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Government is taking the easy way out

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | Ajoy Kumar | in Edit

The ordinance providing for death penalty in cases of rape of minors under 12 years of age has not been carefully thought out As a concerned citizen of India, the past few weeks and months have been some of the most heart-wrenching moments of my life. The brutal rape and murder...

Triumph for Trump?

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

US Supreme Court hints the travel ban on citizens of certain countries will be upheld For US President Donald J Trump, buffeted by a series of resignations and other scandals — some sponsored by his opponents and others very real — the news that the US Supreme Court on Wednesday is...

Yet another jolt

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

DMRC’s parking fare hike is a double blow for hassled travelers Just when we were all adjusting to the recent increase in fare of the metro, the allied raising of parking fees by 67 per cent at stations has added to the consumer’s burden. While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has...

Guilty till proven innocent

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | Bindu Dalmia | in Oped

Tax terrorism is unleashed through frequent policy changes and an ineffective redressal system. The only antidote is a remedy which assuages the aggressor and the aggrieved, the taxpayer and tax collector Veda Vyasa had laid down in the Mahabharata that “a king should collect taxes like a bee collects nectar from...

Aspiring to be a superpower

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | Gurinder Singh | in Oped

If India has to become the strongest economy in the world, the education system must undergo systematic overhaul to create globally competitive institutions India is at a precarious position. When the world is aging, India is growing younger. We are set to become the youngest nation in the world by 2030...

Vaccines: Myths versus facts

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | NK ARORA | in Oped

Much of the confusion caused by undermining the safety and efficacy of vaccines is motivated. As a matter of fact, vaccines have significantly reduced the impact of deadly diseases. This message must be spread in a way that reduces resistance to vaccination among the people Over the past few years, India...

Think now | Buddha Spiritual leader

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world — a Holy One, a supremely enlightened one, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master...

This Mini Life

Friday, 27 Apr 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

The third generation MINI gets a makeover and is now more fun than ever before When it comes to mid-life refreshes, I quite often decline the opportunity to travel to drive the vehicles, but when the good people at MINI India asked if I wanted to travel to the island of...

The fate of a visionary diplomat

Thursday, 26 Apr 2018 | Claude Arpi | in Edit

Had Nehru followed the advice of Sumul Sinha, the Indian official who had warned him about the intentions of communist China, the destiny of the nation could have been different One does not often pay homage to unknown diplomats: Had their advice been followed, the destiny of the nation could, perhaps,...

Justice is done

Thursday, 26 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Asaram verdict shows why the criminal justice system must not be sullied by malcontents After Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who was convicted of rape and sentenced to 20 years of jail last year, Asaram Bapu is the second self-styled ‘guru' of a cult to be held guilty of rape, in this case...


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