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Editorial | The Asian Age

Collectors’ item

The sudden move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes is not new. Rs 1,000 and higher denomination notes were first demonetised in January 1946 and again in 1978.

11 Nov 2016 12:45 AM

Let’s be patient

Though the common man joins hands with the government in fighting corruption and curbing black money and appreciates the announcement of PM Narendra Modi who said `500 and `1,000 currency notes would

11 Nov 2016 12:44 AM

Great expectations

Given that Donald Trump is at the helm of affairs, great expectations are on the cards now.

11 Nov 2016 12:43 AM

Trump must resolve uncertainty soon

The election of the 70-year old Donald John Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America on Wednesday has been shock-inducing for much of the world, and for many Americans, who were pla

11 Nov 2016 12:35 AM

The order of compassion

The last word is yet to be said on the top court’s ban on the conduct of jallikattu (bull taming), a sport popular in rural Tamil Nadu held in celebration of the annual harvest festival, Pongal.

11 Nov 2016 12:34 AM


Chiragh-e-Dehli: An illuminating lamp of Delhi

Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

11 Nov 2016 12:24 AM

A moot point

That Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes abet the circulation of black money, counterfeit currency and corruption is imaginary.

10 Nov 2016 12:50 AM

An audacious step, but do more to relieve pain

In an audacious move, the Narendra Modi government’s demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes at the stroke of midnight November 8, has taken the country of 130 crore people into uncharted

10 Nov 2016 12:49 AM

Rahul still reluctant

The Congress Party, with a long tradition, does itself little credit when it periodically appeals to Rahul Gandhi, its vice-president, to assume the mantle of its presidency.

10 Nov 2016 12:48 AM

Mercy: Echo of divine voice

We enter in the last week of the “Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy” announced by Pope Francis in March 2015, which began on December 8, 2015 and will conclude on November 20 — the solemn “Feast of

10 Nov 2016 12:35 AM


Believe in the cosmic timeframe

Whatever we do, whatever efforts we put in towards achieving our goal we expect a particular kind of result within a fixed timeframe and when the result does not come within that timeframe, we get dis

09 Nov 2016 1:02 AM

A welcome step

Delhi L-G Najeeb Jung’s decision to curb crackers during weddings and deregistering diesel vehicles 15 years of age or older is a welcome step.

09 Nov 2016 12:55 AM

A right decision

Thanks to the journalists’ uproar better sense seems to have prevailed at the 11th hour, with the Centre deciding to put on hold its order prohibiting NDTV India from broadcasting/rebroadcasting for 2

09 Nov 2016 12:55 AM

Bihar-like UP

The Bihar alliance of Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad Yadav and the Congress might have swept the Assembly elections, winning 178 of 243 seats.

09 Nov 2016 12:54 AM

Easier people flow to boost India-UK links

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s India visit, which ended on Tuesday, can be read as being closely related to her country’s current preoccupation with Brexit, which the Prime Minister is keen to g

09 Nov 2016 12:50 AM


Sabarimala: Welcome shift

The Kerala government’s U-turn in the Supreme Court on unrestricted women’s entry at Sabarimala turns the debate on its head.

09 Nov 2016 12:48 AM

UP poll alliance to be tough amid SP mess

The 25th anniversary of the founding of the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh last week can hardly bring comfort to the party’s protagonists who are locked in a deep tussle with one another for dominan

08 Nov 2016 12:23 AM

Protect Bangla Hindus

The Bangladeshi authorities may have acted swiftly and arrested scores after the latest attacks on Hindus, but such violence is part of an established pattern running back several years.

08 Nov 2016 12:22 AM

Pure observation without judgment

We live in a world where everyone functions as a self-appointed judge of others. And this habit of judging does not end with intimate friends or acquaintances only; we do it with strangers too.

08 Nov 2016 12:13 AM

Smog in Delhi: Act, before it’s too late

Delhi, where pollution levels have remained 17 per cent higher than prescribed norms for the past week or so, is in reality a metaphor for India.

06 Nov 2016 11:25 PM