Editorial - The Hindu

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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 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 17, 2014

Breakthrough for the blind

India under the Narendra Modi government has become the first country in the world to ratify the Marrakesh Convention that codifies » 
July 16, 2014

Boost for infrastructure

The maiden budget of the Narendra Modi Government has allowed banks to raise long-term funds from the market to finance infrastructure projects. For funds thus raised, »
July 15, 2014

Mr. Chavan held to account

The Election Commission’s order on the complaints of suppression of election expenditure by fo... »
July 14, 2014

Ceaseless conflict in West Asia

Anew dance of death has started in Gaza after Israel began ceasele... »
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... »
July 17, 2014

For efficient financial markets

The impact of the budget on the financial sector needs to be assessed not just on the basis of allocations made and » 
July 16, 2014

Continuing with the spoils system

In the country’s multi-party polity, the role of Governors under the Constitution has been a sensitive aspect of Centre-State relations. Given that »
July 15, 2014

A triumph of the collective

Germany’s historic triumph in Brazil — its fourth World Cup title and the first by a European team in South America — had an air of inevitability about it. Among the many astonishing feats Joachim... »
July 14, 2014

A reward for Amit Shah

In electing Amit Shah as its president, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to have lost sight of its special responsibilities as a ruling party at the Centre. There are many sides to Mr. Shah, but t... »
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