Friday, April 28, 2017

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27 Apr 2017

Let the sleeping Dragon lie

Pravin Sawhney27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

PONDERING over the recent spat on Arunachal Pradesh between India and China, I recalled the advice given to me by an editor from a national newspaper. He said, your articles are too kind to the Chinese point of view, and do not articulate any Indian counter-strategies.

South Asia needs more bridges than walls

S.N.M Abdi27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

THE new train and bus services between Kolkata and Dhaka, via Khulna, flagged off during Sheikh Hasina''s recent visit are small change compared to the vast, untapped potential for cross-border transportation in South Asia and its periphery.

Testing times for diplomacy

KC Singh27 Apr 2017 | 12:47 AM

AS the first phase of the French presidential elections approached on April 23, Europe held its breath as the elimination of candidates favouring the European Union would have sounded its death knell.

26 Apr 2017

Time we listened to scourge of sound pollution

Salil Desai26 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

SINGER Sonu Nigam''s tweet about being disturbed by the morning “azaan” could not have come at a better time.

An Army for the people?

M. G. Devasahayam26 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

L’affaire Human Shield’ of the Indian Army tying a stone-thrower on their jeep in Kashmir has evoked mixed reactions.

The BJP sway — beyond Delhi

Yogendra Yadav26 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

I HAD my ‘Ola’ wisdom on the eve of the Delhi MC elections.

25 Apr 2017

Out of farm’s way

Jayshree Sengupta25 Apr 2017 | 12:45 AM

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath may be bringing relief to a large number of farmers in dire straits.

Kashmir voter turnout, then and now

Lt Gen Subrata Saha (retd)25 Apr 2017 | 12:45 AM

IN November-December 2014, the entire nation lauded, indeed celebrated the unprecedented voter turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections.

An open letter to the Rajasthan CM on lynching of Pehlu Khan

25 Apr 2017 | 12:45 AM

We are very disturbed by the lynching and murder of Pehlu Khan in Alwar.

24 Apr 2017

Off with beacons of power

Somesh Goyal24 Apr 2017 | 12:40 AM

SOME are red-faced. Some see red. The harsh truth is that the red batti will be gul from the midnight of April30, 2017. In a landmark decision, the Narendra Modi government has this time demonetised the snob value of the VIPs by abolishing the use of beacons atop their cars.

‘We the people,’ the guards of democracy

Jagdeep S. Chhokar24 Apr 2017 | 12:40 AM

IT is not often that a newspaper writes both editorials on the same issue. The Tribune did that on April 11. (“Low turnout in Srinagar”, and “Vote buying”). Why would this happen?

Talks the only way forward

AS Dulat24 Apr 2017 | 12:40 AM

FORMER Union Home Minister PC Chidambaram, who has repeatedly warned of Kashmir slipping away and sliding into disaster, again recently said: ‘Kashmir has had good times and bad but the present seems to be the worst of times. And sadly no one seems to care.’

May’s election gamble

S Nihal Singh24 Apr 2017 | 12:40 AM

BRITAIN’S Prime Minister Theresa May’s surprise announcement of a snap general election three years early are for opportunistic reasons and to strengthen her bargaining position with Brussels after she gave formal notice of her country’s desire to leave the EU.

‘M’ for misleading...or magic of vote bank?

Apoorvanand24 Apr 2017 | 12:40 AM

THE mainstream media commends the Prime Minister for his acknowledgement of the special needs of backward Muslims and Muslim women.

When made in India became foreign

Col Dabby S De mello (retd)24 Apr 2017 | 12:40 AM

"And, when you can't go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward" — Paulo Coelho in “Alchemist”.

21 Apr 2017

Kashmir: W(h)ither paradise

F.S. Aijazuddin21 Apr 2017 | 12:59 AM

The very length of the dispute should shame India and Pakistan. Three generations have been born and died on both sides of the LoC since 1947. It was for them that Milton wrote in Paradise Lost: “We know no time when we were not as now.”

Need to change varsity Calendar

Surinder Singh Virdi21 Apr 2017 | 12:59 AM

Most of the educated people in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh are concerned and worried about the state of affairs prevailing in the Panjab University at present.

Neo-liberal roots of PU crises

Pritam Singh21 Apr 2017 | 12:59 AM

The current crisis in Panjab University is a fallout of centralisation of education and neo-liberal policies of the government. However, unleashing police repression on student activists reveals a lack of historical knowledge of the political culture of student movements in Punjab.

Nawaz in the dock

Vivek Katju21 Apr 2017 | 12:59 AM

AFIVE-judge Pakistan Supreme Court bench in a 3-2 judgment has held that Mian Nawaz Sharif, for the present, cannot be considered ineligible to hold the office of Prime Minister.