Aerial warfare

Aerial warfare

Friday, 04 January 2019 | Pioneer

For a plane that is yet to fire a shot in anger, the Rafale has shredded the BJP’s defence The controversy over a deal that the Narendra Modi Government struck with French plane maker Dassault Aviation to acquire 36 Rafale fighter jets shows no signs of dying down, the verdict by...

Sunshine year for sports

Sunshine year for sports

Monday, 31 December 2018 | Pioneer

Kabaddi, tennis and shooting may have overshadowed the men’s game but cricket’s popularity remains unparalleled 2018 turned out to be year of glory for sports other than cricket in India. From record-breaking performances in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, to achieving the highest ever medal tally in the Asian Games —...

A man-made disaster

A man-made disaster

Monday, 31 December 2018 | Pioneer

Mother nature punished humanity in India hard this year with devastating floods in Kerala and Manipur. But humans continue to treat the planet with contempt The devastating floods that ravaged central Kerala earlier this year reminded all of India about the brute power of nature once again. It was also a reminder...

Cleopatra’s calendar

Cleopatra’s calendar

Monday, 31 December 2018 | Priyadarshi Dutta

It is entirely possible that the impetus for the Western calender, that is now in universal use, came from Cleopatra of Egypt rather than Julius Caesar A new Gregorian calendar, amid cheers and hurrahs, will go up on our walls on January 1, 2019. From essentially being a Roman calendar, it...

Can Macron survive Yellow Vest storm?

Can Macron survive Yellow Vest storm?

Sunday, 30 December 2018 | Makhan Saikia

As the leaderless movement is taking on the French ‘President of the elite,’ Macron faces an uphill task to placate the poor and middle class protesters whose demands entail massive capitulation on his part The Yellow Vests Movement, also known as “Mouvement des gilets jones”, broke out in France in mid-November....

The trouble with flying

The trouble with flying

Saturday, 29 December 2018 | Pioneer

The House panel on civil aviation wants to have its cake and eat it too. The financial health of airlines precludes that Are airline passengers an angry lot?  Yes. They are frustrated with high excess baggage charges, overpriced food and occasional inordinate delays of the airlines. But with airline tickets being...

Streaming content

Streaming content

Saturday, 29 December 2018 | Pioneer

Bollywood extended its story bandwidth like never before powered by the interactivity and intimacy of digital platforms Entertainment is serious business in Bollywood and that is perhaps one of the reasons why it gets real about it faster than dipstick surveys. This year didn’t set out to be a breakthrough one...

Veterans as political prop

Veterans as political prop

Saturday, 29 December 2018 | Bhopinder Singh

Using Armymen for diplomatic muscle-flexing, be it in the US, UK or India, has become commonplace. In the end, it diminishes the institution’s name and glory Globally, ‘veterans’ naturally gravitate towards conservative parties as the Centrist and Left-of-Centre parties are traditionally perceived to be ‘soft on security’. The Republican Party in...

State Editions

Recalling “Humanist” MN Roy’s Deep bond with Doon

21 January 2019 | JASKIRAN CHOPRA | Dehradun

Divorcee’s body found in home

21 January 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Migration from the mountains & how to check it

21 January 2019 | Ashish Joshi | Dehradun

Opp condemns BJP MLA’s remark against Mayawati

21 January 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

BJP MLA apologises for remarks on Mayawati

21 January 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Globe Trotting

20 January 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Sharif not completely well, says special medical board

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Bangladesh PM Hasina says Govt will work for all

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer