GST will reset the basic rules of taxation. It is an illustration of PM Modi’s transformative reforms. Modi is on a transformative agenda, the fruits of which will be borne by this nation in a few years’ time. He is setting India’s basics right with a futuristic vision.
There is little cogent or visionary opposition to the decimation of India’s secular and tolerant tradition
Trump is wrestling with the media, in real life and in the photoshopped cartoon world
In reaching out to reassure its minorities after a spate of hate crimes, Britain has displayed how a mature, multicultural democracy can navigate the faultlines that threaten to cleave society amid terrorism and the rise of bigotry.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Israel visit marks many significant firsts. He is the first Indian prime minister to visit the Jewish state — the trip marks 25 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Ramachandran met him. MGR, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, will hold the portfolios of public administration, police, prohibition, industries and Hindu religious endowments, according to the list submitted to the governor.
Byculla jail riot must trigger important inquiries into the institution of the jail. The temerity that the woman prisoner, Manjula Shetye, demonstrated in complaining about missing items in the food allotted to her ward defied a central expectation from a prisoner — submission and silence.
At another level, any voice raised against the ruling dispensation in Delhi has to now deal with not only the BJP, RSS and several of their other social-cultural affiliates but also government agencies such as Income-Tax authorities, the ED and the CBI.
Despite Modi’s admiration for Israel’s achievements, the structural differences between Indian and Israeli national security situations, their worldviews and the absence of explicitly shared enemies limit stronger strategic rapprochement
Saudi Arabia and the UAE refused to step up price of their oil by 15 per cent in two stages at the Doha meeting, with a 10 per cent boost to go into effect on January 1, 1977 and a five per cent boost on July 1, 1977.
Only recently have I begun to feel that what I say or what I think does not matter
We need to build institutional memory, improve decision-making. Let’s start with data
Incidence of vector-borne diseases in summer shows up Delhi’s lack of preparedness for monsoon
Implementing GST will require the coming together of all stakeholders. Sections of Opposition must not repeat midnight churlishness.
Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Israel should build on the partnership between the two countries in water management
Developments in Australia and Qatar highlight India’s need to diversify sources and develop an integrated systems approach to planning
Kathmandu will need to cede space to the elected local bodies
Pune cannot take for granted its reputation of being a safe and secular city. #NotInMyName has given it the opportunity to look within
Make no mistake, if Babasaheb Ambedkar is being honoured by all parties, if Dalit candidates are sought after, it is because the Dalit vote bank is a formidable one. With 18 per cent of the population, Dalits are one of the largest minorities.
The Prime Minister said last week that nobody had the right to take the law into his own hands. So what he needs to do now is investigate why it is mostly in states ruled by BJP chief ministers that we have seen so many incidents of cow vigilantism.
Recently, PM Narendra Modi asked Uma Bharti to fly to Tel Aviv as part of the preparations for his trip to Israel on July 4. Bharti suggested to the PMO that the secretary in the Ministry of Water Resources should go in her place.
The worst tendencies of the Indian State and politics and business have found their way into the design of the GST that was launched yesterday. Many of the flaws in the design were the result of forced political compromise, writes P Chidambaram
With the US distracted and the Trump administration preoccupied with the various probes into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections and the alleged obstruction of justice by the bumbling Donald Trump, one can no longer look to the US at all.
The Congress Parliamentary Board had authorised Chavan to have fuller talks with Desai and negotiate with the ruling party on the presidential election. CPM leaders E.M.S. Namboodiripad and Samar Mukherjee called on Desai, later.
A black, pregnant woman, Williams declares her presence against the invisibility demanded of blacks and women
Cabinet approval for strategic disinvestment of Air India is long-delayed and extremely welcome
Beijing excels in art of alienating potential friends. New Delhi must tread cautiously — there is much to lose from escalation
India-Pak cricket in the ’80s helped navigate a way out of bigotry
So was he to those who travelled with him on the train that day. Yet they left him to die
They have had to bear the brunt of religious zealotry in Pakistan
Education can contribute to inner disarmament. It must instil human values that promote compassion, warmth and an appreciation of the necessity of dialogue
BJP projects itself as pro-Dalit by making Ram Nath Kovind its presidential candidate. It won’t work
Who are these people, who protest against so-called beef-eaters, killing helpless human beings? There is not enough outrage, or rather none at all, when it comes to the powers that be. It’s like Junaid’s death and that of others in past lynchings, never happened.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s angry remarks at Sabarmati about those killing innocents in the name of the cow doesn’t seem to be shared by the CMs of states where the killings are taking place.
The arrival of China as an increasingly significant setter of global standards may be uncomfortable for India but is near-inevitable and needs to be planned for.
Re-establishing Tibet’s geopolitical centrality in the trans-Himalayan region and breaking the special Bhutan-India bond is an important geopolitical goal for China in its competition with India in South Asia
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.