- Jul 29, 2015 17:23 IST
As a recent article in Hindustan Times explained, Kalam kept up a long tradition of presidents keeping mercy petitions from death row convicts pending and send back as many as 50 sentences of capital punishment for reconsideration.
- Jul 28, 2015 22:47 IST
Any move to dilute financial assistance for the northeast is against the Mizo accord, the region’s only peace agreement, writes Sanjoy Hazarika.
- Jul 28, 2015 22:22 IST
The attack in Gurdaspur, Punjab’s closest point to J-K, bore the same fingerprint of recent attacks in Kathua and Samba, writes David Devadas.
- Jul 28, 2015 19:50 IST
More than a decade ago, when Uddhav Thackeray started handling the affairs of the Shiv Sena, a grudge Sena workers had against him was that he was not available for them at Matoshree.
- Jul 28, 2015 10:24 IST
The Gurdaspur attack is widely viewed as an act of provocation from across the border. If the Narendra Modi government doesn't react, they'd look helpless before their core constituents used to seeing blood. And if they do, they might end up causing incalculable harm to India's international image.
- Jul 28, 2015 00:16 IST
Just as the tenure of this government enters its teens and the growing pains abate, a section of business and the media is reported to be growing impatient with things. Perhaps it is reflecting our cultural temperament to now feel things only in extremes.
- Jul 26, 2015 23:42 IST
The UN is finalising a fresh set of development goals. But sadly the public in India has given the run-up a miss, writes KumKum Dasgupta
- Jul 26, 2015 23:31 IST
It was a Friday. As usual, Mumbai, then Bombay, was bustling with activities. But everything came to a standstill at 1.30 pm when the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was hit by a powerful explosion. It was a car bomb that went off in the basement of the BSE building. More than 50 people were killed.
- Jul 26, 2015 10:11 IST
On Saturday when the players it punished, on the basis of a police spot-fixing probe, were cleared by a city court, the BCCI was prompt in issuing a statement that its ban won’t be affected by the verdict. Contrast the Board’s alertness on player punishments with how it deals with officials. When Chennai Super Kings’ Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals’ Raj Kundra were arrested for betting and bookie links, it formed a two-member committee of retired judges which hurriedly gave a clean chit.
- Jul 25, 2015 21:15 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked mostly development on Saturday but subtly played the caste card by repeatedly invoking Yadavs and Mahadalits, who together make up about a third of the state’s population, as he opened campaigning for the state polls.
- Jul 24, 2015 23:36 IST
The latest draft of the Indian Financial Code (IFC), which the government released on Thursday, effectively seeks to take away the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor’s overriding powers on interest rate decisions.
- Jul 24, 2015 23:21 IST
India’s Disaster Management Act 2005 is shockingly silent on the issue of animals notwithstanding the fact that they touch the lives of an average Indian much more than anywhere else in the world.
- Jul 24, 2015 08:35 IST
Our National Museum should help visitors understand the histories of the objects on display as the Hermitage does.
- Jul 24, 2015 08:31 IST
Political resignations mean two things: assertion of high moral ground or tactics to put rivals on the back foot. In either case, the person giving up office has to have a clean image sought to be unfairly besmirched.
- Jul 22, 2015 23:04 IST
For a country that is set to be ranked among the world’s top five economies over the next decade, India cannot afford to be counted as a home for impoverished farmers who are ending their lives because they do not have the money to return loans as small as Rs 10,000.