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  • Naga peace deal
    Aug 03, 2015 22:53 IST

    Peace accord: Institutionalising the Naga ‘constitutional moment’

    The ceasefire pact may have reduced the intensity of the violence in the region since 1997 when it was signed, but its sheer duration led to skepticism about New Delhi’s faith. 80 rounds of talks seemed to have yielded little. Was India interested in a solution at all? Or was it happy since it had tackled the violence and tamed the rebels, without needing to give anything in return, without needing to address Naga political aspirations?

  • IS flag in J-K
    Aug 03, 2015 21:58 IST

    India needs to prevent radicalisation of youth via Internet

    India needs a counter narrative to prevent the radicalisation and mobilisation of its youth via the Internet, writes Shishir Gupta

  • NSCN, nagaland
    Aug 03, 2015 20:33 IST

    A history of accords but peace has eluded Nagaland

    The landmark peace accord signed by the government and the NSCN-IM on Monday comes nearly 40 years after another similar treaty inked in Shillong that failed to establish peace and led to a fracturing of the Naga rebel movement.

  • Internet
    Aug 02, 2015 22:05 IST

    Digital India off to good start but needs coordinated action

    Narendra Modi has made a good start, but this initiative needs coordinated action to achieve broader development goals.

  • Lok Sabha
    Aug 02, 2015 18:53 IST

    Cong must facilitate, not block terror debate, talks with Pak

    The Congress induced parliamentary logjam at the expense of a debate on terrorism is unlikely to go down well with the people. The BJP knows that and wants perhaps the impasse to continue.

  • Trump president
    Aug 01, 2015 17:09 IST

    Odd man is in: Donald Trump's race for White House

    Real estate tycoon has been called a lot of things but no one's contesting that there's shrewd thinking behind his actions.

  • Yakub Memon
    Aug 01, 2015 15:58 IST

    Crime, punishment, justice: The debate after Yakub hanging

    Retributive vs restorative justice: Why the death penalty could be punishment but not fairness.

  • IS
    Aug 01, 2015 07:28 IST

    India’s ambitions held hostage by West Asian diaspora

    The abduction of four Indian teachers by Libyan militants is a reminder of how the six million Indian workers in the Arab world constrains New Delhi's strategic role in West Asia. A tenet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy is advocating an India that is more open and honest about its international positions, even if it offends some nations. Nothing puts this to the test more than West Asia.

  • A Sadhu or Hindu holy man
    Jul 31, 2015 22:52 IST

    Romancing history on the roads of Ayodhya

    ICHR chairman Sudershan Rao’s view of history has much support from the West. And from the East too.

  • Offline DU admissions
    Jul 30, 2015 22:08 IST

    Open franchises of top Delhi colleges in other states

    It’s time to change the admission process to Delhi University colleges. An entrance exam could be an option.

  • Execution by hanging
    Jul 30, 2015 22:02 IST

    Death penalty is not a deterrent, abolish it

    Human judgments are never so certain as to permit society to kill a human being judged by other human beings. Let us not deprive ourselves of any chance to redeem our errors. Let the Modi government, which is repealing obsolete laws, take the bold initiative of abolishing the death penalty as well.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 18:28 IST

    Yakub execution leaves question mark hanging over spy agencies

    The victims of the 1993 terror attack in Mumbai have found closure in Yakub Memon's hanging. But the case that recaptured national attention 22-years down the line, opens another debate on its impact on the credibility of our security-intelligence establishment.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 16:02 IST

    'Hang Yakub': How intolerance played out on Twitter

    The triumphalism over the hanging, or rather the tamasha, was not limited to Nagpur only. It was all over the social media clustered in hashtags like #YakubHanged and #IndiakaInsaf.

  • Air pollution
    Jul 30, 2015 13:56 IST

    Air pollution: Don’t blow hot and cold on clearing the air

    Air pollution in India has reached dangerous levels. This is outlined by the fact that a vast majority of our population, around 660 million, inhabit areas in which the Indian National Ambient Air Quality Standards (fine particulate pollution) are breached.

  • RSS, Madrasa
    Jul 30, 2015 13:39 IST

    RSS not an ageing men’s club but a lively, social body

    The RSS has been espousing social and nationalist causes since its inception in 1925. Yet, lies are spread about both the organisation and its swayamsevaks.