Editorials

Vaccination drive 2.0

The rollout of the Covid vaccine on March 1 for a vulnerable segment — above 60 years of age and those with certain ailments in the 45-59-year age bracket — marks the crucial second phase…


Crowning glory

Don’t let the pandemic fool you — famous words or a passing statement by Justin Sylvester, it could not have prevented the shadow of Covid-19 on the 78th Golden Globe awards. Nevertheless, the ceremony with…


GDP turns optimistic

In recent months, New Delhi did not lose any opportunity to talk up the economy. Led by PM Modi himself, almost the entire Cabinet has assiduously taken to addressing webinars on a daily basis, highlighting…


Ballot bugle sounded

With the poll bugle sounded for the Assembly elections in four states and a union territory, 824 seats are up for grabs, making this the most important electoral battle since the General Election of 2019….


Bringing again Nirav Modi

The UK Westminster Court ruling that Nirav Modi be extradited to India in the $2-billion Punjab National Bank fraud case — that almost brought the bank down — and subsequent money-laundering as well as interference…


India-Pak ceasefire

POSITIVE developments happening in quick succession have brightened prospects of the restoration of peace and tranquillity along India’s northern as well as western borders. Barely a week after Indian and Chinese troops completed disengagement from…


Vaccination booster

The Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country is set to gain momentum with the Centre deciding to rope in 20,000 private hospitals for providing the jabs to those who can pay for them. From next…


Haryana’s shameful rapes

A MINOR was gang-raped in Kurukshetra allegedly by her friend’s cousin along with his four accomplices on February 24. A few days earlier in Hisar, five youths reportedly ravaged a 17-year-old sportsgirl who was being…


Bail for Disha Ravi

Climate activist Disha Ravi is out on bail in the toolkit case, 10 days after her arrest that had sparked outrage in India and abroad. The 22-year-old shouldn’t have been put in jail in the…


Alarm bells for OTT

Just when the content on over-the-top (OTT) platforms was being hailed as an elixir for the artistic community, the government, it seems, has decided to clip its wings. As soon as the news of online…