The India–US Delhi Declaration of Friendship, which was upgraded from a bilateral strategic dialogue to a strategic and commercial dialogue, has provided a renewed sense of optimism to the business community in the US.
MP's Vyapam scam shows inneffectiveness our justice delivery system to protect witnesses and whistle-blowers.
The New York Times’ South Asia correspondent Gardiner Harris’ piece on moving back to the US because of Delhi’s killer air pollution was one of the most widely read pieces on the web over the weekend, though many panned it as “over-the-top” and “extremely patronising”.
A two-line tweet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a one paragraph press release by Dr Manmohan Singh is all that we have in the public domain about their May 27 meeting.
Water is an emotive issue in south Asia and the politics governing water-sharing formulae has dogged the region since Independence, often going beyond the merits of a treaty, especially between India and Pakistan.
Under the new tax regime consumers will benefit in a big way, and so will manufacturers and traders
All member states need to speed up their process of ratifying or acceding to the protocol. Ratification of the protocol is necessary to respond to the financial, legal and health impacts of the illicit trade in tobacco products.
Three ghastly incidents of public behaviour on Delhi roads in the recent past have raised some serious issues.
A debate has recently started in the country about replacing our national animal — the tiger — with the lion. Before we proceed further into the touchy topic, we must look at the impact this tag has had on tiger conservation, and if such fancy labels at all help to protect such endangered species.
Corruption will have a continuum and cannot be wished away as long as society is inclined to tolerate it.
As the government moves into its second year, the focus would now be on execution of its stated visions including the smart cities programme.
The surge of migrants and refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar, on unstable boats and headed towards an unknown horizon in Indonesia and Malaysia, has shaken human conscience. Unwanted in their home countries these people are virtually prisoners of unscrupulous human smuggling networks spread across South and Southeast Asia. The discovery of mass graves in northern Malaysia illustrates this saga of cruelty and exploitation of the powerless.
It’s not every day that you come across a Union minister taking a strong stand against his colleague’s controversial remarks. And for that, minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju has perhaps won many a heart.
Selectively granting majority ownership to foreign firms will operationalise ‘Make in India’ in defence
A predominantly Catholic country, Ireland, voting to legalise same-sex marriage in a first-of-its-kind referendum has been cheered for being a huge victory for human rights. Activists have hailed it and called for similar referendums in other countries, saying only a popular vote will show conservatives how out of tune they are with modern liberal values.