Editorial - The Hindu

Confidentiality in tax matters is both an essential part of due process in preliminary proceedings and a necessary ingredient for international cooperation in curbing evasion. However, it cannot b... »

Ending the impasse in Delhi

With the Supreme Court setting a deadline for Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung to exhaust the possibilities of forming a government in Delhi, the political impasse in the National Capital Territory is bou... »

Giving new life to Aadhaar

The imperatives of governance have a tendency to make political parties think differently once they are in power and revisit earlier misgivings. Nothing illustrates this better than the Narendra M... »

Tough talk as tactic

After having striven hard to emerge as the single largest party in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems intent on preserving its newly gained advantage vis-à-vis former ally Shiv S... »

A new bank for Asia

A little more than a year after it was broached, a new multilateral bank in Asia — the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) — was born last week in Beijing, signalling in the process the fa... »
November 1, 2014

An outrageous penalty

The death sentence imposed on five Indian fishermen by a Sri Lankan court for drug trafficking has added an unfortunate dimension to relations between the two countries. The issue has roiled Tamil... »
October 29, 2014

Going by medical evidence

The reaction of the Governors of New York and New Jersey to the Ebola threat reflects their lack of understanding of the nature of the disease, and utter disregard for the need to institute well-t... »
October 28, 2014

Bold proposals on climate deal

The bold proposals that form the European Union’s (EU) new climate deal set the tone for the best bargain for a global agreement in Paris next year. The decision to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissi... »
October 27, 2014

A Herculean challenge

The process of relief and rehabilitation in the devastated north coastal districts of Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh has just begun. The challenges seem huge. Even th... »
October 25, 2014

Ebola and lessons from Nigeria

In late July this year, the international airport in the bustling Nigerian metropolis of Lagos received an extremely unwelcome visitor. A man from Liberia, a West African nation where Ebola is ram... »
October 24, 2014

For an inclusive pitch

Pope Francis famously asked last year: “If a person is gay and has goodwill, who am I to judge?” Last week, it almost looked like the Catholic Church, led by the first Pope in a thousand years fro... »
October 22, 2014

A balancing of interests

The range of measures Prime Minister Narendra Modi passionately spelt out at the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate programme on labour reforms reads like a road map to his Independence Day... »
October 21, 2014

Loosening tobacco’s deadly grip

A few months after steeply increasing taxes on tobacco products, the government has come up with another much-needed measure to contain tobacco consumption. Thanks to a recent amendment to the Cig... »
October 29, 2014

A positive move

Boosting the nation’s defence preparedness, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared a set of much-delayed defence deals, worth Rs.78,000 crore. In line with the ‘Make in India’ mantra... »
October 28, 2014

The return of Ms. Rousseff

In more ways than one, the re-election of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff for a second consecutive term in Sunday’s dramatic run-off represents a replay of the political script in Latin America. »
October 27, 2014

Another round of elections

Kashmir is still recovering from the devastation of the recent floods; the State and Central governments are still involved in relief and rehabilitation operations. But extraordinary as these circ... »
October 25, 2014

Terror in Ottawa

Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Unprecedented as the attack on its Parliament building might appear — it has even been described as “the end of Canada’s innocence” — the country has had long e... »
October 24, 2014

The tasks of governance

It is not often that a first-time legislator gets to be Chief Minister. In Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar was chosen by the Bharatiya Janata Party for the top job not for his legislative experience... »
October 22, 2014

Moving fast on coal allocations

The Centre has done well in moving quickly to clean up the mess in the coal sector following the »
October 21, 2014

Fuelling reform

It was a long-awaited reform measure but when the Narendra Modi government eventually deregulated diesel pricing on Saturday, the timing, in the backdrop of falling global oil prices, was just per... »