Ht's views

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    Apr 17, 2015 22:21 IST

    St Stephen's e-zine row: Principal should take conciliatory approach

    The issue of free speech has now reached the door of Delhi’s St Stephen’s College, with the institution suspending a student, Devansh Mehta, in connection with starting an online magazine and the unsavoury incidents that followed.

  • Cheteshwar Pujara
    Apr 13, 2015 21:44 IST

    Test cricket: Time for a change in format

    It was in early 2001 — during Australia’s run to equal its own world record of 16 Test wins in a row — that skipper Steve Waugh suggested reducing Test cricket to a four-day affair.

  • Hillary Clinton
    Apr 14, 2015 22:44 IST

    US presidential elections: The trailblazer starts again

    The starting gun has been fired for the United States presidential elections with Hillary Clinton unsurprisingly declaring herself a candidate for Democratic Party nomination.

  • Lutyens Bunglow
    Apr 14, 2015 22:49 IST

    Housing problems of MPs in the Capital

    The problem of 35 MPs of the 16th Lok Sabha not being able to find accommodation and, therefore, the government having to pick up the heavy tab is linked to the problem of previous parliamentarians not giving up their allotted houses or apartments.

  • CPI(M) leaders
    Apr 15, 2015 22:22 IST

    CPI(M): The party should change to stay relevant

    The party has hit its rock bottom, concedes Sitaram Yechury, a polit bureau member of the CPI(M).

Modi walks with Merkel during a ceremonial reception
    Apr 15, 2015 22:28 IST

    Europe and India: A strategic partnership

    Europe is the dark continent of Indian foreign policy, a region of overriding importance but where political murkiness means mapping out direction is difficult.

  • Janata
    Apr 16, 2015 21:45 IST

    Being together will be the real test for Janata Parivar

    It is a hopeful moment for the Opposition that six parties that had taken the first steps towards forming a larger Janata family have fulfilled their objective.

  • geelani
    Apr 16, 2015 21:58 IST

    Unrest in the Valley: Games separatists play

    The Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, could not have asked for a more rousing return to the Valley.

  • Dassault Aviation
    Apr 12, 2015 20:54 IST

    The Rafale deal is a temporary fix to meet India's defence needs

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was left with Hobson’s choice when it came to the purchase of Medium Multirole Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) for the Indian Air Force.

  • budget, Manufacturing
    Apr 12, 2015 21:02 IST

    India economy: Moving into top gear

    From a slowing economy prone to risky policy inconsistencies, to a country with one of the brightest growth prospects, India’s image has seen a turnaround over the last 10 months.

  • Jack Ma
    Apr 09, 2015 21:33 IST

    PM's focus: All about economy at home, abroad

    Economic relevance seems to be the driving force behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s choice of France, Germany and Canada as he begins his tour of these countries.

  • Kenya attack
    Apr 05, 2015 22:12 IST

    Terror undermines narrative of a changing Africa

    Terrorist attacks, like the one in Kenya, will undermine the new narrative of a dynamic, changing Africa.

  • pollution
    Apr 05, 2015 22:48 IST

    Air pollution: Time to take corrective action, impose congestion tax

    From ill-equipped public hospitals to shortage of doctors, India’s public health system is in a comatose state, so much so that even tackling common diseases often seems like a challenge. Not surprising then that pollution-related health issues are brushed under the carpet.

  • PM Modi at a conference
    Apr 06, 2015 21:21 IST

    PM Modi's address to the judiciary: The jury cannot be out on this

    In several cases in recent times, public opinion has been overwhelming on one side or the other. The PM’s note of caution is to nudge the judiciary into taking a completely juridical stance, irrespective of the public mood. In the case of PILs too, we have seen a perfectly good vehicle of justice sometimes used to settle personal scores.

  • Janata Parivar
    Apr 06, 2015 21:27 IST

    Third front formation necessary, but the fault is in the design

    If the six parties — the RJD, the SP, the JD(U), the JD(S), the INLD and the Samajwadi Janata Party — see merit in uniting now on the plank of socialism, they will still be jostling for political space because there they will have strong rivals in the Congress, the Left parties and now the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) even though AAP does not espouse any specific ideology.