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No separate time zone for northeastern states for strategic reasons, says Centre

Northeastern states requested separate time zones because the sun rises and sets there much before office hours.
File photo of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das | Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Shaktikanta Das’ RBI has a delicate task – balance govt’s fiscal targets & its autonomy

The RBI governor is likely to find a way to transfer the right amount of money to help the government meet its fiscal targets.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

India has a right to know how the CJI-led bench went wrong with Rafale judgment

Whatever the court does now in the Rafale case, it will be viewed with scepticism.
File image of Narenda Modi | @MannKiBaat_PMO/Twitter

Midnight orders and hurried transfers: Where Modi govt is going wrong with IAS officers

Enormous delays in postings, shifting of top IAS officers and short tenures — a lot is amiss in Modi government.
RBI Governor Urjit Patel | Shashank Parade/PTI

RBI governor Urjit Patel’s exit shows Modi government is prioritising short-term gains

RBI governor Urjit Patel’s resignation is a wake-up call for Narendra Modi government to focus on financial stability.
Indian Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times

Indian Army made way for government to resolve Kashmir, but politics failed

The unpopular coalition government could not provide the healing touch in Jammu and Kashmir.
North Block and South Block on Raisina Hill | Manisha Mandal/ThePrint

India needs Reforms 2.0 to save both bureaucracy and good IAS officers like H.C. Gupta

Hope that the judiciary wakes up to the travesty of convicting good civil servants like H.C. Gupta.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Things seem to be falling apart for Narendra Modi, and the Centre cannot hold

Narendra Modi’s ministers make headlines for everything but their ministries.
A view of Parliament building, New Delhi | Bloomberg News

With 3 pillars of democracy falling apart, it’s time to read the Constitution once again

Constitution-framers wanted these three wings to function independently, with clearly defined separation of powers.
Lust Stories

Respected judges & ministers, policing Netflix won’t make us sanskari

It is as if our courts and govt, having rid the society of all other evils, have taken up the onerous task of cleansing it.

On Camera

elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Gunman kills 25-year-old youth in Pulwama district

Police are hunting down the assailant who killed the man near his residence
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?