The future of drinking

India, Sept. 24 -- Many years ago when I started writing this column, it was generally believed that India was on the cusp of a wine boom. After all, China had just become a huge wine market, so India... Read More

Centre eyes stern steps to check food prices

New Delhi, Sept. 24 -- India has ample wheat for federally run welfare programmes but speculative trading has pushed up cereal prices, prompting the government to consider measures, such as disclosure... Read More

A crucial week for India at UN

India, Sept. 24 -- It was a hectic week for external affairs minister S Jaishankar at the United Nations (UN) - meeting leaders from every continent, representing extremely diverse viewpoints about th... Read More

To develop, India must forge a new social contract

India, Sept. 24 -- Seventy-five years ago, India struggled to beat hunger and starvation. During this period, we scrambled for foreign exchange. In addition, we faced the challenge of how to remain an... Read More

Ukraine: Putin is in an unwinnable quagmire

India, Sept. 24 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to up the ante by drafting an additional 300,000 reservists to fight in Ukraine signals that he is doubling down on his strategy of invad... Read More

Putting women at the centre of foreign policy

India, Sept. 24 -- Visiting a land border crossing with Nepal or Bangladesh, one quickly realises how India's regional policies remain a predominantly masculine affair on the ground. There are mainly ... Read More

Protest contempt of court, HC starts case

Kochi, Sept. 24 -- The Kerala high court on Friday said the protests called by the Popular Front of India on Friday over the day-old crackdown against it by the National Investigation Agency was prima... Read More


Thiruvananthapuram/Bengaluru, Sept. 24 -- Founded in Kerala in the year 2006, the Popular Front of India (PFI) has seen exponential growth, spreading its wings to 22 states. Yet, for much of this deca... Read More

Parts of N-India to see heavy rains till Sept 26: MeT office

New Delhi, Sept. 24 -- Parts of northwest India along with Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will continue to witness heavy rainfall for the next day 2-3 days, India Meteorological Department (IMD) sai... Read More

Apex court agrees to take up petitions challenging Art 370

New Delhi, Sept. 24 -- A constitution bench of the Supreme Court is likely to hear next month a clutch of petitions related to Article 370 of the Constitution, which conferred semi-autonomous status o... Read More