Modi must pump ‘energy’ to save friend Hasina

Saturday, 18 Mar 2017 | Sanket Sudhir Kulkarni | in Oped

Knowing fully well that hiking gas prices could prove politically detrimental for the Awami League in the next election, the Hasina Govt did increase the gas price. It only indicates the precarious nature of energy crisis in Bangladesh. It is now crucial for India to ensure the pro-India Hasina Government...

Chinese media: Reading the tea leaves

Saturday, 18 Mar 2017 | Saurabh Kumar | in Oped

A short comment carried by the influential Chinese daily, the Global Times (Chinese edition: Huan Qiu Shi Bao) the day before merits attention for the clues it can provide to China’s current stance towards India. Full translation: Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar recently visited Beijing for what was billed as a...

Changing dynamics in defence

Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 | Pravin Sawhney | in Oped

Given that the constitutional authority for India’s defence rests with the civilian Defence Secretary, his own political weightlessness and little experience of working with a complex bureaucracy, his tendency to speak more than he should, Parrikar seems delighted with the demotion Contrary to media reports, Manohar Parrikar leaves behind few challenges...

Crisis of depleting water sources

Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

With seven major rivers and their numerous tributaries coupled with the might of Himalayas providing eternal water to these rivers, it is ironical that India is water-stressed. Water pollution is taking a heavy toll as well The techno-savvy city of Bengaluru, also known as the ‘silicon valley of India’, is set...

Amid ‘America First’ chasing Indian goals

Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 | TED GOVER | in Oped

As the ‘America First’ doctrine takes shape, there will be uncertainty in Asia, which needs to be offset by India's engagement with the region and broader world The isolationist ideas behind US President Donald Trump's ‘America First' doctrine — a vigorous argument to change the US' actions at home and abroad...

New home for illegal immigrants

Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 | Hari Om Mahajan | in Oped

Though delayed, but it is commendable that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has finally taken a tough call by asking for a report from the Jammu & Kashmir Government on the illegal settlement of the Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in the State The Narendra Modi-led NDA Government has finally taken cognizance of...

Marching on to build a new vibrant India

Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

March 11 election results will provide the Government with the right set of reasons to continue with reforms, infuse new ideas, and make development the anthem The sun did set in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday with a new message on the horizon. And as predicted last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

For the Congress, it’s not all over

Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

No democracy can be vibrant without a strong Opposition. While present election results show that the grand old party is on a decline, it is not finished. It is imperative, therefore, that the Congress starts work on the next elections The BJP is on a roll after spectacular results in the...

Bleeding, but not being treated

Monday, 13 Mar 2017 | RB Sinha | in Oped

The onslaught by private telecom players in the mobile telephony services has hit BSNL and MTNL hard. They have steadily lost market share and have failed to keep pace with the competition and aspirations of the customers. They must pull up their socks Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio’s launch of the...

Juveniles must pay for adult crimes

Monday, 13 Mar 2017 | Manjula Pal | in Oped

The juvenile justice Act has been amended before, but the law is still not strong enough to punish the minor perpetrators of heinous crimes that are adult in nature Increasing rate of crimes, including the most heinous ones like murder, rape and acid attacks, which could be named as...