Pakistan army is now seizing a more direct role in running the country’s polity and economy.
Former defence chiefs’ visit to Taiwan signals mutuality of interests, must not be overread
The Secretary-General of Sri Lanka’s opposition Tamil United Liberation Front A Amirthalingam left for Madras on his way to New Delhi where he is to hold talks with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the problems facing the Tamils in Sri Lanka.
The no-confidence motion, and the proposed overhaul of the penal code, tell a story
A weekly wrap-up of the issues being discussed and debated in India's neighbourhood
Proposed legislation on penal code signals a much-needed shift — but it is incomplete, raises questions. It must be debated rigorously
Yes, it matters that the bomb builders felt they were defending freedom and those running the concentration camps were driven by delusions of racial superiority. But this distinction was utterly irrelevant for the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Andhra sends 25 MPs to Parliament and the BJP realises that a wrong decision on an alliance in the state, where it has little presence on its own, could have implications in retaining power at the Centre in 2024.
According to the government, the three new Bills to replace the Indian Penal Code of 1860 (IPC), the Evidence Act of 1872 and the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1973 will simplify procedures, make the laws relevant to the contemporary situation and provide speedy justice.
The BJP interpreted ‘constitutionality’ in a narrow manner and said that the Bill did not violate any provision of the Constitution. The Opposition argued that the Bill was unconstitutional on several grounds. It is wise to leave the last word to the Supreme Court.
That sense of being at an election rally was heightened by the slogans he encouraged his MPs to raise when he said something he thought was exceptional.
Definitions of many crimes remain vague and some much-needed improvements, such as criminalisation of marital rape, remain unaddressed
To reduce education to a transactional exchange of knowledge acquired and economic value created is a ticking time-bombing of self-destruction. I would like people in positions of power to look at young India as more than a demographic dividend
It is time that there is a higher infusion of young blood into India’s parliamentary system. When the minimum age to discharge the extensive duties of an IAS/IPS officer is 21, why can’t the same apply to legislators?
The Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita Bill, brought to replace the colonial-era Indian Penal Code, could make the current sedition law wider but without the safeguards that courts have created so far
Whether or not these players will be able to make up for lost time and pass the World Cup test in flying colours, is a difficult question. The journey could be thrilling, or heartbreaking
Accurate tools for detecting TB, medication for curing it, must be made widely available.
The biggest question raised by Partition is: Can Hindus and Muslims live together as a nation?
With the new data protection law and the proposed Digital India Act, governance in India is at an inflection point
A major fire broke out in a three-storeyed office complex in the busy commercial area of Sadar Bazar.
Uncertainty over Bhatnagar awards hurts morale of young scientists, undermines objective of becoming a knowledge economy
Besides routinely discarding procedures, it betrays cynicism about all forms of accountability
The uproar against the alleged kiss coincided with BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh telling a Delhi court that as alleged by the victims, merely touching a woman doesn’t involve criminal activity.
Opposition proved incapable of planning a multifaceted strike on an emotive subject within and outside Parliament. This has exposed its faultlines and shown that the path towards a united Opposition is riddled with obstacles
No-trust motion was on Manipur but Parliament exchange pushed it off centrestage. Parties need to pick up thread outside it
RBI maintains status quo on rates, as it looks through spurt in food inflation. But need for vigilance remains
CAG flags 'very high' project cost of Dwarka Expressway
‘I’ve left it to God’: Imphal out of reach for many, Manipur’s healthcare system is faltering
Legacy tech? Hyderabad-based startup lets you create online wills
Tavleen Singh writes: PM Modi's speech was too long, too angry, and more appropriate for an election rally
As jobs shrink, rents shoot up in Canada, Punjab students feel the squeeze