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A healthy diplomatic process must go on

A summit of the two countries’ prime ministers took place in New Delhi in May 1955.

07 Oct 2018 1:53 AM

Codes of conduct needed in politics

A code of conduct cannot be a cure-all. Crimes continue to be committed despite the existence of a penal code on the statute book.

30 Sep 2018 2:34 AM

Saarc needs to find ways to resolve rifts within

The debate should stop short of being highly “contentious”, but the offended state will have voiced its grievance for all the world to hear.

16 Sep 2018 12:00 AM

Police press meets can threaten a defendant’s right to a fair trial

Five respected civil rights activists were arrested on August 28 in connection with acts of violence in Bhima Koregaon in January.

09 Sep 2018 7:01 AM

Press and power

The Guild was astute enough to discern a combination of tactics; both overt and covert.

02 Sep 2018 12:00 AM

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Politics & lynching

Violence does not erupt by itself. It erupts only after the atmosphere has been fouled by hate speech.

19 Aug 2018 1:19 AM

Attempt to repeal Article 35-A poses an existential threat to J&K

Article 35-A is not a mere executive order under Article 370 but is itself a constitutional provision, a compact recorded in both constitutions.

12 Aug 2018 12:37 AM

Direct recruits will undermine our civil services

Civil servants paid by the taxpayers will be required to act as public relations officers of the party momentarily in power.

05 Aug 2018 12:04 AM

Politicians have a strange distrust of professionals

What is disturbing about Trump’s forays is his utter disdain for professional diplomats.

29 Jul 2018 12:08 AM

The ruling upholding US travel ban is controversial

Initially, Libya, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela, North Korea, Iraq and Chad were named in the travel ban; Chad and Sudan were later removed.

22 Jul 2018 12:02 AM

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US sanctions law is a bully’s tool, violates the UN charter

Each country — namely Iran, Russia, Syria and North Korea — is targeted because the US dislikes it or disapproves of its policies.

17 Jul 2018 5:23 AM

Court is not a substitute for a democratic political process

Executive and legislative excesses can be cured by courts.

08 Jul 2018 12:46 AM

The PDP-BJP coalition was a flawed alliance

The coalition’s Agenda of Alliance was deceptive, with the RSS’ writ dominating its terms.

01 Jul 2018 5:32 AM

Judges remain hooked to arcane law as it suits them

Civil contempt lies in obstructing the enforcement of a court order in civil proceedings.

24 Jun 2018 6:07 AM

A procession has a right on road, not assembly

The state and the local authority have a virtual monopoly of every open space at which an outdoor meeting can be held.

17 Jun 2018 6:48 AM

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Inter-State Council can function only in a vibrant federation

The Inter-State Council will meet when the PM so decides — not when the states so demand.

10 Jun 2018 12:57 AM

Ceasefire, but no talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw no harm in acceding to her wishes.

03 Jun 2018 12:52 AM

Europe’s perception of America has changed

Macron asked Europe to unite and assert European sovereignty in the face of unilateral moves by the US on Iran and climate change.

27 May 2018 12:07 AM

India’s policy of isolating Pak: What has it achieved?

A deliberate policy of confrontation was launched, at stages, almost immediately after Narendra Modi came to power in 2014.

21 May 2018 5:28 AM

Summitry isn’t a game for small men to play

In contrast, German Chancellor Angela Merkel went to meet Trump for a purely transactional summit.

06 May 2018 12:39 AM

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