Oct 25, 2014 01:44 AM
Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Unprecedented as the attack on its Parliament building might appear — it has even been described as “the end of Canada’s innocence” — the country has had long experience of terrorism, from
Oct 25, 2014 01:41 AM
In late July this year, the international airport in the bustling Nigerian metropolis of Lagos received an extremely unwelcome visitor. A man from Liberia, a West African nation where Ebola is rampant, had been caring for his sister when she came down wit
Oct 24, 2014 02:23 AM
It is not often that a first-time legislator gets to be Chief Minister. In Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar was chosen by the Bharatiya Janata Party for the top job not for his legislative experience or administrative expertise, but for his organisational ski
Oct 24, 2014 02:19 AM
Pope Francis famously asked last year: “If a person is gay and has goodwill, who am I to judge?” Last week, it almost looked like the Catholic Church, led by the first Pope in a thousand years from outside Europe, was set to make a bold transi
Oct 22, 2014 01:14 AM
The Centre has done well in moving quickly to clean up the mess in the coal sector following the Supreme Court’s cancellation of the allotment of 214 blocks. The cancelled blocks will be reallotted through an e-auction and an ordinance will be promu
Oct 22, 2014 01:10 AM
The range of measures Prime Minister Narendra Modi passionately spelt out at the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate programme on labour reforms reads like a road map to his Independence Day invitation to multinational corporations to ‘Make in
Oct 21, 2014 01:32 AM
It was a long-awaited reform measure but when the Narendra Modi government eventually deregulated diesel pricing on Saturday, the timing, in the backdrop of falling global oil prices, was just perfect. With oil companies wiping off the under-recoveries on
Oct 21, 2014 01:25 AM
A few months after steeply increasing taxes on tobacco products, the government has come up with another much-needed measure to contain tobacco consumption. Thanks to a recent amendment to the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling
Oct 20, 2014 02:03 AM
In winning the Haryana Assembly election, and emerging as the single largest party by far in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party has demonstrated the ability to expand its support base at the expense of its principal rival at the national level, the C
Oct 20, 2014 02:00 AM
The order of stock market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on DLF, banning the company and six top executives, including its founder chairman from the capital markets for a period of three years, is notable for two reasons. First,
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