• Monsoon wreaks havoc: Flood hit area at Patashpur in East Midnapore district.
    Jun 17, 2013 23:10 IST

    It’s raining disaster again

    Poor planning for the monsoon leads to needless deaths and massive destruction to property every year.

  • KM Chandrasekhar
    Aug 26, 2013 00:09 IST

    ‘DoPT’s guidelines for minimum tenure of officers are not followed’

    KM Chandrasekhar is the only cabinet secretary in India to have had a four-year tenure. He spoke to Aloke Tikku on the need for systemic reforms in the backdrop of young IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal's suspension.

  • 2
    Aug 27, 2013 20:57 ISTOUR TAKE

    Welfare must enhance growth

    The UPA has pushed through the food security Bill, the Lok Sabha has approved it already; the Rajya Sabha will do so soon. But it may not reap the expected political benefits.

  • policeman
    Sep 09, 2013 23:18 ISTour take

    Stop the homilies and crack down

    If the UP government had acted in time the horrific communal violence in Uttar Pradesh, which have so far claimed 31 lives, could have been stopped.

  • Indian Olympic Association
    Sep 09, 2013 23:29 IST

    Don’t be a spoilsport

    The saga of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is showing no sign of ending as yet. The IOA’s adamant stand is hurting athletes. The sooner it adapts to changes, the better for sportspersons.

  • Abdul Karim Tunda
    Sep 20, 2013 22:52 ISTour take

    Interrogations are throwing up more questions than answers

    The interrogations raise a series of difficult questions for India. While they remind us of the real threat of terrorism, they also bring out a key human angle: innocents facing the heat as government attempts to combat terror.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Sep 27, 2013 21:18 ISTAnother day

    Voters will be watching

    Now that Rahul Gandhi has termed the ordinance on convicted lawmakers 'nonsense', it is pretty much dead in the water. What remains to be seen is whether the government will follow through by also withdrawing the Bill, writes Namita Bhandare.