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Across Asia, populism & democracy is on test

Modi’s ministers poured scorn over the Congress manifesto, without rendering their account of the promises made five years ago.

08 Apr 2019 12:08 AM

Will economic adversity cost Pakistan a few good friends?

CPEC, which was until recently being projected as a game-changer for the country and the region, has lost its attraction in policy discourse.

08 Apr 2019 12:01 AM

BJP wagers Brahmin vote, friendship costs Kishor

Brahmins have been loyal BJP supporters since the Ram Mandir movement of the early Nineties.

07 Apr 2019 12:01 AM

Why is EC mum in face of flagrant foul play?

The EC derives its powers from a categorical provision in the Constitution.

07 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

At this point, it seems like Advantage BJP!

With the Opposition failing to form alliances, it seems extremely difficult to defeat Modi in 2019.

06 Apr 2019 12:00 AM


Cong charter shows a newfound confidence

The Congress manifesto contains promises in three domains and is an emphatic statement of its pro-people and democratic political intent.

05 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Zulfikar had left behind a legacy of lost opportunities

There can be little doubt that the manner in which the PPP approached the 1977 election was profoundly problematic.

04 Apr 2019 12:05 AM

As India votes, whose voices will be loudest?

The questions swirl around, as 900 million voters across the country get ready to vote in the forthcoming general election.

04 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

For PPP’s sake, Bilawal needs to emerge from Asif’s shadow

The PPP’s main challenge at the moment is its growing irrelevance in Punjab.

03 Apr 2019 1:41 AM

Rahul’s Wayanad move amid fears over Amethi

There is no need for Gandhi or the Congress to feel apologetic for choosing Wayanad.

03 Apr 2019 1:41 AM


Will India vote with its heart, or with its head?

Both schemes perpetuate the UPA’s pessimistic assumption that the State’s capacity cannot be revitalised for effective public service delivery.

02 Apr 2019 12:35 AM

Diplomacy off radar as Delhi shifts to poll gear

The manifestos of political parties, when finalised, shall no doubt carry minutiae of domestic and foreign relations.

01 Apr 2019 12:21 AM

Let burden of proof rest on cops in Rizwan custody death

The evidence supports his brother Zulkarnain’s charge that the death was a “cold-blooded murder”.

31 Mar 2019 10:29 PM

A-Sat: Amid Modi brag, some key policy queries

The March 27 test does not square up with this position but represents a holistic turnaround.

31 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

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