Washington is increasingly conveying mixed signals regarding how it wants to deal with the foreign policy challenges in the Korean peninsula. The results are not pretty
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi 

The latest blast in Kabul is but another ominous sign of the Saudi-Pakistani game plan underway in Afghanistan 
Shrinivas S Sohoni Delhi

The unceremonious eviction of Anil Kumble from the post of head coach and the scathing resignation letter that Ramachandra Guha sent to the COA indicate that the superstar culture in India is now virtually unchecked
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi  

The current claustrophobic squeeze imposed on Qatar is part of a larger game being played out between the coalitions led by Saudi Arabia and Iran
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

A month after violence erupted between Dalits and Thakurs in Shabbirpur village, tension still simmers below the surface. As the government transfers senior police officers and moves to contain the damage, will the Dalits be appeased ahead of the crucial municipal elections?
Shalini Sharma Saharanpur

The question that still remains is where will this change leave Taiwan? Will the remaining countries maintain ties with the island, or switch like Panama?
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

Paytm may soon have a monopoly in the booming digital wallet space. The impending sale of FreeCharge at the behest of SoftBank has something to do with it
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi 

The attacks have stoked debates about the decision of Iranian national TV to restrict the coverage of the incident to a news-ticker at the bottom of the TV screen in place of live coverage and debate
Maryam Papi Tehran

In an interview with Hardnews Foreign Policy, Birol Baskan, the Assistant Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, spoke about the causes of the diplomatic crisis and the possible outcomes of the embargo as it unfolds

Hardnews Foreign Policy spoke with Anand Arni after the recent terror attacks in Kabul, which killed 120 people. The interview touched up the possible causes for the recent spurt in violence, the involvement of Pakistan and the complicated scenario unfolding in the war-torn country

While allocating more funds to biomedical research and development will help, the problem also calls for a more serious course correction at several levels
Shalini Sharma Delhi

In Peru the adventure lies in the breathtaking journey and not the destination
Sonali Ghosh Sen Delhi

Palekar’s PIL provides the perfect platform to the Supreme Court to re-examine the legislation and provide directions to the centre and authorities to tweak the law, once again, to match the need of the moment
Gajanan Khergamker Delhi

The government’s decision to issue ‘Cowdhaar’ cards is the latest in a series of absurd theatrical maneuvers to protect cows. If history is anything to go by, our ancestors had no such concern for the herbivore
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

Clearly to many Nehru had outlived his purpose, particularly after the disastrous India-China War of 1962. Not knowing what was in store next sent me scurrying down back to my hostel, where a radio set was reporting the mourning as only AIR and Melville de Mello could
Mohan Guruswamy Delhi

The ever increasing budgetary cuts in higher education and research, and now the termination of fellowship for non-JRF scholars has once again dragged students to the point where confrontation is likely to dominate educational campuses nationally
Shibu Kumar Tripathi Delhi 

The landmark conviction of police officers and doctors in a sexual violence case sets a historic and glorious precedent
Gajanan Khergamker Delhi

JNU professor Abdul Nafey, who was recently in Caracas as part of an international gathering of intellectuals, denies that the ongoing crisis in Venezuela is a humanitarian crisis
Shibu Kumar Tripathi Delhi

Two Bollywood releases attempt to tackle the discrimination that people who can't speak English face in affluent circles. Only one succeeds
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi

When the Dalai Lama turns 82 in July, the world will again be reminded of the succession crisis that looms because of the abduction of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Nyima, by the Chinese
Nikhil Thiyyar Delhi 

As India enters a period when a great economic expansion is most possible, it would be unwise for it to get involved in an expensive and debilitating international rivalry
Mohan Guruswamy Delhi 

The genetically modified variety of mustard has been facing stiff opposition from farmers and activists as it is said that the crop will degrade the quality of soil and increase health risks
Shibu Kumar Tripathi Delhi

As the IPL completes a decade the latest edition has turned the spotlight on some exciting new talent
Sandeep Kumar Delhi

On May 5, the Indian space agency fired a meteorological and communication satellite to provide mapping and early warning to countries of South Asia including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan,

Editorial: May
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

In Kayamkulam and Haripad, tension is brewing between the RSS and CPI(M) over the preposterous theory that someone is planning to steal bulls from the Oachira temple. The bulls are supposed to be the direct descendants of Nandi
Nikhil Thiyyar Kayamkulam

The Chinese are working relentlessly to undermine the authority of the Dalai Lama. Their intransigent campaign could mean that Beijing appoints his spiritual successor
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

In a joint statement, a group of people from both India and Pakistan urged their governments to resolve the issues straining the bilateral ties via uninterrupted dialogue
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

As the commission moved to settle the storm over EVMs, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) hurled a fresh accusation at the poll body for hiding the designs of the EVMs on which the machines were based
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

One of the most important Tibetan Buddhist leaders worries about the growing Chinese influence and diminishing numbers of the community in exile
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

As AAP take to street demanding implementation of VVPAT in EVMs, all eyes are glued to the all-party meeting called by the election commission to put to rest the growing debate over reliability of the EVM
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

For the first time, a political party demonstrated that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), which has been at the centre of a raging controversy after the recent polls, can be hacked
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

The infighting within the ranks of AAP gets messier as Kapil Mishra challenges Arvind Kejriwal and Satyendra Jain to take a lie detector test, while AAP accuses him of reading from a script written by the BJP
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

The centrist's emphatic victory, which also smashed the dominance of France’s mainstream parties, will bring huge relief to European allies who had feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's vote to quit the EU and Donald Trump's election as US president

Could the Mahant of the Gorakhnath temple be the catalyst in bringing India and Nepal closer?
Abeer Kapoor Delhi