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New turn in Indonesia

A long and complex electoral process in Indonesia finally concluded with the »

An unedifying spectacle

The sight of Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare forcing Arshad, a catering supervisor at the IRCTC canteen in Delhi’s New Maharashtra Sadan, to eat a chapati during his Ramzan fasting period last week, ma... »

The crowded skies

The decision of the Union Civil Aviation Ministry to issue six no objection certificates to applicants both in the national and regional sectors raises a few questions. Air Asia has just taken to... »

Time for hard decisions

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... »
July 29, 2014

Debate over a critical office

July 25, 2014

Building the REIT way

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 wor... »
July 24, 2014

A minimum wage debate

Echoes of the statutory universal minimum wage legislation adopted by Germany’s governing grand coalition seem to reverberate beyond Berlin, in the European Union and across the Atlantic. Europe’s... »
July 23, 2014

A blot on Indian science

That getting papers published in scientific journals, reputable ones included, using manufactured data is virtually child’s play has been made painfully evident by a team of scientists at the Chan... »
July 22, 2014

A commendable move

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s promise in his maiden budget to make rupee notes and coins more accessible for the blind echoes a broad commitment to correct long-standing disadvantages that arise... »
July 21, 2014

Dress, decency and good sense

Change is the only constant, they say. But exceptions abound, and one of those is the dress code in that pillar of the establishment — the private social club. A Chennai club recently denied admis... »
July 19, 2014

Sin tax and tobacco use

It is indeed noteworthy that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has increased the specific excise duty on cigarettes in the range of 11 to 72 per cent and by 10 per cent on chewing tobacco. While... »
July 18, 2014

Revamping the PPP framework

In both the railway budget and the general budget, the BJP-led NDA government has made it clear that Public Private Partnership (PPP) is the preferred mode for driving major infrastructure develop... »
July 29, 2014

Keep talking peace

The four-month extension of talks to ... »
July 24, 2014

Missed opportunity on Gaza

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement on the ongoing Gaza crisis during a discussion in the Rajya Sabha is an exercise in political correctness. By stating that New Delhi’s stance on... »
July 23, 2014

Disquieting disclosure

The line between a whistle-blower and a motivated accuser can be very thin, and too often those making controversial disclosures face troubling questions over their motive and timing. Former Supre... »
July 22, 2014

The inevitable parting

After what Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah described as a “comprehensive” rout of the National Conference-Congress alliance in the State in the Lok Sabha elections, it was only a... »
July 21, 2014

Trials and regulations

The promise and performance of genetically modified crops in agriculture is once again under the spotlight, with the sanction given by the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee for confined field... »
July 19, 2014

Outrage in the skies

The tragic and outrageous shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over Ukrainian airspace on Thursday is a direct consequence of the on... »
July 18, 2014

BRICS for a new bank

What might have been dismissed as an impossibility just five years ago is now a reality. Defying sceptics and critics, five countries that between them account for 40 per cent of the world’s popul... »
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