US Supreme Court recently held Trump administration’s move to deny benefits to child immigrants as unlawful — upholding the principle that executive can’t exercise powers arbitrarily or capriciously.
Misappropriation of Amphan relief reflects poorly on W Bengal government. State must bring guilty to book, make amends.
Glutted with political data, they are now accused of hunting coronavirus researchers. But where’s the colourful Guccifer 2.0?
A fact-finding report into communal violence in Delhi in February underlines the need for a free and fair probe.
The new battalion has not only infantry but also artillery, tank, anti-tank units, combat engineers and support forces making it a self-sustaining unit for a short period of time.
Covid-19 threatens to undo the gains made towards addressing sexual and reproductive health needs and enforcing rights of women.
It has reserves of Rs 91,447 crore. This should be used to fortify the healthcare infrastructure of the country
Assam’s flood problem cannot be entirely blamed on vagaries of nature. It needs to jettison outmoded flood control measures
The first digital cover of ‘Playboy’ signals a shifting notion of masculinity
The CBSE is an examination board that has a presence throughout India as well as in other countries. As such, any practices that it lays down will have a long-term far-reaching chain effect, unless these are actively and systematically interrogated.
Sanjaya Baru writes: It would be interesting to see how many of those who attended Modi’s rallies abroad have decided to return home to contribute to India’s “atmanirbharata”. Rather, the number of Indians seeking blessings of the Visa God is only increasing by the year, and the non-resident Indian is becoming the not-returning Indian.
Trade data highlights the slump. Localised lockdowns, self-imposed restrictions, could curtail it further
I am not a doctor, public health specialist or epidemiologist to weigh in on the public policy response, but my judgement is that a four-month, total lockdown produces unintended consequences and diminishing returns.
India has had little option but to open up the economy. That has led to some improvement in economic activity towards the latter part of the April-June quarter — but this is unlikely to sustain. In the July-September quarter, we expect the pace of improvement to slow down or even stagnate and fall in some cases..
July 17, 1980: What clouded today’s meeting was the Pakistani foreign minister’s speech which New Delhi has objected to on three counts.
Delhi has modified strategies, is stepping up to the Covid challenge. For the future, a public health cadre must be created as a priority.
The neglected and suffering are no longer in a mood of submission to their kismat and karma. It is a matter of essential rights.
Government should prepare a comprehensive policy on privatisation, and a medium-term roadmap
The Chabahar project is important for India’s regional goals, and for its relations with Iran
Ownership issue settled, Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple could do with a museum to showcase its treasures and history
July 16, 1980: The Pakistan foreign minister said: “We are fully committed to the Simla Agreement in all its provisions and are confident that the process would be carried to its logical conclusion with a just and amicable settlement on Jammu and Kashmir
A progressive and democratic society and an aspiring economic superpower cannot be policed by a regressive system.
There are many who would like to see the Congress succeed but for this we need a full time president and a complete overhaul. Party must listen to voices outside Delhi
A new Cold War is building up in every theatre of conflict, riding on real or exaggerated threats of terrorism and extremism. The duplicitous role of Pakistan is going to cause further instability and violence in the region.
Proactive diplomacy together with greater attention to soft developmental needs of the neighbours like connectivity, education, finance and healthcare is the need of the hour for India’s foreign policy mandarins.