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 Tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa cancellation and resultant deportation from Australia for being unvaccinated (Page 1 and ‘Sport’ page, January 17) [...]

 When the Tri-services Court of Inquiry (CoI) which probed the crash of the Mi-17V5 helicopter near Coonoor in the Nilgiris — which claimed the lives [...]

 It is unfortunate that the tableau of West Bengal has been excluded from the Republic Day parade (Inside pages, January 17). Each State in the Indian [...]

Republic Day tableauIt is unfortunate that the tableau of West Bengal has been excluded from the Republic Day parade (Inside pages, January 17). Each [...]

Battle in Uttar PradeshFor the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh, it seems to be a season of reverse migration. The spate of political desertions tell a tal [...]

Barricade pondPresence of a pond without a fence at Karattampatti close to the government nursery school and a public library poses a danger to public [...]

Dial a lifelineThe Government of India becoming a shareholder in telecom major Vodafone India and also Tata Teleservices Ltd. and Tata Teleservices (M [...]

Election time will always be a harvesting time for politicians to grab money and power by jumping from one party to the other. Hitherto the Congress p [...]

Rising tends of deliveringhatespeeches targeting religious or social communities are a serious threat to peaceful environment of the society.The quest [...]

Governors and StatesThe observation of the writer (Editorial page, “Some Raj Bhavans are on the war path”, January 10) that the Governor must be mind [...]

Election scheduleThe announcement of the Assembly election schedule for five States amidst the Omicron-driven third wave in the country poses challeng [...]

The ancient Sama Vedheeshwarar Temple at Thirumangalam village near Lalgudi requires restoration. Devotees are left wondering why the Hindu Religiois [...]

‘Security breach’It is unfortunate that there are attempts to politicise the incident of a ‘security breach’ during the Prime Minister’s recent visit [...]

Convoy strandedIt is unfortunate that the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, had to cancel his official engagement in Punjab after his cavalcade was caugh [...]

Elections sopsWith five State elections drawing near it is an open season for political bigwigs to make all sorts of announcements in order to tempt v [...]

Vaccination driveThe good response on day one, when over 40 lakh adolescents received their first jab of Covaxin, is encouraging (Page 1, January [...]

Income and quotaIt is difficult to swallow the Government’s arguments in favour of the income limit set by it given the fact that it had not made any [...]

COVID-19 alertThe eruption of Omicron in other countries and the detection of cases of this variant in India should put all States and the Centre on t [...]

Difficult stretchThough the Vada Jambu Nathar Temple located to the west of Tiruchi-Thuraiyur State Highway near Thiruvellarai attracts a lot of devot [...]

The Chinese moveThe report, “China issues names for 15 places in Arunachal” (Page 1, December 31), is outrageous and spotlights China’s insatiable app [...]

Infections againThe rise in COVID-19 infections in several States and the World Health Organization’s warnings reveal a disturbing situation (Page 1, [...]

DeniedConsider this list of those from society the Missionaries of Charity caters to: refugees, abused women, the mentally challenged and the mentally [...]

Hong Kong todayMisleading remarks have been made in the Editorial, “Tightening grip” (December 28), in the context of China’s Hong Kong Special Admini [...]

Stop the hateThe impunity with which hate speeches and calls for violence against the minorities are being made is a matter of deep concern. There se [...]

Striking fearIt is indeed unfortunate to find an atmosphere of fear being generated following a conclave of fanatics in Haridwar that has fanned the f [...]

Garbage blockAn important road connecting 70 Feet Road with SBO Colony and SS Colony is blocked with a big mound of garbage for the past two weeks. Th [...]

Incendiary talkIt was shocking to see on TV and read about the speeches made at a conclave at Haridwar by some ‘self-styled’ religious leaders and act [...]

Winter of discontentThe oxymoronic description of the winter session as heated was apt and it emitted more heat but very little light (Page 1, “Heated [...]

Iconography of powerThe article, “Changing the iconography of power” (Editorial page, December 22), seems to be full of vitriol against the ruling dis [...]

Amendment BillThe Bill to link the electoral roll data with the Aadhaar ecosystem is a proposal that could check voting malpractices, but only to an e [...]

A blotThe recent acts of lynching in Punjab raise a grave issue that has been left unaddressed by the legislature and the judiciary (Page 1, Decemb [...]

Omicron ready?The rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and the doubling of cases within a very short period, along with the fact that not m [...]

Time to step downIt is a fair demand that the Union Minister of State for Home, Ajay Kumar Mishra, resign given the seriousness of charges against his [...]

