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The arrival of a stable coalition in Jammu and Kashmir has done nothing to change the ground realities there.

Better Change IT

The new income-tax norms asking individuals to list details of all bank accounts and trips abroad during a financial year while filing tax returns unnecessarily burden the taxpayer.


The Congress in its rally on Sunday waged war against the government over the Land Acquisition Bill, berating it as “anti-farmer” and “pro-industrialist”.

Attacks on Church

Barely weeks after a 72-year-old nun was raped in a West Bengal convent, St. Mary’s Church in Agra cantonment area was vandalised where unidentified intruders damaged statues of Mother Mary.

People are priority

Separatist leader Massarat Aalam’s arrest confirms that just like a leopard can’t change its spots, a separatist rarely budges from his ideology.

Modi impresses

A profile of Prime Minister Narendra Modi written by US President Barack Obama for Time magazine is a rare accolade for the Indian leader.

Misplaced focus

Congress scion Rahul Gandhi’s return to India after a 56-day sabbatical has aggravated criticism from rival camps.

Sena attacks again

After protesting against Shobhaa De’s tweet on mandatory screening of Marathi films in cinemas during prime time, and demanding that Muslims be stripped of their voting rights, the Shiv Sena has done

Net neutrality

India has no laws governing Net neutrality, which would promise that all Internet users would be treated equally on the Internet and not charged differently for access.

Mirror to Kolkata

The demise of German novelist, poet and Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass is a loss for Indians too. Grass’ 40-year association with Kolkata had multiple shades.

A glass house?

The Launch of “Swaraj Abhiyan”, a replica of India Against Corruption, by AAP dissidents Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan is a politically amateurish decision.

A mistaken merger

The merged Janata Parivar parties seem to have committed the same mistake that the Congress did during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.


One cannot but thank Bharat Bhushan for pointing out the obvious change the Congress should undertake in The prodigy or the prodigal? (April 15).

When politics, business and media rivalry get mixed up in wildlife conservation, the consequence can be pretty bizarre.

When William Blake published his The Tyger in 1794, he carefully replaced the usual “i” of “Tiger” with a “y” in order to suggest the extraordinariness of the apocalyptic beast.