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Laws of war have evolved over the centuries, and countries of the UN are signatories to treaties and conventions that seek to put an end to war crimes and torture even when armed conflict breaks out b

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Jayant V. Narlikar
Jayant V. Narlikar

I still vividly remember this episode from my schooldays, because of the impression it left on ...

S.K. Sinha
S.K. Sinha

There are similarities and dissimilarities between Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi. Both are in ...

Mohan Guruswamy
Mohan Guruswamy

The Russians have a great joke on every misfortune they have to endure.

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

In less than two decades, (from) what used to be a sleepy suburb of the national capital, ...

Arun Kumar Singh
Arun Kumar Singh

The US defence secretary Ashton Carter is expected to visit Visakhapatnam on June 3 and then New ...

Pradeep S. Mehta
Pradeep S. Mehta

In the midst of the debate on allowing foreign direct investment in retail and in e-commerce, it ...

Anil Dharker
Anil Dharker

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay’s excellent biography of Narendra Modi was written two years ago, so in a ...

Interview of the Week

‘We are accountable to the people. They will judge our work.’

As the National Democratic Alliance completes one year in office, minority affairs minister ...

‘Those who join us do so knowing AAP will take action against them’

Swaraj Abhiyan, launched by Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan on April 14, has elected its ...

Mystic Mantra

Sadia Dehlvi
Sadia Dehlvi

Everyone who traverses on the path to God is bestowed with a particular aptitude, God has ...

Sadguru Rameshji
Sadguru Rameshji

As per Hindu mythology, there is a story of a Brahmin and Romal Rishi (a seer). The Brahmin was ...

Reporter's Diary

Rush for ground floors

Suddenly every IAS and IPS officer in Uttar Pradesh wants an office on the lower floors and even houses on the ground floor.

Letters to Editor

BCCI’s step to induct former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman into its advisory committee is a ...

The US defence secretary Ashton Carter is expected to visit Visakhapatnam on June 3 and then New Delhi on June 4-5 to sign the 10-year Indo-US Enhanced Defence Framework Agreement, and convince India

In the past year, one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's major priorities has been more robust Centre-state relations, and the need for “cooperative federalism”'.