- Kashmir: 3 militants dead after attack at army camp in Handwara, medicines with Pak marking recovered
- The whitewash: Probe alleges Rohith Vemula's mother faked Dalit status, blames him for his suicide
- BCCI refute allegations of non-compliance with Lodha panel in Supreme Court
- Jayalalithaa's health: Madras HC dismisses petition, says filed for publicity, political reasons
- Government study finds toxins in PET bottles of 5 soft drink brands
* This refers to 'Race for PM post: Mulayam says will depend on situation in 2014' (IE, December 3). Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is unlikely to enter the prime ministerial race at present. It is no longer a secret that the strongman of Uttar Pradesh, who missed the bus by a whisker when H.D. Deve Gowda took over as PM in 1996, has been nursing ambitions of climbing to the top position. But he is not likely to make his ambitions public so soon. With his son perched in the chief minister's chair, and the obvious advantage that UP has in terms of numbers in Parliament, Mulayam perhaps feels politically secure. At the moment, he is keeping his cards close to the chest. Both the Congress and the BJP will need political allies to secure a majority at the Centre in the upcoming national elections. Widely seen as a leader who can garner minority votes, Mulayam will be in great demand as the elections approach.
— Ganapathi Bhat
* APROPOS 'Keep talking' (IE, December 3), on settling the India-China boundary dispute, the two countries must negotiate with the aim to build a productive bilateral partnership. However, India should remember that this line of action failed with Pakistan over Jammu and Kashmir, even with a master negotiator like Swaran Singh on our side. China's neighbours must be cautious of its expansionist foreign policy.
— Manjit Singh Juneja
* IT IS not surprising, perhaps, that the Aam Aadmi Party chief, Arvind Kejriwal, accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of giving undue favours to some companies ('Arvind Kejriwal flays Narendra Modi, says "vikas purush" gave away crores to favoured industrialists', IE, December 4). Allegations against Modi should be properly investigated.
- Revealing Elena Ferrante’s identity violates her desire for privacy
- Breakdown of LoC ceasefire will make it difficult for army to control infiltration
- Academic publishers suit shows how much they benefitted from intellectual commons
- Lack of unity has prevented Sindhi nationalists from pressuring Islamabad
- India must be prepared to deal with a disease that is growing globally
- Challenge for India’s leaders is to show that strength can be blended with subtlety & deftness