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Jamaat terror shadow over India

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | Sumi Khan & Aveek Sen | in Oped

Since the time of Bangladesh Liberation War, Jamaat-e-Islami has been spreading its wings sneakily both here and in Bangladesh, write Sumi Khan & Aveek Sen The recent communal violence in West Bengal is only part of the brew, a lot lies under the surface — the deadly poison brewing slowly on...

Hazards of a poor healthcare system

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | Archana Jyoti | in Oped

Unsatisfactory health coverage and inadequate budget allocations are the primary reasons for growing rift between doctors and patients Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is one of the major ambitious healthcare agendas of the Narendra Modi Government. The 12th Five Year Plan targeted a long-term goal of UHC where “each individual would have...

Making the best out of a great relationship

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | A Prabaharan | in Oped

If India can separate its security threats from appeasement of religious forces, like Israel has done, it can definitely end the terror menace on its soil. The politics of minority appeasement must be pushed into the backyard, or finished for good Nearly after 70 years of independence, an Indian Prime Minister...

Think now | Nicholas Sparks The Notebook

Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Oped

I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me,...

Untangling India’s financial services

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

The nation’s finance sector cannot operate without due recognition of social realities. Neither can interventions be solved in isolation. A clear line of vision is needed There are so many balls in the air today that it is increasingly becoming difficult to understand what the speed of each one is....

Of budgetary allocations and electoral promises

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Biswajeet Banerjee | in Oped

The Adityanath Government’s Budget is a mixed bag. While it gives preference to infrastructure, roads, and farm-loan waivers, it seems to have forgotten the commitment it made to grassroot level schemes during its election campaign. Nevertheless, the Government gets the thumbs up When Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal presented...

Think now | Valmiki Ramayan

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Oped

You cannot count on the physical proximity of someone you love, all the time. A seed that sprouts at the foot of its parent tree remains stunted until it is transplanted. Rama will be in my care, and he will be quite well. But ultimately, he will leave me too....

Democratisation in the Gulf

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Anish VR | in Oped

The happenings in Qatar must be assessed along religious lines and not strategically. The crisis is the beginning of an effort to end democratisation process that was initiated since the Tunisian revolution Sanctions as a diplomatic tool to persuade and compel behaviour of states has been employed since the beginning of...

How to clip dragon’s imperial wings

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 | Satish Kumar | in Oped

China’s repeated calls for the withdrawal of Indian troops from the vantage point of India-Bhutan-China tri-junction expose its restlessness. Surprisingly, Beijing reminded New Delhi to respect the Panchsheel Agreement. Nothing could be more whimsical than hearing the words of Panchsheel from the country which gave a damn about it in...

Mosul on path to regain its glory but challenges galore

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

The Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) troops of Iraq are on the road to reclaim the remaining parts of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, from the clutches of the monstrous ISIS after three years, since June 2014 when the Islamists captured it. The historic city on the banks of the Tigris...


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