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A policeman posing as a postman in Kashmir

Sharma will have “sustained interaction and dialogue to understand the legitimate aspirations of a wide cross-section of society”.

29 Oct 2017 12:30 AM

How our religious right exploits faith

What concerns the workings of democracy is how he could evoke such fierce loyalties.

22 Oct 2017 12:56 AM

BJP’s secret poll dealings need to be exposed

No government has the right to take such a decision without consulting all major political parties.

15 Oct 2017 12:19 AM

Press and privacy

These rules give a broad idea of where the right of privacy ends and rights of the press prevail.

02 Oct 2017 12:26 AM

No Kashmir policy, still

Article 370 of India’s Constitution is under challenge in the Supreme Court.

24 Sep 2017 12:06 AM


Laws alone can’t stop the hate

The Press Council of India set up a fact-finding committee which visited 11 states and submitted a detailed Report on Safety of Journalists.

17 Sep 2017 12:08 AM

Of politics, talaq and judgments

The two Quranic safeguards render triple talaq void. The courts will determine whether the reason for divorce was “reasonable”.

03 Sep 2017 12:32 AM

Kashmir suffocated

Regardless of the political impasse, the routes of old should be reopened — at least on humanitarian grounds.

27 Aug 2017 12:56 AM

Broken promises

Political manifestos attracted public notice in England in the 19th century when political warfare was at its peak.

20 Aug 2017 12:32 AM

Cult of secrecy

Foreign minister Abba Eban described continued Israeli rule as a potential “powder keg”.

13 Aug 2017 12:36 AM


Political pardons

The courts can insist that the grounds on which pardon is given are set out in the president’s order itself.

06 Aug 2017 12:33 AM

BJP’s safe man at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The president is a constitutional head of state in a parliamentary democracy in which the prime minister is the chief executive.

01 Aug 2017 12:01 AM

Centre continues to flout states’ rights

The very process of the Centre appointing governors warps the country’s federal structure.

16 Jul 2017 12:20 AM

Moneyed interests are subverting democracies

Corrupt lobbyists cannot survive without corrupt ministers, civil servants, MPs and journalists.

09 Jul 2017 12:16 AM

Save the integrity of the civil service

It is to such abuses that the 65 brave retirees of the All India Services and Central Civil Services should now devote their attention.

02 Jul 2017 1:27 AM


Would not contest V-P poll, says M Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M. Hamid Ansari’s term is ending on August 10.

28 Jun 2017 1:26 AM

Can Trump be impeached?

On June 14, the Washington Post reported that Mueller was investigating the President for possible obstruction of justice.

25 Jun 2017 12:10 AM

Congress needs an inspiring leadership

The Congress can be revived only by an inspiring leadership, an appealing programme and infusion of new blood.

18 Jun 2017 3:26 AM

Entry of Pak, India into SCO could improve ties

The moral is clear — don’t expect others to toe your line. There is simply no alternative to conciliation through a meaningful dialogue.

11 Jun 2017 1:28 AM

Withholding of ads by govt, a threat to press freedom

The Press Council of India has built up case law on improper grant of ads by the state.

04 Jun 2017 12:11 AM