Modi’s chance to  retain power high

Modi’s chance to retain power high

Sunday, 20 January 2019 | Swapan Dasgupta

The past week has been exhilarating for the Opposition that hopes to upstage Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP in this summer’s general election. First, the Samajwadi Party and the BSP have managed to craft a seat-sharing arrangement that will lead to both parties contesting 38 seats each in Uttar...

Endgame in Afghanistan

Endgame in Afghanistan

Saturday, 19 January 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

India must force its way into the peace process. It must show its willingness to support the Kabul regime with military hardware, other than financial and technological aid One has heard the question before: “What is going to happen in Afghanistan?” There are two reasons for revisiting it. The first...

The SUV conundrum

The SUV conundrum

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Kushan Mitra

Once upon a time car companies clearly defined line-ups of products but nowadays everything is a bit more confusing So you want to buy a luxury Sports Utility Vehicle? It might never go off-road in its life. Heck, it might never leave metaled roads all its life but you like the...

Essentials for a progressive alliance

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Biswajeet Banerjee

Given their recent experiment during the by-elections in Uttar Pradesh, where the SP and BSP registered a combined victory, they are confident that their alliance at the national level will be a success. But both elections are different and the deal needs some fine-tuning to emerge victorious After the demolition of...

Hidden yet impending risk

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Megha Jain and Aishwarya Nagpal

Greater corporate leverage means firms are less able to withstand negative shocks to income or asset values, say MEGHA JAIN and Aishwarya Nagpal One of the underlying problems faced by firms is to finance assets. As per key principles of financial management, a proper mix of debt and equity capital is...

Unsung human rights for women

Unsung human rights for women

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

It is imperative that access to quality family planning information and services is easy and women are given the power of choice and decision-making    When 17-year-old Suguna Devi, a resident of Khagaria district of Bihar, had her first child within a year of her marriage, celebrations were short-lived. Born prematurely...

Let justice prevail

Let justice prevail

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Pioneer

The swift elevation of two Supreme Court judges is raising more questions about probity If last year’s press conference by four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court, including current CJI Ranjan Gogoi, had compromised the pristine institutional worth of the judiciary over its capacity to be transparent and neutral, the latest...

Cyber problems

Cyber problems

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Pioneer

Lax data protection norms and callous understanding of security are making India a prime target for cyber criminals Data has been declared as the new oil. Much like the early days of oil exploration by companies, there is a rush to secure the most valuable data as soon as possible and...

State Editions

Guv reviews State, Central projects in Puri

20 January 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Odisha holds investors’ meet in Gujarat

20 January 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Elephant injures 5 in Garhwa

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Palamu holds impressive sacred soil function

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Print Media team wins Tata Steel Media Cup

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

DPS, Ranchi holds Annual Day-ASIMIT

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

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