The death sentence for the vice-president of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Delwar Hossain Sayedee, has triggered another wave of violent protests across India's most important eastern neighbour.
An unidentified man walks into a State-run school in one of the poorer parts of Delhi, accosts a Class 2 student, takes her to a classroom and rapes her. Violence against women is not taken seriously even by the home minister. But innovative steps can be of help.
The results of the assembly polls in three northeastern states show that voters are willing to back leaders who can provide political stability. Subir Bhaumik
There is much wrong with the enforcement of the death penalty in India. But the abolitionist arguments do not hold. Arghya Sengupta
Though home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde is an emblem of upward mobility in politics, he must realise that as home minister, he cannot just smile his way through every crisis. Rajdeep Sardesai
I know there have been many articles on Mr Chidambaram’s recent budget, but just in case you didn’t read them because while your spirit wanted to study them your flesh was too weak, here’s a simple guide to the finance minister’s speech. Manas Chakravarty
Pranab Mukherjee’s first address to Parliament as president is a reaffirmation of the reforms undertaken by the UPA since his elevation to the highest office of the land.
Children represent not only India’s future, but are also integral to securing India’s present. By not investing adequately in sectors that affect India’s children, we are putting our own future in jeopardy. Puja Marwaha
Wether they work or stay at home, women can't escape being stereotyped.
The industries survey confirms the view that the 2008 crisis hit India harder than we think.
To improve learning outcomes, build a separate cadre of trained personnel for teaching primary school students. HT
Companies are starved of credit because the government is borrowing too much of household savings to fund its social welfare agenda. They are thus forced to seek credit outside the country.
In the immediate priority areas of strategic interest to India — its own neighbourhood, the Gulf region, the US and China — the EU is almost irrelevant, writes Shashi Tharoor
A standoff with China over the border issue can’t be ruled out. If it happens, India must not repeat the blunders of 1962, writes Maroof Raza
The knock-on effects of the fuel price hike are showing up in inflation data. Rate cuts may be some way off.