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Apr 20, 2015 01:22 AM
The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 gives ample time for N. Chandrababu Naidu to concentrate on the larger issues that confront Andhra Pradesh rather than be bogged down by the issue of land for the capital, which seems to be the case now. I hav
Apr 20, 2015 01:10 AM
The election of Sitaram Yechury as the general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was seen as the inevitable elevation of a prominent and familiar leading figure representing the Left in the parliamentary arena. The 62-year-old Mr. Yechur
Apr 20, 2015 01:02 AM
A committee set up by the Union government to look into the provisions of the Official Secrets Act, 1923 (OSA) in light of the Right to Information Act, 2005, had its first meeting recently. This marks a step in making a transition from a secrecy regime t
Apr 20, 2015 12:35 AM
A documentary film-maker looks back at the journey of popular fictional detective, Feluda, across 50 years, in celluloid and prose Few characters perhaps stir as much feeling in the young and old alike as Feluda, the detective personality created by Sat
Apr 19, 2015 09:55 PM
Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was in Chennai to inaugurate a new Australian consulate in the city on April 15, 2015. She spoke to The Hindu’s Srinivasan Ramani about a range of issues related to India-Australia ties. Apropos, th
Apr 18, 2015 12:07 AM
Pakistan continues to support terror across borders. It is time for the U.S. and India to unleash economic sanctions and coercive diplomacy. The release from detention of Lashkar-e-Taiba operations chief Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Pakistan’s failur
Apr 18, 2015 12:07 AM
Narendra Modi will soon complete a year in office. Is it time for Indian Muslims to let go of the past and give pragmatism a chance? Generally, whenever Muslim “leaders” go to meet the Prime Minister of the day, they carry a thick dossier of
Apr 18, 2015 12:07 AM
Barack Obama's accomplishments listed by the Nobel Committee will not match his recent, path-breaking moves towards Myanmar, Cuba and Iran. In 2009, when the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided that the Nobel Peace Prize was to be awarded to U.S. Presiden
Apr 18, 2015 12:05 AM
The arrest of the Kashmir separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat within six weeks of his release from jail shows an early collapse of the ‘healing touch’ policy adopted by the Jammu and Kashmir government led by the Peoples Democratic Party soon
Apr 18, 2015 12:05 AM
The coming together of six different elements of the erstwhile Janata Dal in the form of a new party, more than 20 years after splitting away, marks a political development of some significance. The decision to unite springs from their abysmally poor perf
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