Saturday, March 23, 2019
21 Mar 2019


21 Mar 2019 | 5:41 AM

A silver jubilee year for what was once the success story of Indian economic liberalisation drive has turned out to be a bleak one, as Jet Airways is buried under a mountain of debt and seeks relief from reluctant lenders.

A fine deterrence

21 Mar 2019 | 5:41 AM

Gruesome and grisly crimes deserve stringent punishment.

20 Mar 2019

Family feuds

20 Mar 2019 | 7:06 AM

Afather advising his son not to contest elections is unusual in Indian politics.

Warrant against Nirav Modi

20 Mar 2019 | 7:06 AM

Over a month after the UK ordered the extradition of business tycoon Vijay Mallya, who is accused of defrauding banks and laundering money to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore, a London court has issued an arrest warrant against fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, the main accused in the Rs 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank scam.

19 Mar 2019

Finally, a Lokpal

19 Mar 2019 | 6:32 AM

India may finally have an Ombudsman, someone charged with checking corruption and looking into complaints against public servants, including ministers, bureaucrats and even former prime ministers.

A party is born

19 Mar 2019 | 6:32 AM

The birth pangs of a new party, with a secular thread, herald a newness of thought and political inventiveness in J&K.

18 Mar 2019

Streaming terror

18 Mar 2019 | 6:54 AM

The terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch that killed nearly 50 people has left the world shaken.

High-powered risk

18 Mar 2019 | 6:54 AM

Snaking in and out, overhead high-tension cables in the vicinity of nearly 17 schools in Faridabad district are a death trap for hundreds of children studying in the area.

16 Mar 2019

Corridor headway

16 Mar 2019 | 6:45 AM

Exactly a month after the Pulwama massacre, India and Pakistan have agreed to work towards an expeditious launch of the Kartarpur corridor.

Failing school kids

16 Mar 2019 | 6:45 AM

Already burdened by the pressure of ‘board’ exams, thousands of Class VIII students in nearly 50 per cent of the centres across Punjab were in for some more anxiety as they shockingly received the Punjabi question paper on the day that was scheduled for the social studies test.

15 Mar 2019

Chinese checkmate

15 Mar 2019 | 7:41 AM

The logical follow-up to the IAF strikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) training base for terrorists in Balakot should have been action against its chief Masood Azhar.

Smart food packaging

15 Mar 2019 | 7:41 AM

Food quality is everybody’s concern since there are few who have not suffered the consequences of adulteration in India.

14 Mar 2019

Disproportionate assets

14 Mar 2019 | 6:42 AM

IN the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, the Centre has invited the ire of the top judiciary over its laxity in keeping tabs on the accumulation of wealth by lawmakers.

Social sector expenditure

14 Mar 2019 | 6:42 AM

Development in the social sector leads to an increase in the capabilities of people, equipping them with enhanced labour productivity.

13 Mar 2019

There’s a price to pay

13 Mar 2019 | 6:45 AM

Eighteen terrorists, 14 from the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), have been gunned down over three weeks in the Valley.

How much fee is enough?

13 Mar 2019 | 6:45 AM

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has been confronted with an uncomfortable question.

12 Mar 2019

Holes in poll schedule

12 Mar 2019 | 7:31 AM

THE 2019 Lok Sabha elections would be a long-drawn-out affair lasting well over a month. According to the schedule announced by the Election Commission (EC), voting will take place in seven phases from April 11 to May 19.

Nurturing women MPs

12 Mar 2019 | 7:31 AM

JUST before the Election Commission announced the schedule for the General Election, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik upped the ante on nurturing women parliamentarians.

11 Mar 2019

Ayodhya mediation

11 Mar 2019 | 7:31 AM

The Supreme Court has sought a negotiated route to find a resolution of the Ayodhya dispute, and it needs to be commended for trying it.

Truth behind Balakot

11 Mar 2019 | 7:31 AM

The commentary around the February 26 Balakot airstrikes continues to grow, stretch and confound.

09 Mar 2019

Same old Congress story

09 Mar 2019 | 6:45 AM

The Congress has stuck to the tried-and-tested path by fielding UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party president Rahul Gandhi from their pocket boroughs — Rae Bareli and Amethi, respectively.

Eschewing purdah

09 Mar 2019 | 6:45 AM

So, the women of Panjkosi village in Abohar, Punjab, on the border with Rajasthan, came out of the purdah in public in May last year.

08 Mar 2019

City not so Beautiful

08 Mar 2019 | 6:58 AM

IN a major embarrassment, Chandigarh, which proudly carries the tag of City Beautiful, has got a blot on its clean image.

