Sep 3, 2014 01:41 AM
India and Japan have enjoyed the best of relations over the decades. Yet, their trade and economic partnership has, strangely, been under-performing, belying the promise and potential. Bilateral trade at $16.29 billion in 2013-14 accounted for just 2.13 p
Sep 3, 2014 01:39 AM
The events that have unfolded in Pakistan over the last two weeks have all but wiped out the country’s small democratic gains of the last six years. A few thousand protestors under the leadership of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who leads
Sep 2, 2014 12:50 AM
In a single stroke, the Narendra Modi administration has underscored its seriousness in taking indigenisation of military hardware to the next level, and signalled its intent to end the drought in military procurement, which had begun to affect defence pr
Sep 2, 2014 12:49 AM
The moral and practical imperatives of creating an equitable world and a sustainable planet have increasingly become inescapable. These are not unattainable ideals either. This optimism is foregrounded in a blueprint produced by the United Nations Open Wo
Sep 1, 2014 12:13 AM
In launching the most ambitious plan ever to extend basic banking services across the country, the government is fulfilling a promise made by the Prime Minister in his Independence Day speech. The launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana also marks th
Sep 1, 2014 12:05 AM
At a time when open defecation remains something of a taboo subject and is seldom discussed in public, it is commendable that Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned the spotlight on the practice while addressing the nation on August 15 and brought the discou
Aug 30, 2014 12:32 AM
The Supreme Court of India has a reputation for activism and has sometimes even been accused of judicial overreach. However, it needs to be said in defence of the Court that as a repository of public trust it has been wont to step in only in conditions of
Aug 30, 2014 12:30 AM
Amid all that is wrong with India-Pakistan relations, the ceasefire that came into existence more than a decade ago can be held up as the single biggest achievement. After years of daily exchange of fire across the Line of Control (LoC), when the guns fin
Aug 29, 2014 12:13 AM
The exit of the BJP’s troika comprising Atal Bihari Vajpayee, L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi from the party’s all-powerful Parliamentary Board and their being moved to a newly created advisory body, the Margdarshak Mandal, signalled the e
Aug 29, 2014 12:12 AM
In a wide swath of northern and northeastern India, from Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, to Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, seasonal floods have eased following abatement of the flow from ice-melt in the upstream Hima
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