Sunday, Dec 05, 2021


Ayodhya Verdict Invokes Doctrine Of Necessity; The Judicial Precedent May Have Repercussions

Nov 10, 2019 Aakar Patel

What the long term repercussions of the Ayodhya judgment are will unfold in time. But there will be repercussions of course.

The Cover Up Continues

Dec 27, 2010 B. Raman

Three years after the assassination of Benazir, the conspiracy to have her killed has been followed by a fresh conspiracy to prevent the real facts of the case from coming out.

The Report

Report of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into the facts and circumstances of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto

'Could Have Been Prevented'

Apr 16, 2010 B. Raman

The UN report has not only blamed the previous government of Gen. Musharraf for failing to provide effective security to her but has also condemned the Pakistani intelligence agencies for preventing an effective investigation

Problematic Percentages

No other leader of Pakistan has ever created such a huge political mess in such a short time as President Asif Ali Zardari has. What the late Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto took six years to destroy, Zardari has destroyed in six months as the President...

27 February, 2009

Back To Being Pakistan

B. Raman

Zardari's mishandling of the political situation could come in the way of the US operations against Al Qaeda and the Taliban at a time when the Obama Administration is re-tooling its Afghan strategy.

09 October, 2008

Forward & Backward

B. Raman

The outcome of the fight between the Army and America on the one side and Al Qaeda on the other will determine whether Zardari's tenure will see a change for the better or the worse in Pakistan.

08 September, 2008

A Pliant President

Tariq Ali

Like his late wife, Zardari, too, is now being laundered, just like the money he made when last in office as minister for investment. Zardari is perfectly suited to being a total creature of Washington.

01 September, 2008

Yet Another U-Turn

B. Raman

After having launched ground and air action against Taliban and Al Qaeda in FATA a month ago and after having intensified the operations against the TNSM in NWFP, Zardari suddenly suspends the operations during the holy Ramazan fasting period startin

27 August, 2008

The Latest Trick(ster)...

B. Raman

After 9/11, the US tried to project Musharraf as its frontline ally in the war against terrorism. He did co-operate, but not whole-heartedly. It is now hoping that if elected as the President, Zardari will co-operate with it without reservations. But

23 June, 2008

Burying The Cases

B. Raman

As in the case of the killing of her brother, the Benazir Bhutto assassination case too seems to be under a cover-up campaign, despite the government ostensibly moving the UN for an international investigation...

27 February, 2008

Who's This Man?

B. Raman

The name of Qari Saifullah Akhtar has figured repeatedly--in a plot to overthrow Benazir Bhutto in 1995, in Daniel Pearl case in 2002, the two attempts to assassinate Musharraf in Dec,2003, and the unsuccessful attack on Benazir at Karachi on October

23 January, 2008

'Power Cannot Be Carved Up On A Dictator's Table'

Ashish Kumar Sen

In an interview from Pakistan with our Washington correspondent , the new co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party discusses the assassination of his wife Benazir Bhutto, his concerns about Pakistan's ability to hold free elections, and his plans fo

06 January, 2008

Who Killed Benazir?

B. Raman

What caused the head injury? Who caused the explosion? When did the explosion take place? Will the Benazir case be detected with the help of the Scotland Yard?

02 January, 2008

Unanswered Questions

B. Raman

Could Musharraf and/or the Pakistan Army have had a hand? Wilful negligence? Why has the ISI failed to counter Al Qaeda in the GHQ? Who could have killed Benazir? How politically secure is Musharraf?

01 January, 2008

The Stiff Upper Lip

B. Raman

Despite all the loose talk by retired army officers, who were inducted into the ministry of the interior and the police, the Pakistan army and ISI have been maintaining a discreet silence on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

01 January, 2008

Pakistan On Edge

Ahmed Rashid

While enormous public anger and mistrust swells in nuclear-armed Pakistan, Musharraf, long supported by the US, is considered the biggest obstacle to moving the country towards greater stability.

09 August, 2007

'We Need International Observers'

Nayan Chanda

'It is important for General Musharraf ...not to defer the elections, not to impose the emergency and to make sure that those elections are credible and satisfy the public....I am looking [to] saving my country from a militant takeover, God forbid, d

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Chairperson of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addresses the conference to mark centennial year celebration of PAC, in the Central Hall of Parliament House, in New Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om...

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Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala pays tribute to J Jayalalithaa on her fifth death anniversary, near Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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Devotees wait in queues outside the Sri Krishna Janambhoomi temple in Mathura. Security has been tightened in Mathura after Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha announced its plan to perform ‘jalabhishek’ at Shahi Eidgah in...

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla delivers valedictory address during the conference to mark centennial year celebration of Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in the Central Hall of Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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A black flag being hoisted at the venue of Hornbill festival in solidarity with the civilians, killed in an anti-insurgency operation, in Kisama, Nagaland.

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

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Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

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Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

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India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

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