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FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 17, 2018

Shotgun marriage
The coerced takeover of the publicly owned IDBI Bank by LIC, the country's largest insurer, will neither protect the interests of the beleaguered bank nor further the interests of the insurer or its policyholders.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 17, 2018

Police raj
Midnight knocks on doors and wee-hour arrests of those who raise voices of dissent have virtually become the order of the day in Tamil Nadu of late.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 17, 2018

Revisiting Aurangzeb
A careful reading of history shows that Aurangzeb was not a bigot, although he used religion to further his political ends, and that the interests of the Mughals and the Rajputs were, in fact, identical.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 17, 2018

Model move
The successful resettlement of tribal communities from a village in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve offers important lessons for other States.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 17, 2018

Politics of diet
Data from various surveys prove that India is anything but a vegetarian nation, but ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre there have been attempts to demonise meat-eating and to impose the vegetarian food habits of certain sections of Hindus on the rest of India.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 17, 2018

Faulty prescription
Citing grave misuse of oxytocin in milch animals, the Centre restricts the manufacture and retail sale of the drug used to prevent postpartum haemorrhage and excessive bleeding after childbirth.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 04, 2018

Hope springs eternal
In the group stage, some of the less-fancied teams make their mark with hard-fought victories or narrow defeats against some of the superpowers of the Great Game.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 04, 2018

Policy flip-flop
The shift in the Narendra Modi government's defence procurement policy pertaining to core and non-core sectors and the abrupt cancellation and subsequent restoration of supplies from MSME units cause uncertainty in ordnance factories' purchases.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 04, 2018

Bitter glut
The Rs.7,000-crore bailout package for the sugar sector comes as a relief to farmers, who are in genuine distress, but experts say such measures will not help in the long run.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 04, 2018

Waiting for a new home
In a rare situation, bureaucratic delays are hampering the relocation of willing communities from five tribal villages in the Kawal Tiger Reserve in northern Telangana.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 04, 2018

Striking fear
Cow vigilantes lynch one man and severely injure another in Hapur in Uttar Pradesh two days before Eid, giving rise to the suspicion that there is a plan to create fear psychosis in the Muslim community at festival time.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 04, 2018

Divisive legislation
As Assam erupts in protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the ruling BJP and the Sonowal government are seen to be using the smokescreen of the process of updating the NRC in a bid to camouflage their actual position on the Bill.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 04, 2018

Scaling up the fight
A report presented at the U.N. Human Rights Council signals Dalit women's resolve to end the silence surrounding caste-based violence and discrimination.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 04, 2018

Pranab's mission with a purpose
The former President of India consciously gave the RSS the respectability it has long coveted. The RSS, in return, removed his deceptive cloak and gave him a new opening.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 04, 2018

CITU reaches out to millennials
Riding on its new slogan, "To reach the unreached worker", the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has, for the first time, reached out to e-commerc

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 03, 2018

Change for the worse?
Environmentalists in Kerala are up in arms against amendments to an Act that envisaged protection of paddy land and wetlands, but the LDF government claims that the changes only provide clarity to the Act and there has been no dilution of it. By R. Krishnakumar in Thiruvananthapuram

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 03, 2018

Targeting symbols
The Taj Mahal faces a serious threat as the saffron brigade, in order to deflect attention from the failures of the BJP government, is out to annex or attack landmark achievements of the "Other". By ZIYA US SALAM

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jul 03, 2018

A plastic ban
The Maharashtra government's ban on plastic may be well-intentioned but has been launched without adequate protocols, proper education of the public or assured availability of alternatives. By Lyla Bavadam

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 20, 2018

After the outbreak
Kerala's health care system and social capital won the battle against Nipah, but it is important to review the lessons learnt in order to prepare for future invasions. It is also important that India develop a national policy on Nipah surveillance and management.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Another brick in the wall
Protest mounts over TISS' decision to cancel the waiver of hostel and dining hall charges for S.C./S.T. and OBC students who are eligible for the Central government's Post-Matric Scholarship.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Courting controversy
Former President Pranab Mukherjee's decision to address an RSS meeting in Nagpur continued to be a talking point long after the event.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Festering wound
The attack on Dalit households at Kachanatham village in Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu on May 28 exposes the deep-running caste-Hindu intolerance of Dalit empowerment.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Modi & dissent
The state has turned a libeller with intimidation as its weapon, inspiring mobs and using them as its tools. To what depths will Narendra Modi and Amit Shah not stoop in 2019 when the prize is the Prime Minister's job? By A.G. Noorani

