A teacher gives a class to Palestinian bedouin students outdoors near the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim (seen in the background), in the West Bank village of Al-Eizariya, east of Jerusalem. Photo: UNI

Common ground for Trump, Netanyahu, Modi

Can India use the Security Council’s vote against Jewish settlements to advantage? By Sujit Bhar US President-elect Donald Trump takes oath of office on January 20,...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi vacated his Vadodara seat in favour of Varanasi following his election from both constituencies in 2014. Photo: UNI

Game of Two Thrones

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi vacated his Vadodara seat in favour of Varanasi  following his election from both constituencies in 2014. Photo: UNI A petition...
Tussle Over Chandigarh: An Unrealistic Demand?

Tussle Over Chandigarh: An Unrealistic Demand?

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh has written to the home minister asking for Chandigarh to be restored to his state. But this is easier...
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh with his colleagues in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha

Punjab State Legislature Act: Rewarding Favourites

Above: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh with his colleagues in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha/Photo: diprpunjab.gov.in The Punjab government is proposing to bring amendments into Punjab...
Surviving the Great Bank Robbery

Surviving the Great Bank Robbery

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence Burgeoning NPAs of banks can be tackled by creating a “bad” bank and using the expertise of distressed debt specialists...
A young kidney patient undergoing dialysis, which helps to purify the blood

Organ Donation: For Want of a Kidney…

Above: A young kidney patient undergoing dialysis, which helps to purify the blood While people with clout can get Kidney for transplant within days, commoners...
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visits Kanha Upvan in Lucknow/Photo: UNI

Bovine Slaughter: Tough Stand

Above: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visits Kanha Upvan in Lucknow/Photo: UNI With statistics showing that existing laws to prevent cow slaughter have failed,...
Karnataka Assembly Polls: Mudslinging Brawl

Karnataka Assembly Polls: Mudslinging Brawl

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BS Yeddyurappa; Rahul Gandhi with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during the Karnataka poll campaign/Photo: UNI With the Congress and the...

For whom the bells toll

In a temple near Almora, believers present their prayers on stamped paper to Golu devta. By Ramesh Menon Which is the highest court of the land?...
Ken-Betwa interlinking is Uma Bharti’s dream project. However, environmentalists and social activists say that the Ken river is not water surplus. Photo: Abhishekkolay/wikimedia.org

Cry Me a River

Though this ambitious riverine project in Bundelkhand is the first in a grand plan to solve many of India’s water problems, environmentalists are up...

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