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No mediation needed

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

China, like other nations, must keep away from Kashmir issue. Plus, Beijing lacks credibility It is silly of China to offer mediation between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. In the first place, India has reiterated on multiple occasions that the Kashmir dispute is a bilateral one with Pakistan and...

Stupendous performance

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Cricketer Mithali Raj registers milestone achievement. There’s more to come Indian women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj's recent achievement — to become the highest run-scorer in women's One Day International (ODI) — turned out to be so outstanding that her success overshadowed India's loss to Australia in the Women's Cricket World...

How to clip dragon’s imperial wings

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 | Satish Kumar | in Oped

China’s repeated calls for the withdrawal of Indian troops from the vantage point of India-Bhutan-China tri-junction expose its restlessness. Surprisingly, Beijing reminded New Delhi to respect the Panchsheel Agreement. Nothing could be more whimsical than hearing the words of Panchsheel from the country which gave a damn about it in...

Mosul on path to regain its glory but challenges galore

Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

The Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) troops of Iraq are on the road to reclaim the remaining parts of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, from the clutches of the monstrous ISIS after three years, since June 2014 when the Islamists captured it. The historic city on the banks of the Tigris...

Looming expectation of chaos at next G20 meet

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

The visible sidelining of the US and trying to accommodate President Donald Trump’s preference of fossil fuel may be rendering the group of twenty pretty useless This year’s G20 Summit held in Hamburg, Germany, exhibited something distinctly different from previous sessions. First, it was apparent to all that the US, with...

Aadhaar uncertainty

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

Biometric scheme is needed to enhance social sector schemes. Apex court must rule soon The Supreme Court of India has taken its time in initiating the process to settle the various contentious issues relating to the implementation of the Aadhaar scheme, but then, better late than never. Both the petitioners and...

Panama shame continues

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | Pioneer | in Edit

JIT team’s findings have dwindled the fortunes of Pakistan Prime Minister The Pakistani Supreme Court-ordered Joint Investigative Team's (JIT) findings into the internationally leaked Panama documents, which found gross disparities in the actual income and wealth of the Prime Minister and his family members, have come as a heavy blow for...

Condemn violence, don't spread misinformation

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Big Story

There is a systematic attempt to demean Hinduism and its universal values in the name of secularism Recently, an interesting incident came to light. In Pratapgarh district, Rajasthan, Isaaq Sheikh, who works at the local bus terminal, devoted himself entirely to the cause of protecting the holy cow or gau mata,...

Double-faced activists and their ire

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | RK Sinha | in Big Story

Where were these protesters when a 40-year-old dentist, Pankaj Narang, was brutally murdered in Janakpuri area of Delhi? Why this hypocrisy? There were many protest demonstrations at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi and in many other places in the country, including Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru against the lynching of Junaid...

Mobility for the people

Friday, 14 Jul 2017 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

Car companies don’t want to be plain Jane manufacturers anymore but much more. But they might have missed the bus in a manner of speaking One of the latest pieces of business jargon to hit the automotive industry is that car companies don’t just make cars anymore. You see, car companies...


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