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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

Politics should not undermine justice

Robert Mueller has a wide remit and ample authority to fulfil his duties.

28 May 2017 6:09 AM

Is Modi the true saviour of Muslim sisters?

Once he became Prime Minister, Narendra Modi made Muslim personal law embodied in the Sharia a target of his campaign.

21 May 2017 12:17 AM


Indo-Pak talks must resume: Peace should get a chance

Pakistan and India have every reason to be proud of their achievements in many fields of endeavour.

14 May 2017 12:10 AM

What will New Delhi talk about on Kashmir?

There is no common ground on which a government in Srinagar can parley for Kashmir’s rights with New Delhi.

07 May 2017 12:24 AM

How Indira Gandhi & Co destroyed our federal polity

The point is that a system of awarding party tickets to candidates for elections is fundamentally undemocratic.

30 Apr 2017 12:36 AM

A code of conduct for VIPs is a must

Speaker of the Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan questioned the ban and urged that the matter be “resolved amicably”.

16 Apr 2017 12:00 AM

India all set on the road to a Hindu state

Yogi Adityanath began his political career with an outfit for the protection of cows.

09 Apr 2017 12:48 AM


Mr Sidhu, please uphold the dignity of your office

Sidhu’s wife and former state legislator Navjot Kaur Sidhu said her family had no other source of income.

02 Apr 2017 5:11 AM

Expunging parliamentary records: An abuse of power

The Speaker of the House has none of the powers that successive speakers of the Lok Sabha have wielded for decades.

26 Mar 2017 3:16 AM

States should have a say in foreign affairs

Foreign affairs is a subject of the Union under India’s Constitution and, indeed, of all countries.

19 Mar 2017 2:17 AM

Intolerance on campuses will breed violence

Its present agenda is to prevent any meeting or seminar that had invited persons opposed to the BJP line.

13 Mar 2017 1:50 AM

It’s never a good idea to seal borders off to ideas

The courts allow the government considerable latitude in matters of national security and in the admission and expulsion of foreigners.

05 Mar 2017 7:31 AM