Opinion  /  Published 06.01.22

A puzzle called Indian elections

Like alchemy, which was an obsessive concern for the medieval world, modern democracies are forever preoccupied with unearthing the secrets of winning elections. In the not-so-distant past, striking t...
By Swapan Dasgupta

India  /  Published 04.01.22

Kerala police ‘on trail of activists’

The Kerala government has come under a cloud of suspicion with the state police summoning socio-political activists and a few journalists seeking their personal details, including Aadhaar numbers, as ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 30.12.21

KYC: Extended to March 31

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the last date for periodic KYC update till March 31, amid omicron uncertainties and has advised banks and other regulated entities not to take restrictive ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Mumbai

India  /  Published 30.12.21

Ex-bureaucrats seek court intervention

Over 100 retired senior bureaucrats on Wednesday called for “strong judicial intervention” to stop the Centre’s plans to link the voter identity card with Aadhaar following the passa...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.12.21

ITR verification by February

The income tax department has brought in changes to the existing faceless appeal scheme, easing the process for taxpayers wanting a personal hearing through video conference while appealing against a ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 24.12.21

Letters to the Editor: Do not barter health for visually appealing food

White lie Sir — The eyes are perhaps the first sensory organ to be aroused by food. But visual appeal can come at a steep cost. The European Union has banned the use and import of all food ite...

India  /  Published 23.12.21

Centre fights no-scrutiny charge

Kharge was referring to a constitution bench verdict of August 2017 that affirmed that privacy was a fundamental right. The Opposition says the Aadhaar-linking of the voter list would violate privacy....
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.12.21

Election laws bill passed in RS

Earlier, the Opposition had protested the haste with which the government was moving ahead with the contentious Election Laws Amendment Bill without giving them enough time to submit resolutions. At l...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 22.12.21

One more link: Election laws bill

For elections to be fair and free, one condition is the systematic registration of voters. Which is why cleaning electoral rolls of multiple registrations for the same voter ID has long been needed. N...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 21.12.21

Lok Sabha: Govt railroads Aadhaar-voter bill

The government on Monday used its brute majority in the Lok Sabha to railroad a bill that provides for Aadhaar-linking of the electoral rolls, allowing just nominal discussion amid a din and attractin...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi


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