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Apr 15, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav is an asset as long as he is alive; India must call out Pakistan's bluffWhile dealing with Kulbhushan Jadhav, its military rulers have displayed such an absolute lack of reason and mounted — to borrow from Shashi Tharoor — such a vicious assault on international laws and conventions that any rational exchange of dialogue has been precluded and diplomatic actions have been put in severe jeopardy.
Apr 11, 2017
Yogi Adityanath's crackdown on slaughterhouses: Despite licences, corrupt cops exploit meat-sellersHowever, in the urge to implement the 'rules' by the book, the state government has ended up encouraging the bureaucracy to exploit the call for implementation for 'law and order' by forcing even regular and license-holding meat sellers to cough up exorbitant amounts of money in bribes to keep their shops open.
Apr 07, 2017
Syria chemical weapon attack kills 70: A brief history of Bashar al-Assad and his war on his own citizensIf confirmed, it would be one of the worst chemical attacks since Syria's civil war began six years ago. It was the third claim of a chemical attack in just over a week in Syria.
Apr 05, 2017
UP slaughterhouse crackdown: Yogi Adityanath govt taking political advantage of negligent local authoritiesOne of the main reasons for sealing of the slaughterhouses is that the MDA and other such authorities in various districts have not been able to implement the directions of the NGT.
Apr 04, 2017
New draft RTI proposal endangers life of applicants: Blanket rule will affect transparent functioning of govtThe Centre has proposed amends ending the Right to Information (RTI) rules to ensure that appeals before the Central Information Commission would abate in the event the appellant would die during the pendency of such a proceeding.
Apr 03, 2017
India going vegetarian: Ban on cow slaughter motivated by BJP commitment to upper caste Hindu ideologyAmending the state’s Animal Preservation Bill, the Gujarat Assembly decreed a maximum punishment of life imprisonment and a minimum of ten years for cow slaughter.
Mar 29, 2017
Anti-rape law: Concerns that women will misuse 'draconian' law is why our legal system so murkyThe petition puts forward a pretty skewed representation of the anti-rape law, by projecting the idea that rape cases are easy to win, when, in fact, rape convictions were at a five-year low last year.
Mar 27, 2017
Watch: Decoding the Indian pincode system of post officeThe Postal Index Number or PIN is an important part of any address in India.
Mar 20, 2017
Yogi Adityanath as new Uttar Pradesh CM will be suspect for wearing his religion on his sleeve, but don't pre-judge himThus to anticipate that things could go any worse under Adityanath is ill-founded.
Mar 15, 2017
Who will be the next CM of Uttar Pradesh? Ahead of BJP announcement, here are a few namesThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), it's spectacular win in Uttar Pradesh and the suspense over who will be the chief minister for India's most populous state has only begun.