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Taking the big leap in GM crop farming

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Despite worries about productivity, coupled with falling agriculture land pool, India has not made technological advancements beyond cotton, despite many successes While he is among the brightest and the best of the country’s politicians, in the annals of Indian agriculture, Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh would go down as a tall...

Kashmir’s problem and resolution

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 | Sudip Bhattacharyya | in Oped

The Kashmir issue is no longer political. Neither is it limited to the State. Kashmir is an integral part of India. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the citizens to support the Government in handling the situation tactically The dastardly act by the Pakistan Army of killing two Indian soldiers and...

More power to the judiciary

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 | Abhijit Bhattacharyya | in Oped

Like in British Parliament, in India too, if any wrong has been committed by the top court, the same court must course-correct. Is it not time to do so? Should not collective efforts be made to restore the credibility and image of public confidence in the higher judiciary? Unprecedented! Shocking! Amazing!...

Solar energy holds a bright future in India

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 | Mudit Garg | in Oped

India is blessed with plenty of natural resources and is also close to the equator. It must make efforts to tap the sunlight and lead its people out of darkness In India, nearly about 300 million people; 24 per cent of the total population are deprived of electricity and are compelled...

The Korean crisis: Why now?

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Whether the US is deliberately manipulating events in Korea or not, Moon Jae-in will be in a difficult situation if he becomes President. Public opinion is divided. But all agree that they don’t want a war in which they would be the victims Apart from US President Donald Trump’s need for...

Giving the minorities their due

Monday, 08 May 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

Without indulging in brazen appeasement for the sake of vote-bank , the Modi Government has quietly but resolutely taken a number of measures to empower the non-majority community. Results have begun to show, regardless of electoral gains As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the cusp of completing three years in...

Change goes well with acceptance

Monday, 08 May 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

As it will be far reaching to expect a messiah politician to sacrifice his career in taking out the vicious cycle of defaults faced by our banks, ‘slow’ is the way to go It does not take a genius to recognise that life is full of contradictions. It, also, does not...

More than policy for NPA woes

Monday, 08 May 2017 | Sudhansu R Das | in Oped

Public Sector Banks hold a lot of potential and the trust of the countrymen, for the most part; what it needs is diligent monitoring and stricter policies for loan defaulters which will further boost the morale of the hard-working class The Union Government’s decision to formulate a non-performing asset (NPAs) resolution...

Advent of AI: Can India be ahead of curve?

Saturday, 06 May 2017 | Saurabh Kumar | in Oped

Arecent Mckinsey Global Institute report, “Artificial Intelligence (AI): Implications for China”, should be of interest because of its pertinence for India as much as China. It appears to have been commissioned by the Chinese counterpart of NITI Aayog and is noteworthy for that reason as well. State of Play The...

Korean Armageddon: Stimulus US waiting for a regional rejig

Saturday, 06 May 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

There’s a fire and an inferno of capitalist swill burning outside with the outliers. So let’s all sit inside the cave and rejoice the clarion call of the commander, the Regulator and let’s celebrate and mourn collectively in a civilised mass like good and moral people do and never go...


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