Adding more value to India’s babudom

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | RC Acharya | in Oped

The country’s IAS cadre is full of intelligent, capable and committed members who are working hard to take India to the next high level of performance. But many of them are shackled by their lack of domain knowledge It is a continuing debate as to whether domain expertise or at least...

Making healthcare better

Monday, 19 Jun 2017 | Harsimrat Kaur | in Oped

India, as the largest generic medicine producer, is likely to reap benefits from GST implementation for both pharmaceutical industry as well as for the consumers With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) all set to be implemented in less than two weeks now, the country, industries and the people are getting...

Sustainable growth for greater good

Monday, 19 Jun 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

The breakthroughs at the level of conceptual contribution has many challenging distances to cover in land, sea and space Human civilisation stands at the brink of many seminal developments. Some are beginning to acquire a clearer profile, others are still in the mist. It may not be possible, here, to even...

Gomata now centre of attention in Bihar

Monday, 19 Jun 2017 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

Nitish Kumar’s political move of building mega gaushalas has once again pointed out that superficial concern for bovines is proving to be detrimental for both the breed and the breeder essential to agriculture and dairy production Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has discovered his love for cows. He is planning to...

Astana Summit: Geopolitics of SCO

Saturday, 17 Jun 2017 | Nalin Kumar Mohapatra | in Oped

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit — which took place in Kazakhstan’s Astana on June 8-9 — is going to have a major impact on geopolitical structure of Eurasia and Asia. The summit took place against the background of extension of full membership to both India and Pakistan. Second, a...

Modi plays hardball in shifting Af dynamics

Saturday, 17 Jun 2017 | Satish Kumar | in Oped

Now, the Trump Administration is sending up to 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan in addition to the 8,400 Americans who are already there... This change of strategy in the US policy-making has not been made without active lobbying of Indian leadership The city of Kabul is looking like a city of...

Gauging future of Asia-Pacific economic architecture

Saturday, 17 Jun 2017 | Jagannath Panda | in Oped

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) remains the most attractive free-trade mechanism for regional economic integration after the US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But how exclusive is RCEP to Asia-Pacific economic integration? Conceding the fact that the prospects of regional economic integration are still in flux, dignitaries and experts...

Tried and trusted partnership

Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 | PK Vasudeva | in Oped

Despite differences of opinion and in interests to some extent, Russia is a strong ally for India. The recent meeting between the two leaders proved as much India and Russia on June 1 reaffirmed their ‘special and privileged strategic partnership’ and signed five pacts, including a crucial agreement on setting up...

Courage is not gender-specific

Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

There have been several inspiring stories of women journalists who defied the odds and made a mark in their profession One of the common unwisdoms of our time is that women cannot do many things that men can. It has been busted innumerable times by women who have broken through the...

Climate change resilience needed

Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Climate change and the resultant increase of mean temperature in different parts India is a grave situation which needs immediate action to check deaths and the health hazards caused by harmful, and fatal heat waves India is earnestly looking forward to a much-needed normal monsoon this year. If the predictions of...


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