The fourth estate would be naive to take the withdrawal of this directive at face value. The government has just fired a warning shot across the bows knowing fully well that the guidelines were anchored in quicksand.
Delegates from West Bengal at the CPI congress in Bhatinda demanded the total rejection of the draft political review report. Bishwanath Mukherjee, West Bengal CPI state secretary, wanted a complete admission of the CPI’s past failures rather than a mere admission of wrong party policy in backing the Emergency.
Before starting for Naokhali, Gandhi wrote an aesthetically beautiful line on his perspective on the art of dying: “As it is, all die, but one has to learn by practice how to die a beautiful death. The matter will not be settled even if everybody went to Naokhali and got killed”.
What happens when one of the world’s largest school education systems is pilloried in the media for all the wrong reasons? Credibility is the first casualty. The sacred thread that binds a student, her faith in examinations and the fairness with which it is conducted, can never be traded.
North Korean leader’s Beijing visit, diplomatic detente with Washington can be seen as a part of the quest for strategic autonomy.
Supreme Court ruling adding procedural safeguards for accused under SC/ST Atrocities Act shows that judiciary needs to be sensitised to the operation of caste in Indian society.
The Opposition has been let down by a streak of self-goals by its leadership.
Shopian operations point to improvement in intelligence gathering, but the flare-up underlines the work to be done.
For the BJP, the pre-eminent party in the country and part of the ruling alliance in Bihar, it is important that it reprimand and take strong action against party members who attempt political mobilisation on grounds that are against the letter and spirit of the Constitution.
Kim and the first family’s enthusiasm for the performance by South Korean K-pop band Red Velvet in Pyongyang has caused the scales to fall from the eyes. This was a real, human reaction, and it rendered inhuman the world’s former mirth at Kim’s expense. A golden era of satire is over.
ICICI Bank-Videocon sweet deal: If there is some truth in the allegation, there must be swift and decisive action that dispels uncertainty.
Easter and the resurrection of Christ celebrate hope amidst darkness, that evil does not have the last word.
OBC question The home minister threw the hint that the proposed reservation of jobs for the backward sections of society might be referred to the proposed Backward Classes Commission. At the same time, Charan Singh called for wider consultation on the subject so that an acceptable formula could be evolved. Singh, who was replying to […]
Schemes to ensure that farmers get fair returns will come a croppper unless trade and tariffs are synced with minimum support prices.
Early snags in proposed unification of Left parties could affect PM Oli’s position.
The much-maligned bureaucracy has become a hurdle in the way of populist misadventure
Why governments hesitate to withdraw cases when the accused are Muslims
The government must take the initiative to end the impasse in the Lok Sabha
The state must revisit the Hashimpura murders in the light of new evidence
The prime minister’s meeting this week with 111-year-old Sri Sri Sri Shivakumara Swamiji is certainly in line with the deep devotion the BJP’s top leaders also manifest when closely contested elections, like those in Karnataka, are around the corner.
Papa CJ started stand-up comedy in 2004 after his visit to the annual Fringe festival in Edinburgh. Since then, amongst various places, he has performed at the Sydney Opera House and also at gun-point in South Africa, he quips.