Gurdaspur attack: The first line of defence, the local police, must be trained and well armed to fight terror.
Mullah Omar’s backing of the Afghan peace talks seems to indicate that Pakistan is struggling to keep the dialogue alive.
Getting the states to frame land acquisition laws fits in well with cooperative federalism.
The deaths of witnesses in the Asaram case underline the need for a strong witness protection law.
The Lodha panel order on the IPL corruption scandal can have serious consequences for the stakeholders.
Greece may have avoided a euro exit, but Tsipras’ political problems have just begun.
The Delhi government’s constant demand that there should be a referendum on the question of full statehood for Delhi is not convincing.
India can ignore the big conclusions of the socio-economic caste census only at its own peril.
Growing up in a deeply religious family, I never once heard the word Ramadan used to refer to the holy Islamic month of fasting and penance.
The army has waited long for the OROP, the government must speed things up.
The report of a 77-year-old man (Aurobindo Dey) and his son (Prasenjit) living with corpses of his daughter/sister and two dogs in Kolkata was enough to unsettle anyone. But it also holds up a mirror to mental illness in our midst, which many of us fail to, or do not want to, recognise.
Functional issues, and not the chairman’s political leanings, need addressing.
With the Indian Railways withdrawing from non-core responsibilities such as railway schools and hospitals, there now seems a definite need of restructuring, is not privatisation.
Brevity is certainly not a strong point with many of our political worthies. Had they contained their desire to come up with triumphalist sound bites on the commando operation in Myanmar, the huge ongoing debate on the viability of such a policy with a neighbour like, say, Pakistan, could have been avoided.
If India is to replicate the Myanmar operation, the best method is through better bilateral ties.