Constitutional, in letter and spirit

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | Abhijit Bhattacharyya | in Oped

If all States follow the Constitution in letter and spirit pertaining to the division of power, there is no reason why China or Pakistan or someone else, as ‘third person singular number', would dare fish in When two Chief Ministers of two borders of north and east, Jammu & Kashmir and...

Holding builders accountable

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The errant real estate lobby in the NCR, that is part of Uttar Pradesh, has been forced to change its ways with Yogi regime’s coming This is a classic cocktail of greed, apathy and criminal neglect causing a cancer. For millions of middle class families cherishing a home in National Capital...

Has Lalu Prasad come to the end of road?

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

The RJD chief has remained in politics and has controlled leverages of power despite having faced many court cases and even a conviction. But the present charges against him and his family members are grave and may put his dynasty into danger Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)...

Flawed identity argument in J&K

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | Abhishek | in Oped

Kashmiriyat got currency during the 1970s. In 1971, Pakistan, a country formed on the basis of religion, broke apart on language, proving that only tolerance works Kashmiriyat is a unique ethno-cultural and social consciousness which inspires and epitomises co-existence by amalgamating Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Sikhism; it embodies an ethos of...

Apathetic attitude ruining business

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | Uttam Gupta | in Oped

The fertiliser industry, in India is slumping due to the burden on investors to sell at low price and delayed payment of subsidy dues by the Government Last year, Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) sold its urea business viz plant in Babrala, Uttar Pradesh to Yara Fertilisers India Private Limited [YFIL] —...

Getting Ayush into modern medicine

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 | Archana Jyoti | in Oped

The Union Government has done well to launch ‘bridge courses’ to add to the number of primary healthcare professionals. They will not be qualified MBBS doctors but suitably equipped to tackle basic medical care needs, especially in rural areas In view of an acute shortage of medical professionals and also their...

Simple yet hard solution to Dolam

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | Jai Kumar Verma | in Oped

There should be a peaceful solution to the stand-off with China. The upcoming meeting of the NSAs is a good opportunity for both New Delhi and Beijing to resolve issues. War would be disastrous China, which has emerged as an economic giant and which has also strengthened its defence capabilities, is...

Welcome change for railways

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | RC Acharya | in Oped

The DFCCIL seems to be the grand future of Indian economy with its increased number of trains and carrying load in eastern and western sectors It’s rather hard to believe but the fact is that Indian Railways has something good in store for shippers and major logistic players when the...

Rain it must, but it must not rain diseases

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | JC Vij | in Oped

The monsoon season brings fun to our doorstep, so to say. But it can also bring a host of illnesses, some serious and others not so but still troublesome. The trick is to keep bad eating (and drinking) habits at arm’s length and practise hygienic living Monsoon is a mixed bag...

Modi’s Israel visit: Pragmatic change in foreign policy

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | Virendra Gupta | in Oped

The balancing act of always looking at our relations with Israel from the prism of the Palestinian issue, which itself was quite misplaced, began to be seen as a moral guiding principle of our foreign policy. However, foreign policy should evolve from within, based on what people want and not...


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