Wild rumours, lynchings and India's missing children

Rumours of child abduction spread over social networking sites are getting innocent people killed in different parts of rural India, creating serious law and order problems for police and raising questions over the effectiveness of law-enforcement machinery in India’s vast hinterland.

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India is a bird of gold, but too stodgy to really soar; here is why the economy really needs freeing

It is comforting to bracket India and China and talk of this century being Chindia’s—never mind the intense hostility over the border between the two—and of the country’s 300-million-strong middle-class which, as The Economist has pointed out in its cover story on India last week, HSBC has projected will grow to 550 million by 2025.

Bibi doctrine and why India visit is important for Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu

In power since 2009 — his second time as premier — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has developed his own doctrine governing Israel’s foreign relations: call it the Bibi Doctrine. And it is a doctrine in which India plays an important role.

SC revolt: Let judges sort it out, not netas

It seems everyone had over-reacted to the unprecedented press conference that four senior Supreme Court judges held on Friday. The judges had stated their case quite carefully though the justification they gave about the danger to democracy and their obligation to the nation had its element of justifiable rhetoric.

India and Israel are all-weather friends

There is something intangible yet palpable which makes India-Israel relations special. Every Israeli who has visited India has felt it. Every Indian who has travelled to Israel has felt it. Every person who joins the incredible journey of India-Israel relations has felt it.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...