May 30, 2015 12:00 AM
A meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Dr. Manmohan Singh should in the normal run of democracy have passed without inviting any remarks. Once the heat and hostilities of an election end, governance should be a cooperative enterprise, with the
May 29, 2015 11:58 PM
After yet another stand-off with agitating Gujjars the Rajasthan government has caved in, announcing that it would provide the community 5 per cent reservation in jobs. This will be over and above the 50 per cent reservation extended to backward classes a
May 29, 2015 12:36 AM
Recent reports about some Muslim families and individuals being denied housing accommodation or not being allowed to buy apartments in Indian cities point to an endemic issue of urban bias. While discrimination and biases of various kinds are common in ur
May 29, 2015 12:35 AM
The arrest of some current and former FIFA officials by the Swiss police for extradition to the U.S. over federal corruption charges, and a subsequent raid in Zurich in a parallel investigation into the allotment of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting rig
May 28, 2015 12:31 AM
The last one year has seen India’s military modernisation process slowly picking up pace in terms of clearances for critical military hardware, with an emphasis on ‘Make in India’. But the much-needed policy framework to provide directio
May 28, 2015 12:30 AM
There has been a steady rise in the value of illegally brought-in gold seized by the Indian Customs in recent years. From Rs.43.87 crore in 2011-12, the figure rose to Rs.104.62 crore in 2012-13, and further to Rs.686.99 crore in 2013-14. The figure is re
May 27, 2015 12:38 AM
In response to a political storm over the numerous killings of unarmed protesters by the security forces in Kashmir in 2010, the UPA government belatedly tried to change tack by procuring “non-lethal weapons” for the security forces and the po
May 27, 2015 12:35 AM
For the third time in six seasons, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings squared off in the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) main event. MI repeated its 2013 triumph, drawing level with CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders as owners of two titles in the eigh
May 26, 2015 12:28 AM
Having come to power on the strength of mega-promises centred on the prospect of achhe din for all, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot but feel the weight of popular expectations on his government after an uneventful first year. The vast majority of thos
May 26, 2015 12:25 AM
Foreign policy initiatives and efforts to raise India’s international profile will be clearly seen as prominent features of the year. Mr. Modi’s visits to 18 countries in the West, Latin America, China, the neighbourhood and East Asia were in
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