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Clipped wings

Clipped wings

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | Pioneer

With Jet Airways suffering serious financial trouble, is this the end of the road for the quarter-century old airline? A few short months ago, Naresh Goyal, the Chairman of Jet Airways, was proudly celebrating the silver jubilee of the founding of his airline. Jet Airways had survived through thick and thin...

Terror has no religion

Terror has no religion

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | Pioneer

There’s no excuse for the brutal mass killing of innocent worshippers by a bigot in New Zealand Another day, another mass shooting with tens of innocents murdered by a deranged killer. This time, the nation in question is not the United States but New Zealand. Yes, New Zealand, that peaceful...

Truce in Kartarpur

Truce in Kartarpur

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | Pioneer

India must ensure that Pakistan doesn’t use the corridor to revive pro-Khalistan sentiment in the name of faith  The freedom to practise one’s faith and seek succour at shrines dedicated to it has been a challenge for nation states that are in conflict with each other but share a religious and...

Dragon’s forked tongue

Dragon’s forked tongue

Friday, 15 March 2019 | Pioneer

China again blocked a move to declare Masood Azhar a global terrorist. It should be called out Masood Azhar does not shy away from attacking India in both his words and deeds. The physically unfit jihadi leader  and chief of the dreaded terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad happily goads young men into committing...

BJP coup in Northeast

BJP coup in Northeast

Friday, 15 March 2019 | Pioneer

By winning back the AGP into the NDA fold, party shows it is realistic about allies giving it winnable numbers Even last month, the BJP wasn’t too keen to work with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which had walked out of the alliance government in Assam over the Citizenship Amendment Bill....

Where are the jobs?

Where are the jobs?

Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Pioneer

Measuring the Indian economy is challenging. But multiple surveys are emphasising a crisis Which is the biggest problem that the next government that will take power by the end of May face? This is a multiple-choice question unfortunately. Will it be the precarious situation on the border with Pakistan? Will it...

Women set agenda

Women set agenda

Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Pioneer

Priyanka’s call to real issues, Mayawati’s no-Cong deal and Mamata’s gender politics set off cross-currents Now that poll rhetoric dominates news and views spaces, three women leaders attempted to reset the agenda of the General Elections and rewire priorities with their forceful and impactful stands — Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi...

Trouble in the sky

Trouble in the sky

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | Pioneer

Modern flights are unbelievably safe, so crashes of the Boeing 737 Max should worry flyers, regulators A few short months ago, aviation analysts were amazed that there were no fatal crashes of large commercial aircraft in 2017. That seems a long time ago now as 2018 saw several horrific incidents and...