S. Nihal Singh

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The Congress’ boss versus BJP’s knight

Public memory is proverbially short, but as the nation debates Rahul Gandhi’s spectacular intervention on the Cabinet-approved ordinance giving exemptions to legislators on criminal conviction from the purview of a Supreme Court ruling, it is all but forgotten how Manmohan Singh became Prime Minister.

Germany is closing the ledger of its past

Beyond Angela Merkel’s remarkable victory in the German general election — her third in a row — the result just short of an absolute majority represents something more.

Will Syria be the West’s next Iraq?

The world is staring at another military intervention by the United States and its allies in Syria to punish the Assad government for allegedly using chemical agents leading to hundreds of deaths of civilians.

A risky BJP strategy

Judging by the forays of Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party is still honing its message for the 2014 general election.

The jihadist attack in Dhaka’s Holey Artisan Bakery, a posh café and restaurant next to a tranquil lake frequented mostly by expats looking for French croissants and Manhattan-style brunches, where at

On April 19 this year, in anticipation of an adverse ruling by the UN tribunal at The Hague known as the Permanent Court of Arbitration, that was delivered on Tuesday, the Chinese embassy in New Delhi