A smart way to ensure animal-friendly cities

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Edit

Animal Welfare Board of India’s primary task is to implement the Animal Birth Control Programme for dogs. This needs to be systematically implemented in a planned, phase-wise manner in each State The Chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India, SP Gupta, did well to refer, at a Press conference on June 14,...

Children as pawns

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Trump at least takes responsibility for his acts; what about the kids’ parents, origin countries? Wife Melania and daughter Ivanka must be commended for, even if with the prior approval of an approval-rating obsessed President Donald Trump, publicly expressing their concern about the plight of children of illegal immigrants in detention...

Manic monsoon

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Wonky climatic conditions have now become a fact of life. We ought to be better prepared The Monsoon this year has been behaving in a most erratic manner. The rain gods gave decided to play hide-and-seek with several regions witnessing rain in abundance while others have been left high and dry....

Intellectual investment must be India’s arc in Ulaanbaatar

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Jagannath Panda | in Oped

The information is still not in the public domain as to who first proposed this informal one-on-one meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Retaining secrecy without being secret is, after all, part of political diplomacy. Modi’s visit to Wuhan to meet Xi, not vice versa,...

Mongolia builds first refinery with India aid to ease Russian fuel dependence

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Agencies | in Oped

Mongolia launched construction of its first oil refinery on Friday, a long-awaited project that is funded by India and designed to end the country’s dependence on Russian fuel. Friday’s ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Mongolian Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa and Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The oil refinery, in a remote...

Turkish strongman set to win elections?

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Edit

Erdogan never had the support of more than half the population — and the other half loathes him. He looks unstoppable, but Turks are better informed and sophisticated politically than any other electorate in the region There is no possibility of a happy outcome in Sunday’s election in Turkey. Almost exactly...

Dharma vs dharna

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

All’s well that ends well. Now, both AAP and Delhi’s bureaucracy must work together They have agreed to disagree on a few things but agreed to work on deliverables. The truce between the AAP Government in Delhi and the bureaucracy, howsoever temporary, has brought relief among Delhiites, who are clueless about...

Long way to go

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

National Health Mission report should ring alarm bells on the female burden of family planning It is disappointing that despite India setting ambitious family planning targets each year, we refuse to learn from our past failures. The 11th report of the National Health Mission released earlier this week has once again...

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

The refresh of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a little more of everything making it better than the sum of its parts Driving the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class down the lovely roads of the Mosel Valley in western Germany, you get a sense that this car is ever so slightly improved over its...

UN Rights body discredits itself

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | KN Pandit | in Oped

The report issued by the UNHRC is highly motivated. India must take on such attempts to embarrass it at the United Nations with all the force at its command For the first time in the history of the Kashmir question at the United Nations (UN), the Chairman of the Human Rights...


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