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Resolving issues of insolvency, NPAs

Monday, 01 May 2017 | Shyam Agrawal | in Oped

The effective functioning of the corporate insolvency resolution process and liquidation process needs an efficient and sound information infrastructure All stakeholders in the insolvency or bankruptcy process of a debtor should have access to reliable financial information about the debtor, which is also called credit information. The Bankruptcy Legislative Reforms Committee...

Cook who refused to be a traitor

Monday, 01 May 2017 | Faizan Ahmad | in Oped

One of the most mysterious stories surrounding Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran Satyagraha has to do with an alleged attempt by a local British official to get him poisoned. There is no documentary evidence, but the tale lives on With 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran Satyagraha, it is also a century-old story...

Marching towards innovation and improving lives

Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

The road to creativity was long and arduous; and it has remained so. Hence, it’s our moral and legal responsibility to recognise the original inventor. However, making Intellectual Property all-inclusive will remain a paper dream, unless we shed some of the profit motives while extracting maximum benefits of our creations The...

Erdogan vs G√ľlen: Predicament of Indian Muslims

Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 | Anwar Alam | in Oped

The Indian Government must be cautious in responding to Erdoan’s anti-GŁlen request from legal and political point of view but also must take into consideration the relevance of the GŁlen movement for integration of Indian Muslims in the country Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is slated to visit India from April...

Better war-fighting capabilities

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | Pravin Sawhney | in Oped

Without complete involvement of the political leadership, India is not likely to have a credible joint doctrine, which necessitates joint-ness for war-fighting amongst the three services. The notional tri-service command which now exists is not working to expectations The 62-page second edition of the Joint Doctrine Indian Armed Forces-2017 (JDIAF-2017) prepared...

Saving the rural job scheme from death

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | Uttam Gupta | in Oped

Modi has pressed all the right buttons to ensure that MGNREGS becomes an instrument of promoting his Government’s inclusive development agenda In a stunning revelation, Amarjeet Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), revealed that the Government had cancelled nearly 10 million fake ‘job cards' under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural...

When style trumps environment

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Buildings with glass facade are becoming increasingly popular across urban India’s skyline. There are positives in having such a design, but the disadvantages in a tropical country such as India far outweigh the benefits Glass faÁade buildings have become an indispensable part of urban India’s skyline. In fact, over a period...

Return to hallowed civilization

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | Bhavna Singh | in Oped

For the two rising Asian giants, India and China, manufacturing consensus, even by means of re-inventing tradition, is no easy enterprise. However, a return to the civilisational roots can resolve most problems they face today. Let's drop the savagery and become civilised again Manufacturing consensus, even by means of reinventing...

State-run schools and their plight

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The tussle between private and Government schools in the country’s education sector symbolises much that is both good and bad. The issue needs a resolution A quiet unease has been brewing among parents sending their children to private unaided schools across the country, and most glaringly in the National Capital Region....

Political churning in Tamil Nadu

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

After J Jayalalithaa’s death, Tamil Nadu is going through a difficult political phase. Which way the developments turn, can only be speculated. But one thing is for sure — power will be the glue to keep the AIADMK united Can the two factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam...


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