After twelve years of listening to the infamous Niira Radia tapes—which fuelled now-disproven 2G scam claims, ruined reputations and undermined a government—the CBI’s finally heard enough to conclude there’s no evidence of crime. There’s a crime, though, that remains unpunished: Wiretapping Radia for 300 days, despite hearing nothing but gossip.
Putin needs to find a face-saving exit from Ukraine. Not escalate a war he’s already lost
Vladimir Putin’s mobilisation of military reserves, backed by nuclear threats, is meant to signal he’s willing to risk catastrophic war with the West over Ukraine. But Russia’s military failures and collapsing economy mean the threat isn’t credible. Putin needs to find a face-saving exit—not escalate a war he’s already lost.