The UPA government is in a hurry to push through the Communal Violence Bill, but the lack of confidence expressed by the opposition and several State governments, including some run by its own allies, forces it to defer the Bill. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI & V. VENKATESAN
The Delhi government gets tough with agents at vegetable wholesale markets who charge farmers a 6 per cent commission for selling their produce. By AJOY ASHIRWAD MAHAPRASHASTA
The negative publicity the AAP is getting after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s “anarchist” protest in Delhi and his vigilante Minister’s racial slur does not seem to have affected its huge membership campaign. By PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI
The support for the AAP has given way to wariness following evidence of patriarchal attitudes to women among the party’s leaders.
A non-Congress, non-BJP grouping of 11 parties takes shape and positions itself as a viable, secular alternative to the two mainstream parties in the electoral race to govern India. By VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN
The BJP has begun extolling the virtues of Dr B.R. Ambedkar. But one can tell from both what he said and wrote that he was viscerally opposed to the Hindu Mahasabha and the RSS. By A.G. NOORANI
SANDWICHED between major shopping malls and Malviya Nagar, a Punjabi-dominated middle-class colony, Khirki Extension in south Delhi has...
The best course is to move along a promising avenue for a settlement on the basis of Pervez Musharraf’s four-point formula, to which Manmohan Singh made a decisive contribution. By A.G. NOORANI