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Why the West should focus on China

The Russian offensive on Ukraine on the night of February 23-34 shocked the world. It was unexpected, surprising and avoidable. Vladimir Putin’s decision...

March 12, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Basu Sees Conspiracy

The West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu said that the Congress (I) administration had hatched a “conspiracy” not to hold elections in the...

BJP’s position in Manipur: Fluid and consolidating

The results of the 12th Manipur Assembly election mark the consolidation of the BJP in the state and diminish the electoral significance of...

March 11, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Arson In Kashmir

In a major outbreak of violence, anti-liquor agitators indulging in looting clashed with the police on Tuesday in Anantnag town, 50 km from...

The revolution marches on

The results of the five assembly elections are a further consolidation of the momentous changes in Indian politics over the last decade. The...

March 9, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Secret Letter

The Central government’s secret policy instructions on grant of citizenship to refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan early and to confer special privileges on...

How invasion of Ukraine could transform nuclear landscape of Asia

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear sabre-rattling in Ukraine, which did create political ripples in Europe, has triggered a far more consequential debate on...

March 7, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Uproar In House

The Budget Session of the West Bengal assembly had a boisterous start marked by walkouts and noisy scenes throughout the brief sitting. The...

On Ukraine, speak up India

There are some things that must be said plainly. So, at the outset, I admit that I am ashamed that India continues to...

March 5, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Bengal elections

The Supreme Court has removed the legal hurdles in holding elections in West Bengal elections on time by vacating the stay of the...

Virat Kohli: A cricketer for our times

Sportsmen are often just sportsmen, inhabiting their own rarefied space. Sometimes, they are metaphors for their milieu, both sporting and cultural. Sunil Gavaskar...

Killing of Indian in Kharkiv highlights evacuation challenges. The effort has been formidable, its pace needs to be kept up

The death of Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar (another student is reported to have died of illness) in the bombardment of the Ukrainian city of...

Why the SilverLine Project makes sense for Kerala

The SilverLine Project to be built by the government of Kerala will link Thiruvananthapuram in the south to Kasargode in the north. The...

Moscow finds itself isolated on sporting arenas, with its own players criticising the war

Sport is finally pulling its weight in international affairs, and proving to live up to the cliche of being a pathfinder for the...

With Russia-Ukraine conflict, comes inflation challenge

With the Russia-Ukraine conflict flaring into a war, global commodity prices, especially that of crude oil and gas, are likely to see a...

The world must do more to put pressure on Russia

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine poses unprecedented risks for the global system. It brings back the spectre of a major war to Europe. If...

February 26, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Rao Talks Tough

External Affairs Minister P V Narasimha Rao told the Rajya Sabha that Agha Hilaly’s objectionable statements in the Human Rights Commission had vitiated...

The world can’t afford a war over Ukraine. Both sides must return to negotiating table

The Russian attack on Ukraine is, unarguably, an assault on the latter’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. In a 24-hour period, Moscow recognised the...

Is the time right for India to get a third aircraft carrier?

India’s first aircraft carrier, the original INS Vikrant, was commissioned in 1961 followed by a second carrier, the INS Viraat in 1987. Both...

February 23, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Delhi summit

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi stressed the need for agreement on immediate global negotiations “to make international economic cooperation more efficacious”. Inaugurating a three-day...

Dealing with Covid beyond the pandemic

The Omicron-led surge in India — popularly, the Third Wave — saw a rise in new Covid-19 cases beginning end-December for about four...

UAE treaty could give a fillip to Indian exports to the Gulf and Africa, benefit pharma and MSME sector

With the swift conclusion of an early harvest Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between India and the United Arab Emirates, Delhi appears to...

What it takes to swim with the sharks

In one of the episodes of the recently concluded first season of Shark Tank India, a 23-year-old girl made a pitch for a...

Assam CM takes his zeal for baptism into a battle with history. He must set himself higher goals

Ease of doing business and all is fine, but have you looked at the leaps India has taken in the ease of changing...

How to prevent another Bulli Bai or Sulli Deals

The auctioning of Muslim women first on Sulli Deals and now through Bulli Bai is shocking and it is our collective responsibility to...

SEBI’s order points to glaring governance lapses at stock exchange, calls for instituting checks and balances

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) passed its final order in a sordid saga, involving the country’s largest stock...

India must prioritise stability in Myanmar

One year ago, the military in Myanmar attempted to grab power from the elected civilian government in a dramatic coup. Subsequently, it installed...

February 15, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Charan and Jagjivan

Charan Singh and Jagjivan Ram on Sunday commenced their political ride together with a joint appearance at a huge public meeting in Hissar....

Improvements in agri-credit system can revive agriculture

This budget has disappointed the farming sector. The government has increased the agricultural credit target to Rs 18 lakh crore for 2022-23 from...

China parading Galwan soldier at Winter Games is indefensible

Getting Qi Fabao, a PLA regiment commander who was involved in China’s Galwan Valley border confrontation with India, to run the pre-Winter Games...