Panama shame continues

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

JIT team’s findings have dwindled the fortunes of Pakistan Prime Minister The Pakistani Supreme Court-ordered Joint Investigative Team's (JIT) findings into the internationally leaked Panama documents, which found gross disparities in the actual income and wealth of the Prime Minister and his family members, have come as a heavy blow for...

Condemn violence, don't spread misinformation

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Big Story

There is a systematic attempt to demean Hinduism and its universal values in the name of secularism Recently, an interesting incident came to light. In Pratapgarh district, Rajasthan, Isaaq Sheikh, who works at the local bus terminal, devoted himself entirely to the cause of protecting the holy cow or gau mata,...

Double-faced activists and their ire

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | RK Sinha | in Big Story

Where were these protesters when a 40-year-old dentist, Pankaj Narang, was brutally murdered in Janakpuri area of Delhi? Why this hypocrisy? There were many protest demonstrations at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi and in many other places in the country, including Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru against the lynching of Junaid...

Mobility for the people

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

Car companies don’t want to be plain Jane manufacturers anymore but much more. But they might have missed the bus in a manner of speaking One of the latest pieces of business jargon to hit the automotive industry is that car companies don’t just make cars anymore. You see, car companies...

Exposing fake peddlers of Kashmiriyat et al

Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 | Shreya Kedia | in Edit

Catastrophes of the kind that struck the Amarnath pilgrims not just kill people, but also peace in Kashmir. Crocodile tears and hollow condemnations will not solve the crisis Monday’s terrorist attack on a bus ferrying a group of Amarnath pilgrims, that killed more than half a dozen people and injured several...

The big Mosul victory

Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Military triumph is welcome, but the Islamic State’s hate ideology must be busted for good The liberation of the Iraqi town of Mosul from the Islamic State's (IS) clutches and reports of the death of terror group head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will gladden the hearts of those who have been waging...

Shastri is back, after all

Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Indian cricket team has a new coach. Let the many controversies be left behind now Ravi Shastri's appointment as the Indian cricket team's coach had been widely anticipated, and so the formal announcement to this effect comes as no big surprise. Shastri had lost out the last time around following differences...

Effective app-based governance

Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 | Rajeet Ranjan Sinha | in Oped

Three years ago, MyGov may have made a modest start, but today it is a platform that not only acts as an enabling mouthpiece for people but stands as a reflection of the Government's performance It isn’t a cover-page advertisement on a newspaper with lifespan of a day…it isn’t an assembly...

Musical interlude, magical too

Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

The appeal of songs lay in their ability to lift people, however ephemerally, to a world of music, harmony and romance — away from their spheres of anxiety I recently received on WhatsApp, a clip showing Harry Belafonte singing ‘Jamaica Farewell' before a mesmerised open-air audience. Despite his age, the...

Healthy, vibrant oceans are a must

Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

It is unfortunate that mankind has valued the oceans merely for their mineral wealth or for lucrative economic corridors they provide between continents. We must understand that healthy and vibrant oceans are critical for life sustenance and it is in our interests to ensure that they are in good shape In...


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