Indian mediation in Korean War

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | Jagannath Panda | in Oped

On the occasion of 67th anniversary of the war, India’s forgotten role in Korean War resolution needs a reckoning. In this context, involving India in the Northeast Asian peace process will be instrumental in strengthening India-South Korea relations Some called it an “ideological war” between Communist and non-Communist blocs, some others...

Stability that matters for Chinese economy

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | Priyanka Pandit | in Oped

China’s high growth rates are not sustainable and the Chinese Government needs to be less obsessed with the declining growth rates and focus more on the social stability, especially tacking the problem of unemployment in the country The Chinese Government has set “stability” as the major theme for economic planning this...

Calming down the valley

Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 | Jai Kumar Verma | in Oped

Despite relentless assaults from separatist groups in Kashmir, small successes tell us that security forces, the Army and the CRPF are getting a hang of the ongoing unrest, writes Jai Kumar Verma June 16 was another bloody Friday in Kashmir valley, where six police personnel including a Station House Officer were...

Search for the right solution

Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 | Uttam Gupta | in Oped

Loan waivers and written-offs given to corporates or farmers are totally unacceptable. They impact viability of banks and erode their capital base In the last session of the Parliament, members of the Opposition alleged that, while the Government had no qualms in waiving loans worth hundreds of thousand crore rupees given...

Food for thought, and for urgent action

Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Global food loss and waste annually generate 4.4 gigatonnes of C02, equivalent or about eight per cent of the total greenhouse gas emission. This puts the contribution of food wastage emissions to global warming at par with global road transport emissions The spectre of food shortage has always been a growing...

A holistic approach to farmers’ woes

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

The explosive issue goes beyond loan waivers that provide temporary relief. Perhaps it’s time for regimes to look the problems with care Twitter is often turning into a microcosm of an illogical, juvenile and obtuse India. While it is evident almost every day — watch what's trending and you are acutely...

Mukherjee’s footprints at the Raisina Hill

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

As Pranab Mukherjee’s term comes to an end, he will be remembered as one of the most able Presidents who embedded grassroot innovations at different levels in higher education and governance. An empathetic ecosystem in the country has emerged through his patronage President Pranab Mukherjee retires on July 24 and will...

Getting a grip on encephalitis

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | Biswajeet Banerjee | in Oped

Japanese Encephalitis has been a major killer in easter Uttar Pradesh for years together. Yogi Adityanath Government’s vaccination drive is a great step, but more is needed In 2016, when eastern Uttar Pradesh was in the grip of encephalitis, Yogi Adityanath, Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur, had said children were...

Negative publicity harming Venezuela

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | Rajiv Saxena | in Oped

Cyber terrorism is trying to cripple Venezuela from within. The smokescreen is making media ignore many positive growths Since the very inception of conflicts and warfare, underhand tactics and deceitful actions evolve, develop and take over a new space. Today, that space is the digital world, which is being used for...

Adding more value to India’s babudom

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 | RC Acharya | in Oped

The country’s IAS cadre is full of intelligent, capable and committed members who are working hard to take India to the next high level of performance. But many of them are shackled by their lack of domain knowledge It is a continuing debate as to whether domain expertise or at least...


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