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FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 22, 2019

Autonomy under threat
The Uttar Pradesh Private Universities Ordinance to bring "uniformity" in higher education may have run into rough weather, but the State government proposes to table a Bill that could undermine the academic and administrative autonomy of private universities.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 11, 2019

Parched earth
Maharashtra is in the grip of a prolonged drought, yet sugar cane, a water-intensive crop, continues to be grown over a large area in the State.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 10, 2019

Legacy of a polymath
Sir Shah Muhammad Sulaiman (1886-1941) was not only an eminent jurist, educationist and litterateur but also a keen scholar of physics who questioned Einstein's theory of relativity.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 09, 2019

Chandrayaan 2: Giant leap for ISRO
In what will be the most technologically complex mission ISRO has undertaken so far, Chandrayaan-2 will attempt to land a rover near the South Pole of the moon.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 05, 2019

Girish Karnad: Staging our times
Throughout his life Girish Karnad questioned existing social norms and refused to be a conformist. And this is what he incorporated into his craft as a playwright extraordinaire and indeed into every craft he touched.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 05, 2019

India's fascist challenge
If the masses are aroused, they will be better prepared to face Modi's onslaughts on democracy, fundamental rights and the rights, specifically, of the downtrodden.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 05, 2019

Murder of a DYFI activist in Tamil Nadu
A young Dalit functionary of the DYFI is slain for his work against caste-based atrocities in his village.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 05, 2019

Bihar's child victims of poverty
Acute encephalopathy strikes the poorest families in Muzaffarpur and some other districts in Bihar. For a disease that has shown a predictable pattern, the government's health care machinery appears unprepared to handle an outbreak.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 05, 2019

Little victims of poverty
Acute encephalopathy strikes the poorest families in Muzaffarpur and some other districts in Bihar. For a disease that has shown a predictable pattern, the government's health care machinery appears unprepared to handle an outbreak.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 04, 2019

Chennai's thirst
The city is facing unprecedented water shortage. Failure of the monsoons for two consecutive years and total mismanagement of water resources by the State government are responsible for the crisis.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 02, 2019

Warning bells
The criminal charges filed against the leading human rights organisation Lawyers Collective smack of political intimidation of those who speak truth to power.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Imposing a food culture
The controversy in Karnataka over the Akshaya Patra Foundation's refusal to include onions and garlic in its mid-day meals in government schools raises concerns over the imposition of upper-caste food habits on pupils of poor and lower-caste backgrounds.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Devious design
The Centre's purported delimitation exercise as a route to power evokes anger and consternation among non-BJP leaders and the disgruntled youths in the Kashmir Valley.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Privatisation push
The draft of the new education policy speaks of making education universally accessible but pulls back on the issue of public investment and pushes for alternative models in school education and a greater role for the private sector in higher education.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Speedy justice
The Pathankot Sessions Court sentences three main accused in the Kathua rape case to life imprisonment and three others to five years in prison.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Unlawful arrests
By arresting journalists for their social media posts under the provisions of the IT Act that the Supreme Court has struck down, the Uttar Pradesh Police display scant regard for the law and for media freedom.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2019

Growth story in shreds
A former senior adviser to the government on economic matters delivers another blow to the credibility of India's growth rate, but the methodology of his study is seriously flawed.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 18, 2019

A free ride
The Delhi government seems determined to implement its proposal to make travel on the Metro and DTC buses free for women notwithstanding the many questions being raised.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 18, 2019

In EVM do we trust?
Voices against the use of electronic voting machines, which are widely seen as black boxes that lack transparency and verifiability, are growing louder.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 08, 2019

A closed chapter?
The report of the Singaravelu Commission, which probed the death of the Dalit youth Elavarasan after his marriage with a Vanniyar girl, has concluded that it is a case of suicide. The death was widely suspected to be another instance of "honour killing".

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 07, 2019

EVMs: Fears remain
Reports of discrepancies in the figures of votes counted and polled in various constituencies raise questions about the use of electronic voting machines.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 07, 2019

Taking control of data
By merging all major statistical bodies and bringing them under one Ministry, the government has compromised their autonomy and the future of independent data collection.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 06, 2019

Making history accessible
A translation project, involving 21 volumes written in medieval Persian on the Adil Shahi dynasty of the Bijapur sultanate, which M.M. Kalburgi was heading before his murder, has been completed.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 08, 2019

Not above the law
International experience shows that ensuring ordinary criminal accountability for judges for crimes they are alleged to have committed will strengthen the judicial institution.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 07, 2019

Justice on trial
The Supreme Court's defence of the CJI, Ranjan Gogoi, while dealing with his alleged offence of sexual harassment of its former employee, provokes outrage over its internal mechanism.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 24, 2019

Artists, writers against Modi
Artists and writers raise their voice against the present regime and call upon voters to throw out the government for the sake of India's pluralist tradition and the Constitution.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2019

Transcending barriers
Transcender, a documentary that captures the life of K. Prithika Yashini, the first transgender person to join the police force in India, calls for a public dialogue to draw attention to the cause of the vulnerable community.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2019

Struggle for supremacy
Interview with the author Dilip Hiro.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2019

Pulwama spillover
Security officials outside the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi intimidate guests, including journalists, on the occasion of the Pakistan National Day celebrations.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 26, 2019

Sex and sleaze
What first appeared on social media as video clips of a sexual assault lead to the expose of a major sex racket, with alleged political connections, in Tamil Nadu's Pollachi town.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 26, 2019

Whose money is it anyway?
Enormous sums spent on statues constitute waste of public money in a country where poverty is rampant. It is a sheer waste of taxpayers' money, and it is liable to be quashed by the courts.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 13, 2019

In a sinking ship
Anil Ambani and his group of companies are in a downward spiral that could jeopardise the investments of millions of shareholders.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 13, 2019

Oscar & half-truths
For all the positivity garnered by Period. End of Sentence, the Oscar award-winning documentary, its factual inaccuracies and politics of appropriation cannot be dismissed.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 13, 2019

Bare minimum
The expert committee of the Ministry of Labour and Employment appointed to fix the national minimum wage ignores accepted criteria and arrives at a figure lower than the one recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 13, 2019

In the fear of eviction
The Supreme Court's February 13 eviction order, which has been kept in abeyance, hangs like a sword of Damocles over lakhs of forest dwellers.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 12, 2019

Doubtful claim
The Modi government's declaration of electrification of all villages in 25 States, while not taking into account the work done by earlier governments, seems to rest on fudged and cherry-picked statistics.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 12, 2019

Revealing report
Post-mortem reports on the victims of police violence in Thoothukudi last year reveal disturbing information about the nature of the firings and the intent behind them.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 27, 2019

Elusive solution
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court refers to a larger bench the dispute between the Delhi government and the Centre over controlling the National Capital Region's public services.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 27, 2019

On a tightrope
Rajasthan's newly elected Congress government tries to do a fine balancing act in pacifying Gujjars, who can be crucial in at least five parliamentary seats from the State in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 27, 2019

Loyalty test
The sedition charges against AMU students show that the university continues to fall prey to right-wing mobs who seize every opportunity to demonise its students, often with help from a partisan police force.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 27, 2019

Art and dissent
Amol Palekar's experience at the NGMA and certain decisions by the gallery are indicative of the current regime's intolerance of dissent and disdain for independent art.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 27, 2019

Devil in the details
The CAG report on the Rafale deal remains silent on several crucial issues, and its meek acceptance of the government's line of thinking is another troubling pointer to the unhealthy dominance of the political executive.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 27, 2019

Blood and gore
The murder of a Trinamool MLA in full public view highlights the deteriorating law and order situation in West Bengal.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 26, 2019

‘We ought to agree to disagree'
Interview with Amol Palekar.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 26, 2019

A tug of war
The BJP is determined to push the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, but regional outfits in the north-eastern States continue to put up a united front against it.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 26, 2019

‘Another nail in the Rafale coffin'
Interview with Prashant Bhushan, lawyer-activist.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 26, 2019

A whitewash job
The CAG resorts to selective use of facts and adopts double standards in order to provide a "clean chit" to the Modi regime.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 26, 2019

How not to buy a plane
The Rafale saga has all the ingredients of a potboiler: a politician-civil servant nexus, tweaked standards, and the subversion of procurement procedures that are meant to ensure systemic integrity and safeguard national security.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 13, 2019

Assam's angst
Protests erupt in Assam and other north-eastern States over the passage of the Citizenship Bill as ethnic communities fear that it will replace their language and cultural identity markers with religion.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 12, 2019

Mela for politics
The Yogi Adityanath government gives scant regard to facilities for devotees at the Kumbh Mela; instead, it turns the event into a public relations exercise.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 12, 2019

Fall of an icon
The sacking of Chanda Kochhar, ICICI Bank's former CEO and MD, for violating the bank's code of conduct raises questions about the present-day corporate governance.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 12, 2019

Bharat Ratna for a FUNDRAISER
Nana Deshmukh has been conferred the Bharat Ratna for 2019. He neither enriched Parliament nor the public platform nor the press with his contributions. He enriched the Jana Sangh, with money. He was a born fund collector and a born political operator.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 12, 2019

Art on the street
The Chennai Kalai Theru Vizha, held recently, sought to take the art forms of north Chennai to other parts of the city in an attempt to democratise them.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 12, 2019

Trust deficit
Despite the best efforts of the rail authorities and Japan's JICA agency, local residents in Maharashtra are firmly against Narendra Modi's pet bullet train project.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 12, 2019

World of disquiet
In the centenary year of its founding, the ILO releases a report that reflects the disquiet felt among the working classes of the world and suggests a "human-centred" agenda to make the world of work more equitable.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 12, 2019

Murky dealings
Cobrapost's claims of DHFL having engineered India's biggest banking scam cast a shadow on the functioning of the NBFC sector.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 12, 2019

Record of a lost battle
With conspiracy theories doing the rounds over Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's death, often floated by Ministers and members of the ruling AIADMK itself, Frontline looks in detail at the reports of Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, and AIIMS, New Delhi, to piece together what happened in the days preceding her death.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 12, 2019

Rural rumbles
Disgruntled farmers plan a concerted protest against the government, posing a formidable challenge to the BJP government when the Lok Sabha election is just round the corner.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 12, 2019

Viral challenge
With Kyasanur forest disease reappearing in new territories, an intensive scientific study is needed to know how the virus enters the forest ecosystem of the small mammals-tick-monkey-man cycle from the closed bat-tick-bat cycle.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 30, 2019

Ringing hollow
The government's failure to ensure that workers are paid the promised wages in hitherto profit-making, state-owned companies such as BSNL raises doubts about its assurances.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 30, 2019

A pipe dream
The interlinking of rivers is an ill-conceived, ruinously expensive, technically questionable, ecologically devastating and socially disruptive national mega project.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 30, 2019

Right to listen in person
The refusal of a visa can be struck down if it is on the face of it arbitrary or violative of an international treaty or of the state's own citizens.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 29, 2019

Murder mystery
A video released to the media on the murder and burglary at former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's Kodanadu Estate four months after her death makes startling claims and has the opposition in Tamil Nadu demanding Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami's resignation.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 29, 2019

Going against the grain
A recent international symposium in New Delhi on wheat-related disorders drew attention to celiac disease, one of the world's most under-diagnosed medical conditions.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 29, 2019

L'affaire Rafale
As the controversy over the Rafale deal continues to simmer, the question is whether it will turn out to be Narendra Modi's Bofors.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 29, 2019

Bitter aftertaste
As unrest prevails in the sugar belt of Maharashtra over non-payment of farmers' dues, political parties have been quick to capitalise on the crisis in the election year.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 17, 2019

Running down HAL
HAL, a public sector Navaratna, stares at a bleak future as its order book dwindles and its cash reserves are raided by the Central government.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 17, 2019

Zero-sum game
The 10 per cent reservation for the "economically weaker sections" is hailed by ruling and opposition parties alike, but experts raise doubts over its practical implementation and constitutional validity.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 17, 2019

Subverting an accord
Protests rock Assam and other north-eastern States as the Centre plans to amend citizenship laws in order to grant legitimacy to illegal immigrants.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 16, 2019

Back in the cage
The Supreme Court's objective to free the Central Bureau of Investigation of extraneous influence may have come a cropper with the High Powered Committee deciding to transfer Director Alok Verma without hearing him.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 16, 2019

Backlash in Tripura
TRIPURA is on the boil. Six people were reportedly injured in police firing and around 20 shops were destroyed as tribal organisations, including the

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 16, 2019

A dubious Constitution
The Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir is not legally valid because it was enacted by an Assembly that had been installed through a coup by the Centre in violation of Article 370 and had lost its representative character, moral authority and political relevance.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 16, 2019

‘Democracy is being hollowed out'
Interview with Aruna Roy.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 02, 2019

Paltry relief to onion farmers
"Onions don't just make the cook cry," said Subhash Wairkire, a young farmer from Nashik who had brought his produce to a farmers' market in Mumbai. T

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 02, 2019

Rath yatra deferred
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal suffered yet another setback as legal hurdles pushed its proposed rath yatra to January. The "Ganatant

