Divided they stand

Divided they stand

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 | Pioneer

Notwithstanding politics over the Sabarimala issue that has led to constant pull and pressure, a middle path must be found The Supreme Court, by turning down the request to urgently hear the review petition against its earlier ruling on Sabarimala, allowing menstrual women to enter the shrine of the celibate Lord...

New chapter in Iraqi leadership

Monday, 08 October 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

Corruption in Iraq is a system, not a series of individual crimes, and the beneficiaries of the system will fight tooth and nail to preserve it Fifteen years after George W Bush invaded Iraq to destroy Saddam Hussein’s imaginary ‘weapons of mass destruction’, what have the Iraqis got to show for...

Limping healthcare in India

Monday, 08 October 2018 | Balwant Singh Mehta

Patients in India spend around 80 per cent of their out-of-pocket (OOP) cost for treatment, which primarily comes from their household income or savings. According to a report by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), over 80 per cent of the Indian households were not covered by any health scheme...

Unhindered loot of public finances

Unhindered loot of public finances

Monday, 08 October 2018 | Shivaji Sarkar

India today is living through moments of severe extortion. The poor man’s deposits have become an easy target. Culprits range from banks to various financial institutions to auditors and rating agencies. Citizens need to be alert Crisis in the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) has sent India into a panic...

Rahul gets it right

Monday, 08 October 2018 | Pioneer

Putting the cart before the horse makes neither for good politics nor smart optics In breaking down the Congress’ approach towards taking on the Narendra Modi-led BJP in the 2019 General Election into two distinct phases, party president Rahul Gandhi has it spot on. The first phase, would have to be...

Peace activism

Monday, 08 October 2018 | Pioneer

While visuals of terror flood our minds, the Nobel prize reminds us of a need to pull back a scarred generation from the precipice It has taken a long time coming, this acknowledgment of sexual violence as a weapon of war. But with the Nobel Peace Prize committee choosing Nadia Murad,...

No place for minorities in Pakistan

No place for minorities in Pakistan

Monday, 08 October 2018 | Prafull Goradia

Anyone who is not a Muslim is looked down upon as a non-believer or a kafir and state structures are geared to support this theological doctrine Soon after his appointment to the Economic Advisory Council, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi was induced to remove Dr Atif Mian because he is...

2019 poll crucial for Cong before India dumps its ilk

Sunday, 07 October 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta

It is entirely possible to be sympathetic to the argument emanating from the Congress camp that the alliance talks with the Bahujan Samaj Party in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan broke down on account of Mayawati’s exaggerated demands for seats. From a purely psephological angle, the BSP seems to have...

State Editions

State employees going on strike to lose salary

22 October 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

11 natives of UP among dead

22 October 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

BJP true saviour of Dalits: Yogi

22 October 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Titli-hit village G’pati still awaits relief

22 October 2018 | TARINI PRASAD PANDA | Bhubaneswar

Similipal park to reopen from Nov 1

22 October 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Woman’s semi-clad body found in Khordha

22 October 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Sri Lanka: The road to recovery

21 October 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Lessons from Hyderabad airport

21 October 2018 | SRINATH RANGARAJAN | Agenda

The Indian Guru in Kenya

21 October 2018 | Gautam Mukherjee | Agenda

The fragility of dreams

21 October 2018 | Ronica Wahi | Agenda

Culture Lane

21 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda

OddlyEnough

21 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda