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If Sunanda Pushkar’s death can be probed by TV anchors, why the silence on Justice Loya?

The media should have come together and demanded a fresh inquiry into the mysterious death of judge Brijgopal Harkishen Loya.

Among 26/11 casualties: Honour among journalists

One collateral damage of 26/11 was to the old professional bonhomie among journalists of India and Pakistan. It led to the rise of the constantly warring commando-comic channels on both sides. That wound has festered in the following nine years instead of healing.

Islamist protests are a tried and tested way to bring change in government in Pakistan

Saturday was a day of chaos worsened by partial media blackout, restrictions on social media and continuous circulation of conspiracy theories via WhatsApp in Pakistan.

Lesson from 26/11: Terror kills, not democracy

Our governance sucks but the solution is not to secede from it but challenging and changing the system from within.

Pakistan’s crackdown on religious protestors is another triumph for the military

The Army’s rapidly amassing power shows that democracy in Pakistan—which has scored major successes over nine consecutive years of civilian rule—is imperiled once again. 

Pakistan caught between mosque and military, again

Army chief General Qamar Bajwa seems to be against the military’s direct intervention in politics but Khadim Rizvi and his cohorts have been making insinuations that the general might not belong to the right sect.

This MP warned the Constitution didn’t give Indians freedom of speech. He’s been proven right

Historically, the imposition of restrictions on the right of citizens to freedom of speech and expression in the Constitution was neither inevitable nor unopposed.

कैसे तीन प्रतिद्वंद्वी पार्टियों के चार महान नेताओं ने सुखोई-30 सौदा बचाया

यह कहानी है कि कैसे नरसिंह राव, अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी, जसवंत सिंह और अविश्वसनीय रूप से मुलायम सिंह की बुद्धिमत्ता के बिना भारतीय वायु सेना का सुखोई-30 हासिल करने का सपना उड़ान भरने से पहले ही ध्वस्त हो गया होता।

पद्मावती जैसी वीरकथाओं के बिना, हम राजपूत एक बुद्धिमानी-रहित हारे लोगों का समूह भर रह जाएंगे

राजपूतों की शौर्य गाथाएं ही कुछ ऐसी हैं, जो उनकी हार को भी स्वीकार्य दिखाती हैं और जब उनकी प्रमाणिकता परसवाल उठाए जाते हैं तो लगता है कि उनके जीवन के सबसे सुनहरे दिन बीते चुके हैं।

If we can afford to recapitalise banks and a bullet train, why not MSP for farmers?

This could be the first step in the right direction but it cannot solve all the farmers’ grievances,

On Camera

YourTurn

No one knows R&AW agents better than Pakistanis—from Pathaan to Mission...

So what if RAW agents Tiger, Pathaan, and Vinod have a tendency to get honey-trapped, we have got them covered with our own ISI operatives, that too ‘bold and beautiful’.
Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani | ANI file photo

Adani-Hindenburg row erupts into war of words, neither side backing down

Adani Group calls Hindenburg allegations baseless, unethical, and in violation of law while the firm says Adani obfuscating truth, avoiding real issues of fraud.

Defence

Representational image | Nuclear submarine INS Chakra | Indian Navy

Budget 2023: Defence eyes big boost for more firepower, submarines, drones

Private sector is also hoping for a high budgetary allocation for defence capital expenditure since it will translate into more acquisition programmes fructifying.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.