Monday, Jun 26, 2017 | Last Update : 12:40 PM IST


Loan waivers not best option

The Union finance minister has unequivocally declared the Centre will not foot any bills.

Monday, June 26, 2017

JC: A star who keeps rising

May once had a 24-point lead over Mr Corbyn — now he has a five-point lead.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Mystic Mantra: Welcoming Id-ul-Fitr

The Id prayer, known as Salat al-Eid, is obligatory for men and women and performed in a congregation.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Interview of the Week

Jyotiraditya Scindia (Photo: Bunny Smith)

‘Meira Kumar is a formidable candidate for the post of President’

There are almost 300 farmers languishing in the jails of MP, they should be released immediately, says Jyotiraditya Scindia.

K.C. Tyagi

‘Hope NDA has an RSS candidate, then Opposition will unite further’

The RSS-BJP has never come this close to occupying the President’s office, why should they leave this opportunity.

Sachin Pilot

‘The government should not be insensitive towards farmers’

The farmer is not getting the fair price for his yield, so how does he pay for his expenses?

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje

‘Elections are held on the basis of performance and we’ve performed’

My government has been proactive and has taken several new initiatives, says Vasundhara Raje.

The Age Debate

Bimal Gurung (Photo: PTI)

Gorkhaland: A fair demand?

Giving autonomy to the Gorkha hill areas no threat to India’s unity and integrity.

The contending mainstream narratives on women in combat in the Army propelled by male and female protagonists lend bias and hues to disparate arguments.  (Photo: PTI)

Women in battle: Now, or later?

It’s still too early for India to accept women soldiers in combat.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: PTI)

Is Kejriwal playing BJP’s game?

It will be a mistake to exclude the AAP from an anti-BJP grand alliance.

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat (Photo: PTI)

The way to fight a dirty war?

The ‘protester tied to jeep’ episode has damaged the Indian Army’s image.

Reporter's Diary

A senior party leader said that Anand and Akash, apparently, were still uncomfortable in mingling with party leaders and it was also vice versa.

Turning to the family

Ms Mayawati introduced Akash, son of Anand Kumar and her nephew, at a party meeting and left it at that.

When journalists wanted to know about his reaction over chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s silence on presidential elections, Mr Bahinipati, instead putting forth his views in straight words, chose to speak metaphorically.

Opportunistic Naveen

Once he sets his targets, he does not hesitate to hit them below the belt, without caring for its consequences.

Akhilesh Yadav believes that the alliance — if we may still call it so — will ensure his return to power in 2022.

Akhilesh, the day-dreamer

Though Sidhu is a Cabinet minister in the Punjab government, one cannot keep the cricketer and the showman out of him.

And to think everyone thought that BSP workers were committed to party ideology — recharge is obviously a more effective tool for them.

The recharge factor

Patro is hopping to multiple TV studios and conclaves to participate in panel discussions on the progress made under BJD rule.