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Spiritual India vs godless China: Article of faith

Saturday, 09 Jun 2018 | Satish Kumar | in Oped

China and India are civilisational states having some similarities but they adopted different ways in the last seven decades. China vehemently rejects religion and categorically terms it as an evil thing. On the other hand, religion has got sympathetic treatment in the independent secular India. The way of life in India...

Artificial Intelligence bane or boon: Task Force to define

Saturday, 09 Jun 2018 | Navreet Rana | in Oped

With the establishment of the Artificial Intelligence Task Force last year, India has taken its first step in the simulated world of immense possibilities. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has submitted a detailed report speaking about the usage of Artificial Intelligence in multiple fields and its aim to transform...

Indonesia pivotal to our Indo-pacific strategy

Saturday, 09 Jun 2018 | Jyotishman Bhagawati | in Oped

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Indonesia as part of his three-nation tour to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, highlighted the new-found strategic convergence between the two nations at a time when the centre of global economic and geopolitical attention has shifted to the Indo-pacific region. Both India and Indonesia...

No country for servicemen

Friday, 08 Jun 2018 | Deepak Sinha | in Oped

For some, winning elections is more important than sovereignty or defending India’s territorial integrity. But if the decline of the military continues, who will be held responsible for another debacle? The anti-Sterlite agitators in Tuticorin turned impatient after 100 days of agitation and the subsequent violent confrontation with the district administration...

Ethiopia's new saviour

Friday, 08 Jun 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Maybe Abiy Ahmed’s appointment as Prime Minister will calm things down, but don't mistake it for the start of a democratic transition Nobody outside the ruling party really knows much about Abiy Ahmed beyond his official party biography, but Ethiopia's new Prime Minister looks a lot like Magic Man at the...

How to capitalise on the inertia of growth?

Friday, 08 Jun 2018 | Sudip Bhattacharyya | in Oped

One area that remains unattended is labour reform. To accelerate growth to eight per cent and more, strategic moves towards increasing trade and investment in the product sector/country matrix are essential The Narendra Modi Government can today boast of achieving the following milestones: i) Bringing more ease of living for citizens by...

Think now | Related Authors : American politician

Friday, 08 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can...

Recalibrating ties

Thursday, 07 Jun 2018 | Pravin Sawhney | in Oped

While China's successful military coercion on the disputed border post-Doklam compelled Modi to confer with Xi, the need for a confidante, if not the guarantor of the Wuhan understanding, took him to Putin Plenty of kite-flying has been done by analysts in explaining why Prime Minister Narendra Modi rushed for informal...

Paradigm shift in agriculture

Thursday, 07 Jun 2018 | KC Ravi | in Oped

The need of the hour is to combine the strengths of the public and private sectors to bring tangible benefits to the farming community The last four years have seen a number of announcements towards strengthening the foundations for accelerated agriculture growth and the Government's pledge of “doubling farmers’ income by...

Recycled plastic can be a threat too

Thursday, 07 Jun 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

In India, rules and regulations pertaining to e-waste disposal are neither robust nor followed in spirit. The usage of black plastic in recycling in India is an urgent concern that needs to be studied in detail Plastics are known to be a toxic threat to human health and environment alike, but...


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