Editorial: Good sign

In a welcome announcement, US President Donald Trump has said that he wants to bring back American forces engaged in the endless wars, emphasising that it was one of the promises he made during his 2016 Presidential campaign. “We want to bring our troops back home. It’s been many many years. It’s been decades, in many cases. We want to bring our troops back home. I got elected on that. If you go back and look at our speeches, I would say we want to bring our troops back home from these endless wars, Continue Reading

Editorial: Will it be withdrawn?

Popular filmmaker Maniratnam has been named in a FIR that was lodged in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur on Thursday. He along with 49 celebrities have been named in the case following an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising concern over the growing incidents of mob killing. In July this year, the celebrities wrote a letter against contunuing mob lynching across the country. Continue Reading

Editorial: None of their business

India has rightly slammed the UK’s Labour Party after it passed a resolution calling for international intervention on the Kashmir issue. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar described the Labour Party’s move as an attempt at “pandering to vote-bank interests.” Continue Reading

Editorial: Taking tech to task

Technology has taken a “dangerous turn”, the Supreme Court observed Tuesday and asked the Centre to apprise it within three weeks about the time-frame needed to come up with guidelines to curb misuse of social media in the country. Continue Reading

Editorial: Eliminate terror

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump came down heavily on terrorism at an event in the United States, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said Pakistan has reactivated the Balakot terror camp very recently and about 500 infiltrators were waiting to sneak into India. Continue Reading

Editorial: New hopes

Weeks after abrogation of Article 370 and dividing Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a key promise- a new Kashmir will be built. Modi, who had a “special interaction” with a 17-member delegation of Kashmiri Pandits in Houston, assured them of “building a new Kashmir” which would be for everyone. Continue Reading

Editorial: Chaos & confusion

2019 has so far been a disappointing one for Tamil cinema. Of the 150-odd movies that hit the screens this year hardly half-a-dozen managed to recover costs. Ask producers they say piracy is a major reason, while a few say the rising cost of remuneration for actors is the biggest hurdle. Amidst such a scenario comes ad-hoc committee of the Tamil Film Producers Council holding discussions with State government on the possibility of fixing the salary of actors and directors based on the theatrical collections of their films. Continue Reading