K.C. Singh

K.C. Singh

K.C. Singh

A long road to America

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in Washing-ton on September 27 on a day’s working visit before heading to New York for the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. It would be his sixth bilateral summit with a US President, starting with George W. Bush in 2005, and his last address to the UNGA in his current incarnation.

Syrian cauldron bubbles, India fumbles

The high drama during the Lok Sabha debate on the Food Security Bill on 27 August, followed by Mrs Sonia Gandhi’s illness, distracted from the impact these deliberations may have on the sentiments of

Files of firms that lost race missing

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation, probing the Coalgate scam, suspects that around 157 private companies were allegedly eliminated irregularly to favour the ineligible beneficiary compan

Telangana: Jagan Mohan Reddy resigns as MP, Vijayamma quits MLA post

Hyderabad: Expressing the party's strong protest over Andhra Pradesh bifurcation, YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy resigned as MP on Saturday. Joining him, Jagan's mother Y.S. Vijayamm

SP shifted after reopening Cong MLA dad history

An IPS officer was transferred two days after he reopened the history sheet of the father of a Congress MLA in Rajasthan, who had allegedly been involved in smuggling and other anti-social activities

Mumbai lashed by heavy rains

Mumbai: Normal life in Mumbai was crippled Wednesday by heavy rains, forcing the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to issue an alert to the city's residents to move out of their homes only if

Food insecurity

It is ironical that the more the government creates food insecurity through its “reform” policies, the more it talks of food security. Food security rests on a system, not on “schemes”. “Scheming” is a nasty word and the fact that the most vital parts of our lives are being reduced to government “schemes” is a major problem.

Army refuses to give info on Purohit

The Indian Army has refused to furnish information sought by 2008 Malegaon blast accused Major Ramesh Upadhyaya (Retd) under the Right to Information Act.

The art of no war

The Uttarakhand tragedy shifted the nation’s attention away from international affairs in the last fortnight. The exact reverse had happened after the Daulat Beg Oldi, Leh intrusion by Chinese troops in April, when the focus was riveted on Sino-Indian relations.

An old relationship in a new climate

US secretary of state John Kerry finally arrived in India on June 23, four and a half months after assuming office, for the fourth India-US strategic dialogue. From the euphoria of the last decade this was a delayed attempt to infuse some enthusiasm into a relationship flagging due to the altered domestic agendas of both and the US’ preoccupation with wrapping up its intervention in Afghanistan and addressing new crises in West Asia.

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