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CBI to examine jailed cop Vanzara’s resignation letter for fresh...

D G Vanzara's resignation letter will be taken up by the CBI for inspection to verify if there are any ... Read More

Maharashtra govt says no to Valentine’s Day rave parties by coll...

Concerned that college students celebrating Friendship Day, Valentine's Day and organising alcohol and rave parties with girls also around could ... Read More

I wish filmmakers see that I can carry a love story: Irrfan

(From left) Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, The Express Group, actor Irrfan, and Priyanka Sinha Jha, Editor, Screen At the Express Adda ... Read More

Gujarat riots a blot on Modi’s career, but does not require his ...

Parrikar said that people who oppose Modi do so because they fear him. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has again ... Read More

Indian author who wrote on her escape from the Taliban shot dead in Af...

Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, 49, whose book about her escape from the Taliban was made into a Bollywood film, was ... Read More

BJP stokes coal fire, wants PM Manmohan Singh to depose before CBI

Opposition said the government should disclose its “reasons” for not going ahead with the PM’s examination. (PTI) A day after ... Read More

Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Gear smartwatch unveiled ahead of September 11 ...

A new Samsung Galaxy Note 3, left, and a Galaxy Gear smartwatch, right, are pictured in Berlin, Germany. AP Samsung ... Read More

Indian jihadis are fighting in Syria, says Assad’s envoy

Syrian Ambassador Riad Abbas at his New Delhi office on Wednesday. Syria's ambassador to India has said that "Indian fighters" ... Read More

Asaram often met women alone at night to ‘heal’ them, aide...

[UPDATE: Shiva has been acquitted by the learned trial court in the 453-page judgment, passed by the Special Judge (SC/ST ... Read More

Rewari bids farewell to long lost soldier

Son Ramchandra Yadav and family members with Jagmal’s belongings, in Meerpur village on Wednesday. GAJENDRA YADAV The mountains have a ... Read More

‘Certain government departments hardly understand the dynamics o...

Sunil Jain: How has the 2G case changed things for the telecom sector? India has had this licence system for ... Read More

Down under, going south

Australian sport's decline is evident as they enter the Ashes as underdogs Australia, with its sunny beaches and well-to-do surfers, ... Read More

National Interest: Lose-lose

Down and almost out, the Congress lays out a 'secular' trap — and the BJP is walking right in PRECISELY ... Read More

Price Wise in the Art District

After a calm summer, the monsoon has brought some action in the art mart as well. Even as galleries prepare ... Read More

World Comics India

In 1992, when the Babri Masjid demolition rocked the country, it sowed a seed in cartoonist Sharad Sharma. He was ... Read More

An Eternal Present

Paintings can be framed and sold, music can be saved in CDs, but dance is best performed before an audience ... Read More

Fried and Tested

Dishes, like people, have their own set of problems. While some are under the constant pressure of a cooker, others ... Read More

Sweet Revenge

Or lessons Arnab Goswami would like to teach our not-so-friendly neighbour Al Jazeera must have gained thousands of new fans ... Read More

Obama and Afghanistan: the zero option

The US threat to withdraw all forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014—the so called 'zero option'—is most probably ... Read More

Caste aside in Tamil Nadu

Dharmapuri points to a PMK desperately fighting against political irrelevance The knots around the tragic death of E. Illavarasan, a ... Read More

Riot-hit villagers fleeing homes targeted as toll in Muzaffarnagar rea...

Senior officials said mobs were targeting those trying to flee their villages. As communal violence continued for the third day ... Read More

Delhi gangrape case verdict: All four accused held guilty of rape, mur...

The court will announce the punishment tomorrow. A Delhi court convicted four men on Tuesday in the fatal gangrape of ... Read More

Delhi court to pronounce verdict today in December 16 gangrape case

In a fast-paced trial, the verdict will be pronounced a little more than eight months after the horrific incident on ... Read More

Narendra Modi paints grim picture of India’s farming to outsider...

Narendra Moid stated that 2,500 farmers quit agriculture daily, 2.7 lakh ended life in 20 yrs. (IE Photo: Javed Raja) ... Read More

Yasin Bhatkal helps NIA identify 2011 Mumbai ‘bomber’

Waqas, the NIA has reportedly learnt from Yasin, is a strongly-built, tall, fair-complexioned man in his early 20s who poses ... Read More

D G Vanzara: From a farmer’s scholarly son to a jailed encounter...

Convocation at Sabarmati jail. Vanzara and Ahmedabad blast accused Sajid Mansoori congratulate each other for degrees. express archive His mother ... Read More

Tatra: CBI set to file closure report in bribery case against Tejinder...

V K Singh had alleged that Tejinder Singh had offered him Rs 14 crore for clearing a tranche of sub-standard ... Read More

Muzaffarnagar: Fearing more clashes, families flee homes in affected a...

People of a village being shifted to a safer place to avaid further clahes in curfew bound Muzaffarnagar on Sunday ... Read More

With 146 fuel supply pacts in place, 65,000 MW to go on tap

Over the last three months, a success story has been quietly scripted on the single-biggest impediment facing the country's power ... Read More

On Day 1 of meet, Parivar keeps off PM nominee issue

The brainstorming is significant in the wake of parleys between top RSS and BJP leaders on the BJP's prime ministerial ... Read More

The wrong father of the bomb

A new book in Pakistan raises damning questions about A.Q. Khan I fell for Kuldip Nayar when I met him ... Read More

No ear to the ground

Political parties in Jharkhand remain far removed from people's struggles Much ink has been spilt speculating on the strategy of ... Read More

The weak rupee opportunity

Weaker rupee is just a mirror. We must use it to provide a fillip to reforms It needs courage to ... Read More

Rowling by another name

Restive star writers seek freedom from the grind in pseudonymity Public access seems to have become the default privacy setting ... Read More

The faraway neighbour

Fracas with Bhutan underlines why Delhi must recast its neighbourhood policy The "crisis" in India's relations with Bhutan did not ... Read More

The price of reticence

President Roosevelt's foreign policy dictum, "speak softly and carry a big stick", has found new followers in New Delhi. Whether ... Read More

Step back into the ring

On the rupee, the RBI needs to rethink its arm's length policy Less than two months back, a semblance of ... Read More

How to draw lines in space

But the National Cyber Security Policy, 2013, is short on detail Cyberspace is a new global commons, albeit of a ... Read More

Reforming, despite politics

For actions to be proactive, not post-crisis, political discourse must involve more economics With stalled growth, a precipitously dropping currency ... Read More

‘Certain government departments hardly understand the dynamics o...

In this Idea Exchange, Marten Pieters, MD and CEO, Vodafone India, speaks about the challenges facing the telecom sector, the ... Read More

Muzaffarnagar riots: On the ground, Muslims take stock of ‘a new...

Security personnel keep vigil as people are seen in a shop during the relaxed hours of curfew in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar ... Read More

Kerala event leaves Ansari embarrassed, host notes VP was born on Fool...

While Ansari wasn't amused, the Kerala govt denied any protocol violation. (AP) On Tuesday, the Sree Narayana Dharma Samithi hosted ... Read More

Advani adamant, Sushil Modi says he should gauge public mood on NaMo

Advani is appearing to be a stumbling block for the BJP in finalising the name of Narendra Modi as its ... Read More

Muzaffarnagar rioters used WhatsApp to fan flames, find police

A girl, injured in the communal clashes, is taken to a hospital in the violence-hit Muzaffarnagar. (PTI) The investigation into ... Read More

Yasin Bhatkal’s aide flown to Mangalore, identifies IM’s &...

17 people were killed in the Februrary 21, 2013 twin bomb blasts in Hyderabad. (PTI) Information obtained from Indian Mujahideen ... Read More

Muzaffarnagar riots: Rahul Gandhi, silent and away from trouble zone

'Rahul is party's vice-president and we speak it's on his behalf,' Ajay Maken stated. (PTI) Rahul Gandhi has so far ... Read More

Changing demography: Is India’s baby boom going bust?

