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Parallel power

The Supreme Court ruling curtailing the powers of the Lieutenant Governor has done little to stop Kiran Bedi from being a law unto herself and interfering in the day-to-day functioning of the government of Puducherry.

18 Jul 2018 2:22 pm
Political tool

In Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya and Bihar, the BJP brazenly used the Governor’s office to further its political interests. The machinations of the Governors in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Karnataka to help the BJP, however, did not succeed.

18 Jul 2018 2:21 pm
Now, they can sit and serve

They can sit down during work, finally. A grave injustice, against which low-wage employees in Kerala’s textile and jewellery shops have been protesti

18 Jul 2018 12:58 pm
Graded or degraded?

The MHRD’s rules and regulations for graded autonomy for universities locate autonomy in the financial domain and the emphasis is on steps to facilitate entry and operation of capital.

18 Jul 2018 12:56 pm
Election amid hurdles

Mohamed Nasheed, frustrated by the government’s attempts to target him, withdraws from the presidential race in favour of a common opposition candidate against President Abdulla Yameen.

18 Jul 2018 12:50 pm
Killer message

The dangers of fake news become alarming as five nomads are lynched in Maharashtra after a doctored video of child lifters spreads fear and hate.

18 Jul 2018 12:34 pm
Letters to the Editor

Jammu & KashmirIT is disturbing to note that the current crisis in Jammu and Kashmir was the result of political manoeuvring (Cover Story, July 20

18 Jul 2018 11:59 am
Muon conundrum

An experiment being carried out at Fermilab to measure the magnetic property of the muon has the potential to show the way to new physics.

18 Jul 2018 11:43 am
Mixed bag

India’s coffee exports will likely fall in 2018-19 owing to lower carryover stocks, while sugar shipments will rise on the back of record output. By Ramesh Chakrapani

18 Jul 2018 11:30 am
America’s reporter

For Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh, journalism was simply about doing the right thing.

18 Jul 2018 11:09 am
Governing the Governors

The federalisation of the party system and the emergence of coalition politics make cooperative federalism a political necessity.

18 Jul 2018 10:53 am
A Vivan retrospective

A retrospective on half a century of Vivan Sundaram’s work is held together by the metaphor of the interrupted journey, in which the artist is the traveller whose unscheduled halts explode the certitudes of history’s dominant narratives.

18 Jul 2018 10:49 am
Many shades of alienation

A retrospective on half a century of Vivan Sundaram’s work is held together by the metaphor of the interrupted journey, in which the artist is the traveller whose unscheduled halts explode the certitudes of history’s dominant narratives.

18 Jul 2018 10:46 am
Old order changeth

No team is invincible anymore. The 2018 FIFA World Cup has given hope to smaller teams that nothing is impossible.

17 Jul 2018 5:38 pm
Mexican quake

The victory of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and the leftist coalition led by MORENA, his new party, in the July 1 elections could possibly bring a breath of fresh air to Mexico and the region.

17 Jul 2018 2:58 pm
A spring far away

Events that followed Hosni Mubarak’s ouster prove that Egypt was pregnant with a revolution that was abortable. Now the military’s hold over the country is real.

17 Jul 2018 2:57 pm
Demystifying talaq

A conscientious explanation of the puzzling issue of instantaneous talaq.

17 Jul 2018 2:51 pm
Palestine’s voice

A comprehensive view of the history and the present state of cultural resistance in the occupied West Bank. By Kuldeep Kumar

17 Jul 2018 2:40 pm
Saving wildlife

A collection of essays on a conservationist’s single-minded campaign for protection of wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka.

17 Jul 2018 2:32 pm
Empty promises

The timing of the Modi government’s announcement of a hike in the minimum support prices for kharif crops suggests that this may be another of its tall claims not backed by the financial allocations needed to deliver on them.

17 Jul 2018 2:16 pm
Shotgun marriage

The coerced takeover of the publicly owned IDBI Bank by LIC, the country’s largest insurer, will neither protect the interests of the beleaguered bank nor further the interests of the insurer or its policyholders.

