycle tracks may be ill-planned, but they should be revamped, not dismantled
GST rollout is a learning process, implementation holds the key to its success
Most opposition parties, including the Congress, have conveyed their acceptance to the ruling party’s proposal to sponsor the Lok Sabha speaker for presidential election slated to take place on August 6
An Indian diplomat who offered to fund his alma mater in Lahore
But it will take an act of imaginative statesmanship to make sure that the fires of Baduria and Basirhat do not become the inferno of Bengal.
Sikkim is sandwiched between Tibet, which has flared up on the one hand, and the active non-cooperation of the West Bengal authorities on the other.
Cow vigilantes and self-proclaimed ghazis don’t need state legitimacy to carry out the violent actions that they engage in. The problem starts when the state itself remains silent against such heinous crimes
Purity, pollution, authority, and tradition were found to be the chief concerns of Indian vegetarians, as per a 2013 study, as opposed to universalism, animal and environmental welfare which concern vegetarians elsewhere.
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.