Politics

‘Manmohan Singh did his best to keep Rahul Gandhi out’

In 2009, the Americans openly said they wanted Montek Singh Ahluwalia as finance minister instead of Pranab Mukherjee
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

‘The CBI would have information on corruption in the ministry,and likewise the ministry on the CBI. It’s a classic case for mutual blackmail’

Noted Supreme Court lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party council member Prashant Bhushan remains sceptical of the CBI’s independent functioning under the new government. Excerpts from the interview
Sadiq Naqvi New Delhi 

A STATUE PUT TO SHAME

Rupa Gulab

Hello, there’s a statue in our budget!

BIZARRE, THE NEW NORMAL

Sanjay Kapoor

On July 17, a scheduled Malaysian Airlines aircraft, MH 17, that took off from Amsterdam’s Schipol airport, was shot down over war-torn Ukraine.

Riot-starters as regime changers

There are some striking parallels between the happenings in Syria and those taking place in riot-infested Western Uttar Pradesh
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

The Taming of the Sleuths

In spite of corralling evidence against the accused in high-profile cases, the CBI seems reluctant to file charges. Can it wrest control from its political masters?
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi 

‘The government cannot do it alone.Society as a whole must assume charge’

MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju is also known as the face of BJP in the Northeast. He tells Hardnews about the government’s intent to tackle racism
Sadiq Naqvi and Lily Tekseng Delhi 

Save Gaza!

Protesters outside the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, to protest against Israel's air strikes in the Gaza Strip resulting in civilian casualties. They chanted slogans like "free Pal

THE ESCALATION BEFORE WAR

Sanjay Kapoor

By a rough estimate, more than 32,000 books and treatises have been written on the First World War—or the Great War, as it is known—since it erupted 100 years ago.

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