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Zail Singh

Interpreting Interceptors

Mar 05, 2012 Lt Gen Prakash C. Katoch (Retd)

That the Army Chief could even have considered deploying interceptors to monitor conversations of personalities in the age-row is yet another hallmark in foolishness.

Report Of The Nanavati Commission

Aug 09, 2005 G.T. Nanavati

The full report was 185 pages long. We reproduce PART-IV: ASSESSMENT OF EVIDENCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACTION

Kalam's Toughest Decision

President Kalam showed the right instinct. He did not err by delaying the signing of the Bill-- he erred in accepting his secretary's advice to eventually sign it.

A Nation With No Memory

Jul 26, 2007 B. Raman

That is why national security lapses keep overtaking us at regular intervals and we keep drifting from one disaster to another.

A Quietly Ticking Political Time Bomb?

If the Supreme Court strikes down the amended Office of Profit Law, the results could be devastating. The judgment would very likely come on the heels of the UP assembly poll results, but before the next Presidential election.

09 April, 2007

Musharraf's Bhindranwale

B. Raman

Meet Maulana Mohammad Abdul Aziz, a Deobandi cleric, the head of the Lal Masjid [Red Mosque] in Islamabad, earlier used by Musharraf to discredit Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif. But now he has gone out of control...

25 February, 2007

Will Truth Be Out At Last?

Rajinder Puri

Mr Ottavio Quattrocchi is in Argentinean custody not because but in spite of the government and the powers that be. The globalization of investigation in the Bofors case could possibly tie the hands of the UPA government.

09 August, 2006

Will Volcker Go The Bofors Way?

Rajinder Puri

Or will Mr Natwar Singh, like Mr Arun Singh, reveal all after twenty years? He has belatedly admitted he wrote letters to Iraq's oil minister. Truth in driblets will merely diminish him. He should speak up.

12 July, 2006

The Left's Plan-B

Rajinder Puri

So has President Kalam had decided not to sign the Office of Profit Bill when Parliament sends it back to him without amendment? Is that what explains this whole kerfuffle about mid-term polls?

11 August, 2005

Prelude To The Violence

The 31st October occurrences were isolated, sporadic, and emotional in nature while those which started on November 1, and continued for a full three days were extremely systematic, planned and organised in character: based on cold political consider

08 August, 2005


While the Congress tries to brazen it out, the government's blatant legalese and bureaucratise has others outraged.

02 March, 2005

'Intervene Urgently And Effectively To Reverse The Governor's Delinquent Acts'

National Democratic Alliance

Full text of the memorandum submitted by the NDA leaders to President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on the 'shocking conduct of the Governor of Jharkhand'. Full Coverage

22 February, 2002

Chief Ministers

All the chief ministers so far.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz