• Pagasa (Hope) Island
    Mar 30, 2015 22:06 IST

    China’s proposed 21st century trade route has many blind curves

    China’s proposed 21st century trade route has no link with the past, despite having the same nomenclature

  • Arvind Kejriwal
    Mar 30, 2015 22:01 IST

    AAP crisis: Arvind Kejriwal still on top of the heap

    The possibility of the AAP quartet’s rebellion yielding gains will have to await the emergence of widespread discontent, writes Ajaz Ashraf.

  • Ban Ki-Moon
    Mar 29, 2015 21:42 IST

    The United Nations must hit a six and opt for reforms

    If the UNSC expands, India will not be the sole new member. It has a better chance if it is part of a ‘package’.

  • Bihar, exam
    Mar 29, 2015 21:29 IST

    Learn without fear of failure and the mere urge to pass exams

    The no detention policy is being held responsible for the falling learning levels. But failing students cannot ensure learning, writes Disha Nawani.

  • Class 10 exams
    Mar 28, 2015 22:29 IST

    A ‘blame’ policy is worse than policy failure

    The pictures this month of young men clinging like leeches to the wall of an examination centre in Bihar, feeding answers to examinees, symbolised a dilemma of Indian governance — the problem of matching plans and policies with ground realities. All was well on paper. The carefully planned schedule of exams took place, but the reality was that they were a fiasco.

  • Mar 27, 2015 22:00 IST

    Bangladesh must probe enforced disappearances of Oppn leaders

    “Someone told me you can help,” she said. “Please, we are desperate.”

  • Mar 26, 2015 22:52 IST

    Sec 66A scrapped: Online freedom is supreme but not absolute

    The Supreme Court judgment declaring Section 66A of the Information Technology Act as unconstitutional has been hailed in India.

  • Mar 25, 2015 22:50 IST

    India-Australia ties: Cricket, commonwealth, curry and friendship

    Competitive, colourful and sometimes even controversial: There is something about an Australia vs India contest in cricket. On the eve of what will undoubtedly be a thrilling world cup semi-final, two nations prepare themselves for what we all hope will be a match of the ages.

  • Mar 25, 2015 22:34 IST

    There's no alternative yet: Hurriyat still relevant in J-K

    The political narrative in Kashmir is changing but the backbone position remains unchanged: The issue needs to be solved peacefully. The level of protests in the Valley has come down not because of any credible political process but due to the harsh winters and the devastating floods in September last year.

  • European Union flag
    Mar 24, 2015 23:24 IST

    EU-India strategic partnership needs a new impulse

    The European Union-India strategic partnership needs a new impulse. Partnering with India on its urban development agenda by tapping into the ‘Make in India’ project and launching an EU-India urbanisation forum would contribute to revive an unresponsive partnership.

  • Mar 24, 2015 23:10 IST

    Nothing surprising in the Hashimpura ruling

    What ails our police force? Principally it lies in their inability to think of themselves as being nothing but the repressive arm of the State and society. Clearly this is an inheritance of the Raj, which came in handy to the post-Independence political leadership and the higher bureaucracy.

  • Mar 24, 2015 23:04 IST

    US’ clean energy moves are aimed at boosting its exports

    After the bonhomie of Obama’s visit, officials have realised that the US government’s clean energy moves are primarily to boost its exports. The US Export-Import Bank has signed a $1 billion loan with the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency for US solar cell manufacturing companies that will export to India.

  • Sanjay Pandey
    Mar 24, 2015 16:55 IST

    Is Maharashtra govt ready to take consumers’ rights seriously?

    The ball is now in the court of CM Fadnavis. Citizens and consumer activists are expecting him to take steps that would convince people that the Opposition’s allegations are not true.

  • Mar 23, 2015 23:12 IST

    No jargon, more action: The key to sustainable development

    Delivering the SDGs by 2030 requires more than their declaration in 2015. In the next few months, we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to build better targets.

  • Mar 23, 2015 19:51 IST

    Lee Kuan Yew: The Singapore leader had lessons for Modi, India

    Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away on Sunday night, had ceased to make public comments by the time Narendra Modi became Prime Minister. He would have approved: here was the type of Indian leader he had long argued the country needed.