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Opinion  /  Published 22.02.21

A different shade: changing colours of repression

Governments are not benign, and the use of the law and regulatory agencies against inconvenient voices is not new. Although it has become a reflex action for journalists to invoke a comparison with th...
By Sevanti Ninan in

Business  /  Published 18.02.21

Petrol at Rs 100, blame it on UPA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resorted to a familiar diversionary tactic of blaming the UPA regime for the dramatic flare up in petrol and diesel prices — cresting above Rs 100 a litre in sev...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.21

Digital Bharat in federal India

The Bengal government has cancelled its authorization of the Common Service Centres (Tathya Mitra Kendras) that rendered online services to citizens against the realization of user charges. Instead, i...
By Gautam Bhattacharya in

India  /  Published 02.08.20

Former Cong ministers defend UPA tenure

Congress leaders on Saturday continued their unseemly bickering over the party’s own legacy, exposing the absence of deft political management that could have doused the embers. “The BJP ...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.11.19

UPA parties to move censure motion against Pragya: Sources

The Congress and other parties of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) are set to move a censure motion in the Lok Sabha against BJP MP Pragya Thakur for her remarks on Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nath...
By PTI in New Delhi


India  /  Published 21.12.18

'Snoopendra' logs in

The Centre has named nine central agencies and Delhi police as those authorised to intercept, monitor and decrypt information transmitted by or stored in any computer, raising the spectre of an Orwell...
By Anita Joshua and G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.01.19

In Rafale debate, Nirmala cries ‘insult’

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday chose to launch an emotional offensive in the Lok Sabha to counter Rahul Gandhi’s Rafale attack, accusing the Gandhi “khandan” (dynasty) of “insul...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.19

Two to tango: Is the India-US tariff talk a charade?

The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has started to ratchet up pressure on India to roll back the tariffs that India imposed on 28 American products in retaliation against Wash...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 05.12.18

Sunny side up for Michel in CBI custody

British middleman Christian Michel, extradited from Dubai on Tuesday night in connection with the AgustaWestland chopper scandal, is being served English breakfast and food of his choice while being i...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.01.20

Why I miss Dr Singh

Some years back, on a December afternoon, crowds of young people had spilled onto the streets of Delhi to protest the gang rape and murder of a girl — an incident that led to enough outrage for the ...
By Vikas Pathak in


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