Friday, March 24, 2017

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23 Mar 2017

Talking won’t do

23 Mar 2017 | 12:22 AM

Though well-intentioned, the Supreme Court suggestion to the parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case to drop legal proceedings and work out a negotiated settlement is unlikely to achieve the desired goal and may only end up kicking the can down the road.

Making roads safer

23 Mar 2017 | 12:22 AM

The new Punjab Cabinet at its first meeting gave approval to the setting up of a road safety authority.

22 Mar 2017

A welcome climbdown

22 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

The judiciary-executive tussle over the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP), which lays down guidelines for the appointment of judges at the higher level, has come to an end, paving the way for filling vacancies in high courts.

Post-mortem in AAP

22 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

At its first brainstorming session after voters rudely dispossessed it of notions of storming to power in Punjab, at first sight, the AAP's local leadership has perhaps succumbed to an easy temptation: blaming the outsider.

21 Mar 2017

Well begun

21 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

For long used to slow or non-decisions, and the successive Congress-Akali Dal-BJP governments’ status quoist approach to issues confronting Punjab, it is a pleasant surprise to find a 75-year-old Chief Minister, who once enjoyed a reputation for a laid-back lifestyle, showing such youthful energy and getting through so many welcome decisions at the very first meeting of the state Cabinet with few ifs and buts.

Pause in Haryana

21 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

As many as 24,000 paramilitary personnel were mobilised in the National Capital to keep the agitating Jats from inflicting any pain on the city; thousands of police personnel were out on the roads for several days in Haryana for the same reason.

20 Mar 2017

A Yogi and a CM

20 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

NO one need fret about the choice of Yogi Adityanath, a saffron extremist facing trial on charges of incitement to communal rioting and attempt to murder, as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.

Research on Dalits

20 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

THE BJP government had worked hard to build a pro-Dalit image and it paid dividends in the UP Assembly elections. Now, the Central government has decided to stop funding research on social discrimination at centres run by 35 Union and state government universities.

18 Mar 2017

New health policy

18 Mar 2017 | 12:45 AM

The Narendra Modi government has unveiled a new health policy (NHP) that is different from the old avatar in its shift away from the sick care approach to preventive health.

Selective relief

18 Mar 2017 | 12:45 AM

Prime Minister Modi’s poll campaign announcement that the Centre would bear the cost of the farm loan waiver in Uttar Pradesh, which would be among the immediate decisions the new BJP government would take, resonated in Parliament on Thursday as opposition MPs demanded a similar lifeline for farmers across the country.

17 Mar 2017

Capt has team in place

17 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

Capt Amarinder Singh, the new Chief Minister of Punjab, has put together a Cabinet that represents a selection of veterans which, if tea leaves are to be read, portends well for the state.

Goa for BJP

17 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

As expected the Manohar Parrikar government in Goa was able to prove its majority on Thursday, following a Supreme Court directive.