Time to control pollution monster

New Delhi Dec 24 And now that the beast has been identified, it must be tamed at all cost. The monster has been roaming the streets, slowing creeping into our lives, and we have been oblivious to its danger all this while. As it grabbed our throats, literally chocking the…

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A new challenge before Sitaram Yechury

New Delhi Dec 22 Sitaram Yechury, in his new avataar as the CPI-M general secretary, may face a piquant situation in the forthcoming plenum of his party in Kolkata as a sizable section of the West Bengal unit is likely to press for electoral adjustments with the Congress in…

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MODI’S GAMBLE -- BUT, PAKISTAN MUST DELIVER ON TERROR

New Delhi Dec 22 India’s re-engagement with Pakistan is a welcome development, but guided optimism should prevail about its outcome. A dramatic improvement in relations should not be expected in the near term, because the two countries are not ready for a give-and-take approach, as Pakistan…

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Locals brace for 'chillai kalan', king of cold in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 21 The traditional 40-day period of extreme cold, known as ‘chillai kalan’, starts here Monday as locals brace up to face the bitter cold and expectantly look forward to heavy snowfall that would replenish rivers, streams, springs and lakes in Kashmir.

“All perennial reservoirs of Kashmir in…

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Federal structure of India under stress

New Delhi Dec 19 Every session of starts with series of scandals which either the ruling party or the opposition is keen to expose with the result that the session gets washed out without transacting any business. As such the legislative wing of the Government which is an important part…

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