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A G Noorani

Setback for freedom of academia

The University Grants Commission seems not to have the faintest conception of academic freedom.

11 Nov 2018 12:00 AM

Fairness is a must in the appointment of CECs

The first chief election commissioner was Sukumar Sen, a tower of integrity and independence.

04 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

A new form of book ban has been introduced

The RSS set up the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in 1964 to capture the Babri Masjid.

28 Oct 2018 6:27 AM

India’s autonomy curbed by the Centre

India refused to accept offers of help from the UAE for the massive floods in Kerala.

21 Oct 2018 4:55 AM

Secrets and the freedom of speech of the press

Colonial rulers in India enacted the OSA in 1889 and later in 1923. But while Britain reformed its law in 1989, India did not.

14 Oct 2018 2:12 AM

A healthy diplomatic process must go on

A summit of the two countries’ prime ministers took place in New Delhi in May 1955.

07 Oct 2018 1:53 AM

Codes of conduct needed in politics

A code of conduct cannot be a cure-all. Crimes continue to be committed despite the existence of a penal code on the statute book.

30 Sep 2018 2:34 AM

Saarc needs to find ways to resolve rifts within

The debate should stop short of being highly “contentious”, but the offended state will have voiced its grievance for all the world to hear.

16 Sep 2018 12:00 AM

Police press meets can threaten a defendant’s right to a fair trial

Five respected civil rights activists were arrested on August 28 in connection with acts of violence in Bhima Koregaon in January.

09 Sep 2018 7:01 AM

Press and power

The Guild was astute enough to discern a combination of tactics; both overt and covert.

02 Sep 2018 12:00 AM