Editor's Pick

  • North Carolina
    Feb 20, 2015 21:23 IST

    Blame the farmers of resentment also

    Three American Muslims were shot dead in Chapel Hill, US, on February 11. A few days later, two shootings in Copenhagen cost the lives of two more. No court has declared a guilty party in either of the killings, but there is enough evidence in both cases that the police got their man.

  • An overwhelmed Miss America, Nina Davuluri, poses for the shutterbugs.
    Feb 20, 2015 21:32 IST

    Hindus in US: They have come of age

    Last December, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri was addressing an audience in Wisconsin and she related one of her formative experiences growing up. In third grade, she said, a schoolmate castigated her: “If you don’t believe in Jesus, you’re going to hell.”

  • Dharmendra Pradhan
    Feb 20, 2015 21:48 IST

    Corporate espionage: Time to clean up this oil spill

    Use technology to plug holes in ministries and bring in transparency when a policy is in place.

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi
    Feb 20, 2015 12:22 IST

    Jitan Ram Manjhi, protégé who tried to be a man on his own

    Mahadalit leader resigns as Bihar chief minister after rebelling against mentor Nitish Kumar.

  • Mitt Romney
    Jan 17, 2015 11:29 IST

    Mitt keeps the mystery: Romney says he isn't running--for US Senate

    Two-time US presidential candidate for Republican party is under political pressure to signal whether he is ready to mount a third campaign.

  • Manipur
    Nov 05, 2014 00:09 ISTHT special | This is why Irom Sharmila fasts

    Manipur’s horror: When Operation Bluebird struck terror

    According to an Amnesty International report, many men were maimed, tortured and women raped between July and October 1987 after the military launched the operation following an attack by National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) rebels on Assam Rifles’ Oinam outpost.

  • Lok Sabha polls
    May 23, 2014 00:37 IST

    Milind Deora’s critique is vox pop in Congress circles

    Having lost Mumbai (South) in the recent elections, Deora had many heads nodding when he said Rahul Gandhi’s advisors didn’t have their ear to the ground; that people calling the shots in Delhi lacked electoral experience.

  • Amit Shah
    May 19, 2014 21:08 IST

    The BJP’s time starts now

    The proximate risks of the roiling investor sentiment are: Policy inconsistency and political instability. Investors want hassle-free entry into the Indian economy.

  • 83rd Plenary Session of the Indian National Congress 6
    May 19, 2014 00:47 IST

    Battered Congress’ leadership dilemma in the new House

    Are the days of dynasty politics over? Would a decimated Congress be better off without the Nehru-Gandhi family that has been another name for the party since Independence?

  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in London
    May 19, 2014 00:44 IST

    After PM Singh, Rangarajan, Montek to put in papers

    C Rangarajan chairman of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and Montek Singh Ahluwalia deputy chairperson of Planning Commission are expected to submit their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

  • A car owner
    May 19, 2014 00:39 IST

    All eyes on economy: expectations ride high on Modi government’s first budget

    Quick decision making and speedier implementation are vital to overhaul India’s collapsing infrastructure, which, if built, could catalyse every sector, from farm to factory, create jobs and multiply income.

  • 83rd Plenary Session of the Indian National Congress 8
    May 19, 2014 00:29 IST

    CWC meet to fix reasons for defeat, pull up leaders

    At the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet on Monday, all eyes would be on party president Sonia Gandhi who is expected to set the tone for serious deliberations in the face of the Congress’s worst ever electoral defeat.

  • Nitish Kumar
    May 18, 2014 11:07 IST

    Modi has the political licence to go for the Nitish kill. But should he?

    Narendra Modi should be grateful to Nitish Kumar. The Bihar chief minister has gifted Modi an opportunity to prove his critics—or whatever is left of them—wrong and make them shut up forever. Nitish out: Who will be the next Bihar chief minister?

  • Modi-Obama
    May 18, 2014 11:08 IST

    Working with Modi could be 'new experience' for US

    With another BJP government preparing to take office, Washington DC has been awash with nostalgia for Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure. As White House gears up to do business with a man it struck off its visa list, there are mixed feelings about Narendra Modi.

  • Narendra Modi
    May 17, 2014 23:02 ISTBy Invitation

    Narendra Modi must plan the future by tackling the past

    A day after the unprecedented mandate obtained by one man and one man alone, the ordinary citizen must be wondering how to interpret Narendra Modi’s triumph. With hope and expectation, or fear and apprehension? I suggest both responses are called for, writes Vinod Mehta.