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Ironic! Freed Taliban chief leads difficult peace talks

A co-founder of the Afghan Taliban movement, his role is seen as critical to the effort to end the 18-year war.

30 Mar 2019 12:10 AM

Backing Pak always won’t benefit China

Pakistan's public is not too enthused, and socially it is meeting resistance, especially over the presence of Chinese labour and management.

30 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

‘Star Wars’ adds heft to rising space power

Mission Shakti’s success is a big deal no matter what the government’s critics might feel.

29 Mar 2019 2:39 AM

Promises, calculations: It’s blind man’s buff!

Promises do serve a political purpose; of grabbing attention and amplifying appeal.

28 Mar 2019 12:22 AM

Every putative Brexit solution has problems attached to it

May hesitated to put her deal to a parliamentary vote, and when she did it went down to the largest defeat for a govt motion in more than a century.

28 Mar 2019 12:16 AM


To dismantle global terror, Muslim states must do more

Islamophobia represents prejudice and hate against Muslims in Western and Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish societies.

27 Mar 2019 1:40 AM

BJP back to Sangh’s old line on Kashmir

The intent to shape discussion in this direction became evident when the CBI began reopening virtually defunct cases of terrorism filed against Malik.

27 Mar 2019 1:39 AM

Battle for future: India, UK face decision time

The election campaign for the 17th Lok Sabha is obsessed with trivia and full of personal invective.

26 Mar 2019 12:07 AM

Gun curbs do work, even if not absolutely; streets safer

The government rapidly put in place anti-firearm measures, and the fact is that overall gun violence is calculated as having fallen by 50 per cent.

26 Mar 2019 12:04 AM

Why Modi’s chowkidar campaign a non-starter

Prime Minister Modi was packaged as a doer, making decisions and implementing them at an unprecedented pace.

25 Mar 2019 12:00 AM


Talks with Pakistan a weapon, use it wisely

The recent veto by China on the UN’s banning of Masood Azhar, and our reaction to it, presents a good example of what is realistic appraisal.

24 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

Of evergreen Arun and BJP’s script for turncoats

Jaitley is playing a key role in the preparations for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls and is also busy unsettling the Oppn through his regular blogs.

24 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

‘Precision targeting’ is the BJP’s war strategy

The other big news is Amit Shah choosing to contest from Gandhinagar, the constituency of party patriarch L.K. Advani.

23 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

All nationals equal, only some more so than others

If a person has single nationality through naturalisation, the Home Office can revoke their citizenship

22 Mar 2019 7:22 AM

Tales of the chowkidar in run-up to Polls 2019

The watchman, less than desirable as a role, let alone a career, finally acquired the status of a policeman.

22 Mar 2019 2:20 AM


Islamophobic terror as vile as jihad, don’t underplay it

In Australia, though, efforts are already afoot to preserve the scope for Islamophobia, which is an even bigger trend across Europe and in the US.

21 Mar 2019 1:50 AM

Voternama: Churn is the new 2019 mantra

Voters are moving away from the national parties to regional parties even for the Lok Sabha elections.

21 Mar 2019 1:50 AM

The Wiki effect on governance? Democracy in the pawnshop

The Congress picked on the cables of a briefing US officials got from BJP’s Arun Jaitley in May 2005.

20 Mar 2019 12:48 AM

Horror in NZ shows the danger of righteousness

The Christchurch shooter believed he was saving his people by eliminating Muslims, who if unchecked would one day overrun his country.

20 Mar 2019 12:48 AM

To ally or not to ally: A battle within Congress

Many of the experts hate the Congress and its domineering and cynical ways as much as they hate the Hindutva ideology of the BJP.

19 Mar 2019 12:00 AM