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...

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...

Afghanistan's push for peace

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Kriti Shah | in Oped

Ashraf Ghani's peace offer to the Taliban is more than generous and the possibility of a US withdrawal in the near future is in everyone's best interests Over the past few weeks, there have been some significant developments in Afghanistan. On June 16, President Ashraf Ghani's Government unilaterally extended its Eid...

US-Pakistan relations under the Trump Administration

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Aakanksha Nehra | in Oped

Despite the recent controversial turn in US-Pakistan relations under Donald Trump, it must be kept in mind that the symbiotic links between the two states are not really diminishing, writes Aakanksha Nehra A lot has transpired in US-Pakistan relations since Donald Trump entered the White House as the US President. Various...

No laments from a lateral entrant

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

Lateral entry into the civil services can help the bureaucracy escape routine by bringing in new ideas and talent in development initiatives Modern systems of governance that respect human dignity and strive to march ahead on the path of inclusive development and growth remain ever-vigilant to sustain democratic values. The onus...

Now, Rahul should engage with RSS

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Arun Anand | in Oped

It would do him a lot of good if, for a change, instead of relying on his advisors, Rahul Gandhi tries to find out on his own the basic tenets of the RSS' ideology Is the Congress think tank being taken over by Leftist hardliners? The way Rahul Gandhi has...

Robust monsoon the only palliative

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Given the sky rocketing pollution levels, especially in North India's Gangetic plains during winter, a robust monsoon is the only respite for a beleaguered environment as it washes out pollutants. India must embark on a long-term plan and strategy to recover its lost monsoons This time of the year a decade...

Think now | Buddha : Spiritual leader

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

Innovation in family businesses

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota | in Oped

It has been observed that family businesses are the mainstay of an economy, generating long-term employment and contributing to nation-building by adding to its GDP Traditionally, world over, it has been observed that family businesses are the mainstay of an economy, generating long-term employment and contributing to nation-building by adding to...


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