Editorial: Sad & shocking

It was indeed a shocking news for thousands of job aspirants across the State. Tamilnadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) imposed a life ban on 99 candidates, 39 of whom made it to the top 100 list in the Group-IV results, from appearing in examinations conducted by it for indulging in malpractices. Continue Reading

Editorial: On a high

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has said that Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Tamilnadu have increased to Rs 1.80 lakh crore in the past three years. He said that in the previous years the FDI was around 1.33 lakh crore. Continue Reading

Editorial: Words of hope

At a time when there are widespread concerns about economy and all eyes are on the Union Budget to be tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 1 February, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, giving a ray of hope, has said the government will unveil its “plan of action” to boost the economy in the Budget. Continue Reading

Editorial: ‘Bond’ & Trust

The Supreme Court has sought response of the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea seeking stay on the electoral bond scheme meant for funding political parties. The top court, however, refused to grant an interim stay on the electoral bond scheme. Continue Reading

Editorial: Justice prevails

The Supreme Court Monday rejected the plea of a death row convict in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case challenging the Delhi High Court order which had dismissed his claim of being a juvenile at the time of commission of offence. A bench comprising Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bushan and A S Bopanna dismissed the plea of the death row convict, Pawan Kumar Gupta, and upheld the Delhi High Court verdict. Continue Reading

Editorial: Rare Royals

At a time when children of politicians are vying for top posts as if they are heirs of a royal clan, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have signed up to a formal exit deal from the royal family, which will see them forsake their His and Her Royal Highness (HRH) titles and will no longer receive UK taxpayers funding for their duties. Continue Reading

Editorial: No more delays

Now that the President has rejected the mercy plea and a Delhi court issued fresh death warrants for 1 February, 6 am against the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, there will hopefully be no more delays in serving the sentence on them. The punishment which is to be given to them would send a sound warning to all those who take women for granted. Continue Reading

Editorial: End of road?

Is this the end of Dhoni in world cricket? The BCCI announced the annual player retainership for the year 2020-21 for the senior men’s team and the most prominent name missing from the list was of former World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni last played a Test match in December 2014; his last T20 game was in February 2019; and his last One-Day International was the World Cup semifinal in July 2019. By virtue of not having played any cricket for the country for close to six months now, he could not have been considered for a central contract. Continue Reading

Editorial: Good moves

Even as a lot is being claimed about Jammu and Kashmir after the scrapping of Article 370 and nothing much is known factually since curfews are in place, a group of Union Ministers will visit Jammu and Kashmir later this month to spread awareness about the positive impact of abrogation of Article 370 provisions and the development measures taken by the government for the region. Continue Reading

Editorial: Cry over CAA

By not attending a meeting of Opposition parties convened by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday to deliberate on the current political situation following protests against the amended Citizenship Act and the violence on campuses, the BSP, the AAP and the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC have showed that they would not toe the line of Congress. Continue Reading