Khashoggi, Saudi Crown Prince, Thomas Friedman and lamb kebabs 

I interviewed Jamal Khashoggi in Jeddah in December 2001, months after 911 What struck me were his strong opinions on the Palestinian issue Since US military action in Afghanistan, following the destruction of the twin towers in New York, was the big

29 Oct 2018, 12:35 AM IST

Inclusive development: Relevance of socio-political factors

Globalisation and internal liberalisation of the economy within an inequitable social structure result in accentuating the existing inequalities in income and wealth in the society
26 Oct 2018, 11:56 PM IST

Specialised focus for private capital

Hospital infrastructure is an area of interest for policymakers, the consuming public and investors alike Access to hospitals is critical for a healthy nation, especially given tha
25 Oct 2018, 11:39 PM IST

Malayali author Benyamin’s Jasmine Days wins first JCB Prize for literature

Malayali author Benyamin has bagged the inaugural JCB Prize for literature for his book Jasmine Days, which explores the lives of South Asians in the Middle East
25 Oct 2018, 11:35 PM IST

India makes big push to expand tea export to China

India made a strong pitch to expand its steadily growing market for black tea in China by organising a tea promotion campaign that officials say would help in scaling up the tea tr
25 Oct 2018, 11:31 PM IST

Isn’t syncretic politics the best choice for India?

India, for fairly an extended time, has been impoverished of the best substitute, as far as political alternatives are concerned Syncretic politics or what is also known as spectra
25 Oct 2018, 12:40 AM IST

A new tool to plan growth models

Sometimes a few common economic terms we use in daily life like National Gross Domestic Product GDP, Gross State Domestic Product GSDP seem to be unnerving when we do not pay requi
24 Oct 2018, 02:02 AM IST

Is Naidu crying wolf?

Sometime back at the time of Kerala floods, Minister of Finance of Kerala, Thomas Isaac, called the policy of the government of India in not allowing taking of grant from UAE as th
24 Oct 2018, 01:59 AM IST

The Jammu and Kashmir accession and aftermath

Evidently, the British Rule over India encompassed two separate geographical regions before the Partition in 1947 One comprised of various provinces administered by the Viceroy of
23 Oct 2018, 01:51 AM IST

Opposition parties still unsure of Rahul’s appeal

There is a new awakening among the seniors of the Congress party, postRahul elevation to the highest post in the party There were several apprehensions before his elevation as the
23 Oct 2018, 01:48 AM IST

Corruptors a step ahead of enforcement agencies

It is all nice to say that fans deserve fair play, not cheating and corruption Yet, allegations of betting, spotfixing and matchfixing keep sprouting in the world of sport, and cor
22 Oct 2018, 01:36 AM IST

Assembly polls: A litmus test for KCR

AICC president Rahul Gandhis whirlwind visit to Telangana and caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Raos blitzkrieg on the Congress have set the tone for a noholdsbarred battle
22 Oct 2018, 01:21 AM IST

Pakistan may buy Chinese missile better than Brahmos

Pakistan might buy a supersonic missile successfully testfired by China which is said to be costeffective and better than the BrahMos developed by India and Russia, the Chinese Sta
18 Oct 2018, 02:42 AM IST

Shaikh Akleem is Sita, Afzal Ansari is Lord Shiva

For nearly four decades, Muslims in this Bihar village have been helping Hindus celebrate Dussehra and playing mythical characters in the Ramlila a dramatic representation of the
18 Oct 2018, 12:49 AM IST

Free and fair elections, sine qua non in a democracy

A slew of petitions were filed before the Hyderabad High Court, subsequent to the premature dissolution of the Telangana legislative Assembly, challenging the modus operandi embrac
18 Oct 2018, 12:34 AM IST

Punjab for tie-up with Israel on agriculture

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said his government is keen to make use of Israels technological advancements in various fiels, including agriculture and internal
17 Oct 2018, 02:37 AM IST

50,000 posts in data science vacant in India: Report

As India pushes its boundaries towards achieving digital growth, a new report said on Tuesday that over 50,000 positions in the fields of data science and Machine Learning ML are v
17 Oct 2018, 02:34 AM IST

Increasing debts, fiscal profligacy major concerns

The 15th Finance Commission constituted for making recommendations for the period from 2021 to 2025 was recently in Amaravati and interacted with the State government, different po
17 Oct 2018, 02:28 AM IST

