Soft talk has failed

Saturday, 05 Oct 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

New Delhi must rewrite its Pakistan policy As the Indian Army's 11-day long effort to flush out infiltrators from the Keran sector in Jammu & Kashmir draws down, two things have become clear: First, high-level peace talks with Pakistan are meaningless unless they are supported by improvements on the ground. And...

The Telangana imbroglio

Saturday, 05 Oct 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Congress will pay for causing bitterness The spate of resignations in protest over the decision to create a separate State of Telangana has become as common as the pro-Telangana stir in the past years. The latest to join the trend are four Union Ministers from Andhra Pradesh, including Minister for Human...

Sympathy will help RJD regain power

Saturday, 05 Oct 2013 | Raghuvansh Prasad Singh | in Oped

At a time when speculation is rife about the imminent leadership crisis in the RJD and the party’s ‘bleak’ future in the wake of Lalu’s conviction, party’s senior most leader after Lalu, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, talked to The Pioneer’s Saturday Special rejecting reports of any crisis and claimed that voters...

Chips down, but too early to write RJD off

Saturday, 05 Oct 2013 | Amarnath Tewary | in Oped

Will the RJD survive, will it come out more stronger, which party will cash in on Lalu’s absence from active politics, will Lalu’s core M-Y vote bank switch over to any other party — answers lie in how the RJD capitalises on Lalu’s conviction during the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls After...

People power prevails

Friday, 04 Oct 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Congress wants to make a virtue of necessity The Government's decision to withdraw a controversial ordinance and a Bill, both of which offered protection to convicted lawmakers, is a resounding victory for the people of the country who were outraged by the Congress-led UPA Government's brazen attempt to shield the corrupt....

Hide-and-seek game over

Friday, 04 Oct 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Lalu Prasad and others get what they deserve With Mr Lalu Prasad being sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the fodder scam case, the corruption scandal that can be traced back decades has finally been brought to its logical conclusion. The verdict is a tremendous testimony...

Brand Rahul sweeps PM aside

Friday, 04 Oct 2013 | Kaushik Deka | in Oped

By forcing the Government to withdraw the unpopular ordinance on convicted lawmakers, the Congress vice president has shed his reluctant-politician image and sought to distance his family and party from the scam-tainted UPA regime The Congress’s first family has an uncanny ability to make strategic comebacks after being hit by multiple...

Lalu Prasad may be down, but not out

Friday, 04 Oct 2013 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

Many people in Bihar are happy that the former Chief Minister has finally been nailed in the fodder scam. But they may pardon him RJD supremo Lalu Prasad is currently languishing in cell no 3312 in Birsa Munda Jail in Ranchi, battling for his future. On Monday, the court found...

Even the lessons of hurt and guilt are forgotten

Friday, 04 Oct 2013 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Victory in the overall scheme of things is of righteousness and of an order which is moral in character. If it wasn’t, the history of the globe and humanity would have been different. We can manipulate to the fullest and be accountable to the least; the will of the larger...

On their way out, they excel in bad conduct

Thursday, 03 Oct 2013 | Gautam Mukherjee | in Edit

The festival of triumph of good over evil is round the corner. But evil in the country’s politics has remained for far too long, and evil-doers have prospered at the nation’s cost. It’s time they pay When the Indian Government fails to govern, we find the Supreme Court taking over sternly....


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