Let Congress have it

It is a fact that the norm set by the Congress governments in 1952, 1957, 1971, 1980 and 1984, and the 10 per cent rule, do not support the case for granting the Leader of the Opposition post to t... »

Saharanpur unrest

Communal clashes in Saharanpur speak volumes about the extent to which the law and order situation has deteriorated in Uttar Pradesh. Any attempt by vested interests to play politics, oblivious to... »

CSAT issue

The allegation that the Civil Services Aptitude Test is biased against aspirants from the Hindi-medium stream is unfounded. The level of the CSAT papers is that of Class X, which is certainly not... »

Textbook row

I see nothing wrong in the reasoning that Krishna’s blue complexion denotes his glory which is “infinite like the blue sky and the blue sea” (“Gujarat school books turn the clock back on racism,”... »

Lifter makes a mark

Congratulations to Sathish Sivalingam of Tamil Nadu on winning the gold medal in the 77-kg weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games. It is a proud moment for not only the people of Tamil Nadu... »
July 29, 2014

Saharanpur violence

The communal violence in Saharanpur in... »
July 29, 2014

CSAT row

Before the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) was introduced, civil service aspirants used to write the preliminary examination in one of 23 optional subjects. There was no uniformity in the selec... »
July 28, 2014

LoP status

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has said Speaker Sumitra Mahajan should designate a member of the Lok Sabha as Leader of the Opposition even if “there is no clear applicable rule.” (&q... »
July 28, 2014

Ensuring safety

The report, “CCTV must for Bangalore schools” (July 27), came as a relief. Among other measures taken, disallowing drivers from talking to children within the school premises is a good move. Steps... »
July 26, 2014

Apartheid indeed

Israel’s systematic domination of Gaza and racial discrimination against its own Palestinian citizens, besides rampant human rights abuses, certainly amount to apartheid — an institutionalised rac... »
July 26, 2014

Grim reminder

Thursday’s accident in which a passenger train collided with a school bus at an unmanned level crossing in Medak district, killing 14 children, is a grim reminder of the fact that the largest rail... »
July 26, 2014

Needed, caution

This refers to the HRD Ministry’s advice to States and Union Territories to take action to include the “third gender” children in educational institutions under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (July 25)... »
July 25, 2014

Judiciary’s credibility

Much needs to be done to restore the high standing of the judiciary (“Restoring the judiciary’s credibility,” July 24). The selection of judges is no easy task but it must be done in a transparent... »
July 29, 2014

Health & hygiene

The article, “Investing in health through hygiene” (July 28), rightly poin... »
July 29, 2014

Ramanujan’s marks

The article on mathematical prodigy S. Ramanujan (July 28) was truly inf... »
July 28, 2014

UPSC controversy

There is a hue and cry over CSAT (“IAS aspirants take to streets,” July 26). Illogical reasons are given against it; the main problem lies elsewhere. Students who have completed their education in... »
July 28, 2014

E-governance thrust

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to launch an e-governance platform to encourage public participation in governance is a welcome move (“PM launches e-governance platform,” July 27). www.myg... »
July 26, 2014

The Sania debate

The controversy over Sania Mirza being the brand ambassador of Telangana is unfortunate. Sania has brought laurels to the country. She did not court so much controversy even when she married the P... »
July 26, 2014

A precursor?

This refers to the act of Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare who force-fed a chapati to a Muslim catering supervisor at Mahrashtra Sadan. It looks as though such incidents are samples of what awaits the m... »
July 25, 2014


This refers to the report, “‘Force-feeding’ rocks Parliament” (July 24), on Shiv Sena MPs forcing a catering supervisor to break his Ramzan fast. The issue is a humanitarian one and should not be... »
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