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Deep, dark secrets

Embarrassment is in store for the Gandhi family as former external affairs minister

Clarity necessary

concerns arise after the home ministry served notices to 21,493 NGOs for not submitting annual returns under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.

Wakeup call

A study conducted by researchers of Aarhus University in Denmark, Vermont Law School and CNA Corporation in the US claims that by 2020 many countries will not have access to clean drinking water, and

wrong teachings

The Gujarat government’s logic that books by RSS pracharak Dinanath Batra preach moral values is disturbing when a story in the books refers to an African-American as “Negro”.

Timely action

It is important that we have stringent checks and balances to ensure that lawmakers do not become law-breakers.

Unsafe libya

The Indian mission in Libya has advised all Indians working there to evacuate and move to safer places. Indians nurses and construction workers have already suffered when they were stranded in Iraq.

Parochial myopia

The Shiv Sena’s terming of police action on Marathi-speaking protesters in Karnataka’s Yellur village as a “Kannada assault” is driven by its parochial approach.

Help beyond reach

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has announced One-Stop Crisis Centres in all districts of the country for the rehabilitation of rape victims.

System reform

The hurried appointments in the Haryana government by chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, allegedly promoting his favourites, reflects how our political class hinders the smooth functioning of the b

No fear of the law

The recent spurt of riots in Uttar Pradesh indicates how citizens no longer fear the law while perpetrating violence.

Misuse of internet

The reports about alleged defection of four youths from Mumbai to Iraq to fight for ISIS is troubling.

Let there be a LOP

Even as attorney-general Mukul Rohatagi opined against the appointment of the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha citing that the Congress does not have the requisite 10 per cent strength, the B

Pakistan and 26/11

Pakistani anti-terrorism court’s decision to adjourn the trials related to the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai emits mixed signals.

The collective moral might and high-mindedness of the Communist parties of India miserably failed the country in the critical battle of 2014. Their numbers in Parliament dropped drastically and their presence as an ideological force is dwindling day by day.

Here is something for Dinanath Batra to chew on. While he leads the charge against cakes and candles on birthdays, all things Western, including English language education, millions of Chinese college students take the country’s many standardised English tests every year, hoping to embellish their resumes with language certificates.