• Yakub Memon
    Jul 29, 2015 17:23 IST

    Spare Yakub Memon's life, Mr President, if we really honour Kalam

    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.

  • Mizo Peace Accord Sonia Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi Northeastern states
    Jul 28, 2015 22:47 IST

    Centre should stick to provisions of Mizoram Accord

    Any move to dilute financial assistance for the northeast is against the Mizo accord, the region’s only peace agreement, writes Sanjoy Hazarika.

  • Gurdaspur
    Jul 28, 2015 22:22 IST

    Gurdaspur attack: We should have seen it coming

    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.

  • Uddhav Thackeray
    Jul 28, 2015 19:50 IST

    Uddhav Thackeray and the future of Shiv Sena

    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.

  • Modi Sharif
    Jul 28, 2015 10:24 IST

    Talks with Pak should not become victim of Gurdaspur attack

    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.

  • Cabinet ministers
    Jul 28, 2015 00:16 IST

    Sections of India Inc impatient over calm pace of reforms

    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.

  • Poverty
    Jul 26, 2015 23:42 IST

    India's silence on sustainable development goals is alarming

    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

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 26, 2015 23:31 IST

    Yakub Memon deserves no compassion, 1993 blasts victims do

    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.

  • IPL spot fixing
    Jul 26, 2015 10:11 IST

    IPL spot fixing: BCCI quick to ban players but slow on officials

    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.

  • Narendra Modi with Nitish Kumar
    Jul 25, 2015 21:15 IST

    PM Modi talks development in Bihar but subtly plays caste card

    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.

  • rbi
    Jul 24, 2015 23:36 IST

    RBI’s conflicting objectives complicate issues of independence

    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.

  • cattle
    Jul 24, 2015 23:21 IST

    Disaster management is not only about humans

    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.

  • National Museum
    Jul 24, 2015 08:35 IST

    The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting

    Our National Museum should help visitors understand the histories of the objects on display as the Hermitage does.

  • Lal Bahadur Shastri
    Jul 24, 2015 08:31 IST

    Politics of resignation: Folklore without modern variants!

    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.

  • Narendra Modi
    Jul 22, 2015 23:04 IST

    Properly used, Jan Dhan Yojna could lessen farmers' suicides

    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.