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 20, 2018

Targeting an activist
There is no end in sight to the cases against human rights activist and lawyer Teesta Setalvad who has rubbed the authorities the wrong way with her fight for the victims of the Gujarat pogrom.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2018

Stifling dissent
Five rights activists, four of them associated with the Elgaar Parishad held at Bhima-Koregaon on January 1, have been arrested for alleged links with naxalites. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2018

The Nipah riddle
The glaring difference between the Bangladesh and West Bengal outbreaks is certainly curious and should be of epidemiological interest. Is it a case of poor surveillance and monitoring or under-reporting, or both? By R. Ramachandran

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2018

Halting abuse
The government's move to update an existing Act to ban indecent portrayal of women online is welcome given the rising incidence of harassment in recent years. By Divya Trivedi

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 19, 2018

Stinging irony
SANDEEP GUPTA is a 26-year-old graduate in law from Benaras Hindu University. He belongs to the OBC-NC (Other Backward Caste-non creamy layer) sectio

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

fl22 cobrapost int anirudh
Interview with Aniruddha Bahal, founder of Cobrapost. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Stinging facts
The controversy over e-payments company Paytm's alleged sharing of user data with the government raises larger concerns about digital data privacy. By DIVYA TRIVEDI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Solutions for a hung legislature
The Constitution Drafting Committee dropped at the very last minute the Instruments of Instructions for the President and the Governors because it was "felt that the matter should be left entirely to convention". By A.G. NOORANI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Award for Frontline writer
R. Ramachandran, former Associate Editor of Frontline, has won the Mumbai Press Club's RedInk Awards 2018 in the "Science & Innovation (Print)" category. His award-winning article, "An oxygen...

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Under the scanner
The Cobrapost sting operation, which reveals the nexus between big money and manufactured news, may have come in for criticism on its methods but raises important questions on the role of the media in a democracy. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Closing in
The Karnataka SIT arrests four more persons for the Gauri Lankesh murder and makes tremendous progress in the case. By RAVI SHARMA

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Colonial hangover
The Central government ignores a nationwide strike by rural postal workers who are struggling to be recognised as full-time employees of the Postal Department in order to receive living wages at a time when they find their workload substantially increased to keep government schemes afloat. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Of Dalit awakening, upper-caste jealousy
Interview with Martin Macwan, Dalit rights activist. By LYLA BAVADAM

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Loyalty test
A proposal from the Prime Minister's Office to reform the system of service/cadre allocation for the IAS and other Central government services could destroy the democratic structure of the country's bureaucracy. By PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI in New Delhi

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Hidden agenda?
The JNU Academic Council's hastily taken decision to introduce a course on "Islamic terrorism" draws a storm of protests. By ZIYA US SALAM

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Going through fire
The regularity with which fires break out in Rohingya settlement camps in India raises questions and makes life more stressful for an already beleaguered people. By DIVYA TRIVEDI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Contentious rules
The RTI rules, 2017, are still to be notified and appear to have been put in cold storage over a few controversial proposals. By AKSHAY DESHMANE

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Unearthing Asurdanga
Recent excavations at Birbhum district in West Bengal have led to the discovery of an artisans' village, dating back 3,500 years, notable for its high level of craftsmanship. By SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Expendable lives
The recent case of the murder of a Dalit man by upper-caste people yet again shreds the myth of a socially progressive Gujarat. By LYLA BAVADAM

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Recent cases of violence against Dalits
IN July 2016, in Una town of Junagadh district, two young Dalits who were skinning the carcasses of cows that they had been asked to collect were accused of killing the cows and beaten brutally. T...

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jun 05, 2018

Managing Nipah
Early detection of the virus and prompt action by the government contain the deadly outbreak in Kerala, but health officials stress the need for research and sound infection control policies to handle future emergencies. By R. KRISHNAKUMAR in Thiruvananthapuram

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 23, 2018

Outburst of bigotry
Hindutva forces strike again, this time with an attack on Aligarh Muslim University for having a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the students' union hall. By ZIYA US SALAM

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 22, 2018

'I would do the same today to save children'
Interview with Dr Kafeel Khan, former nodal officer for the Department of Paediatrics, BRD Hospital, Gorakhpur. By ZIYA US SALAM

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 22, 2018

A crop revolution
The women-led climate-resilient farming model created by Swayam Shikshan Prayog in drought-hit Marathwada has yielded encouraging results and is worthy of emulation across the country. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 22, 2018

Jaundiced perspective
Interview with Prof. Irfan Habib, historian. By Ziya Us Salam

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 22, 2018

Heritage on auction
The Red Fort in Delhi recently became the site of a different battle when it was "adopted" as part of a government scheme to privatise the maintenance of historical monuments in the country. By DIVYA TRIVEDI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 22, 2018

Farce of impeachment
The institution of impeachment of judges is obsolete. The time has come for a non-partisan attempt at reform. The proposed law should provide for both punishment by removal and censure for lesser lapses. By A.G. NOORANI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 22, 2018

Vigilantism is back
The way in which the Haryana government has handled the attacks on namaz congregations, asking Muslims to desist from holding public prayers instead of reining in the attackers, has thrown into doubt the administration's commitment to impartial governance. BY T.K. Rajalakshmi

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 22, 2018

GST & federalism
Greater availability of data on GST will shine a light on the contributions of States towards the national exchequer and make a case for equitable distribution of the Centre's shareable tax revenue among them. By R. SRINIVASAN

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 09, 2018

Everybody's soapbox
On the potential and perils of social media. By R. KRISHNAKUMAR in Thiruvananthapuram

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 09, 2018

Divide and win
The Siddaramaiah government's welfare schemes will stand the Congress in good stead in northern Karnataka and to some extent in the coastal districts of the State, but the election scene is dominated by communal and caste politics. By VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 09, 2018

Questions over a sale
The planned privatisation of the Dredging Corporation of India, a strategic asset, apparently ignores the security risks involved. By KUNAL SHANKAR

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 09, 2018

Flawed justice
The Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance, 2018, providing for the death penalty for rape of girls below 12, will have little meaning if the process of investigation and fair trial is sought to be subverted, as in the Kathua incident. by T.K. RAJALAKSHMI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 09, 2018

Pulling out all the stops
Caste, money and muscle power. These factors play a major role in the choice of candidates by the three main political parties in arguably the most tightly fought elections in Karnataka in recent history. By RAVI SHARMA, recently in southern Karnataka

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 08, 2018

‘Will fight on our own'
Interview with former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H.D. Deve Gowda. BY RAVI SHARMA

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 08, 2018

‘I am fighting communal forces'
Interview with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. By RAVI SHARMA

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 08, 2018

Running dry
The sudden ATM cash crunch in several States points to the government's ham-handed approach to currency management and evokes suspicions of plans to weaken public sector banks. By PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 08, 2018

‘Winnability is everything'
Interview with B.S. Yeddyurappa, the BJP's chief ministerial candidate. By RAVI SHARMA

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 08, 2018

'Audacious movements have to start'
Interview with Samir Amin. By JIPSON JOHN and JITHEESH P.M.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
May 08, 2018

Of Ajit Bolton & John Doval
Foreign policymaking is a sphere where dissenting voices are indispensable. Certitude, a vice of the ideologue, leads to disaster. But in the U.S. and in India professional values in foreign policymaking are discounted. By A.G. NOORANI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 25, 2018

Anxious and angry
There is a sense of injustice among Muslims over the acquittal of all the accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case. By DIVYA TRIVEDI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 25, 2018

Crisis in judiciary
The existence of the power to select colleagues on the bench over which the Chief Justice of India presides or to allocate cases to his colleagues is not in question. It is the manner of the exercise of the power that has led to the immediate crisis. By A.G. NOORANI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 25, 2018

The Habeas Corpus case, 1870
ON July 10, 1869, 75-year-old Ameer Khan was arrested at his home in Calcutta. So was Hashmadad Khan. Both were suspected to be Wahabis, who were in the forefront of the Mutiny in 1857. They applie...

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 25, 2018

The Loya verdict
The Supreme Court's judgment dismissing the petitions seeking an independent probe into Judge B.H. Loya's death in 2014 leaves crucial questions unanswered. By V. VENKATESAN

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 25, 2018

Cosmetic measures
The National Nutrition Mission, with all its hype, is confined very much to fixing targets, and its focus does not seem to consist in addressing the causes for the high prevalence of malnutrition, stunting or wasting among children. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 24, 2018

Towards a regime of unfreedom
New government measures seek to curb freethinking and expression of dissent in universities, and some of them are apparently aimed at keeping marginalised communities out of institutions of higher learning. By DIVYA TRIVEDI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 24, 2018

Siege within
A serious crisis of credibility mars the tenure of the current Chief Justice of India as he seeks to overcome one challenge after another to his moral authority. By V. VENKATESAN

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 11, 2018

'JNU's questioning minds a problem for indoctrinators'
Interview with Prof Romila Thapar. By ZIYA US SALAM

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 11, 2018

‘JNU's questioning minds a problem for indoctrinators'
Interview with Prof Romila Thapar. By ZIYA US SALAM

