State Congress chief Saifuddin Soz's statement that it is time the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) was revoked from parts of the state is good news.
The election to the two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam has put the Congress high command in a fix. The party has fielded Manmohan Singh and Santiuse Kujur, a tribal and a newcomer for the poll while Badruddin Ajmal’s United Democratic Front has also put up a candidate necessitating voting.
Naxal-Maoist terrorism, derives its raison d’être and motivations from the tenets of Red ideologues, like Mao, and thus its ever-growing breed of die-hard followers do not believe in democracy. Kamal Davar
The Woolwich attack, in which two radicalised Britons of Nigerian origin attacked and killed a British soldier, shook the world because of the gory nature of the crime. What came as more shocking was the motive behind the crime: the two ideologically motivated youths were protesting against British military action in Muslim countries.
Contrary to proclamations in the foreign press, peace in Nepal is still a distant dream. The Maoists continue to ensure a status quo, writes Kanak Mani Dixit.
Many believe the current cricket spot-fixing crisis could perhaps have been avoided if the lessons of the 2000 scandal had been learnt. Instead, what we found as the T20 league came to an end is that the whole game is under a cloud.
The dastardly attack on a Congress convoy by Maoists in Chhattisgarh must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. The attack proves that Maoists are threatening the idea of India.
Positive signs of the economy are in sight. But we must not allow political instability raise its head.
Operation Yewtree, set up to probe the Jimmy Savile sex scandal, is an indicator of this generation's judgement on the nasty cultural assumptions made in the past. Farrukh Dhondy
Some healthy constitutional conventions need to be revived in order to stop officials from exceeding their mandate. Ashok Kapur writes.
Two mountaineers have set a world record by being the first to use a mobile banking app on Mount Everest….they have successfully traded shares with Breeze Trade and conducted funds transfers with Breeze Banking: Standard Chartered Bank press release, May 23, Nepal. Manas Chakravarty writes.
Call me a Duckworth-Lewis squib, but it's the T20 we're talking about. What did you expect? Proceedings against bribes paid for a role in The Swan Lake at the Bolshoi Ballet leading to the Tchaikovsky estate's dissolution? Indrajit Hazra
In the last nine years India has been let down by an indifferent UPA and an ineffective Opposition. Well, maybe better luck next time around. Chanakya
Allies of successive governments must account for themselves much better than they have done.
The Jessica Lall case highlights the need for quicker trials and an effective witness protection programme.