This World Cup, Kerala waits again for Argentina vs Brazil

Murder of Shahjahan Bachchhu pierces the complacency that had set in with regard to the terrorism challenge in Bangladesh

‘Kaala’ is a political film that mirrors the social and economic questions of our time

Nepal PM's Beijing visit is likely to resonate in Kathmandu’s relations with Delhi

Dividends of peaceful dissent

In Pakistan, Pathan youth are at the heart of a mass movement questioning state policies. Their methods hold a lesson for Kashmir’s young.

Cities at Crossroads: Who pays to save this lake?

Bengaluru waterbody, Jakkur, restored by a citizen’s initiative, now stands to be deprived of water by a power plant, raising questions about making environmentally sound practices economically viable.

Decoding the political arithmetic of Opposition unity in run-up to 2019 general elections
View From The Right: Opposition galore

The editorial in Organiser asserts that the alliance is of leaders most of whom believed and practised dynastic politics, and a corollary of this family-centred approach is the appropriation of wealth through corrupt means.

Aadhaar row
The new Luddites’ paranoia

Critics of Aadhaar are raising an alarm based on unfounded concerns.

May 29, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Nanda Devi Plot

The Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath, Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati, alleged that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was involved in planting a nuclear device at Nanda Devi.

The legacy of the UPA was one of gross economic mismanagement.
Before and after four years

Policy paralysis of the UPA years has been replaced with inclusive growth, successful programme implementation, stress on equity.

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Where anything goes

Message of Cobrapost sting: Media subservience to power, its contempt for the citizen.

The stinging feeling

New questions have been raised about health of international cricket ecosystem — involving fixers, bookies, players.

Yes, indeed

Ireland vote on abortion is a ringing note of humanity in a world in thrall to tribal identities and religious fanaticism.

SC wants status report on Cauvery Board on May 8, Centre says can do so after Karnataka polls
River Sutra

International treaties hold lessons for the Cauvery dispute.

Bihar’s new sorrow

Nitish Kumar’s prohibition policy is visiting pain on those it was supposed to help — the poorest and most disempowered.

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Raja Mandala: Call from Southeast Asia

PM Modi needs to assure the ASEAN that his participation in the Shangri La dialogue is a harbinger of greater engagement with the region.

At least 60 passengers, including some women, were drowned in the Gandak river when the storm-tossed boat they were travelling in capsized near Sakhwa ghat in east Champaran district.
May 28, 1978, Forty Years Ago

A new Sri Lanka constitution being put into final shape by parliamentary committee will guarantee language rights to Sri Lanka’s 2.6 million Tamils, government sources said.

Oil predicament

Government faces growing pressure due to rising prices. It must resist band-aid solutions.

Rajasthan proposes weekend sermons in schools. There are better ways to strengthen the moral fibre
Three’s company

Coming together of PM Modi, Hasina, CM Banerjee in Santiniketan underlined for India the unrealised potential in the East.

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Next Door Nepal: The suitable boy

India and China are both wooing PM Oli, with different strategies.

In Good Faith: The task for the political philosopher

How to cultivate indigeneity without hyper-nationalism

From Plate to Plough: Pieces of a market

A single national agriculture market, promised by the BJP in its 2014 manifesto, remains a pipe dream. Can the government reform the broken APMC structure in the last year of its term?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. (File)
No longer sea-blind

As they respond to a long-ignored maritime imperative, Delhi and Jakarta find an anchor for re-engagement.

It was not until 1964 that the Rajya Sabha made its own rules under Article 118(1).
Rules for the Elders

Rajya Sabha committee must look beyond the symptoms of dysfunction.