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Irani’s degrees of subterfuge

The nomination papers for Amethi in 2014, and again in 2019, now state she’s no graduate and did not complete her Bachelor of Commerce degree.

14 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Electoral bonds will not withstand scrutiny

The political systems of more evolved democracies are closer to this ideal of accountability of political parties.

14 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Price of hyper-nationalism

Many on the “Leave” side are apparently having a change of heart after understanding the full consequences of a no-deal Brexit.

13 Apr 2019 1:28 AM

Managing electoral rolls key to holding fair polls

Violence at the polling booths was one of the first of the hurdles the system faced in its infancy.

13 Apr 2019 1:28 AM

Death of two-state dream?

The Palestinians have lost what little support there was for a Palestinian state; be it, two state or one.

12 Apr 2019 12:02 AM


Apex court dents govt’s Rafale ‘clean chit’ claim

The top court has now demolished the govt’s case of seeking privilege, and will fix a date to hear the petition to review its own December finding.

12 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Polls: Heed safety concerns

The forces are moved around to provide protection to voters, candidates and campaigners, besides polling stations and ballot boxes.

11 Apr 2019 5:16 AM

World’s largest poll exercise starts today

The regional pulls and pressures dictating voter choice are ranged against what are seen as national compulsions in India’s federal system.

11 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

One-sided raids wrong

The EC, mandated to providing a level playing field, must know justice must not only be done but be seen to be done.

10 Apr 2019 1:25 AM

‘Nationalism’ apart, it is a sketchy roadmap

A ruling party with serious plans, if it gained an encore, is not expected to issue its charter of intentions just three days before polling begins.

10 Apr 2019 1:25 AM


Nasheed’s star rises

India, whose voice was heeded in Washington and London, must bank on the hope that the Maldives breaks free completely from Beijing’s hold.

09 Apr 2019 12:01 AM

J&K highway closure will further alienation

The Narendra Modi government has clearly not thought things through, relying on military means alone in Kashmir.

09 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Virat Kohli must conserve energy

RCB made the final thrice in 11 seasons, but the X factor that separates winners from tries seems missing.

08 Apr 2019 12:02 AM

Defection games are a blot on democracy

Defectors are anyway unreliable, and no one can be sure how long Mr Sinha will remain with the Congress even if he wins his election.

08 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Anachronistic call to esteem

The chair, seat and bench are symbols of power in themselves and the personalities who sit in them just draw their authority from the office.

07 Apr 2019 12:02 AM


BJP’s chopper pitch won’t stand in court

After the contract for 12 helicopters was signed, Italian prosecutors alleged wrongful payments to Indian entities.

07 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Cyber bans hardly work

The arrests of young people in Gujarat for ignoring the PUBG Mobile ban reflects the social cost of punitive measures.

06 Apr 2019 12:05 AM

Advani has flagged some crucial issues

Advani also refers to the institutions of democracy without going into detail.

06 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

RBI cut: EMI may not fall

The rate cut is a blessing to the Narendra Modi government with the elections just a week away.

05 Apr 2019 12:01 AM

J&K controversies are dragged into campaign

If Mr Shah's party is trying to win an election through sharp-edged statements on Kashmir, so is the PDP leader.

05 Apr 2019 12:00 AM