Ht's views

  • Heat wave
    May 25, 2015 22:23 IST

    India's electricity woes: The heat’s on, the power’s off

    India has to overcome its electricity woes if it wants to become an economic superpower

  • Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar
    May 25, 2015 22:35 IST

    Fragile unity: Future CM issue pulling RJD, JD(U) apart

    Janata unity is already in trouble as the old rivalry between RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal (U) leader Nitish Kumar seems to be resurfacing with the former having qualms about putting up Mr Kumar as the alliance’s CM candidate for the Bihar polls later this year.

  • Zeshan Ali Khan
    May 24, 2015 23:04 IST

    No one should be discriminated based on religion

    First, it is the inhumanity of an organisation that can tell a youngster that only ‘non-Muslims’ are considered for a job. The exporter is now trying to take shelter behind the excuse that it was a mistake by a junior member of the human resources department, but such explanations simply won’t wash.

  • Kejriwal-Jung
    May 24, 2015 22:58 IST

    Game of Thrones: Bigger stakes at play in Delhi

    The ongoing tussle between Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Centre-backed lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung over who calls the shots in Delhi is being played out at two different levels: Legal and political.

BSF officials at the Indo-Bangladesh border in Nadia, West Bengal
    May 23, 2015 21:58 IST

    The border deal can open many doors in South Asia

    Because of its size India is feared in the neighbourhood. It must remove that fear if South Asia is to reap the rewards of regional cooperation because the burden of responsibility lies on its shoulders, writes Mark Tully.

  • A BSF soldier stands guard near international border at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 27 kms from Jammu
    May 22, 2015 22:19 IST

    It's one thing to warn Pak, another to follow its flawed policies

    It is not often that India gets to be defensive on the issue of terrorism. Pakistani commentators and parts of its establishment can, however, be expected to react sharply to defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s remarks that India will 'definitely take some pro-active steps' to preempt the terror plans of 'any country'.

  • Osama bin Laden
    May 21, 2015 23:04 IST

    Osama files testament of threat Pak military poses to its own nation

    The release of some of the documents captured in the US raid on Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad lair has underlined the tangled web that State sponsorship of terror has made Pakistan weave.

  • Modi
    May 21, 2015 23:14 IST

    NDA has kept the scoreboard ticking in its first year

    Managing expectations in a transiting economy is, in many ways, akin to grafting an innings in a five-day Test match. When the chips are down, it is not always a great idea to come out of the wicket to hit a six every ball.

  • Gold
    May 20, 2015 21:45 IST

    Your gold will shine more in the bank

    Gold monetisation scheme can well evolve into a preferred instrument to earn attractive returns from the gold that is otherwise lying unused. Importantly, the scheme can aid the government’s plan for spreading financial inclusion.

  • Islamic State
    May 20, 2015 22:05 IST

    With Ramadi in its control, IS is in commanding position in Iraq

    ISIS, contrary to expectations, is gaining ground: It’s extending its influence to other countries, like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen; many terrorist groups are pledging allegiance to it, and the number of ISIS-inspired attacks in the West are rising.

  • Ganga
    May 19, 2015 23:15 IST

    Cleaning the Ganga: One more action plan

    The central government’s appeal to companies, spiritual organisations and rich Indians abroad to partake of the cleaning up of the Ganga, the river that is the life giver for the largest number of Indians, is appreciable.

  • Park Modi
    May 19, 2015 22:51 IST

    Modi's Korea outreach: A step in the right direction

    The reasons for the outreach to Seoul are fairly straightforward. South Korea is an impressive tiger economy renowned for its prowess in manufacturing, IT services and R&D. It lifted itself out of poverty through export-led growth and investments in education and infrastructure and is now the 14th biggest economy in the world.

  • Pervez Musharraf
    May 18, 2015 22:36 IST

    Pervez Musharraf poisons Indo-Pak ties by bringing up Kargil

    The full story about the damage General Pervez Musharraf has done to Pakistan and regional security has not yet been told.

  • Kejriwal, Jung
    May 18, 2015 22:45 IST

    Kejriwal vs Jung: A power play, again

    Unsubstantiated allegations against the chief secretary weaken Arvind Kejriwal’s case against her appointment

  • IAS, Dantewada, Prime Minister
    May 17, 2015 22:19 IST

    Bastar collector got needless dressing down for informal attire

    Pulling up the Bastar collector for his attire highlights how silly some of our formal protocols have become