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Sunday Spotlight
Published On 25-Jul-2015

RTI, a fading ray of hope?

Nearly 10 years after it took shape in India, citizens have used the Right to Information (RTI) Act across the country to address a wide......

Don't scuttle this path breaking law, cherish it

Venkatesh Nayak

When Samrat Ashoka wanted his edicts to be engraved on rocky outcrops and pillars across his vast empire, he did so under...

Tardy working of info panels

Over the last decade, the use of the RTI Act has expanded democratic space and empowered people in their struggle to secure...


Published On 18-Jul-2015

IPL mess: Set right BCCI now

Dangerous liaisons between sport and corruption are hardly a new phenomenon. They're as old as organised competition and human greed.

BCCI, IPL: Cosy club of officials, owners

The shock waves as a result of the verdict by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice M R Lodha Committee are being felt across...

What's in store for IPL?

Controversies and the IPL have thrived together. If the League, in its eight years, has transformed the world cricket scene...


Published On 11-Jul-2015

Vyapam: The killer scam

Chandrakant Naidu

Perhaps unprecedented in India, over 40 people connected to the Vyapam examination and recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh...

Chouhan faces the political battle of his life

 Shivraj Singh Chouhan. PTI File Photo.

When the largely rural-agrarian middle communities first made an organised political assertion in North India...

CM cannot escape responsibility

Vijay Raman

Vijay Raman, a 64-year-old retired IPS officer from Kerala, is a no-nonsense man. Olympian-turned-dacoit Paan Singh Tomar...


Published On 04-Jul-2015

A Bill to weaken IIMs

We must give the government credit where credit is due. The government of the Nehruvian era - when free market was a bad word...

Photo Gallery
A farmer plants saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts of in Agartala...

A farmer plants saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts of in Agartala...

Leopard caught in forest department cage at CSIR premises, Manadavadi Road in Mysuru on Friday...

Leopard caught in forest department cage at CSIR premises, Manadavadi Road in Mysuru on Friday...

Actress Chitrangada Singh during the inauguration of a diamond showroom in Bengaluru on Friday...

Actress Chitrangada Singh during the inauguration of a diamond showroom in Bengaluru on Friday...

Artists from Gujarat perform a dance at the Travel and Tourism Fair at Netaji Indoor Stadium...

Artists from Gujarat perform a dance at the Travel and Tourism Fair at Netaji Indoor Stadium...

A woman prays as others take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges...

A woman prays as others take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges...

School children pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon on Friday...

School children pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon on Friday...

Securitymen guard parliament house during the monsoon session in New Delhi on Friday...

Securitymen guard parliament house during the monsoon session in New Delhi on Friday...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting agitating students of FTII...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting agitating students of FTII...

Dukhtaran-e-Millat activists holding placards during their protest against the hanging of Yakub...

Dukhtaran-e-Millat activists holding placards during their protest against the hanging of Yakub...

Policemen in action after a clash between BJP workers and AIIMS coordination committee members...

Policemen in action after a clash between BJP workers and AIIMS coordination committee members...

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