NASA’s Martian quake sensor InSight lands at slight angle

NASA’s unmanned Martian quake sensor, InSight, has landed at a slight angle on the Red Planet, and experts are hopeful the spacecraft will work as planned, the US space agency said Friday. The USD 993 million lander arrived Monday at its target, a lava plain...

All you need to know about the Ayodhya dispute

What is the long-standing Ayodhya/Ram Mandir dispute all about? It boils down to a plot of land in the city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. The site that is regarded among Hindus as the birthplace of Lord Rama also historically locates Babri Mosque. Now whether a...

Opinion | The Odisha Land Rights Act: Technology for all

The Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Act, 2017, intended to provide titles to over 200,000 households, is a landmark legislation for many reasons. It is a multi-stakeholder endeavour that leverages unique capacities for effective implementation, adopts a...

No room for liberal doubt

India’s liberals who are torn by dilemmas because of the intricacies of the Sabarimala affair may factor in three historical-constitutional variables in order to look at the present situation with a clearer perspective. First, reformers have always had to face...

Opinion | Misconceptions about an RBI special dividend

A key agenda for discussion in Monday’s Reserve Bank of India (RBI) board meeting will be the framework for distribution of surplus from the RBI to the government. This has become an issue of controversy between the government and the RBI, with reports that the...