Charging up policy

Charging up policy

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 | Pioneer

Several agencies want to set up charging stations in Delhi. But will that be enough to encourage electric vehicle sales? There can be no doubt that the future of personal mobility inside urban areas will be electric. The only doubt is: How long  will that take? And there is also the...

Listen without prejudice

Listen without prejudice

Monday, 25 February 2019 | Rinku Ghosh

The nation is angry with the biggest terrorist attack in Pulwama but our raging emotions for the perpetrators or the martyred jawans are no excuse for hitting back at Kashmiris There are always memories of childhood that stay with you like a comforting wrap. One of them happens to be of...

Erring Governor

Erring Governor

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | Pioneer

The BJP has failed in fulfilling its Constitutional duties by not acting against Tathagata Roy’s anti-Kashmiri remarks It has almost become routine now for the nation to expect directives from the Supreme Court on what should have been an easy enough executive function of the State, to protect the rights of...

Starve terror funding

Starve terror funding

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | Pioneer

While the UNSC has named JeM in its resolution, it should follow up by curtailing funds to Pakistan-based terror outfits Given that China has always obliged its puppet state of Pakistan in the past and blocked any anti-terror resolution against groups that use the territory of India’s western neighbour to launch...

Tough terms of friendship

Tough terms of friendship

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | Bhopinder Singh

Given Saudi Arabia’s own priorities and strategic roadmap imperatives, Pakistan will remain a preferred ally as long as it does not harm Saudi interests directly Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad-bin Salman (MbS) is touring the three most important capitals beyond Washington, DC, in his post-Khashoggi phase. The Western capitals were ultimately not...

No gods in Tamil Nadu

No gods in Tamil Nadu

Friday, 22 February 2019 | Pioneer

Minus the monolithic Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi, the state will give a mixed verdict For the first time in Tamil Nadu, elections won’t be about demi-gods in the absence of J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi, the two leaders who had become larger than life enough to not only dominate state politics...

Saudi significance

Saudi significance

Friday, 22 February 2019 | Pioneer

India’s ties with Saudi Arabia have been symbiotic but it’s important to balance the relationship For some, it might seem incongruous that Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin-Salman (MbS), at the airport when the de facto ruler of the world’s largest oil producer and...

A befitting reply

A befitting reply

Friday, 22 February 2019 | Ajoy Kumar

For India’s response to the Pulwama terror attack to be truly effective, we must show our ability to be patient and cause maximum damage at the most appropriate time February 14, 2019, will henceforth be remembered as a day marred by the horrific images of a cowardly act of terror...