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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Maldives on Saturday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.(PMO/Twitter Photo)

PM Modi arrives in Maldives to attend president-elect Solih’s swearing-in ceremony

Male (Maldives) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 05:09 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the recent elections in the Maldives represent the collective aspirations of the people for democracy, rule of law and a prosperous future. PM Modi also congratulated Solih on his victory in the recent elections and wished him “the very best for his tenure”.
Satya Pal Malik, during his swearing-in ceremony as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The abduction of the families of policemen was one of the first major crises Malik faced as governor.(Hindustan Times)
Satya Pal Malik, during his swearing-in ceremony as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The abduction of the families of policemen was one of the first major crises Malik faced as governor.(Hindustan Times)

An unspoken covenant has been broken in Jammu and Kashmir

By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 07:35 PM IST
The timing of the retaliatory abductions in the Kashmir Valley couldn’t have been worse
Members of All India Students Association (AISA) hold placards as they protest against the mob lynchings in the country, at Parliament street, in New Delhi, India(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Members of All India Students Association (AISA) hold placards as they protest against the mob lynchings in the country, at Parliament street, in New Delhi, India(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Mob lynching should be categorised as a class of hate crimes

By Mohsin Alam Bhat
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 06:43 PM IST
Any legislative response must not obscure the social vulnerability of victims, but address it unequivocally.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Unless checked in time, India could become a Republic of the Mob

By Shiv Visvanathan
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 07:11 PM IST
Law and the rule of law must create a secular lens that refracts stereotypes and prejudices
Looking at the judiciary: Former Chief Justice Markandey Katju in a picture dated 30th March, 2013.(Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)
Looking at the judiciary: Former Chief Justice Markandey Katju in a picture dated 30th March, 2013.(Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times)

Review: Whither Indian Judiciary by Justice Markandey Katju

Hindustan Times | By Avantika Mehta
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 06:45 PM IST
Former Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju’s new book Whither the Judiciary presents the everyday practicalities of the legal system, its hidden secrets, and the sewage beneath the pristine surface
(HT File photo)
(HT File photo)

Ordinance on rape is deliberate dodge by govt: Yogendra Yadav

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2018 10:12 PM IST
Yadav who was in Bhopal to take part in a protest said Unnao and Kathua incidents demonstrated amply as to how accused were shielded by those in power. In Unnao case a lawmaker from the ruling party itself happened to be the main accused and entire police machinery appeared to be at his beck and call
The technology is unreliable: high rates of biometric failure; bugs reported by hackers; data-security and -protection issues and worse have been in the news regularly since 2017(AFP)
The technology is unreliable: high rates of biometric failure; bugs reported by hackers; data-security and -protection issues and worse have been in the news regularly since 2017(AFP)

Aadhaar in welfare is pain without gain

By Reetika Khera
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 11:36 AM IST
There are no benefits from Aadhaar that cannot be achieved through other technologies. Beneficiaries of welfare should be ‘freed’ from its clutches first as they have suffered its tyranny the worst and longest
Regretting that women have not been given their due in the business arena, President Ram Nath Kovind asked corporate India to take determined steps towards creating gender-sensitive supply chains.(PTI File Photo)
Regretting that women have not been given their due in the business arena, President Ram Nath Kovind asked corporate India to take determined steps towards creating gender-sensitive supply chains.(PTI File Photo)

Be true to letter of law, spirit of justice for a developed India: Ram Nath Kovind

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 10:07 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind also referred to the mounting NPAs and bad loans in the wake of the recent bank fraud, and said honest citizens have to ultimately bear the burden.
An asylum seeker takes a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel following her visit to a branch of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees and a camp for refugees in Berlin, 2017(AFP)
An asylum seeker takes a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel following her visit to a branch of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees and a camp for refugees in Berlin, 2017(AFP)

Angela Merkel is beleaguered but she is far from finished

UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 04:08 PM IST
As she begins her fourth and final term as Germany’s chancellor, her party remains Germany’s strongest, and she is more popular than the party. Germany’s economy will continue to expand. Unfortunately, Europe and the world need more leadership than a frustrated and erratic Donald Trump and a beleaguered Angela Merkel can provide.
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