Report and actionIn the wake of the report of the Special Investigation Team of the Uttar Pradesh police which has claimed that the October 3 Lakhimpu [...]

A surgeThe rise in the price of essential commodities is a double whammy for the common man who has also been reeling under the impact of the pandemic [...]

MP’s commentsThe rule regarding attendance of Members of Parliament appears to have been slapdash. How a member can serve the House and the citizens w [...]

‘The General’We, on behalf of the defence personnel and veterans community, would like to draw the daily’s attention to its edition, dated December [...]

Heading homeThe farmers came with strong determination to repeal the farm laws, protested, achieved their goal and are now returning. Marvellous! Th [...]

Take decision based on ground realitiesThe whole of Tamil Nadu is getting rain and almost all dams and water bodies are full. Vaigai dam has s storage [...]

The CDSThe next Chief of Defence Staff must be appointed without further delay so that reforms initiated by the first Chief of Defence Staff, General [...]

CDS Gen. Bipin RawatThe passing of India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, Mrs Rawat and the Army entourage is a terrible shock. [...]

CDS Bipin RawatThe passing of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Mrs Rawat and other defence personnel in a helicopter crash in the Nilgiris [...]

North-east strategyThe government of the day might have made inroads in the North-east, politically, but in handling issues, it seems to have fai [...]

Operation in NagalandWords such as “mistaken identity” and “intelligence failure” only focus the spotlight on the training and professionalism of th [...]

Be vigilantThe highly infectious Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus has the potential to play spoilsport at a time when the world is slowly tryi [...]

Stray cattle menaceTahsildar Nagar has become a haven for stray cattle as we see them regularly in our area. They not only pose a threat to vehicle us [...]

Art of politicsWhile conceding that Mamata Banerjee had earlier allied with the BJP, it must be said that parties in India are ever ready and willing [...]

Tackling OmicronThe new COVID-19 variant of concern, Omicron, has only reinforced the importance of universal vaccination and quickening its pace. Uni [...]

House businessThe problem with the running of Parliament starts with the ruling party denying an opportunity to the Opposition to raise issues in the [...]

Repeal Bill and howThe ruling NDA led by the Bharatiya Janata Party including Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the Government was willing to [...]

 Former India leg-spinner L. Sivaramakrishnan saying that he has been “colour discriminated” all his life, including in his own country is disturbing. [...]

 Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress party must be gracious enough to accept the people’s mandate in Tripura, instead of attributing the BJP’s [...]

 It was disturbing to read the report, “Rajya Sabha leaders express annoyance at CJI’s remarks” (Inside pages, November 29). It is understandable that [...]

It’s Omicron nowThe world is still grappling with the existing wave of SARS-CoV-2, and the advent of a new mutant, Omicron, is a development that will [...]

‘Double-engine govt.’I think the Prime Minister seems to be forgetting that India follows a federal system of government; there is no constitutional o [...]

Expiry date is nearIt is disturbing that vaccine vials, in the crores, are lying unutilised in a few States and Union Territories (Inside pages, “Priv [...]

A mother’s fightThe case of Anupama S. Chandran of Kerala and her son has been riveting (Inside pages, “DNA tests confirm Kerala woman’s claims on bab [...]

Agitation continuesThe expectation of the Government that the farmers’ agitation would fizzle out once the three contentious farm loans were repealed [...]

Down the drainIt was shocking to read the report, “Around 125 tmc ft has drained into sea in October and November” (Tamil Nadu, November 22), given th [...]

Repeal of farm lawsIt is hoped that the initial reactions, most of them knee-jerk, of farmers, pro-protests political parties and the ruling BJP, foll [...]

A rollbackIt is commendable that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the Government’s intent to repeal the controversial farm laws. It is a rar [...]

For climate actionA Canadian has become the world’s first patient diagnosed with “climate change”, linked to breathing trouble caused by air pollution [...]

Tribal outreachIn the Government’s outreach to the tribal community, one wonders whether there are incentives for them to retain their cultural identi [...]

Protocol revisionThe revision in post-mortem protocols so that autopsies can be done after sunset (Page 1, November 16) will aid many patients expec [...]

Parliament undermined The Union government’s decision to promulgate ordinances, to extend the tenures of the directors of the CBI and the ED, barely w [...]

Internal securityThe ambush of an Assam Rifles officer, his family and his staff is shocking. The incident leads to questions being asked and one only [...]

Place dumper binsThere used to be dumper bins on every street in Anjal Nagar, Koodal Nagar and Ashok Nagar along Alanganallur Road. After the inceptio [...]

