Editorial

Amritsar Blast: Revives Horrific Memories

Reviving gory memories of the intense terror in Punjab of a decade ago, the Amritsar blasts must be nipped in the bud. The deadly grenade blast inside Amritsar’s Nirankari Sadan last Sunday, which killed at least three and injured 20

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Whose wings clipped?

The CBI may be a caged parrot but the step taken by Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal is certainly dramatic The question is why did Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu suddenly revoke the ‘General Consent’ that all Indian States offer

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A vessel for success

Given the aim of big data is to find connections and patterns in the vast amount of information collected and then relate it to human behaviour, insights gleaned can lead to innovative ideas Knowledge is power and in this age

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Gaping hole

Since Delhi is land-locked, it needs a comprehensive action plan at the neighbourhood level to contain pollution Nothing could be a sadder comment on our tolerance levels than the fact that we smile at clear skies after a spell of

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Nehru’s legacy

The nation has much to be grateful for, much to be critical of. But we do need a calmer discourse around past leaders In the sense of a continuum of socio-economic forces unshackled by key figures in history, Congress MP Shashi

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The Reality Behind Avni’s Death

Post-mortem reports confirm Avni, the tigress, was murdered by the forest officials, but is that how we are going to handle all similar situations in the future? For all the strides we’ve made in tiger conservation, the killing of Avni

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Congress calisthenics

The party’s exercises for the Assembly polls are forcing some contortions but victory will make it all okay The harsh political reality is that the Congress needs to win at least two of the four bigger States, plus retain Mizoram, of the

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India’s Neighborhood Call: Best to Refocus on Immediate Vicinity

India’s neighbourhood call for New Delhi needs to refocus on our immediate vicinity Four developments in our neighbourhood last week ought to have made foreign policy wonks, security analysts and strategic thinkers sit up and take notice. Collectively, they need

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The Never Ending Battle Between India and Pakistan: Time for a Reset?

From the perspective of calm, realistic and ruthless self-interest, New Delhi should consider opening up the dialogue process with Islamabad stalled for over a decade now in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Prime Minister Imran Khan is

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No End to Tiger Woes

Even though the density of tigers has seen a marked increase in the country, what’s worrying is that their territory is getting smaller. While the premeditated killing of the “man-eating” tigress Avni in Maharashtra has conservationists and the state forest

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