Latest census figures show drastic fall in the proportion of children in the country’s population. (AP) The country's demography is ... Read More

iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Price, features and who’s b...

iPhone 5S is purposefully imagined while Galaxy Note 3 delight to daily tasks and infuses innovative. (Apple) Apple Inc unveiled ... Read More

Apple Inc iPhones: Past to the present iPhone 5S and 5C

The five colors of the new Apple iPhone 5C are seen after Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California. (Reuters) ... Read More

Give secretary-level rank to CBI chief: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Tuesday favoured a Union secretary-level rank for the Central Bureau of Investigation director to enable him "obviate ... Read More

A world to win over

India must actively make it up to global investors, not suspect Western policy intent Exactly a decade ago, Bimal Jalan ... Read More

Losing the animal instinct

What institutionalised cruelty towards animals says about us as a civilisation While the context in which it was said recently ... Read More

Note to UPA-bashers

There are problems and challenges. But we are on course to overcome them Democratic governments welcome criticism, because it helps ... Read More

Food for growth

Food security could help raise real incomes, trigger innovation in agriculture My new book, The Future of Indian Agriculture, was ... Read More

Found in transition

How the big picture is changing, in ten frames India struggles with daily tragedies. Much intellectual energy is being consumed ... Read More

‘What impact has Modi’s elevation made? NDA is down to thr...

In this Idea Exchange, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda speaks about the state's land acquisition policy, the comparisons with ... Read More

Between Tragedy and Politics

Zahar pila diya Nitish ne," crowed Lalu Prasad Yadav. "Dharadar dum tor rahe hain log!" That promo spot, thoughtfully provided ... Read More

Rearranging the bookshelf

As technology changes, readers are best served by a mix of old and new players The week now ended has ... Read More

National Interest: The deformists

UPA hammers down a holy consensus: poverty is my birthright and I will ensure you have it Nine years of ... Read More

A beautiful life

'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is part of the third cycle of biopics in recent Hindi cinema The newly released film on ... Read More

In PM mode, Narendra Modi tones down Pakistan stand

Narendra Modi addressed his first public rally in Rewari after his nomination as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate two days ... Read More

Akhilesh Yadav offers justice, faces anger: ‘Where was the gover...

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav interacts with a victim's family during his visit to the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar on Sunday. (PTI) ... Read More

Mole helped Odisha’s ‘perfect’ encounter that left 1...

At least 13 Maoists were killed during a gunbattle with security personnel in a forest area in Malkangiri district. (AP ... Read More

Bhatkal’s grilling reveals IM is way ahead of security agencies ...

Encryption of messages, use of GPRS phones are among the methods used by Yasin Bhatkal and company. Investigations against arrested ... Read More

Naroda Patiya case: Modi govt tells SIT to not seek death for Maya Kod...

The Gujarat government has refused permission to the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to file an appeal in a ... Read More

Tightening noose around heinous crime: Death sentence for Dec 16 gangr...

Defence lawyers after the sentencing. PRAVEEN KHANNA Stressing on the need to send a strong deterrent message to curb the ... Read More

BJP set to anoint Modi as PM candidate today, talks on to get Advani o...

The BJP leadership appears to be in a clear mood to announce Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate despite ... Read More

Gangrape verdict today, 20 of 23 cases in same court ended in acquitta...

All four men accused in the case have been found guilty. (AP) On Friday afternoon, Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna ... Read More

Exclusive: BCCI probe finds four Royals players guilty of spot-fixing

While these are the recommendations made in the Sawani report, the BCCI disciplinary committee is expected to impose life ban ... Read More

Shopian: JandK govt wants CRPF camp replaced

The CRPF maintains all four people it killed on Saturday were militants. (PTI) Facing public outrage over the killing of ... Read More

Tongue of war

English gives a soft power advantage that no regional language can With his remark, "The English language has caused a ... Read More

Forests of the night

How Chhattisgarh became a sanctuary, and then a laboratory, for Naxals Some time ago, Chhattisgarh hit the headlines because of ... Read More

‘Using subsidised power, cooking gas and diesel, and then saying...

