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Apr 27, 2015 01:00 AM
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan found herself in the eye of the storm last week after she delivered two almost identical rulings on consecutive days expunging jibes targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A heated debate followed, with an enraged Opposi
Apr 27, 2015 12:44 AM
The conviction of former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsy and his co-defendants by an Egyptian court last week is the first of several verdicts expected in four major criminal cases brought against the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood (the Ikhwan), whic
Apr 25, 2015 01:02 AM
The pangs of creating a new mechanism to make appointments to the higher judiciary are already being felt. The National Judicial Appointments Commission Act has been notified, but the NJAC is yet to be fully constituted. It requires only the appointment o
Apr 25, 2015 12:44 AM
In contrast to last year, the initial outlook for the southwest monsoon looks hardly promising. According to the first-stage forecast issued on April 22 by the India Meteorological Department, the southwest monsoon seasonal rainfall is likely to be 93 per
Apr 24, 2015 01:02 AM
It is unfortunate that the government seems determined to introduce legal provisions to ensure that children between the ages of 16 and 18 are tried as adults if they commit heinous offences such as murder and rape. Ever since a juvenile offender was give
Apr 24, 2015 12:49 AM
With the expulsion from its ranks of founder-members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, the Aam Aadmi Party would seem to have put an end, at least for now, to a bitter internal battle that has taken much of the gloss off its historic victory in the Del
Apr 23, 2015 02:18 AM
The passing away of Australia’s Phil Hughes last November after being hit on the head by a short ball, left the cricket world distraught and acutely aware of the very real dangers of playing the game. The death this week of 20-year-old Ankit Keshri
Apr 23, 2015 02:04 AM
President Xi Jinping's visit to Pakistan needs to be seen as a game changer. With studied deliberation and precision, the Chinese have utilised the presidential visit to alter the facts on the ground. At the heart of Mr. Xi’s trip was the formal ina
Apr 22, 2015 01:27 AM
History, they say, is always written by the winners. But could this be by even winners of elections? So it would seem from the workings of India’s premier institute of historical research and funding, the Indian Council of Historical Research, which
Apr 22, 2015 01:13 AM
After a five-year-long process, the European Commission has announced a formal investigation into claims of unfair practices resorted to by Google. The allegation is that the company has abused its dominant position in the ‘market for internet searc
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