- Radicals target South Asia (Column: Spy's Eye)(14:38)
The coordinated terror attacks on three major churches and three prime hotels in and around Colombo on the morning of Easter Mass - with two more such incidents occurring in the afternoon - all resulting in huge casualties of over 350 dead including a score of Western foreigners and some 500 injured, is a covert offensive of global significance that is going to set the security agenda for the democratic world in general and for South Asia in particular.
- No early resolution in sight to 'royal' Bhopal imbroglio (Part II) (IANS Investigation)(20:12)
(Attn Editors: This is the second and concluding part of a two part series on the churning in the erstwhile Bhopal royal family over the claimants to thousands of acres of land worth crores of rupees. Part II examines how the dispute has moved forward. Part I, which ran on Monday, examined the genesis of the dispute and the dramatis personae involved. Editor IANS)
- Kamdhenu Aayog proposes 10% bio fertilizer production mandatory (3rd Lead)(13:58)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog or National Cow Commission will suggest the new government at the Centre to make it mandatory for companies like KRIBHCO and IFFCO to manufacture 10 per cent bio-fertilizers from cow dung and cow urine out of their total annual production.
- Populism and populist politics: A grave threat to liberal democracies(09:32)
The emergence of populism and populist politics poses a fundamental challenge to liberal democracies globally. In the West, as the reverse impact of globalisation coincided with shrinking markets resulting from the loss of empire and generous welfare policies, populist policies and politicians became a powerful threat to the status quo established post 1947. In the US, it resulted in the rise of Trump while the EU is still grappling with the Brexit phenomenon. In addition, the rise of the era of afake newsaÃ¯Â¿Â½ and the manipulation of social media to develop popular angst is proving a grave challenge to free and fair democratic elections.
- Rahul's credibility eroded further, says Jaitley(03:06)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying his "very low credibility" has been "eroded even further" with him having to express regret to the Supreme Court over his statement in connection with the Rafale deal judgement.
- Over 700 staff working in Sri Lanka safe: Kolkata firm (Lead)(03:06)
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Hearing about the serial blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday, a Kolkata-based real estate developer on Monday said he made anxious calls to find out the whereabouts of 700-800 Indian employees working at a Rs 2,000 crore project in the island country and finally took a sigh of relief after knowing all of them were safe.
- Security is everybody's concern (Column: Spy's Eye)(11:40)
The campaign for the 2019 general election has witnessed an unprecedented degree of bitterness between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but the credit that Prime Minister Narendra Modi got from the masses - cutting across caste and regional divides - for giving a tough reply to Pakistan seemed to have overshadowed other performance issues raised by the opposition.