Defrauding the nation

Defrauding the nation

Describing what has happened at the infamous branch of Punjab National Bank in Mumbai as ‘the mother of all bank scams’ is a gross under
18 Feb 2018, 11:11 PM IST
Congress in smooth waters

Congress in smooth waters

The Supreme Court’s landmark judgement that “rivers do not belong to States but to the country” is likely to have a major impact on th
17 Feb 2018, 04:13 AM IST
Only time will tell if the budget is good

Only time will tell if the budget is good

The Union budget for 2018-19 has been presented by the Finance Minister. For several reasons the occasion has, over the years, gained not on
15 Feb 2018, 05:08 AM IST
People’s RTI vs State’s RTI

People’s RTI vs State’s RTI

Right to information is people’s right ever since Evidence Act was passed in 1872 as its Sections 74 and 76 provided access to public reco
13 Feb 2018, 12:39 AM IST
A clever balancing act

A clever balancing act

Prime Minister Narendra Modi created history when he stepped into Ramallah on Saturday by becoming the first Indian prime minister to do so.
13 Feb 2018, 12:33 AM IST

Act on Ponzi schemes

12 Feb 2018, 12:50 AM IST

Trust deficit & self-goals

10 Feb 2018, 05:07 AM IST

Union Budget & a misconceived legacy

09 Feb 2018, 04:20 AM IST

An idea whose time hasn’t come

08 Feb 2018, 04:26 AM IST

Freedom of press & democracy

06 Feb 2018, 04:30 AM IST

No relief for the people

05 Feb 2018, 02:53 AM IST

Brace for high stakes

05 Feb 2018, 02:49 AM IST

Will budget prove a clincher?

03 Feb 2018, 03:48 AM IST

This one for rural India

02 Feb 2018, 01:50 AM IST

Pragmatism or populism?

01 Feb 2018, 03:22 AM IST


Media today: Bias & lack of ethics

Media’s power lies in its ability to communicate to whole of the world. If media is free, it can empower whole humanity. Though every citizen has fundamental right of free expres
30 Jan 2018, 03:19 AM IST

What to look for in the Budget?

The introduction of Goods and Services Tax has reduced the scope of the Budget. Previously changes in excise duty were made in the Budget. Now the rates of the GST, which has repla
29 Jan 2018, 02:15 AM IST

The Doklam challenge

The recent Agni V test has rattled China to such an extent that the hostile neighbour is ratcheting up Doklam once again. Chinese treachery and intrigue are well known to the world
29 Jan 2018, 02:10 AM IST

India - An Aspiring Young Republic

Today, India celebrates 69th year of its declaration as a Republic. For individuals, it’s entering the super prime of their life; however, for a nation it’s a celebration of it
26 Jan 2018, 01:38 AM IST

Roll back sops for all religions

The central government has announced that it has withdrawn the subsidy for pilgrims performing the Haj to Macca. Speaking in the context of that decision, central minister Naqvi ha
25 Jan 2018, 04:54 AM IST

Which law protects info seekers?

Security for RTI applicant is an important subject not dealt with by the RTI Act. Does it mean that Act cares not for the lives of the applicants? No. If a person’s life is under
23 Jan 2018, 04:02 AM IST

Climate action funds lie unused

On February 1, 2018 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will walk out for the fourth time with the union budget since the BJP-led NDA government was voted to power at the Centre. This is
19 Jan 2018, 04:33 AM IST

Delayed actions deny benefits

As in the previous year, the Telangana state government has announced that a separate budget would be presented in the legislature this year for the agriculture sector. Quite natur
18 Jan 2018, 03:40 AM IST

Why fuss over a simple prayer?

Does reciting of morning prayers in school assembly amount to violation of Fundamental Right to Religious Freedom? The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine the issue saying
13 Jan 2018, 04:11 AM IST

Rogue Pakistan Trumped

At last, Pakistan has come face to face with a man, who’s not a regular career politician, not a politically correct careful communicator, not a political appeaser and certainly
12 Jan 2018, 03:18 AM IST

Spirituality and Politics!

An interesting recent development in the political field has been the political entry of Rajnikant, the Tamil megastar. He has caused a considerable confusion in the political circ
11 Jan 2018, 03:36 AM IST

Patently Unlawful

As the grand festival of the harvest season descends, the unrelenting cock fights come to the fore, rudely questioning the rule of law. Notwithstanding clear legal provisions, the
10 Jan 2018, 12:43 AM IST

A Herculean challenge

The All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) Report for the year 2016-17, released recently, shows gains in gross enrollment and gender parity in higher education.
10 Jan 2018, 12:38 AM IST

No records of gifts worth lakhs

Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), New Delhi, stated that it has purchased ‘gifts’ worth Rs 22 lakh, but did not maintain any record of purchasing those gifts a
09 Jan 2018, 02:45 AM IST

Saviour of Indian Muslim Women

Indian women have come of age and in the last seventy years their might has gradually increased as they surged up breaking many glass ceilings of gender injustice and inequality. T
05 Jan 2018, 03:14 AM IST

Losses - Real and Perceived

Finally, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Court has pronounced the much-awaited verdict on the 2G scam criminal case filed by the CBI. And a sensational case,
04 Jan 2018, 02:51 AM IST

No need of Aadhaar for RTI

Vishwas Bhamburkar apprehended embezzlement of funds of HUDCO, New Delhi, and sought information on spending on gifts for the years from 2013 to 2016, renovation of official reside
02 Jan 2018, 03:13 AM IST

For a pro-people economy in 2018

The challenge in the New Year is to secure the welfare of our farmers. The agricultural production has increase multiple times since Independence, but our farmers continue to commi
01 Jan 2018, 04:26 AM IST

Time to look ahead

We, humans live in history, in a situation where the future cannot be known, and the past cannot be changed and, therefore, where the unpredictable is constantly turning into the i
01 Jan 2018, 03:39 AM IST

Living a life of uncertainty

Rekha Patel, an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) in Madhya Pradesh’s Khajuraho village, wants to change her job. The reason: despite playing the crucial last link to Indi
29 Dec 2017, 03:37 AM IST

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