India’s green planAfter the Prime Minister’s ‘proclamation’ of India committing to the year 2070 as the targeted date for zero net emission, the revel [...]

DemonetisationThat the fifth anniversary of demonetisation was conveniently ignored by the ruling party is proof enough of its failure and the untold [...]

Rafale ghost is backWith the new revelations made by the French investigative portal, Mediapart, of kickbacks in the Rafale deal, one only wishes that [...]

Court on probeIn view of the murderous attack on the hapless farmers and the violence that erupted subsequently at Lakhmipur-Kheri, it is paramount on [...]

Chennai and floodingThere is a “social media forward” that goes this way: “The story of a mega city is this. January to October: water scarcity; Novem [...]

Hospital infernoEvery time there is an accident, in this instance, a shocking hospital fire, governments come up with a platitude that stern action wo [...]

Going door to doorThe door-to-door vaccination plan touted by the Prime Minister now was long overdue. However, in an affidavit to the Bombay High Cou [...]

Bypoll battleThe by-election results have thrown up a mixed bag for the BJP and the Congress (Page 1, November 3). The sheen of the BJP could be fadin [...]

India’s green push One believes that the Prime Minister was not carried away by the surcharged environment around the COP26 summit before committing t [...]

Briefing the GovernorAny new Governor of a State in India is entitled to be briefed about the important activities and schemes in the State. All this [...]

Saving a rural lifelineIt is distressing that the only lifeline available to the rural poor, the MGNREGA scheme, almost faced the danger of getting de [...]

Relay speed breakerA culvert was built recently across the road near Tirunagar III stop, a busy intersection of three roads. A speed breaker was remov [...]

Where India standsWith the disastrous consequences of climate change making their presence felt rather forcefully in the world today, the veritable tr [...]

Court on PegasusThe Supreme Court of India has given us a balanced ruling in connection with the Pegasus allegations (Page 1, October 28). Though the [...]

Vaccination driveIn a heterogeneous population as in India, with diverse religious practices, illiteracy, superstitions and beliefs, it is indeed a ph [...]

Mullaperiyar and safetyThe scaremongering, especially on social media platforms, about the safety of the Mullaperiyar dam following torrential rain th [...]

State of the CongressA number of articles and letters have been published on the subject of the Indian National Congress in this daily. It goes witho [...]

Valley of disquietMore than two years since restrictions were imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, the aim of restoring peace has not met with success (“Curf [...]

Rush hour chaosIn the evening, one can see a large number of school students waiting at bus stops to go home. The crowd is more at the bus stops near [...]

A remarkable milestoneIndia should be proud of reaching this milestone (“India crosses 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses”, Oct. 22). However, we need t [...]

Vaccination high pointIt is a spectacular and remarkable achievement that India has crossed the one billion mark as far as COVID-19 vaccine doses are [...]

Nature’s furyFirst, it was Kerala, battered and bruised by heavy rains, claiming precious lives and infrastructure. Now we have Uttarakhand where the [...]

Kashmir todayA country with a great democratic set-up is now reeling under the weight of the immense pressure of restoring peace and harmony in the [...]

Kerala’s rain furyHeavy rainfall during the retreat of the Southwest monsoon is a rare phenomenon in Kerala. That unexpected torrential rain, accompan [...]

At the CWC meetingIt is surprising that Mrs Sonia Gandhi, as “a full-time and hands-on Congress President”, has not utilised the occasion of the Congr [...]

Modify traffic regulationMadurai traffic police have introduced a traffic regulation at Kalavasal junction: vehicles from Guru Theatre side of Bypass [...]

Reaching outWith a militant group at the helm of affairs in Afghanistan, the magnitude of the sufferings of the Afghan people are less likely to be kn [...]

Nod for CovaxinThe hurried clearance for Covaxin in the 2-18 age band when there is still a debate on whether the jab should be offered to healthy chi [...]

A growing chillThe mounting tensions across the Line of Actual Control and the continuing stalemate on resolutions between India and China are worryin [...]

 The legend of Mahendra Singh Dhoni endures. MSD is not in his prime but the war horse that he is, he demonstrated that the ultimate test of leadershi [...]

 Fact-based journalism is often confounded with modern day challenges and grave threats from autocratic regimes. The latter have a tendency to attack [...]

 It is amusing to find Home Minister Amit Shah heaping adulation on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, calling him a “better listener” and that he doe [...]

Wheels of justice turnBut for the suo motu cognisance by the Supreme Court of India, the wheels of justice in the Lakhimpur Kheri case may have never [...]

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