Attack on press freedom

08 Mar 2019 | 6:58 AM

The Attorney General of India’s submission to the Supreme Court, later retracted, that the Government was considering action against The Hindu under the undemocratic and draconian Official Secrets Act (OSA) was unwarranted and awkward.

07 Mar 2019

Pak ‘crackdown’ on terror

07 Mar 2019 | 6:47 AM

Less than three weeks after the Pulwama attack, Pakistan has launched a purported crackdown on banned militant outfits. Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s son Hamad Azhar and brother Abdul Raoof are among 40-odd members of such organisations who have been taken into preventive detention.

No strength in numbers

07 Mar 2019 | 6:47 AM

IN what is the beginning of the first full-cadre review of the Army in over 30 years, and the restructuring of the Army Headquarters in New Delhi, the Ministry of Defence has decided to cut officer posts by about 20 per cent and combine weapons and systems procurement agencies.

06 Mar 2019

Trump’s anti-India broadside

06 Mar 2019 | 6:40 AM

The US under Donald Trump has had a nettlesome relationship with all its partners and even quasi-allies like India.

VIP treatment in prison

06 Mar 2019 | 6:40 AM

The VIP treatment accorded to IPS officer Paramraj Singh Umranangal in the Patiala Central Jail has reaffirmed that all prisoners are equal but some are more equal than others.

05 Mar 2019

Going ballistic over Balakot

05 Mar 2019 | 6:33 AM

The unsavoury slugfest between the BJP-led NDA government and the Opposition over the Balakot air strike is getting shriller by the day.

A dogged problem

05 Mar 2019 | 6:33 AM

It is indeed alarming that even as there is no progress in protection from the menace of stray dog bites in Punjab over the past few years, the departments responsible for controlling the situation should be growling at one another.

04 Mar 2019

Breaking status quo

04 Mar 2019 | 6:48 AM

THE delectable irony that presented itself at the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) in Abu Dhabi will linger on in memory for some time. India’s Sushma Swaraj delivered an address as the guest of honour, while Pakistan, which had once blocked India’s one and only effort to join the OIC, sat out in protest.

In name only

04 Mar 2019 | 6:48 AM

A conscientious Haryana constituted its Lokayukta authority through an Act in 2002 ‘for inquiry and investigation into the allegations and grievances against public servants and for matters connected therewith’.

02 Mar 2019

Stating the obvious

02 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Jaish-E-MOHAMMED (JeM) chief Masood Azhar’s presence in Pakistan has been an open secret for the past almost two decades.

Liberating the farmer

02 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

At long last, Punjab’s farmers can hope to be rid of the vice-like exploitative grip of the commission agents.

01 Mar 2019

Striking a discordant note

01 Mar 2019 | 7:02 AM

The ‘ceasefire’ between the NDA government and the opposition parties in the wake of the Pulwama attack has proved to be short-lived.

Haryana chokes itself

01 Mar 2019 | 7:02 AM

Haryana has played out the old, old dodge.

28 Feb 2019

Exercise restraint

28 Feb 2019 | 6:48 AM

Amid a barrage of claims, counter-claims and pseudo-claims, Pakistan seems bent on pushing India towards the point of no return.

Time for diplomacy

28 Feb 2019 | 6:48 AM

The events of the past few weeks have added another insalubrious chapter in the subcontinent’s history.

27 Feb 2019

Perfect preemptive strike

27 Feb 2019 | 6:51 AM

We as a nation have been for long at the receiving end of jihadi terror attacks planned and launched from the Pakistani soil.

Food in trains

27 Feb 2019 | 6:51 AM

There is no passenger of the Indian Railways who has not felt harassed and stressed for some reason or the other.

26 Feb 2019

Poll push

26 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is the latest in a series of schemes launched with an eye on the polls.

Election-time Budget

26 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

After the parliamentary polls and Haryana will have Assembly elections later this year.

25 Feb 2019

Tathagata Roy must go

25 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

FINALLY, the Prime Minister has spoken.

Pak takeover of JeM HQ

25 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

PAKISTAN can easily claim the world record for banning terrorist organisations.

23 Feb 2019

Air travel for paramilitary

23 Feb 2019 | 7:08 AM

IN a welcome step, the Central government has entitled personnel of the paramilitary forces deployed in the Kashmir valley for counter-terror operations to take commercial flights for joining duty or proceeding on leave.

HC rap to Punjab

23 Feb 2019 | 7:08 AM

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday once again, with a sharp rap on the government of Punjab, gave a further thrust to the dream of prospective flyers to and from the Chandigarh International Airport coming true.

22 Feb 2019

Saudi Crown Prince’s visit

22 Feb 2019 | 7:13 AM

The times have changed.

