Ht's views

  • Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav
    Mar 29, 2015 21:53 IST

    Crisis in AAP leaves us with more questions than answers

    AAP could face more such unpleasantness in future if it fails to tackle uncomfortable issues.

  • modi
    Mar 29, 2015 22:02 IST

    Plugging the leaks: PM must create a robust subsidy management system

    The PM has asked the rich to give up gas subsidy. He must now create a robust subsidy management system

  • Virat Kohli
    Mar 27, 2015 22:54 IST

    Say no to rants, Team India deserve some constructive criticism

    The Indian team, which was playing top-class cricket till then, lost to Australia by 95 runs in the second semifinal of the cricket World Cup. And then all hell broke loose.

  • Bharti Airtel
    Mar 26, 2015 23:16 IST

    Spectrum auction critical for govt's fiscal math, economic recovery

    The auction of telecom spectrum in India ended on Wednesday after 19 days of bidding. Airwaves held by four operators — Idea Cellular (nine circles), Reliance (seven circles), Vodafone (seven circles) and Bharti Airtel (six circles) — were expiring in 2015-16 and were put up for sale.

  • Yemen
    Mar 22, 2015 21:29 IST

    Civil war in Yemen set to get worse

    The world has witnessed such jaw-dropping brutality in recent months- from the gunning down 132 children at Peshawar in December, the execution of cartoonists at Paris in January to the frequent accounts of enslavement and beheadings by the Islamic State (ISIS)- that it has become difficult to respond to newer images of violence.

  • Board exam
    Mar 22, 2015 21:38 IST

    CBSE's 'surprise' may be a signal for reforms in exams

    The ‘tough’ mathematics paper in the CBSE’s Class 12 exam has again brought to the centre stage the wisdom of making optional the Class 10 board exam for students. It was the UPA government’s decision.

  • Holi
    Mar 23, 2015 23:45 IST

    Stop treating differently-abled people like second-class citizens

    According to the 2011 census, the number of disabled, which was 21.9 million in 2001, rose to 26.8 million in 2011. Most of the disabled are those with movement disability (20.3%), followed by hearing impaired (18.9%) and visually impaired (18.8%).

  • LeeDeath
    Mar 23, 2015 23:52 IST

    Lee Kuan Yew: A great helmsman passes away

    Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore, who passed away on Monday, was one of 20th century’s most remarkable leaders who almost single-handedly transformed a modest port in Malaysia to a city-state that has become a symbol of economic modernity.

  • VK Singh
    Mar 24, 2015 23:55 IST

    VK Singh's conduct shows Modi govt in a poor light

    While at a personal level VK Singh is entitled to have his views, it is surprising that he did so publicly. This conduct is unacceptable and is not expected of a political figure and especially when he was sent there by the PM himself.

  • Section 66A
    Mar 24, 2015 23:59 IST

    By scrapping Section 66A, we are the land of the free

    By declaring as unconstitutional Section 66A of the Information Technology Act the apex court has resolutely set in stone the freedom to express ourselves, without the fear of the State.

  • Unseasonal rain
    Mar 25, 2015 22:11 IST

    Trouble brewing: Maharashtra-like farm package may be needed elsewhere

    It is not entirely a coincidence that prices of vegetables are showing symptoms of a rise in Delhi at a time when the Centre has cleared a Rs 2,000-crore drought relief package for Maharashtra. This package is largely on account of the rainfall shortage last year, leading to drought-like conditions in several places.

Benjamin Netanyahu
    Mar 25, 2015 22:17 IST

    Ticking each other off: Obama-Netanyahu standoff is unhelpful

    The war of words between US President Barack Obama and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes for riveting theatre whose denouement is being awaited in world capitals.

  • 1
    Mar 26, 2015 23:05 IST

    Gay rights: Political class must avoid the chorus of prejudice

    India’s reputation as a liberal democracy is getting dented on a regular basis lately.

  • pollution
    Mar 12, 2015 20:49 IST

    Delhi has to be aggressive in curbing city's high air pollution

    In the last few months, New Delhi has been at the receiving end for its abysmal air quality.

  • Parliament House
    Mar 13, 2015 21:30 IST

    Passage of insurance bill is a firm step towards growth

    For a capital-scarce economy, allowing overseas investors to deploy funds in high-growth sectors is, perhaps, the first step in seeking to spin jobs and multiply income. Each piece of structural adjustment faces its own dynamic of resistance, pacing out its passage through departments, ministries and social and political stakeholders.