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 11, 2018

Sea of troubles
The violent protests by Dalits across north India add to the discomfiture of the Narendra Modi government, which is already rocked by failures on several fronts. By VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 11, 2018

Mosul's echo in punjab
The families of the men kidnapped in Mosul are sore at the government's handling of the tragedy and the way they had been fed false hopes for close to four years. By DIVYA TRIVEDI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 11, 2018

Media and the judiciary
The press has a right and a duty to keep a vigil on the executive, the legislature and the judiciary.The courts and the media cannot afford to cling to the past. It is time for both to be honest and fearless.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2018

Kausalya Shankar: Standing tall
IT has been two years since the 22-year-old Dalit man V. Shankar was murdered for marrying Kausalya, a 19-year-old girl belonging to the most backward caste of Agamudaiyar, by paid killers in broa...

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2018

Saga of a struggle
In Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district, protests against Sterlite's copper smelter plant get a second wind as local residents' health and environmental concerns over the company's expansion plan lead to the revival of a long-forgotten people's movement. By ILANGOVAN RAJASEKARAN

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2018

A biosphere reserve in danger
THE location of the Sterlite plant, in Thoothukudi, is a sore point with environmentalists. They blame the Tamil Nadu government for allowing the industry to be located just 14 kilometres from the...

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2018

Divisive agenda
Major communal flare-ups during Ram Navami celebrations point to a paradigm shift in the essential nature of West Bengal's politics. By SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2018

Voice of sanity
An imam who lost his son in the communal violence in Asansol brings peace with his timely intervention. By ZIYA US SALAM

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2018

Dalit ire
The Supreme Court order placing restrictions on the arrest and filing of cases under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act sparks intense nationwide protests from Dalit organisations. By DIVYA TRIVEDI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2018

David Frost case
In a case in Britain, one of its most highly respected judges was told off in sharp terms by the famous TV personality and journalist David Frost in a long letter to The Times (London) on July 18,...

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2018

From pillar to post
A survey conducted earlier this year finds that the direct benefit transfer project is exacerbating the problems of hunger, food insecurity and poverty in Nagri block, Ranchi district, Jharkhand. By ANINJIT PAKHALE and BARUN BARNWAL

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2018

Hindutva's messengers
A sting operation conducted by the website Cobrapost pushes a section of the Indian media into a credibility crisis. By PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Apr 10, 2018

Tamil Nadu's angst
The people of Tamil Nadu have shown their anger at what they see as the Centre's betrayal over the Cauvery waters issue and the State government's capitulation, and the DMK has seized the moment to try and regain popular trust. By R.K. RADHAKRISHNAN

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 28, 2018

'Left needed now more than ever before'
Interview with Akeel Bilgrami. By JIPSON JOHN and JITHEESH P.M.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 28, 2018

The long road ahead
A massive march by farmers from Nashik to Mumbai makes the Devendra Fadnavis government sit up and make a fresh round of promises, but the crisis-ridden farm sector of Maharashtra needs much more. By LYLA BAVADAM

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 28, 2018

A lead at last?
The long-held suspicion that right-wing elements were involved in the gunning down of the activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh is getting strengthened. The arrest and naming as accused No.1 of K.T. N...

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 28, 2018

Aspirants' discontent
CIVIL services aspirants across India are protesting against the Central government's refusal to allow them to appear for the examination one more time although the government has granted aspirant...

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 28, 2018

The Army above the law
It is not only wrong but dangerously subversive of the rule of law and democracy itself to put a soldier on a pedestal above the "ordinary" citizen. By A.G. NOORANI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 27, 2018

Death in the hills
A forest fire claims almost an entire team of trekkers at Kolukkumalai in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, and even as official rescue efforts come up short, the local people launch a night-long operation to search for and bring down survivors. By ILANGOVAN RAJASEKARAN

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 27, 2018

Livelihoods under seal
Delhi's trading community, distressed by the municipal corporation's sealing drive, is up in arms against both State and Central governments. By DIVYA TRIVEDI

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 27, 2018

When the Collector put her faith in local boys
IN a State where the wheels of administration are known to move at their own pace irrespective of the urgency of the situation—recall the Chennai floods in 2015 and the water release from dams for...

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 27, 2018

Dying with dignity
The Supreme Court paves the way for voluntary withdrawal of medical support by individuals to hasten their death in cases of terminal illness. By V. VENKATESAN

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 27, 2018

‘It is a person's right'
Interview with Pinki Virani, journalist, author and activist. By Anupama Katakam

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Mar 27, 2018

‘Manifestation of growing resistance by farmers'
Interview with Ashok Dhawale, national president, AIKS. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM

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