The most telling detail about the Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata lies far away from the bridge itself.
It’s in another flyover, another collapse, from another time.
In 2016 a portion of the Vivekananda flyover collapsed in Kolkata killing at least 26 people. TheRead More
Jawaharlal Nehru was a great man. But he was also a short-sighted politician. More than 50 years after his death, the Indian state is still paying a heavy price for its first prime minister’s myopia on Kashmir. It is not enough for leaders to be virtuous. They must also be visionary.Read More
Memories of a near-washout Budget Session precede the convening of the Monsoon Session, which will be the last Monsoon Session of the 16th Lok Sabha. While members of both the Opposition and Treasury benches have vowed commitment to let the House function in accordance with theRead More
This is a subject that often goes unnoticed when reported by the Pakistani press — major dams like the Tarbela and Mangla have both reached the point of dead storage, at a time when farmers desperately need their water for the newly-sown Kharif crops. The Indus River SystemsRead More
Shoot the messenger. That is what the arrest of a journalist on charges of murder because of the lynching of a crossdresser on 27 May by the Hyderabad Police soon after the incident suggests.
On that late evening close to midnight, two crossdressers were attacked by a group at a cafeRead More
As we inch closer to 2019, one of the biggest political spectacles of our times, the stakes are incredibly high and rising still. And the impact is being reflected in diverse fields. Take international relations. Increasingly, there is nothing to distinguish between political and foreign policyRead More
A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld US President Donald Trump's latest version of ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries - but not only those countries - rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. ARead More
Srinagar: Mohammad Arif, who is in his early twenties and is facing multiple stone-pelting cases, has been detained for three months. Arif was promised by a local People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader that cases against him will be withdrawn. "I agreed not toRead More
Srinagar: The road outside his office was littered with shards of glass. His Tata Hexa SUV was pockmarked with bullets. It was around 7.30 pm that Shujaat Bukhari left his Rising Kashmir office at Press Enclave, where he was working as editor-in-chief, with two policemen in tow, when he was shotRead More
K Chandrashekar Rao's Rythu Bandhu scheme of providing Rs 8,000 per acre per year as cash support amounts to providing a Rs 1,000 crore-bonanza for absentee landlords like real estate developers, urban rich etc. The actual tiller is ignored, while the landowner isRead More
Singapore: Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea's leader as he left the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang on Sunday and stepped off a jet onto Singapore soil for hisRead More
The Chief Minister of Karnataka, the state government website will tell you, is HD Kumaraswamy. What it will not tell you is that Karnataka also has an 'unofficial chief minister', Vatal Nagaraj, who heads a fringe group called Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha.
Kumaraswamy aloneRead More
India-US ties, that have received a fillip in recent months, appear to have hit a rough patch as New Delhi looks to procure S-400 air defence system from Moscow. The proposed deal with Russia has struck the wrong chord with the US, that has expressed concerns saying it wouldRead More
Honour killings had been unheard of in Kerala. But the deaths of a 22-year-old girl and a 23-year-old man in a little over two months show 'shame killings' that Keralites believed was mostly a north Indian phenomenon are making their way to the state. The first incident on 22 MarchRead More
RSS worker BN Prahlad says he will mourn the death of his brother Vijay Kumar and honour his legacy by contesting from Bengaluru's Jayanagar constituency. Kumar, a BJP MLA who passed away due to a heart attack while campaigning, was primed to win the Jayanagar AssemblyRead More
Pakistan has unveiled its first-ever National Water Policy (NWP). The 45-page document addresses a wide range of issues currently plaguing the Pakistani water sector. While it provides valuable lessons and insights for South Asian countries, notably India, it falls short of prioritisingRead More