India  /  Published 21.01.19

Red flag on budget convention

Former finance ministers Yashwant Sinha and P. Chidambaram believe that any attempt by the Narendra Modi government to break with the time-honoured convention of presenting an interim budget that is d...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury and Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.19

True lies

What makes some phrases immortal is their universal application. ‘Lies, damned lies, and statistics’, the phrase that was popularized by Mark Twain and mistakenly attributed to a British prime min...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 22.12.19

Missing students seek Sixth Schedule

Takam Mising Poring Kebang, a students’ organisation in Assam, on Sunday said it aimed to include the Mising Autonomous Council in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.Addressing the organisation...
By Vinod Kumar Singh in Dhemaji

India  /  Published 21.12.19

A most promising image of India

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who led a protest at Delhi’s Jama Masjid after Friday prayers in defiance of police orders, was arrested on Saturday after he came out of the mosque. PTI picture...
By PTI and our bureau in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 19.12.19

Why are we so easy on our legislators?

Sir — Children are often taken to task for not knowing their lessons well. Why, then, are we so easy on our lawmakers who seem to be ignorant of even the basic tenets of the Constitution — secular...
By The Telegraph in


India  /  Published 10.05.19

IIM Nagpur implements quota for poor

The Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIM-N) has started implementing the 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker sections in the general category from its 2019-21 session, the B-school sai...
By PTI in Nagpur

India  /  Published 09.05.19

Crouching ‘sadhvi’, sweating Digvijaya

Draped in saffron, terror-accused BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur arrives in a black Ford Endeavour near the stage in Anna Nagar lane of Bhopal. She steps out amid a shower of saffron strips of pape...
By J.P. Yadav in Bhopal

Opinion  /  Published 01.05.19

The chowkidar who is not above horse-trading

In politics, wishes can, evidently, be horses — the ones that are traded to make or break governments. Horse-trading, the term popularly used in India to describe defections by members of a party, c...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 15.02.20

A vigorous voice for dissent

Senior Supreme Court judge Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Saturday said the true test of a democracy was its ability to ensure space for every individual to voice his or her opinion without fear of retri...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 14.02.20

Mizoram Cong rallies for SC, ST rights

The Mizoram Congress Pradesh Committee, headed by former chief minister Lal Thanhawla, on Friday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his intervention to ensure protection and reiteration of re...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl


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