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Polls in conflict zones: A Kashmiri lesson

Democracy is presumed to be a great leveller and empowers the very people who fight each other or the state.

21 Apr 2017 2:01 AM

Turkey’s new sultan

Giving the President sweeping powers, Turks may have taken a historic path strewn with uncertainties.

18 Apr 2017 12:13 AM

Lack of strong Opposition leads to BJP’s rapid rise

The Opposition in India appears weaker and more inefficient than it was in 2014.

17 Apr 2017 6:16 AM

BJP wants to run country on basis of humanity and justice: Rajnath

There is no place for confrontation in a healthy democracy; we need everybody's cooperation, said the home minister.

15 Apr 2017 12:49 PM

Parties must be made to honour poll promises, says CJI

President Pranab Mukherjee said that all the political parties will have to develop a voluntary code of conduct for their working.

09 Apr 2017 1:38 AM


Humanising rivers: An incomplete idea

The language of the Uttarakhand judgment is almost telegraphic.

02 Apr 2017 5:11 AM

CM Mamata Banerjee pulls up Darjeeling cops

Expresses concerns over deteriorating law & order ahead of civic polls.

30 Mar 2017 3:40 AM

Courts can’t be the final solution in a democracy

The tendency to rush to the court reflects on the distrust of democratic institutions.

22 Mar 2017 2:29 AM

360 degree: Regaining the nation through nationalism

The sickening casteist polity that survived on ‘my constituency is my nation’ must end in the interest of the nation.

19 Mar 2017 2:48 AM

How many cheers for democracy?

If war is to be avoided, the recourse is generally through the imposition of economic sanctions.

10 Mar 2017 2:40 AM


Forget politics, triple talaq must go!

The exercise of democracy in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh elections has thrown up a very essential, even vital debate.

04 Feb 2017 4:27 AM

Union Budget 2017: A window to future, says PM Modi

The PM also used his Twitter handle to react on the budget.

02 Feb 2017 2:13 AM

Unity is cornerstone of India's strength: Prime Minister at NCC Rally

Modi also exhorted youngsters at the rally to download the BHIM app and contribute to a cashless economy.

28 Jan 2017 5:01 PM

Opposition demands Mahadev Jankar’s resignation after expose

Though chief minister Devendra Fadnavis tried to defend his minister, the opposition did not listen to it.

14 Dec 2016 6:38 AM

Vir Das shares a post on democracy and nails it

He said that while he doesn't owe anything to political party supporters, politicians owe good governance to people.

08 Dec 2016 5:27 PM


Obama heads to Athens after Trump’s shock win

Obama tried to reassure worried allies, stressing that dismantling or unravelling such agreements was not easy.

15 Nov 2016 11:58 AM