The forgotten

The forgotten

Friday, 28 December 2018 | Pioneer

For two weeks, 15 young men remain trapped in an illegal mine in Meghalaya and the country does not seem to care In August 2010, 33 men remained trapped when a mine gave way in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert, and the entire country seemed to join hands to ensure that they...

Clutching at straws

Clutching at straws

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 | Ajoy Kumar

While the Government may wish to dream away its problems or throw insults at the Opposition to run away from uncomfortable questions, it will be exposed at some point of time The Supreme Court last week delivered its judgement on the issue of whether a probe to look into the Rafale...

Genuinely Silly Tax

Genuinely Silly Tax

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 | Pioneer

GST was meant to be a simple replacement. Instead, it continues with the bureaucratic paperwork syndrome The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was supposed to change the system of indirect taxation in India and, in a way, it has. There is no doubt that it has dramatically improved tax compliance in...

Federal Express

Federal Express

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 | Pioneer

Lest the Congress’ deluge casts doubt about its stability, KCR is down to spadework for regional front If there was any theory that the Congress would be the pivot of a broad anti-BJP front, given its 3-0 scoreline in the Assembly elections — and some signs of its old-time arrogance returning...

Orphaning Green Revolution

Orphaning Green Revolution

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 | Sandhya Jain

Geneticist PC Kesavan and agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan have set the cat among the pigeons by saying that the Green Revolution has been a failure When a scientist, who basked for decades in the glory of a technology that ‘rescued’ India from starvation, says that the green revolution was a failure...

Why Naseer?

Why Naseer?

Monday, 24 December 2018 | Pioneer

The thinking artiste voiced the opinion of many Indians. There’s no reason why he should be proclaimed guilty Just when we thought we had had enough of the fringe this year, who tend to create dismissive nuisance value but claim relevance by the high worth people they target, they have parasitically...

Snooping silently

Snooping silently

Monday, 24 December 2018 | Pioneer

Allowing agencies to snoop on electronic communication is not an issue. But where are the safeguards? The Union Home Ministry’s notification that allows 10 agencies of the Indian Government — from criminal investigative and intelligence agencies to economic agencies — to snoop on people’s electronic communication is nothing spectacular in its...

Perils of digital democracy

Perils of digital democracy

Monday, 24 December 2018 | Kushan Mitra

As India heads into an election year, we should be wary of the dangers posed by the spread of fake and malicious information that can upend the democratic process First things first, I would like to wish all the readers of The Pioneer a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year....

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