Dec 20, 2014 12:49 AM
A day after the Taliban massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his government would not rest until the last terrorist was eliminated from Pakistan. He further promised there would be no distinction made between “goo
Dec 20, 2014 12:47 AM
Both U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raúl Castro must be commended for doing things their predecessors failed to do in establishing diplomatic relations between their countries. With their decision, negotiated secretly over the past two
Dec 19, 2014 12:12 AM
It has been a glorious year for the Indian Space Research Organisation. The successful launch of Mangalyaan into Mars orbit on September 24 on its maiden attempt was the crowning glory. On December 18, the space organisation followed it up with another st
Dec 19, 2014 12:05 AM
The findings from the latest International Labour Organisation report on real wages point to a mix of proactive initiatives and policy paralysis in different contexts. The study notes that continuing deceleration in the growth of global real wages and dis
Dec 18, 2014 12:34 AM
The world saw terrorism’s darkest face on Tuesday. The cold-blooded killing of 132 students and nine staff members in a school in Peshawar has left the entire world shaken at the terrorists’ determination to find ever softer targets and notch
Dec 18, 2014 12:23 AM
Despite several committees constituted by the Union government highlighting the many problems posed by thin, non-biodegradable, single-use plastic bags, and a body of evidence also indicating their ill-effects, the government emphatically stated recently
Dec 17, 2014 12:28 AM
Quickly after the arrest of a youth from Maharashtra upon his return from Iraq where he underwent some training as a fighter for Islamic State, and the dramatic arrest thereafter of an engineer in Bengaluru for posting on the microblogging site Twitter ma
Dec 17, 2014 12:19 AM
The BJP-led government is proceeding apace to rein in petroleum subsidies, which have been a major fiscal headache for successive governments. First, it turned to the task of wiping out under-recoveries on diesel and freeing its pricing. Secondly, the dir
Dec 16, 2014 12:55 AM
The ‘Twentieth Conference of the Parties’ of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ended in Lima on December 14, as the negotiations extended by two days beyond schedule. The Paris 2015 deadline for finalising an internatio
Dec 16, 2014 12:51 AM
The report by a Senate committee of the U.S. Congress that said the Central Intelligence Agency used inhuman and cruel methods on terror suspects is damning enough, but it would not have served its purpose if those who carried out the torture and authoris
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