The golden couple of the UK don’t want to stand on ceremony any more. Sometimes, stepping back spells progress.
At the core of the non-violent protests against the CAA, NRC and NPR is the message of peace and equality and an affirmation of solidarity with values enshrined in the Republic’s founding document.
The society and state are in conflict. A youthful, vibrant, ambitious and connected society is pitted against a hesitant, at times paralytic, politically-shackled and precedent-bound state.
Tehran signals intent to avoid escalation of the conflict in Gulf. Washington must seize the opportunity and engage politically
Over a decade after it was published, Mohammed Hanif’s ‘A Case of Exploding Mangoes’ sets off the Pakistan army
State of Climate of India report should occasion interventions to make people resilient to extreme weather events
As political ideologies fail to provide purpose and meaning to individuals, they are increasingly finding refuge in identity and religion. The thin line separating church and state is collapsing rapidly.
Whether Soleimani’s past makes him a likely war criminal or not, the US cannot abrogate to itself the right to mete out drone-delivered justice, and so, any arguments in favour of an ethical justification for the assassination based on his past are empty.
January 9, 1980: The Congress (I) would have crossed the 362 mark — which gives it a majority — during the day, but for the stiff resistance it met from the Left Front in West Bengal and from the Lok Dal in several constituencies in Uttar Pradesh and the Janata in some seats in Bihar.
India, for the first time since 1947, is facing a direct confrontation between hardliners and liberals, between political ideologies, and sadly, between the majority and minority communities among its great people.
Last year, a consultant came to meet me. He was commissioned to give a report on how to build globally eminent universities and since JNU had done it in my days, he wanted the “formula”. There isn’t one: A great university is built with autonomy and accountability.
In 1983, leftist politics on campus became so violent and uncontrollable that the university had to be closed for a year.
In an editorial, the Organiser has blamed the “monotheism” of Communism, Islam and Christianity whose “natural corollary” is the distortion of history.
This is the front page of The Indian Express published on January 8, 1980.
Finland’s PM calls for a four-day work week. It’s an old idea, but its time may have finally come.
What is urgently required is not the involvement of private players but a sincere engagement by the state in matters concerning peoples’ health. Reports have shown that most of the babies in Kota died due to suffocation at birth; low birth-weight and infections were the other significant causes of death.
Divisions, tensions and violence between groups and sects that political separatists promote not only damage our social lives, but also work as barriers to intellectual progress within as well as across nations.
JNU violence has raised questions about the conduct of Delhi Police. The onus is on the force to restore its credibility.
The danger that the system can be subverted increases when there are pressures to misuse the statistical system for political purposes. For example, there is a genuine fear that the exercise of preparing a National Population Register (NPR) as a prelude to Census 2021 could be subject to such misuse.
NSO pegs growth at 5 per cent, Union budget must pare down expectations to reflect state of economy.