Ht's views

  • Raja, an eight-year-old rescued Royal Bengal Tiger
    Aug 02, 2015 22:15 IST

    Proposed new wildlife laws may go against endangered animals

    The proposed changes in the wildlife laws could work against the safety of our endangered animals.

  • DNA profiling
    Aug 02, 2015 22:11 IST

    DNA Profiling bill: Game-changer but potential for data misuse

    The DNA profiling bill could change Indian forensics but has a potential for data misuse.

  • Suniti Solomon
    Aug 01, 2015 01:12 IST

    Remembering Suniti Solomon, a pioneer in India's AIDS research

    Dr Solomon’s pioneering work in AIDS research began in 1986 when she tested 100 sex workers in Chennai for the AIDS virus. Six of them tested positive, a discovery that could mean that millions in India were already infected and spreading the deadly virus unknowingly.

  • Moody's
    Jul 31, 2015 23:10 IST

    After Moody’s review, reforms must pick up pace

    Moody’s review reflects a clear sign of anxiety among investors who want easier business rules.

  • Indian sprinter Dutee Chand
    Jul 30, 2015 22:18 IST

    Dutee Chand can run, but gender issue unresolved

    The world athletics body is in a bind as it must draw a line to ensure no questions are raised over a level playing field.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 22:14 IST

    No judicial stone left unturned in Yakub Memon trial

    Those who have sought to politicise the whole issue seem to overlook the fact that the merits and demerits of the case were argued at great length by the judiciary.

  • Forest
    Jul 30, 2015 13:28 IST

    Enviromental clearances: Safeguards being given short shrift

    According to a news report, the minister wants subtle (just that they are not subtle) changes in official communication that deal with the clearance of projects: From now on, the word ‘clearance’ will be replaced by ‘approval with adequate environmental safeguards’ and the word ‘diversion’ by ‘reforestation’.

  • Gurdaspur attack
    Jul 30, 2015 13:16 IST

    Indo-Pak talks must to address each other's concerns directly

    Indian governments come up against the force of middle-class opinion whenever there is a terrorist attack, such as the one in Gurdaspur this week. Public attitudes shaped by the news media nudge South Block to adopt hardened reactions, such as ordering reprisals and calling off dialogue.

  • Right to education
    Jul 28, 2015 23:02 IST

    New child labour law will hit girls, dalits and OBCs most

    The fact that more SC/STs and Muslim children are out of school suggests that the Right to Education (RTE) has bypassed them. Getting children to school is just one part of the battle, the larger battle is to retain and educate them well. On this, all indices show that India has been failing its children, especially the poor and marginalised.

  • Gurdaspur firing
    Jul 28, 2015 22:55 IST

    Lessons from Gurdaspur attack: Train the local police

    Gurdaspur attack: The first line of defence, the local police, must be trained and well armed to fight terror.

  • Chinese employees cheer up
    Jul 28, 2015 00:44 IST

    Employee performance: The ‘Bell Curve’ has lost its edge

    Measuring human performance by using an annual basket of ‘objective’ parameters can most often yield sub-optimal results. This is primarily because old yardsticks no longer hold good, either in terms of the metrics that are applied to gauge individual accomplishments, or in terms of defining what the collective goals are.

  • Gurdaspur Maruti
    Jul 28, 2015 00:31 IST

    Gurdaspur attack: Now is not the time to score points

    The attack in Gurdaspur district on Monday that killed nine people, including a superintendent of police, and injured at least eight others, may not match 26/11 in its ferocity and scale, but it has serious security and foreign policy implications.

  • The National Food Security Bill, 2011
    Jul 26, 2015 23:22 IST

    Direct income transfer can help food security law have desired impact

    Some of the concerns expressed about the food security Bill two years ago when it was passed in Parliament are in danger of coming true. A study by HT has shown that the law is yet to be implemented wholly. Just seven states have implemented its core provisions, such as each family in the ‘priority’ category getting 35kg of grain a month.

  • Islamic State, Tikrit
    Jul 26, 2015 23:06 IST

    Turkey's fight against IS not enough to stop militants

    With Turkey now militarily joining the fray against the Isis, the latter is now in a precarious position. The Isis has carried out attacks against Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Turkey in the past few months, bringing these countries into the coalition of regional powers arraigned against it.

  • Trump Presidential run
    Jul 24, 2015 23:28 IST

    This election won’t be a troll in the park for Donald Trump

    The Trump routine is part of what is a very social media mindset driven genre of outré-tainment. But such shtick grows old after the initial fervour. This election won’t be a troll in the park for him.