Friday, Nov 16, 2018 | Last Update : 08:19 AM IST

A G Noorani

Politics & lynching

Violence does not erupt by itself. It erupts only after the atmosphere has been fouled by hate speech.

19 Aug 2018 1:19 AM

Attempt to repeal Article 35-A poses an existential threat to J&K

Article 35-A is not a mere executive order under Article 370 but is itself a constitutional provision, a compact recorded in both constitutions.

12 Aug 2018 12:37 AM

Direct recruits will undermine our civil services

Civil servants paid by the taxpayers will be required to act as public relations officers of the party momentarily in power.

05 Aug 2018 12:04 AM

Politicians have a strange distrust of professionals

What is disturbing about Trump’s forays is his utter disdain for professional diplomats.

29 Jul 2018 12:08 AM

The ruling upholding US travel ban is controversial

Initially, Libya, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela, North Korea, Iraq and Chad were named in the travel ban; Chad and Sudan were later removed.

22 Jul 2018 12:02 AM

US sanctions law is a bully’s tool, violates the UN charter

Each country — namely Iran, Russia, Syria and North Korea — is targeted because the US dislikes it or disapproves of its policies.

17 Jul 2018 5:23 AM

Court is not a substitute for a democratic political process

Executive and legislative excesses can be cured by courts.

08 Jul 2018 12:46 AM

The PDP-BJP coalition was a flawed alliance

The coalition’s Agenda of Alliance was deceptive, with the RSS’ writ dominating its terms.

01 Jul 2018 5:32 AM

Judges remain hooked to arcane law as it suits them

Civil contempt lies in obstructing the enforcement of a court order in civil proceedings.

24 Jun 2018 6:07 AM

A procession has a right on road, not assembly

The state and the local authority have a virtual monopoly of every open space at which an outdoor meeting can be held.

17 Jun 2018 6:48 AM