The long trial, conviction, appeal and acquittal of G.N Saibaba, and four others, has shown up the inexplicable hurry displayed by investigating agencies and the lower judiciary that had earlier sent him to prison for life. The high court is right in pointing at the possible lack of ‘dispassionate objectivity’.
Russia targeting civilians in Ukraine crosses moral line, takes world into dangerous terrain
Russia has escalated attacks on Ukraine’s cities, hoping to terrorise the country into ending its successful counter-offensive. For a major power to deliberately target civilians takes the world into dangerous terrain. Like India, countries maintaining a fine balance will be forced off the fence if this moral line is crossed.
IMF hopeful on India but economy needs structural reforms, not free grains politics
IMF thinks Indian economy is a bright light in a world slipping into recession. News on ground is gloomy though: high inflation, negative factory output and cereal stocks at five-year low. Meaning, things will get worse before getting better. Structural reforms are key, as IMF says. Not free grains politics.