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Making sense of the surreal

Monday, 04 Jun 2018 | tushar manchanda | in Oped

The scope of cryptocurrencies is a stumbling block for investors. Many countries have declared cryptocurrencies as illegal and their fate appears uncertain in the near future. Once there is clarity, however, there's a lot of scope for technology to be used to regulate the sector Heavy discounts on all major brands,”...

Think now | Rob Gronkowski ; American athlete

Monday, 04 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Everyone always helped me out growing up, and everyone now supports me Sunday. So whenever there's a chance to give back, to the community, to the less fortunate kids so they have the opportunity to gain the most potential they can in their life to be success, it's always good...

Modi’s personal touch to India-Russia relations

Saturday, 02 Jun 2018 | Nalin Kumar Mohapatra | in Oped

The one-day visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sochi on May 21 heralded a new beginning as far as the question of India-Russia relations is concerned. It can be termed as a new initiative because the visit of Modi to Russia took place when the relation was slightly strained....

How to counter Naxals’ anti-democratic narrative

Saturday, 02 Jun 2018 | Dr Sudhir Hindwan | in Oped

The recent killing of seven security personnel by Naxals in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh highlights the challenge the Government faces in smoking out the non-State actors which continue to wreak havoc on India’s hinterland. In consecutive attacks last year, 300 Naxals attacked the 74th battalion of CRPF. In 2014, over...

Allow non-allopathists to perform abortions

Saturday, 02 Jun 2018 | Vinoj Manning | in Oped

Despite abortion being legal in India for almost five decades, every day 10 women die and thousands more face serious and permanent injuries due to unsafe abortions. This is unacceptable. Unsafe abortion is the third largest cause of maternal mortality and accounts for eight per cent of all maternal deaths...

What lies beneath

Friday, 01 Jun 2018 | Lalita Nijhawan | in Oped

The Church seems to have led the media by the nose in helping build a Congress-Communist narrative that dragged the RSS into the Tuticorin protests The coverage by the national media of the protests in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, against Vedanta’s copper smelting plant has been injudicious, based on hearsay and without...

Implementation of bankruptcy code

Friday, 01 Jun 2018 | Sudip Bhattacharyya | in Oped

There is a thriving market for stressed assets in India and instead of no takers, we have keen bidders willing to fight to the end Fearing action under the newly-enacted Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), over 2,100 companies, who had defaulted loan repayments, have settled their dues to the tune of...

Do not smoke, just vape

Friday, 01 Jun 2018 | Deepak Mukharji | in Oped

Given the harmful effects of tobacco consumption, we must strike at its roots. While the Government could consider banning tobacco use, it would be more useful to enact a regulation to manufacture safer harm-reduction products like vaping devices, writes Deepak Mukharji Smoking has serious health consequences. Not only does it cause...

Think now | Paul Bloom : Canadian psychologist

Friday, 01 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

If our moral attitudes are entirely the result of non-rational factors, such as gut feelings and the absorption of cultural norms, they should either be stable or randomly drift over time, like skirt lengths or the widths of ties. They shouldn’t show systematic change over human history. But they do....

Canine killing spree

Thursday, 31 May 2018 | Varda Mehrotra | in Oped

Muddled in confusion and with a lack of clear data, the ‘dog situation’ in Sitapur stands to become worse. Swift, decisive steps based on scientific information are needed urgently The past six months have left multiple citizens of villages across Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur in shock, rage and fear with fatal attacks...


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