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Destroying both land and the sea

Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

State Governments must look at various options to reclamation, which is not only time-consuming and capital-intensive but also a threat to the environment. Development of the hinterland is a good alternative A relentless population growth has put tremendous pressure on all natural resources, especially land. The scarcity of land resource has...

Data that’ll give the game away

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | Priyadarshi Dutta | in Oped

The Congress-led UPA Government is desperate to see through the Communal Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2013. Therefore, the Union Home Ministry wants to hide some home truths about religion-wise population figures Most data pertaining to Census 2011 has been finalised and released online by the Registrar General and...

Ditch the chemical and go natural

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | Akshay Azad | in Oped

Unable to bear the high cost input of fertilisers and pesticides, farmers in Jammu’s RS Pura region, are taking to organic farming, writes AKSHAY AZAD Swaran Lal, a farmer from Jammu's RS Pura Tehsil, looked carefully, with curiosity and some awe, at the sophisticated organic farming implements on display. He was...

Brand India tarnished by UPA

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Oped

In recent years, foreign investment in India has dropped significantly as few are interested in doing business in the country. Indian businesses seeking to make a mark internationally have also suffered The Union Minister for Finance, Mr P Chidambaram, says that he is no more in denial. He accepts the deceleration...

Games Pakistan’s Army will play

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | Abhijit Iyer-Mitra | in Oped

General Abdul Waheed Kakar bundled Nawaz Sharif out in a midnight ‘deal', while Gen Pervez Musharraf ousted him post-Kargil without bothering to extend such courtesies. But then, Mr Sharif is not known for being very bright Given the BJP’s 3.5-0 victory in the State Assembly elections, it is probably safe to...

He was a man with a mind of his own

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | Anirban Ganguly | in Oped

RC Majumdar's work of history had a genre of its own. It was varied, continental and epochal, all at the same time. He refused to toe the official line What Arnold Toynbee and Will Durant have been to the study of civilisation and history in the West, Ramesh Chandra Majumdar, or...

Killer disease spreads tentacles

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | Biswajeet Banerjee | in Oped

India has the highest incidence of TB in the world, according to the WHO's Global Tuberculosis Report 2013. The report reveals that the country also has the world’s most missed TB cases At the forum of International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Health, held in Paris recently, Indian officials were booed....

The Right gets it right

Monday, 09 Dec 2013 | Rajesh Singh | in Oped

Having defeated its main national rival, the Bharatiya Janata Party is well placed to maintain the momentum right up to the coming general election. The party can now proceed with all guns blazing There is a saying in Hindi: “Jab upparwala deta hai to chappar faad ke deta hai” (When god...

Iran poised to meet West halfway

Saturday, 07 Dec 2013 | M Mahtab Alam Rizvi | in Oped

With the interim nuclear deal, President Rouhani has successfully showcased Iran’s moderate and rational face that is poles apart from the hawkish approach of his predecessor, Ahmadinejad In the early hours of November 24, 2013, Iran reached an interim deal with the P5+1 on its nuclear issue, ending decades of conflict...

What is in store for the region?

Saturday, 07 Dec 2013 | Shabista Naz | in Oped

Iran seems to be reaping the benefit of saving the US from attacking Assad From Arab Spring to the civil war in Syria, events in West Asia have been hogging the media limelight for the last two years. But the interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 has not only...


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