Faster roads

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Hike in speed limits is welcome but without enforcement it will make no difference The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, led by Nitin Gadkari, which is on a road-building spree, has made the Cabinet take a momentous decision to allow urban speed limits to increase it to 70 kilometers...

An unwritten Constitution

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | Namit Saxena | in Oped

Two recent verdicts, one on Hadiya's case and other on right to die, help us understand the existential aspect of human beings and take the country forward in aspiring to the purest form of freedom The Constitution of India was adopted after extensive debates for almost three years. One of the...

ISA: Achche din for solar power

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Now that India has taken a lead in the global fight against climate change, the pressure needs to be maintained and justice must be done to its vision The International Solar Alliance (ISA) has transformed the pursuit of clean energy into a mission for the global community. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Sustained victory in the North-East

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | Garima Maheshwari | in Oped

The BJP’s historic mandate in the North-East has exposed the entrenched political model that was prevalent in various States for several decades. However, an unprecedented change is in the offing now The recent triumph of the BJP in Assembly elections in the North-East represents an important movement of national consolidation. These...

Think now | Yehuda Berg ; American clergyman

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to...

Macron in India: A visit with a difference

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | Claude Arpi | in Edit

Guided by their desire for strategic autonomy, India and France have been traditional partners. It’s time for them to take the lead and shape narratives as well as emerging institutional frameworks On the last day of his visit to India, French President Emmanuel Macron went to in Varanasi for a cruise...

Linking India

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

There can be no argument on the bonafide intention of Aadhaar; over to the top court now The Supreme Court's indefinite extension of the deadline to link Aadhaar for a host of services including mobile telephony and banking must not be viewed as the end of the Government's aim to expand...

A revolving door

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Now, Trump has gotten rid of Tillerson. His reputation for firing from the hip is intact The firing of United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is not surprising. What we would call, a Foreign Minister was in unsurprisingly fired in an early morning tweet by the President, Donald Trump. This...

Smart power at play

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | Shreya Challagalla | in Oped

The International Solar Alliance aptly demonstrates the value of soft power in the pursuit of a specific initiative. It is India's chance to lead the climate change challenge The distribution of global power is rapidly evolving, precipitating far-reaching economic and political changes affecting nations of every size and standing, reads the...

Towards a more proactive approach

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | RC Acharya | in Oped

The Railways keep adding new trains without considering the feasability of such measures. Though charged with providing cheap transport, populist decisions are uncalled for An effective leader has to be proactive, he has to make well-thought out decisions which are in the best interest of the organisation, keeping in mind the...


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