Freeing Kulbhushan

Pakistan’s delay in giving full consular access reveals a non-serious attitude to ICJ order Two weeks after the International Court of Justice at The Hague ruled in favour of India in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Pakistan has yet to take the first step towards implementing the order: providing him …

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Bigger and better

More judges are welcome, but SC must focus on its role as interpreter of the Constitution Any move to increase the strength of the judiciary ought to be welcomed, given the perennial complaint that availability of judges is not increasing in proportion to the institution of cases. In this perspective, …

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Fair and participative journalism needs resources

High-quality journalism does not come free of cost Following The Hindu ’s Open House in Kochi, many wrote to us seeking more details about the increased space for contributions from readers. Some raised a few questions about the idea of an interactive readers’ mail, which will deal with local and …

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Pulling a Vietnam in Afghanistan

Mired in Afghanistan, America’s retreat strategy mirrors its Vietnam war campaign By the late 1960s, it became evident to American leaders that they could not win the Vietnam war. Richard Nixon, who was elected President in 1968, assigned Henry Kissinger, the National Security Adviser, to hold talks with the communist …

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A political reinvention in a moment of crisis

India needs a national party to provide substantive opposition to the government — all is not lost for the Congress Today, we, the people of India, are trapped between a rock and a hard place. On one side is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which continues to bulldoze legislation, controversial …

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The roots of sexual brutality

In India, it is the quintessential form of political privilege and social authority As the young woman from Unnao, victim of multiple outrages, battles for her life, we, who are often reduced to being hapless chroniclers, have once again to wonder at the everyday workings of India’s criminal justice system. …

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Space workshop to be put in orbit

The United States plans to put a space workshop into orbit in 1972, the Space Agency announced here [Houston] yesterday [July 22]. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said the third stage of the giant Saturn 5 rocket used to send Apollo spaceships to the moon would be used …

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What suits Trump

The U.S. President violated diplomatic protocols in talking of mediation on Kashmir Facing a furore in Parliament over the issue, the government has clarified in no uncertain terms that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not request U.S. President Donald Trump to “mediate or arbitrate” on the Kashmir issue, as Mr. …

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Caribbean cruise

India goes to the West Indies sensingmore cricketing opportunities than threats In the past, a tour of the West Indies was deemed the toughest endeavour for any cricketer. Reputations were either enhanced or lost and fractures seemed imminent in the battles against the fiery fast bowlers, while the crowds requested …

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