In this Idea Exchange, economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen speaks about the controversy triggered by his remarks on Narendra ... Read More

Politicising Economics

Sometimes, the juxtaposition of content and the advertising that pays for it has consequences. Like, I'm watching a rather irresponsible ... Read More

National Interest: Running debate

Milkha might be India's most romanticised athlete. But is he the greatest ever? There is no argument that Milkha Singh ... Read More

Mainstream indie

'Ship of Theseus' could start a trend of non-star films with star supporters The Ship of What? I've lost count ... Read More

The Abbottabad omissions

The inquiry report points to the English-Urdu divide in Pakistan Osama bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011 in ... Read More

Where court stops short

Supreme Court ruling on dance bars addresses class prejudice, not women's rights It has been eight years since Maharashtra's dance ... Read More

Beijing and the bubble

China's government may be in denial about the credit crisis The short-lived credit crunch and subsequent panic in the financial ... Read More

Keeping the statute quo

The judgments on the Representation of the People Act stray into legislative terrain The Supreme Court judgments of July 10, ... Read More

AppLe Inc’s iPhone 5S, 5C to hit India’s ‘grey marke...

iPhone is no longer only smartphone that will keep you delighted for your two-year contract. (AP) September is turning out ... Read More

Muzaffarnagar riots: Court issues arrest warrants against BJP, BSP MLA...

The communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas claimed 47 lives and displaced over 40,000 people. A local court on ... Read More

Nandan Nilekani likely to contest Lok Sabha polls on Congress ticket

Nandan Nilekani, chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India, who gave shape to the idea of a unique card for ... Read More

‘Running country (for Modi) not same as running state’

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley at The Indian Express Idea Exchange programme on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Tashi Tobgyal) Days after ... Read More

Selectors to Sachin Tendulkar: After 200th Test, we take call on your ...

Sachin Tendulkar will play his 200th Test during the home series against the West Indies in November. (PTI) Sachin Tendulkar ... Read More

Zawahiri endorses war in Kashmir but says don’t hit Hindus in &#...

Zawahiri endorsed the right of militants to fight Russians in the Caucasus, Indians in Kashmir and the Chinese in Xinjiang ... Read More

Can’t sustain all subsidies, says SC, underlines need for fiscal...

The court upheld the decontrol of diesel prices for bulk consumers. (PTI) The Supreme Court on Monday advocated a "balanced ... Read More

PM assures justice to riot victims, promises ‘strictest punishme...

Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi with riot victims at Bassi Kalan madrasa in Muzaffarnagar district on Monday. (IE Photo: Anil ... Read More

BJP minority membership drive on Modi’s birthday gets ‘goo...

The BJP aims to enrol one lakh new members each under its different cells starting from Tuesday, which is the ... Read More

‘The riots took place when I was in power, so I know I can’...

Last week, the BJP named Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for 2014 elections. In 2004, just before the ... Read More

National Interest: Modi-hit

Just yesterday, Nitish, Akhilesh were riding a wave. Why they suddenly seem adrift Advertising and brand guru Alyque Padamsee has ... Read More

Sense and Sensibility

Foxy questions about Reza Aslan Have you ever had sex with the Governor? Are you a stripper or an escort ... Read More

Now press play

India-US ties have reached a plateau of their own making Although US Vice President Biden's visit to India received relatively ... Read More

Our banker and theirs

Debates over appointment of India's RBI governor and US Fed chairman are revealing Even for those of us not versed ... Read More

Silence of the middle class

It did not raise its voice in protest against the midday meal deaths in Bihar In Bihar, more than 20 ... Read More

Why we need a state

Notes to a future states reorganisation commission Although the Congress has studiously avoided pronouncing on any demands for statehood other ... Read More

And then there’s IPL

The T20 must no more be allowed to remain a self-contained confection Rehabilitation is evidently a rocky road. Less than ... Read More

The capable state

No magic pill solution or quick fix can make up for basic administrative deficiencies In a review of Jean Drèze ... Read More

We, the monitors

Community supervision would correct the flaws in the midday meal scheme The recent death of children after eating a midday ... Read More

With Modis at the helm

Come 2014, BJP will serve each state a different Modi. There will be at least three The BJP hopes to ... Read More
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