Migrant misery from Europe to the US

It’s an increasingly hard world for those seeking a better life in richer countries. Immigrants aren’t welcome in most states, even where demographic trends reflect the need to expand the labor force to levels able to sustain and support aging po

29 Jun 2018, 02:57 AM IST
Small hydel projects fish-friendly?
29 Jun 2018, 02:54 AM IST

Fixing social media without censorship

The Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal may have changed the way millions of people perceive the risks to privacy when they go online. But it could have obscured an equally profou
28 Jun 2018, 03:02 AM IST

Free trade appears in throes of death

Going by the developments on global trade front, one is not wrong to think of the ‘Precept and Practice’ of free trade as going into oblivion.  It was about a decade ago, Dr J
28 Jun 2018, 02:57 AM IST

India staring down the barrel of a major crisis

Shimla and Bengaluru are two very disparate cities. One is a quaint hill station that acts as a summer retreat for most Indians while the other is a bustling IT hub, which makes it
27 Jun 2018, 03:00 AM IST

Lateral entry into top brass – Why not?

The recent decision of the Government of India to fill up Joint Secretary-level posts through lateral entry stirred up a hornet’s nest. In the IAS WhatsApp groups there is any am
27 Jun 2018, 02:51 AM IST

Sharper polarisation as poll strategy for 2019

Two policemen leading the mob which ultimately lynched a Muslim in Hapur is, of course, part of familiar communalism which has to be revved upon to a higher pitch in order to prepa
26 Jun 2018, 02:57 AM IST

Can yoga make the cut for Olympics?

On a day when yoga was having to jostle for mind space with a hugely popular sporting event like the FIFA World Cup, many fans of the ancient regimen were seriously dreaming up for
26 Jun 2018, 02:49 AM IST

Drag of thermal power plants on PSBs

The government's announcement to soon tender out 100 GW of solar power in one go is somewhat an ambitious step towards transition to clean energy, compared to the previous largest
26 Jun 2018, 02:43 AM IST

Nagender’s exit is wake-up call for PCC

In war or in an election, no one will play by the rules. There is no point in the Congress leaders playing the victim after an important leader in Hyderabad Danam Nagender left the
25 Jun 2018, 12:02 AM IST

Gender budgeting can ensure overall equality

Gender budgeting is the process of applying a gender lens to public financial management, to analyse the gender components in public spending across all sectors - not only social s
24 Jun 2018, 11:56 PM IST

Revisiting India’s darkest chapter

June 25, 1975 was the day when internal Emergency was clamped by a belligerent Indira Gandhi, the then prime minister. It  was to stay till March 21, 1977.
24 Jun 2018, 11:52 PM IST

Dangers of Trump’s call on Korea war games

Donald Trump’s unexpected announcement that he was suspending joint US-South Korean military exercises as part of negotiations with the North has caused consternation in Seoul as
24 Jun 2018, 04:00 AM IST

Has BJP just signalled a hawkish approach?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrawing support from the Mehbooba Mufti government in Jammu and Kashmir points to the kind of line which the party intends to follow in the run
24 Jun 2018, 03:54 AM IST

Replicate CFC action against plastics, too

It may be true that the world is drowning in plastics. However, in the last few weeks, we are submerged more in statistics than in plastics.
24 Jun 2018, 03:50 AM IST

Protecting newborns a major concern now

Globally, every year 26 lakh children die within one month of birth and about 26 lakh children are still-born, and out of these 26 lakh infant deaths, 10 lakh die on the first day
23 Jun 2018, 12:39 AM IST

Banking boards acting as mere bystanders

ICICI Bank is no ordinary bank. It is a systemically important giant bank. It is the torch-bearer of private sector banks in India. ICICI Bank is no ordinary corporate entity.
23 Jun 2018, 12:29 AM IST

No major headway in Centre-State relations

In respect of ties between the Centre and the States, things have not moved an inch. The recommendations of the Sarkaria Commission, submitted in 1988, have not been acted upon. No
22 Jun 2018, 02:23 PM IST

Crowdfunding AP

Days after coming out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the contentious issue of granting Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh, TDP supremo and AP Chief M
31 Mar 2018, 04:43 AM IST

Pressure on China to rein in North Korea

South Korea has unleashed an ear-splitting propaganda barrage across its border with North Korea in retaliation for its nuclear test, while the United States called on China to end
19 Jan 2016, 01:17 AM IST