The rise of the conspiracy theorist

The rise of the conspiracy theorist

Friday, 10 May 2019 | Nadeem Paracha

Most young minds are susceptible to believing fantastical theories as this makes them feel knowledgeable about concepts they do not have the patience or training to grasp. The higher the urge, the more likely will he/she believe in fantastical claims and fake news In the early 1980s, I had an acquaintance,...

A common school system

A common school system

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 | JS Rajput

The national priority for the investment of public funds must be teacher training and school education. This will ensure highest level of returns. Let the country realise this goal Education systems across democracies promise equality of opportunity, access and success to every child. This raises high hopes and kindles bundles of...

How to solidify the building blocks

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 | CB Sharma

If the quality of pre-primary education determines the ‘success’ of the child, then, should not all children have the right to access a uniform pre-school education? Access, retention and success, which mean bringing children to school, retaining them for at least eight years (up to 14 years of age) till they...

Balance the cost of progress

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 | Shashank Agarwal

It is essential that steps to assess and combat the depletion of our natural resources be taken. Environmental accounting can help detect that It is essential that steps to assess and combat the depletion of our natural resources be taken. Environmental accounting can help detect that While more focus is being...

New front in war on terror

New front in war on terror

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 | Deepak Sinha

The local militant Islamist group involved in the attacks neither had the sophistication nor the ability to carry out such attacks. It was clearly steered more by the ISI than IS Despite all the confusion, carnage and horror of the Sri Lankan suicide bomb attacks, that killed at least 359 people...

Direct action needed for direct benefits

Monday, 06 May 2019 | Uttam Gupta

In its present form, the fertiliser DBT scheme has many loopholes. In the interest of the farmers, the policy needs an overhaul so that they can put subsidy to best use and enhance fertiliser-use efficiency. Will the new Government have the will to do so? The Ministry of Finance and...

A rogue elephant in the room

Monday, 06 May 2019 | Megha jain/Aishwarya Nagpal

Electoral bonds are like a Pandora’s Box, which could unleash greater problems for the economy and perpetuate the culture of black money, say Megha jain and Aishwarya Nagpal Much has been said and debated since the 2017-18 Union Budget’s announcement covering various aspects of funding of political parties and the Electoral...

The stock shock

The stock shock

Monday, 06 May 2019 | V Venkateswara Rao

SEBI has done well to come down heavily on the NSE, which stood exposed on charges of unethical practices. This will go a long way in protecting the integrity of capital markets The National Stock Exchange (NSE) was set up as a fully automated body by the Government during the...

State Editions

Admission for UG courses begins in city colleges

22 May 2019 | Divya Modi | Ranchi

BJP trying to lure Cong MLAs, says Nath

22 May 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Matching VVPAT slips would delay results: CEO

22 May 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

BSP suspends Ramveer Upadhyay

22 May 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

12 killed in mishaps

22 May 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Globe Trotting

19 May 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Left, TMC urge EC to ensure free, fair polling

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Didi’s nephew sends defemation notice to PM

19 May 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Sunday Pioneer

MoD rejects Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's petition

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer