Jul 25, 2014 01:00 AM
More than ever, there is a need today to understand the Israel-Palestine conflict Gaza burns while the international community sits quietly, doing nothing about it. Israel has bombarded the territory for two weeks, killing more than 700 Palestinians and
Jul 25, 2014 12:59 AM
Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Kathmandu presents an opportunity for India to clarify misgivings and re-state the country’s best intentions towards its neighbour Even before Narendra Modi became India’s Prime Minister, there was both excitem
Jul 25, 2014 12:56 AM
I remember the time I got caned at school. It was the 1970s, and during a history lesson I put my hand up and asked: “Sir, were there people in America before Christopher Columbus?” I wasn’t trying to be difficult, just trying to engage
Jul 25, 2014 12:51 AM
The method proposed by the Rangarajan expert group to set poverty lines is both theoretically and empirically implausible. A simple and transparent benchmark, amenable to democratic debate, would be more useful The Rangarajan expert group on poverty mea
Jul 25, 2014 12:49 AM
For the Congress, things came to a head this week: on a single day, two senior Ministers in Assam and Maharashtra, States where it is in power, resigned; three of its MLAs in West Bengal defected to the Trinamool Congress, and an ex-MP in Jammu & Kash
Jul 25, 2014 12:48 AM
The Union Budget for 2014-15 has done a good turn for the languishing real estate sector that is grappling with unsold inventory of finished projects and mounting debt. There are two proposals worthy of mention that will give a much-needed leg-up to the c
Jul 24, 2014 12:46 AM
Manufactured Western outrage ignores the reality that under the landmark 2005 India-U.S. agreement, the IAEA has unprecedented access to Indian nuclear facilities There has been a concerted attack on India from the usual suspects in recent days even as
Jul 24, 2014 12:46 AM
Foreign vendors are more than willing to sell or collaborate but this does not necessarily bring state-of the-art technology to India’s military hardware When Finance Minister Arun Jaitley kept the FDI cap in defence at 49 per cent, he said: &#822
Jul 24, 2014 12:43 AM
In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country’s main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defence systems leftover from the ouster of Muammar Q
Jul 24, 2014 12:37 AM
The very credibility of the judiciary is at stake after recent allegations of misconduct against judges. The time is now ripe for reforming the process of judicial appointments to ensure that the judiciary is accountable to the public and free from interf
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