Editorial

The end of the line for Jet Airways

With serious financial troubles looming over Jet Airways, it might be the end of the line for the quarter-century old carrier A few short months ago, Naresh Goyal, the Chairman of Jet Airways, was proudly celebrating the silver jubilee of

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All is well

With Mukesh Ambani bailing younger brother Anil out, can we put India’s most acrimonious family split behind us? Dhirubhai Ambani built one of India’s largest private sector enterprises despite coming from an extremely humble background. He bequeathed his sons, Mukesh

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The 2019 elections to be largely navigated by women power

Priyanka’s call to real issues, Mayawati’s no-Cong deal and Mamata’s gender politics set off cross-currents Now that poll rhetoric dominates news and views spaces, three women leaders attempted to reset the agenda of the General Elections and rewire priorities with

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The midnight hour strikes again

EC prioritises logistical efficiency of the world’s biggest voting exercise as India prepares to make its choice The General Elections in India are nothing short of a carnival, of people turning out in huge numbers to exercise their rights and

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What Congress needs for the “Mahagathbandhan” to work

For the mahagathbandhan to work, Congress has to bend in its dealing with regional parties even as it offers SP-BSP seats in Maharashtra The Congress needs to accommodate the federal front a bit more seriously if it wants the mahagathbandhan

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Pakistan Changing Stance on Terrorism

The crackdown on JeM chief is in keeping with its past chicanery. We have to prime ourselves for terror attacks Though it looks like Pakistan has cracked down on the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), arresting its chief Masood Azhar’s kin, and put

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Is the Mahagathbandhan losing its ground?

The mahagathbandhan is floundering in mounting a counter-attack as the BJP runs away with nationalist agenda There is no doubt a nationalist narrative and sentiment that the polity is awash with post Pulwama and the second wave of surgical airstrikes

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India finally wakes up to need for ammunition upgrade

While a new ammunition factory to manufacture rifles for the Indian Army is welcome, its location in Amethi is likely to ruffle feathers Events of the past few weeks have highlighted just how slow the process for acquiring new hardware

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Democracy is what separates India from Pakistan

One major differentiator between India and Pakistan is the peaceful and orderly transfer of power after elections Independent India has elected 16 governments in the seven decades it has been a republic, and besides an unfortunate interregnum between 1975 and

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Let’s not drive political mileage from Pulwama

Political parties on both the sides must not squabble over the Pulwama attack, which has effectively changed the country’s counter-terrorism module. Does it occur to our politicians and leaders that an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot probably had a horrible

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