Heritage site in peril

22 Feb 2019 | 7:13 AM

The cow dung cakes dotting the landscape of Rakhigarhi in Haryana’s Hisar district present a glaring picture of criminal neglect.

21 Feb 2019

Poll-time opportunism

21 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

Climbdown, about-turn, volte-face — no matter what you call it, political parties are doing it all rather briskly in the countdown to the Lok Sabha elections.

‘Paid security’ must go

21 Feb 2019 | 7:32 AM

That a 19-year-old Indian-British citizen, in the first flush of youth, careening on New Delhi’s posh Chanakyapuri area in a posh-er Bentley, unmindful of the traffic, crashes into an autorickshaw, killing a foreign tourist and injuring two others, doesn’t kindle any shock.

20 Feb 2019

ISI stamp on Pulwama

20 Feb 2019 | 7:10 AM

The Indian Army’s assertion that spy agency ISI was involved in the Pulwama attack has queered Pakistan’s diplomatic pitch.

Numbers too big to ignore

20 Feb 2019 | 7:10 AM

INDIA has a problem.

19 Feb 2019

The Pulwama massacre

19 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

The withdrawal of the most favoured nation (MFN) status to Pakistan is largely of symbolic value.

Populist Punjab Budget

19 Feb 2019 | 7:28 AM

AN election year is synonymous with a populist Budget.

18 Feb 2019

Aravallis endangered

18 Feb 2019 | 6:53 AM

From being the oldest mountain range of the country embracing a rich ecosystem of hills, forests, fauna, natural aquifers and drainage, the Aravallis suffer the ignominy of being the most degraded forest range, as per a study conducted by the Wildlife of India in 2017.

An unequivocal message

18 Feb 2019 | 6:53 AM

There have been 40 funerals in 16 states.

16 Feb 2019

Pulwama terror attack

16 Feb 2019 | 6:45 AM

A shroud of sadness descended on the country as the news came in of the death of 40 CRPF men in a suicide bomb attack.

Superstition echoes in House

16 Feb 2019 | 6:45 AM

A resolution moved by BJP MLA Som Parkash, seeking the enactment of a law in Punjab on the pattern of Maharashtra to prevent exploitation of the masses due to superstition and black magic, opened a can of worms during the ongoing Budget session in the Punjab Assembly on Thursday.

15 Feb 2019

CAG on IAF purchases

15 Feb 2019 | 6:41 AM

The Rafale tender stole the political thunder in the Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s (CAG) assessment of 11 capital acquisitions by the Indian Air Force over a time period that spanned both the UPA and Modi governments.

Bhola drug racket verdict

15 Feb 2019 | 6:41 AM

Almost six years after the multi-crore synthetic drug racket was busted by the Punjab Police, a special CBI court has convicted and sentenced Arjuna awardee wrestler and former DSP Jagdish Bhola and his accomplices in three cases.

14 Feb 2019

Playing with fire

14 Feb 2019 | 6:23 AM

The first lapse is forgivable, for it serves as a lesson to minimise recurrence.

Akhilesh grounded

14 Feb 2019 | 6:22 AM

INDIAN politics is no stranger to the rampant abuse of power to settle scores with rivals.

13 Feb 2019

Yet another gangrape

13 Feb 2019 | 6:38 AM

The horror of the 2012 Nirbhaya case brought together the whole of India.

Priyanka’s roadshow

13 Feb 2019 | 6:38 AM

Days after taking over as the Congress general secretary for east Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit the ground running with an enthusiastic roadshow in Lucknow.

12 Feb 2019

Modi-Naidu slugfest

12 Feb 2019 | 6:44 AM

With the Lok Sabha elections just a couple of months away, political histrionics have become the (dis)order of the day.

Farmers’ suicide a shame

12 Feb 2019 | 6:44 AM

Three more farmers have committed suicide in Punjab in the past few days.

11 Feb 2019

Maya and her statues

11 Feb 2019 | 6:58 AM

Ever since 2008 when Mayawati, then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, went on a spree of installing her own statues along with those of BSP and Dalit stalwarts as also elephants worth crores of rupees, a monumental controversy has dogged her.

Divisional status for Ladakh

11 Feb 2019 | 6:58 AM

By granting divisional status to Ladakh, the J&K Government has met a long-pending demand of residents of the cold desert region of the state.

09 Feb 2019

RBI’s interest rate cut

09 Feb 2019 | 6:29 AM

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) surprised market analysts by proposing an interest rate cut at its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the last before the General Election.

Punjab’s revenue woes

09 Feb 2019 | 6:29 AM

Days before the Punjab Budget, fiscal indicators for the first three quarters (April-December 2018) of the ongoing financial year have painted a bleak picture of the state’s revenue collection.