May 28, 2015 12:31 AM
The last one year has seen India’s military modernisation process slowly picking up pace in terms of clearances for critical military hardware, with an emphasis on ‘Make in India’. But the much-needed policy framework to provide directio
May 28, 2015 12:30 AM
There has been a steady rise in the value of illegally brought-in gold seized by the Indian Customs in recent years. From Rs.43.87 crore in 2011-12, the figure rose to Rs.104.62 crore in 2012-13, and further to Rs.686.99 crore in 2013-14. The figure is re
May 28, 2015 12:29 AM
While politicians will play games, the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana would like the economy to regain momentum. For this, both Chief Ministers should be less obsessed with building their capitals and focus on development. Addressing an audience
May 28, 2015 12:12 AM
Non-Hindi States' plea not met and it was declared that there should be no imposition of Hindi in the matter of correspondence between non-Hindi speaking States and the Centre. Non-Hindi States’ plea not met The proposals to amend the Official L
May 28, 2015 12:08 AM
With the country consuming more than four million barrels of crude a day, the argument for a strategic oil storage project is a no-brainer. In 1990, as the Gulf war engulfed West Asia, India was in the throes of a major energy crisis. By all accounts Ind
May 28, 2015 12:04 AM
Long-term antidote to IS is not Arab jails and American jets, but the creation of an honest and wide-ranging political dialogue in the region. Maps depict names of places seized by the Islamic State (Da’esh) and its al-Qaeda confreres: Syria’
May 27, 2015 12:42 AM
Despite the presence of caste in the globalised world of Indian modernity, the belief that caste consciousness is a rural occurrence persists. ‘Urban’ and ‘rural’ continue to be treated as contrasting categories as terms of referen
May 27, 2015 12:38 AM
In response to a political storm over the numerous killings of unarmed protesters by the security forces in Kashmir in 2010, the UPA government belatedly tried to change tack by procuring “non-lethal weapons” for the security forces and the po
May 27, 2015 12:35 AM
For the third time in six seasons, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings squared off in the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) main event. MI repeated its 2013 triumph, drawing level with CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders as owners of two titles in the eigh
May 27, 2015 12:33 AM
With a second book of poems and increased visibility as writer of policy analyses, Varun Gandhi exudes an image of the thinking man’s politician and talks about the only ideology that can work in India — liberal-centrist — and of how he
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