Israeli poll and the West Bank

Israeli poll and the West Bank

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

If Netanyahu includes the West Bank and the roads that connect it in his ‘annexation,' it will be a final land grab that can bring the portion of that territory under Israeli sovereignty above 50 per cent It shouldn’t have been a surprise when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said last week...

What Belt and Road?

What Belt and Road?

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 | Pioneer

India continues to boycott China’s flagship global project but opposition seems to be building elsewhere    Yesterday in the Maldives, former President Mohamed Nasheed won the parliamentary elections following the success of Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in ousting Yameen Abdul Gayoom for the Presidency. The victory of the Maldivian Democratic Party is...

Alliance fears in UP

Alliance fears in UP

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 | Pioneer

BSP supremo Mayawati’s appeal to Muslims to stay united is an attempt to avoid a three-way vote split in the State It was a historic reunion, the coming together of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati with Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav at a joint election rally with a clarion...

Making false promises

Making false promises

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 | A Surya Prakash

The Congress manifesto hopes for sympathetic amnesia by talking just about governance and politics post 2014. It’s hard for the people to forget the disturbing Emergency The Congress recently released its manifesto. As it is India’s oldest party with presence in every part of the country, however nominal and depleted it...

Fading prospects of micro-finance

Monday, 08 April 2019 | Moin Qazi

There is a growing awareness that credit is not always transformative. Although certain people will be able to use micro-finance to transform and build their businesses, that is not the case with a majority of loan takers. Most are going to use it to smoothen out their consumption Micro-finance continues to...

Hope and fear in Algeria

Monday, 08 April 2019 | Gwynne Dyer

It’s hard to see how freeing the nation from a superannuated dictatorship will change its grim economic prospects but it’s worth a try One of the most popular slogans in the street protests in Algeria has been “Neither beard, nor kamis, nor police”. That needs a bit of translation. ‘Beard’ refers...

A ticket for women

A ticket for women

Monday, 08 April 2019 | Rinku Ghosh

It’s shocking that political parties have failed to not only maintain gender balance in Parliament but propose workable schemes that empower women “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength,” says activist and writer GD Anderson of an effort...

The young brigade

The young brigade

Monday, 08 April 2019 | Pioneer

The IAS toppers not only embody the plurality of India but show how they can work and excel within the system This was a piece of feel-good news amid the political slugfest of the general election, that of the results of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations. For it embodied...

State Editions

C’garh polling figure swells to record 75%

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

BJP’s Rao Inderjit Singh files papers from G’gram

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Over Rs 2 cr seized ahead of Lok Sabha election

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

EC cancels mega PTM on BJP’s complaint

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sunday Edition

Links Hanuman to Dalits

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Prashant Kishor rubbishes Rabri's merger bid claim

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

513 ceasefire violations by Pak post Balakot strike: Army

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Sadiq Batcha’s wife wants his death re-probed

14 April 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | Sunday Pioneer