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Unsafe prisons

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Cold-blooded murder of a gangster in jail highlights the lack of security in a majority of Indian prisons Munna Bajrangi died the same way he is believed to have killed many of his victims — in a hail of bullets. While many will have no sympathy for Bajrangi or his family,...

Exit on Brexit

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Theresa May says she won’t quit but she should; her Brexit plan isn’t what the people voted for The result of the once-in-a-generation United Kingdom European Union membership referendum or Brexit referendum of June 23, 2016 was unequivocal, definitive and clear. The British people, by a simple majority (51.9 per cent),...

The Great Rescue

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

The world let out a collective sigh of relief on Tuesday when, 18 days after going missing, the last of 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a water-filled cave in Thailand were rescued. The multi-national rescue effort was a marvel of human courage and unselfish teamwork — and...

Lasting solution to Afghan crisis

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | JK Verma | in Oped

Ghani’s invitation to the Taliban for peace talks is a last-ditch effort to establish peace in war-torn Afghanistan. The need is to strengthen the security forces and intelligence agencies Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani took a bold step on February 28 when he offered peaceful negotiations to the Taliban to put...

Is this an age of un-enlightenment?

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Burari episode has brought to fore the sad fact that there are many who continue to struggle with inexplicable anxiety and psychological distress The Burari mass suicide is among the goriest incidents that one can recall in recent times. Eleven members of a family — from very old to very young...

Lend voice to Parliament

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

As the Monsoon Session is set to begin, one hopes that history does not repeat itself. Leaders must shun a political slugfest and focus on transacting business The Monsoon Session of Parliament is scheduled to begin from July 18 and will conclude on August 10. Already speculations are rife that this...

‘There has been a dramatic shift to petrol cars’

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

Rahil Ansari, Head of Audi India, was in Greater Noida recently to meet with customers ahead of the Audi Sportscar Experience. He took some time out to have a chat with Kushan Mitra. Excerpts: Are events like the Audi Sportscar Experience a good way to connect with your customers? Indeed, and not...

Afghan minorities need protection

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | Sandhya Jain | in Edit

Through the decades of internal conflict, religious minorities in Afghanistan have fallen through the cracks. International organisations often fail to recognise the plight of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs India’s foreign policy has its task cut out — to ensure the safety of the Hindu-Sikh community within Afghanistan or its safe repatriation...

Greening Delhi

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Finally, following the furore over tree-felling for urban redevelopment, Delhi is to have a wall of 31 lakh trees Perhaps, a sense of crisis is not enough till it becomes a full-blown emergency in our country, leading to drastic decision-making. Finally, following the furore over tree-felling for urban redevelopment, both Central...

Major boost

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Samsung’s expansion in Greater Noida is a big deal for Narendra Modi and a filip to his flagship programme Where are the jobs?” is a constant refrain of the Opposition parties and especially Rahul Gandhi on his infrequent sojourns to India. But the Congress has a point even though they also...


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