Editorial: Health terrorism

Other countries have lured doctors out of retirement, pushed medical students to the front lines and buoyed medical personnel exhausted by Covid-19 cases, but in Nicaragua doctors have been harassed, threatened and sometimes forced into exile for questioning official handling of the pandemic. Continue Reading

Editorial: Taliban & Terror

The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan has heartened and emboldened extremists and could lead to the return of major al-Qaida-style attack plots against the West, the head of Britain’s domestic intelligence agency said. Continue Reading

Editorial: Ready, steady, go

The Oval Test super-show by Shardul Thakur could not be of any use as selectors have decided to ignore the all-round skills of Chennai Super Kings all rounder. Not only Shardul but his CSK teammate Deepak Chahar was also not considered for selection. Continue Reading

Editorial: Dos and don’ts

The government has issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for police officers to seek mandatory prior approval before conducting any investigation against allegedly corrupt public servants. Continue Reading

Editorial: Rosy picture

Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel painted a rosy picture of her government’s record on Tuesday and assailed the possibility of a future left-wing administration, seeking to boost her struggling party’s candidate as she addressed what is expected to be the German parliament’s last session before the 26 September election. Continue Reading

Editorial: Tale of three countries

Japan’s Defence Minister on Monday welcomed the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth as it made its first Japanese port call, saying the involvement of European nations in the Indo-Pacific region is key to peace and stability as China’s military strength and influence grow. Continue Reading

Editorial: Deal Taliban carefully

Amid concerns in India that Afghan soil under the Taliban regime can be used for terrorist activities against it, the insurgent group has said it has the right to speak out in favour of Muslims anywhere, including in Kashmir. This has shocked many in our country. Continue Reading

Editorial: Danger ahead

 The US needs to closely watch China as it might try to take over the Bagram air force base in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover of the war-torn country and use Pakistan to get stronger to go against India, a former senior American diplomat has warned. Continue Reading

Editorial: Taliban times

The Taliban triumphantly marched into Kabul’s international airport on Tuesday, hours after the final US troop withdrawal that ended America’s longest war. Standing on the tarmac, Taliban leaders pledged to secure the country, quickly reopen the airport and grant amnesty to former opponents. Continue Reading