• Gujjars
    May 27, 2015 21:53 IST

    Gujjar agitation: When demands turn disruptive

    Protests are a vital part of democracy but in India this right is often misused. The ongoing agitation of the Gujjars in Rajasthan over their demand for 5% reservation in state government jobs and a lower scheduled tribe status instead of their current higher OBC status is a case in point.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Karachi
    May 13, 2015 22:15 IST

    Pakistan killings: When faith is the only crime

    Terror has yet again raised its macabre head in Pakistan. On Wednesday morning six gunmen, dressed in police uniforms, opened fire inside a passenger bus killing at least 43 and wounding more than 13 in Karachi.

  • May 12, 2015 22:31 IST

    Emerging economies banking on each other

    Last year, the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agreed to create a new multilateral development bank to fund unmet infrastructure investment and related needs.

  • indo china mou
    May 12, 2015 22:24 IST

    Modi in China: Plumbing the depth of sincerity

    When China’s President Xi Jinping visited India last September, New Delhi and Beijing had decided to ‘strengthen political communication, deepen strategic trust as well as intensify political dialogue and consultations at all levels’.

  • Mumbai’s Monorail vs Videshi metros
    May 11, 2015 22:37 IST

    Travelling in our metros a frightening experience

    Two road-rage incidents on two consecutive days only serve to show that neither the law-enforcing agencies nor society is sufficiently educated on public behaviour or civic life.

  • Supporters of J Jayalalithaa
    May 11, 2015 22:04 IST

    With Jayalalithaa back, TN can start functioning now

    The news has been greeted with all the colour and pageantry of a Tamil blockbuster. No sooner did word come that Puratchithalaivi — as former chief minister and AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa — is referred to had been acquitted by the Karnataka High Court in the disproportionate assets case, her followers, who are legion, set off fireworks, took out processions, conducted poojas and danced on the streets.

  • May 10, 2015 22:47 IST

    Nepal's monuments must be restored brick-for-brick

    The recent earthquake in Nepal has left behind a trail of devastation. The temblor has not only destroyed the country’s present but also its rich past.

  • May 05, 2015 23:17 IST

    Israelis admit to war excesses but will the world take note?

    The relentless pummelling of Palestinians in Gaza by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) for seven weeks starting in early July last year shocked and outraged the world.

  • May 03, 2015 21:10 IST

    Deferring creation of public debt body is a good decision

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley has rolled back a proposal for an independent public debt management agency (PDMA), defusing tension between the government and RBI, with the latter retaining its status as the sole regulator of State bonds.