Opinion/Editorials
What happened at Koodankulam? - G Balachandran, Indian Express
The prime minister’s recent comments to the journal Science on the foreign funding of Indian NGOs and the deportation of a German national, Sonntag Reiner Hermann, has generated much heat, with newspaper reports feeding further analysis and comment.
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Twitter quietly changes India - Sadanand Dhume, WSJ
The Modi factor and the fake outrage over Ishrat Jahan - R Jagannathan, FirstPost
Take care of telecom - Business Standard
Battles within Islam: The sectarian divide - G Parthasarathy, Pioneer
Dear Shri Subbarao - Jaithirth Rao, Economic Times
Food security ordinance: Recipe for disaster - Times of India
Clear the skies - Business Line
PMRD fellows: Double standards and a clean chit - Paromita Goswami, IE
Judicial appointments: Tyranny of secrecy - NGR prasad, D Nagasaila & V Suresh, Hindu
Ishrat Jahan and the ethics of India’s encounter policies - Praveen Swami, FP
Mutual funds: A selective saving grace - Dhirendra Kumar, Business Standard
Again, the PM failed to check an errant 'ally' - Business Standard
12 ways to superior subsidy - TK Arun, Economic Times
Heart in the left place - Financial Express
Automation rises as unions get more demanding - Financial Express
Populism will sink us - Ranabir Ray Choudhury, Business Line
Pull out all the stops on FDI - Bhaskar Balakrishnan, Business Line
Environment ministry corrects a costly mistake - Indian Express
Force the issue: Raise special forces to take on the Maoists - Times of India
Shift focus from feeding us to freeing up job opportunities - Times of India
The art of no war - KC Singh, Asian Age
Their Gwadar, our Chabahar - Rohit Bansal, Pioneer
Waiting for Maoists to encircle Delhi - Ashok K Mehta, Pioneer
Why Jet-Etihad deal scrutiny is good for FDI - Binoy Prabhakar, Economic Times
Kerala debate: Crime data does tell a grim story - Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, Economic Times
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Several things emerge from Jusitce Katju's revelation. The first is the cravenness of the Congress, which chose to favour power over probity in public life. Keeping a few crooked judges in hock was apparently a small price to pay to serve a full term in office. Second, Katju's allegations, if true, cast the three successive chief justices — Lahoti, Sabharwal and Balakrishnan — in very poor light. At least two of them knew what the IB's findings said about the crooked judge, but chose to overlook it, presumably to curry favour with the ruling government. So much for the independence of the judiciary from the executive. After this episode, it is clear that this independence exists mostly in the breach, and serving judges facing retirement are prone to lean the way of the government to ensure plum post-retirement posts for themselves.
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