Editorial - The Hindu

It is rare that a single bilateral invitation conveys as much as Prime Minister Modi’s invitation to U.S. President Obama to be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade does. To begin with, the... »

Strengthening care of the newborn

Tamil Nadu has come to realise in a most tragic manner the high mortality risk faced by preterm babies (those born before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and its unfinished task of saving these... » 

Unprecedented indictment

The conventional narrative that the CBI is a ‘caged parrot’, that is, an institution struggling to assert its autonomy in the face of political pressure, was turned on its head by Ranjit Sinha. »

Crime in the name of honour

This week, Bhavya, a college student in Delhi, Yadav by caste, was strangled to death by her family for eloping with Abhishek, a Punjabi. »

Diplomacy wins the day

The telephone conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Mahinda Rajapaksa capped days of back channel persuasion by a number of emissaries. »
November 21, 2014

Of secret hoards in tax havens

The gathering of the Group of 20 countries in Brisbane over the past weekend was not without its share of lofty goal-setting on the big questions of the day that usually marks such summits. There... »
November 20, 2014

Counting caste in the census

A stand-alone caste headcount may not normally be desirable in a country grappling with the adverse consequences of social hierarchy and caste-based divisions. However, in conjunction with socio-e... »
November 19, 2014

Getting them back to school

A survey commissioned by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, in September shows that out of the estimated 20.41 crore children in the age group of 6-13 in India, an estimated 60.41 lakh (2... »
November 18, 2014

Resolute policies on children

On the 25th anniversary this week of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), is the world a better place for children? It would be ill-advised to seek shelt... »
November 17, 2014

Bizarre verdict reversed

Justice has finally been done. A few days ago, an appeals court in L’Aquila, Italy, acquitted six Italian scientists who were convicted of manslaughter and awarded a six-year jail term in October... »
November 15, 2014

Cometary quest

After a tense seven hours, there were high fives, hugs and handshakes. Separating from the Rosetta mother craft, »
November 14, 2014

Rivals turn the tables on climate

November 13, 2014

Needed, a wider debate

The Gujarat government’s new law making ... »
November 20, 2014

Arms and the godman

Some godmen and religious cult leaders often have an exaggerated sense of their own importance: they sometimes end up believing what they tell their fanatic followers. In evading arrest for days t... »
November 19, 2014

New clarity to ties with Australia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Australia was long overdue, coming 28 years after Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi travelled to the continent. While the invitation to Brisbane for the G-20 summ... »
November 18, 2014

Trade facilitation on track

The deal between India and the U.S. on the contentious issue of public stockholdings of foodgrains for security should put the global trade negotiations back on track. The bilateral compromise pro... »
November 17, 2014

Ridding IPL of its taint

The Supreme Court’s disclosure of four names among those investigated by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee marks another step in the excruciating process of cleaning up Indian cricket. The fact t... »
November 15, 2014

Security forces held to account

The life sentence recommended by the General Court Martial to »
November 14, 2014

Targets that endanger lives

It is at once sobering and shocking that the sterilisation procedures (laparoscopic tubectomy) carried out on 83 women at a camp in Pendari village of Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district on November... »
November 13, 2014

Tarnished victory in Maharashtra

Ahead of its floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly, it was clear that the 13-day-old Devendra Fadnavis-led government would »