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 02, 2019

‘Catching the mastermind means a lot'
Interview with Senior Advocate H.S. Phoolka.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 02, 2019

In fear of history
The Savitribai Phule Pune University's sudden decision to postpone until further notice the 79th session of the Indian History Congress two weeks before it was scheduled to host it is perceived as being part of an organised assault on critical and progressive thinking.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 02, 2019

Committed to cultural resistance
In three decades, the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) has established itself as an enduring platform that resists all forces threatening the right to freedom of creative expression in India.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 02, 2019

THE PEOPLE'S JINNAH HALL
Both Indians and Pakistanis believe that Jinnah was politically born on March 23, 1940, the day the Muslim League adopted the Pakistan resolution. Both ignore his glorious role as a fighter for India's freedom.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 01, 2019

Memories of a massacre
Survivors of the 1984 violence remain scarred forever by the experience, but the conviction and sentencing of Sajjan Kumar has brought them some consolation.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 01, 2019

Steamrolling ahead
The demolition drive in Varanasi continues, bringing down heritage edifices and polarising the population.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 19, 2018

Success of sorts
As India secures the extradition of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, its efforts to bring back other fugitives from abroad come under scrutiny.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 19, 2018

Botched game plan
The Bulandshahr violence in Uttar Pradesh, in which a police officer was killed, suggests that the politics of communal polarisation through violence and rioting was at play behind the incident.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 19, 2018

Yatra contest
Competitive "yatras" by the BJP and the ruling Trinamool Congress mark a new twist in West Bengal politics.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 18, 2018

Sugarcane growers' struggle
ON November 19, thousands of sugarcane farmers gathered at Freedom Park in Bengaluru under the aegis of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) deman

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 18, 2018

Young and wasted
The 2018 Global Nutrition Report points to the link between income and malnutrition but falls short of examining critical factors such as enhanced public spending that determine the levels of hunger and nutrition.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 18, 2018

Pressures on judges
Justice Kurian Joseph's disclosures immediately after retirement touch upon the integrity and independence of judges of the Supreme Court.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 05, 2018

Farmers' anger
Agrarian distress can turn the tide for the Congress in rural Madhya Pradesh, but in towns and cities the BJP's grip is as strong as ever. By Anando Bhakto in BHOPAL

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 05, 2018

Blow to democracy
Governor Satya Pal Malik's act of dissolving the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly when three political parties in the State were on the verge of forming a coalition government is of a piece with the systematic undermining of democratic polity in the State over the years.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 05, 2018

Angst in Ayodhya
Many Muslims flee their homes as they fear VHP and Shiv Sena cadres descending on the town will do more than competitive communal sloganeering in view of the coming Lok Sabha elections.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 04, 2018

Pre-election coup
With an eye on the elections next year, Maharashtra's BJP-Shiv Sena government passes a Bill granting 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in government jobs and educational institutions.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 04, 2018

Picking up the pieces
Cyclone Gaja devastates several districts in Tamil Nadu, and the State administration's tardy response to the aftermath worsens the situation on the ground.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 04, 2018

Patel statue and pillage of history
It is necessary for secular moderns to own a leader like Sardar Patel and not allow him to be appropriated by political Hinduism, to which he was opposed.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 04, 2018

Cold calculation
The Special Investigation Team finds that the Sanatan Sanstha, a right-wing organisation, did meticulous planning to eliminate the Bengaluru-based journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, who was a strong critic of the Hindutva ideology.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 04, 2018

‘Urban naxal is something of an oxymoron'
Interview with Professor Romila Thapar.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 04, 2018

The police & the Constitution
A charter of the CBI will be worthless unless it gives statutory recognition to the principle that it is a police officer's duty to enforce the law and to prevent and detect crime and that politicians cannot interfere in the discharge of this duty.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 04, 2018

In a tailspin
Struggling with massive financial losses from earlier this year, Jet Airways, a major player in India's aviation landscape, faces an uncertain future.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 01, 2018

Quirky cyclone
THE India Meteorological Department (IMD) has recorded that between 1891 and 2017 some 25 cyclonic systems that formed in the Bay of Bengal ended up i

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 21, 2018

RSS' endgame in Ayodhya
There is no legal route for the present dispensation to use an ordinance to build a Ram temple, but the Sangh Parivar looks set to resort to legal thuggery with elections to several State Assemblies round the corner and general elections due in 2019.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 20, 2018

Pilgrimage politics
Protests, activism and political sparring mark the start of the Sabarimala season, amid unprecedented police curbs.

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