Maoists’ bid to capture campus: Major concern

Saturday, 07 Apr 2018 | Satish Kumar | in Oped

The Maoist rebels are trying to make inroad into universities. It is a major concern not only for the law enforcement agencies but for common citizens of the country. Recently an attempt was made by Maoists to kill the Vice-Chancellor of the Hyderabad University. Two persons with Maoist leanings were...

Empowering women by better access to sexual, reproductive health tech

Saturday, 07 Apr 2018 | VS Chandrashekar | in Oped

Over the last century, advancements in health technologies have been a key strategy in combating various diseases and significantly bringing down morbidity and mortality rates. The discovery of penicillin, one of the world's first antibiotics, marked a true turning point in human history —when doctors finally had a tool that...

India should engage with China on digitisation

Saturday, 07 Apr 2018 | Atmaja Gohain Baruah | in Oped

Both India and China are at the cusp of rapid digitalisation — India through its flagship Digital India initiative and China through its Digital Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In India, e-governance has evolved from basic computerisation of Government branches to fine-tuning various forms of governance, such as creating innovative...

Emerging global jihadi terror

Friday, 06 Apr 2018 | Anil Gupta | in Oped

Distinct terror groups with purpose spurred by common ideologies, guided through a core central leadership, are what we are likely to face until the genesis of jihadi terrorism is addressed in all sincerity With the collapse of Islamic State’s (IS) dream of a Caliphate and severe depletion of Al Qaeda Central...

Securing health coverage for all

Friday, 06 Apr 2018 | Poonam Khetrapal Singh | in Oped

To make health services truly universal, they must be designed around the people rather than being focused on diseases or institutions The promise of universal health coverage (UHC) is bold: That all people can access quality health services, when and where they need them, without suffering financial hardship. UHC's benefits are clear....

Criticism will not change fuel price rise

Friday, 06 Apr 2018 | Sanju Verma | in Oped

Critics who are quick to discredit the Government each time it raises excise duties on fuel have never credited the Government for ensuring that despite India facing one of the most severe droughts ever in 2015-16, it is solely due to the BJP dispensation that food inflation in the last...

Bankruptcy code reform

Thursday, 05 Apr 2018 | Anupam Lal Das | in Oped

India’s bankruptcy law, the IBC, is set for a major overhaul as policymakers seek to decisively deal with business failures that slow down expansion in Asia’s third-largest economy The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 was conceived as a path-breaking legislation to consolidate and amend the laws relating to reorganisation and insolvency...

Global warming at home

Thursday, 05 Apr 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

India is among the countries which is at the greatest risk of food insecurity due to weather extremes caused by climate change The report that Delhi has just had the warmest March in eight years and a baking summer awaits the whole of north India, is not going to comfort parched...

Failing the Capital on swachh mission

Thursday, 05 Apr 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

It is distressing that ever since its launch, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has failed the people in the Capital as much of the allocated funds remain unutilised. India needs to script a success story that leaps over hurdles and lends action to noble intentions The Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan launched by Prime...

Think Now | Kevin Hert : American actor

Thursday, 05 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Everything is an open book. I don't speak on other people's hardship, but if it happened in my life or something that has been an experience on my particular journey, I'm going to talk about it. That's what my fan base appreciates the most. I'm universal. You can relate to...


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