17 Jul 2018 2:09 pm
In cold blood

The murder of a student leader in Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, is an act of extreme brutality that points to the rise of communal and fundamentalist forces on Kerala’s campuses.

17 Jul 2018 1:54 pm
Police raj

Midnight knocks on doors and wee-hour arrests of those who raise voices of dissent have virtually become the order of the day in Tamil Nadu of late.

17 Jul 2018 1:38 pm
Resisting a refinery

Opposition mounts against a proposed gigantic refinery that threatens to affect the lives of thousands of families of farmers and fishermen in 17 villages in the Konkan region of Maharashtra.

17 Jul 2018 1:31 pm
Revisiting Aurangzeb

A careful reading of history shows that Aurangzeb was not a bigot, although he used religion to further his political ends, and that the interests of the Mughals and the Rajputs were, in fact, identical.

17 Jul 2018 1:29 pm
Model move

The successful resettlement of tribal communities from a village in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve offers important lessons for other States.

17 Jul 2018 1:14 pm
Politics of diet

Data from various surveys prove that India is anything but a vegetarian nation, but ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre there have been attempts to demonise meat-eating and to impose the vegetarian food habits of certain sections of Hindus on the rest of India.

17 Jul 2018 1:11 pm
Unsafe remedy

The majority of political parties reject the Law Commission’s proposal to hold simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies on the grounds that it negates the principles of federalism and is anti-democratic.

17 Jul 2018 1:01 pm
Losing the plot?

The BJP’s realpolitik considerations in Bihar and its manoeuvres in the Rajya Sabha ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament mark a clear retreat from its show of confidence and daring.

17 Jul 2018 12:47 pm
Faulty prescription

Citing grave misuse of oxytocin in milch animals, the Centre restricts the manufacture and retail sale of the drug used to prevent postpartum haemorrhage and excessive bleeding after childbirth.

17 Jul 2018 12:35 pm
In the lion’s den

By returning to Pakistan, where he was arrested as soon as his plane landed in Lahore, Nawaz Sharif is expected to make a crucial difference to the fortunes of his party in the July 25 parliamentary election.

17 Jul 2018 12:31 pm
A merger to measure expansion of the universe

Mergers between a neutron star and a black hole may provide an ideal way to measure how fast the universe is expanding, according to a paper in the l

17 Jul 2018 12:01 pm
Rise and fall of oxygen

The earth’s oxygen levels rose and fell more than once hundreds of millions of years before the planet-wide success of the Great Oxidation Event (GOE

17 Jul 2018 12:01 pm
‘A landmark judgment’

Interview with V. Narayanasamy, Chief Minister of Puducherry.

17 Jul 2018 12:00 pm
A “sausage” in the Milky Way

The Milky Way and a smaller “Sausage” galaxy collided around 10 billion years ago, according to an international team of astronomers which has discov

17 Jul 2018 12:00 pm
RSS & Emergency

The RSS and its flock in the BJP have no locus standi to make noises about the Emergency. Its own leaders grovelled before the Congress dispensation to win reprieves from jail terms and have the ban lifted on their organisation.

17 Jul 2018 11:20 am
Restoring sanity

The Supreme Court lays down the broad principles that should govern the resolution of disputes between the Lieutenant Governor and the Council of Ministers with regard to the power struggle in Delhi. But the crisis is far from over as the key to cooperative federalism remains elusive.

17 Jul 2018 11:19 am
Trajectory of the tussle

The origins of the standoff between the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi and the Centre can be traced to 2014, when the U

17 Jul 2018 11:19 am
The battle goes on

As both the Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP claim “victory” over the July 4 ruling of the Supreme Court, the BJP’s touchiness on the subject of full Statehood for Delhi only adds grist to the mill of the AAP’s Statehood campaign.

17 Jul 2018 11:14 am