Apr 25, 2014 12:24 AM
The Supreme Court’s verdict permitting resumption of iron-ore mining in Goa with a temporary cap of 20 million tonnes per annum is welcome for more reasons than one. First, the lifting of the mining ban will restore livelihoods to a vast number of p
Apr 25, 2014 12:22 AM
The drone attacks which the Yemeni government says have killed at least 55 suspected al-Qaeda militants in the Mahfad region of central and southern Yemen show that current United States policy there is both self-defeating and dangerous. The attacks took
Apr 24, 2014 01:49 AM
Once again, the credibility deficit of the Board of Control for Cricket in India stands underlined. A three-member committee recommended by the BCCI to hold an investigation into charges concerning the Indian Premier League matches last year has not found
Apr 24, 2014 12:08 AM
In September 2012, an alert Egyptian doctor working in a Saudi Arabian hospital isolated a new human virus in samples taken from a man who had died of pneumonia and kidney failure. The virus came to be known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronav
Apr 23, 2014 12:15 AM
By asking Hindus not to allow Muslims to buy property in ‘Hindu localities’, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia was seeking to undermine the basic constitutional values of the nation. This was no ordinary ‘hate speech’ ma
Apr 23, 2014 12:03 AM
In a context of deepening confrontation and sporadic violence in eastern Ukraine which has so far left three people dead and many more injured, Russia, the United States, and the European Union reached an agreement of sorts in Geneva on April 17. The deal
Apr 22, 2014 12:03 AM
Elections always throw up inventive rhetoric, catchy one-liners, barbs, and taunts. These are amplified even more when social media rule the roost among the young and trendy in particular. Nonetheless, it is disheartening that in a country that otherwise
Apr 22, 2014 12:03 AM
The Supreme Court’s ruling that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India can audit private telecom firms that share their revenues with the government is a landmark one. The ruling has, at one stroke, extended the reach of the CAG from governmen
Apr 21, 2014 12:20 AM
By leaving it to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi to decide whether to recommend dissolution of the Delhi Assembly or not, the Supreme Court has wisely refrained from giving any direction to the constitutional authority to follow a particular course of ac
Apr 21, 2014 12:19 AM
The writer Michael Jacobs, who died in January 2014, met the legendary Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez by chance when he arrived in the country to undertake a journey on the river Magdalena. He was introduced to Marquez by a friend as “an
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