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Keep Army insulated from political trespass

At the heart of the issue is the unwarranted interference in the independence of these institutions and forces.

16 Feb 2019 12:09 AM

Citizenship debate in Northeast postponed

The Asom Gana Parishad in Assam quit the Sarbananda Sonowal government and snapped ties with the BJP.

15 Feb 2019 12:26 AM

‘Dark’ tourism is on the rise, cashing in on human misery

It is well known that in India, which markets itself as “exotic India” in its pro-tourism commercials, tourists can take guided tours of large slums.

15 Feb 2019 12:24 AM

Thailand frees Arab dissident, but democracy takes a beating

Anyhow, Ubolratana rapidly withdrew her candidacy and, for good measure, was officially disqualified this week.

14 Feb 2019 1:54 AM

A cautionary tale for our decision-makers

Overlay this construct with the income-tax data for the same year and the situation becomes even worse.

14 Feb 2019 1:53 AM


What, really, is the ‘news’, and other media truths

To elaborate, war breaking out somewhere is news because the normal baseline is peace.

13 Feb 2019 3:09 AM

Foreign policy musings as India heads for polls

The government and the national media have let their attention wander from key events that shape geopolitics.

13 Feb 2019 3:08 AM

Democracy & referendums: The lessons from Brexit

The EU would have to be asked for an extension but that would be well justified by obtaining the informed consent of the citizens.

12 Feb 2019 12:03 AM

The Rafale effect: Make PMO’s primacy official?

French industry may enjoy that freedom but no defence company in India has any existence outside the realm of official sanction and patronage.

12 Feb 2019 12:00 AM

State budgets a better view of the economy

The achievements and failures, the contradictions and anomalies are spread out in both the Central and state budgets.

11 Feb 2019 6:45 AM


Withdrawal of criminal cases must be kept free of politics

The Supreme Court laid down the law in a series of cases on the independence of the prosecutor.

11 Feb 2019 12:05 AM

Mamata scores, but Rahul fails to unite

According to preliminary reports, Congress chief ministers Amarinder Singh, Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Baghel are expected to join.

10 Feb 2019 12:03 AM

Centre-state war may destroy the executive

The SC’s directive was hailed as a victory by both the opposing sides — the BJP and Ms Banerjee.

10 Feb 2019 12:00 AM

Party with a difference shifts away from roots

Another way of phrasing the declaration is that for Ms Irani, the leader is paramount over the party and what it stands for.

09 Feb 2019 2:15 AM

Afghan peace needs a proper economic plan

Last year, over 800,000 Afghans were expelled from Iran while some 30,000 returned from Pakistan.

08 Feb 2019 6:45 AM


On the jobs front, all is still not well

The government insists that all is well on the jobs front in Mr Modi’s “New India”.

08 Feb 2019 12:47 AM

A street fighter battles to ‘save’ Constitution

The next Opposition leaders’ meeting in New Delhi in mid-February will confirm this.

07 Feb 2019 12:25 AM

Afghanistan is not headed towards peace after US exit

There can be no question the Afghan Taliban regime that began consolidating its power in the mid-1990s was atrocious in every sense of the word.

07 Feb 2019 12:17 AM

Which face of Indira Gandhi will Priyanka now adopt?

As Congress president in 1959, her granny torpedoed India’s first elected Marxist government in Kerala

06 Feb 2019 2:31 AM

Politics of ‘extradition’: Look at bigger picture

Even the external affairs minister often sometimes the terminology wrong in what it calls a list of “extraditions”.

06 Feb 2019 2:31 AM