The 4 Ps to win over the boss

The very thought of this person evokes in us many images and reactions We think of this person everyday, some of us live with this person and sometimes this person appears in our d
16 Oct 2018, 01:47 AM IST

Delhi’s Happiness Curriculum for Afghan school kids soon

Afghanistan, which is working to reform its education system, will adopt the Happiness Curriculum devised by the Delhi government with a focus on holistic education to bring peac
16 Oct 2018, 01:35 AM IST

It’s lonely battle for Chandrababu Naidu; KCR on defensive

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu appears to be earning more number of enemies than friends lately After he divorced from the National Democratic Alliance NDA early
14 Oct 2018, 10:41 PM IST

Irregular heartbeat may increase dementia risk

People with a particular kind of irregular heartbeat may experience faster decline in thinking and memory skills and are at greater risk of dementia, a study has found With atrial
14 Oct 2018, 02:48 AM IST

Me-too movement a bad omen for BJP

There are several reasons why the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP is palpably uneasy about the Metoo movement against the sexual harassment of women at the workplace, especially when Mi
14 Oct 2018, 02:45 AM IST

Community Puja welcomes the sightless to the festivities

As Bengal gets decked up in a shimmery jacket of lights to celebrate its biggest carnival in style, the organisers of a famous community Durga puja here have built their marquee wi
14 Oct 2018, 02:39 AM IST

India: A crucial partner in making fusion energy a reality

India is one of the crucial seven nations pursuing the construction of the worlds largest tokamak fusion device, a donutshaped configuration designed to produce 500 MW of thermal f
12 Oct 2018, 11:49 PM IST

India needs to expedite structural reform process: IMF

India should expedite the structural reform process by working to build consensus, according to senior IMF officials who said the country needs land and labour market reforms to ac
12 Oct 2018, 11:46 PM IST

India’s deficient federal redistribution debate

The fifteenth round of Indias fiveyearly review of federal resource redistribution has triggered a political controversy The Fifteenth Finance Commission is expected to base its re
11 Oct 2018, 11:37 PM IST

Sting job by Hyderabad scientist exposes fake journals

Scientists have at last found a cure for Schlodomoniasis a deadly brain infection caused by the intergalactic parasite Klaousmodium cruzi they claim to have identified for the fi
11 Oct 2018, 11:34 PM IST

Compliance dilemmas in Indian environmental policy

India may be among the top economic performers of the world today but its impressive economic growth conceals the countrys deteriorating environmental health Indias Environmental P
10 Oct 2018, 11:47 PM IST

Round one goes to... KCR, TRS

Telangana has set yet another record This time, its in early poll race The youngest State of India is going to polls in just 93 days after the premature dissolution of Telangana As
10 Oct 2018, 11:44 PM IST

Dr Kumar Krishen: A scientist who brought glory to all

When Dr Kumar Krishen, a Senior Researcher and Lead Technologist of National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, was conferred the outofcycle Exceptional Service Medal ESM t
10 Oct 2018, 02:56 AM IST

Growth with equity: Major concern for India

Every year Forbes international publishes list of the richest persons in India as well as internationally Every year Mukesh Ambani tops the list followed by others Some of them lik
10 Oct 2018, 02:52 AM IST

CISF cutting focus on soft skills to make airports more secure

The next time you are at an airport in the country, you might notice a change in the way the CISF personnel welcome you
09 Oct 2018, 02:24 AM IST

How Kerala is fighting TB and winning

Agathi mandiram poor peoples home in Kollam city was built to provide shelter to beggars Today, its 123 residents are mostly homeless people with mental or physical disabilities, b
09 Oct 2018, 02:14 AM IST

Onerous task before the new CJI

The 46th Chief Justice of India CJI Ranjan Gogoi assumed office on October 23 after his predecessor Justice Dipak Misra retired the previous day
09 Oct 2018, 02:09 AM IST

Despite KCR’s blitzkrieg, Chandrababu Naidu might go places

The die seems to have been cast AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is now busy exploring the possibilities of cobbling up a coalition against the NDA at the national level
07 Oct 2018, 10:43 PM IST

A mission to Touch the Sky with Glory

Indian Air Force is the decisive sharing out of the Indian Armed Forces IAF the military forces of the Republic of India It is the youngest service among the triservices as compar
07 Oct 2018, 10:39 PM IST