On the 5th of July the Greeks will either make their own history or agree to live within the confines of one that is being written for them. In India, many of us will be waiting for the referendum’s result with a thumping heart, and a secret hope.
Enforcement Directorate officials sent to Singapore on Lalit Modi’s trail The government on Monday sent Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials to Singapore to expedite the letter rogatory (LR) the agency had sent to the country earlier in the day. This is the first major step against former IPL chief […]
The UN’s Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza invasion provides evidence that the International Criminal Court can corroborate through its own investigations, leading to the indictment of Israeli leaders and commanders for war crimes.
The American Supreme Court judgment still does not resolve many dilemmas faced by sexual minorities
Public opinion is being lulled to sleep by the media’s therapeutic type of journalism, as it marches arm in arm with the political class in caring for the wellbeing of customers, not citizens, writes Jürgen Habermas.
Both too radical and too conservative, Jindal is the awkward embodiment of deeply lived NRI contradictions and anxieties, perhaps giving us a sense of why he fled from that identity in the first place.
In a landmark decision, the nine justices of the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees marriage as a right for all, including gay and lesbian couples. And when the US Supreme Court rules on an interpretation of the US Constitution, that ruling is final. Although […]
The terrorist attacks in Tunisia are both a human tragedy and a profound challenge to Tunisia’s fledgling democracy
1. Govt will now celebrate Rakhi In a bid to further its idea of India’s ‘soft power’ a little more after International Yoga Day, the government is now planning to officially celebrate Raksha Bandhan. The state-sponsored celebration of the festival, centred around brother-sister relationships, will be supervised by […]
1. Japan trumps China for Bangladesh port In a setback to China which had plans of building a port about 25 km away, Japan is all set to start construction of the 18m-deep port at Matarbari on Bangladesh’s South-East coast by January 2016. China is trying to develop closer economic and military […]
The UN report blames Hamas too, but says Israel’s growing ‘military culture’ resulted in the indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians.
By backing multi-stakeholderism in global Internet governance, India has aligned itself closer to the United States. Washington must now reciprocate by accommodating Indian concerns
By demanding that the widely reviled confederate flag be taken down in the wake of the racist massacre at Charleston, the South Carolina governor has grown in political stature
Karnataka finally appeals Jayalalithaa judgment The Karnataka government has finally filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the High Court judgment in Jayalalithaa’s disproportionate assets case. Last month, the Karnataka High Court had acquitted Jayalalithaa in the 19-year-old Rs.66.65 crore disproportionate assets case, after which she took […]
The report has suggested that Israel accede to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by signing the Rome Statute
Hindus, who explode in anger when images of their Gods are misused or abused in other cultures, should be able to understand that Muslims are devastated by cartoons of their Prophet, and enraged that those who drew them are lionised for it.
Konrad Morgen prosecuted his fellow Nazis, but not for the Final Solution. How should history judge him?
1. AAP leads counter attack in ‘degree wars’ The Aam Aadmi party has taken the fight to the Bharatiya Janata Party in what are now turning out to be ‘degree wars’ between the political rivals. The AAP has alleged that a minister in BJP’s Goa coalition, Ramkrishna Dhavalikar […]
What makes the initiative especially urgent is that 14 out of the 29 paternity claims made since January 2010 have been made by minors, who claimed to have been sexually abused.
Only about 40% of the world’s population currently has access to the internet and annual growth has been slowing from from 10.5% in 2013 to 8% in 2013 and 7.9% last year
A Greek default and possible “Grexit” would be more likely to lower rather than to raise the political incentives for other European governments to follow
Driven by the reputational damage its banking secrecy has caused in a world increasingly impatient with tax offenders, Switzerland is slowly moving to make the sharing of information with other countries easier.
According to AFP, an air strike on Friday by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition on the historic quarter of Sana’a, the Yemeni capital, killed five people and destroyed three houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site. This is what Unesco says about Sana’a: Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of […]
The City of Love has done away with the locks that lovers chained to an iconic bridge, an invented tradition that many Parisians saw as an eyesore – and as a perversion of the freedom and abandon that l’amour is all about
In all likelihood, we will hear in the days to come the shrill rhetoric of Turkish nationalism and anti-Kurd pronouncements much more than at any time in the recent past.
Some of the hostile reaction to ‘Poetry of the Taliban’ makes it clear that any attempt to humanize the militant is likely to be condemned as a way of “sympathising” with his cause.
India tops a poll for increased concern about global issues
Maharasthra’s farmer suicides double in two months In Maharashtra, between January and March, the state government had reported 601 farmer suicides, but by May 2015 the figures had risen to 1,088 cases. However, one out of four cases had been found ineligible for assistance due to legal loopholes such as the land not […]
China’s strategic objective is to establish the principle that ultimately, all important issues relating to the Asia-Pacific and particularly the South China Sea should be settled bilaterally by the US and China alone
The elections have confirmed that, despite the growing discontent, the Mexican Left still lacks a unifying figure or an organisational network that can counteract the influence of the larger parties
African NGOs lose UN status after criticizing Pakistan’s activities in the Baluchistan and Gilgit-Baltistan Provinces and other areas of the country
1. Industrial toxins behind Maggi’s lead content? The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has alleged that high lead content in the soil being used to grow the onions used in making the Maggi ‘tastemaker’ may be behind the high lead content in the product. FSSAI chief […]
The FBI has cracked down on corruption in world football. When will it arrest the powerful American individuals known to be involved in crimes like financial fraud, market manipulation and torture?
The United States is a year and a half away from an actual vote for the next US president but the field of contenders is already so crowded you need a map to navigate the faces
Over 279,000 Indians applied for a green card in the US between 2005 and 2015
Barely a day after the resignation of Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA, the United States made it known that it was now actively examining how world football’s governing body awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar respectively, a United States regulation […]
It was on June 5, 1981, that the first reports of AIDS started appearing in medical journals
The first time Amitav Ghosh and Shivshankar Menon shared a platform was when they wrote pieces for the launch of The Wire. On Wednesday, they came together to discuss Ghosh’s Flood of Fire before a packed audience in Delhi.
The hidden costs of fossil fuel use, together with their subsidies, easily overshadow the health budgets of governments worldwide
Kargil & International Court of Justice, the Maggi controversy, free speech at IIT-M, food security, discrepancies in GDP growth, livestock trade in crisis, intolerance, militant secularity