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Strange bedfellows trying to cobble up anti-Modi unity

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | Swapan Dasgupta | in Usual Suspects

If the talk in the Central Hall of Parliament is anything to go by, the unceasing slogan shouting by Congress MPs during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on the President’s address had the direct blessing of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Far from subduing Modi — who never shies away from...

Despite differences, Japan and China crave peace

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Backbone

A history of mistrust clouds Japan-China ties. Despite the bad blood, Japanese Foreign Minister’s recent visit to China proves there’s still some hope, says Dr RAJARAM PANDA Despite strong economic fundamentals in the Japan-China relations, there are several other problems — historical, political and territorial — that remain as constant irritants...

Menstrual hygiene not about celebrityhood

Saturday, 10 Feb 2018 | Rinku Ghosh | in Edit

Use of sanitary napkins is still dismal — around 20 per cent in a country where menstrual hygiene needs more believable, doable and affordable solutions There’s no denying that the nation is waking up to the Padman challenge, what with actor Akshay Kumar turning into an onscreen social crusader and Aamir...

Colonel’s complaint

Saturday, 10 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Lt Col Karamveer Singh has the nation’s support in his appeal to quash the FIR against his son As a rule, we are against judicial overreach, especially in recent times when certain matters which ought to have remained firmly in the Executive domain were taken up by the judiciary. Equally, we...

Battle of the begums

Saturday, 10 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Khaleda Zia’s jail sentence on graft charges gives Sheikh Hasina the upper hand and India leverage When a Dhaka special court hearing corruption charges against former Bangladesh Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia pronounced her guilty and awarded her a five-year sentence on Thursday, Bangladesh spun into turmoil. The 72-year-old politician was...

US, Russia need to focus on common foes

Saturday, 10 Feb 2018 | Nalin Kumar Mohapatra | in Oped

Instead of being fixated on expanding ‘sphere of influence’ into the ‘imaginary geopolitical zones’ of each other, the US and Russia should checkmate the ‘disrupters’ — China, Pakistan, Taliban, and ISIS — to ensure strategic stability in this region. Because of its stature as an emerging Asian power, Indian can...

India-ASEAN’s new Asian order

Saturday, 10 Feb 2018 | Satish Kumar | in Oped

The Republic Day diplomacy has challenged the China-centric Asian order. Although India alone can’t take on China, once more partners come together, Chinese hegemony would surely take a beating. Myanmar desperately wants to get rid of the Chinese clutch. If Singapore comes to help, Myanmar’s dependence on Beijing will taper...

Time to say goodbye to rented Afghan rulers

Saturday, 10 Feb 2018 | Eisa Khan Ayoob Ayoobi | in Oped

The US Government should withdraw its support from individuals in favour of a system and directly work with the Afghan people even if they choose to be led by “warlords”. Rulers should be held accountable when atrocities take place in the country. The people of Afghanistan need peace, security and...

A global forum for sustainable development

Friday, 09 Feb 2018 | RK Pachauri | in Edit

WSDF is a vibrant platform for bringing all stakeholders together to move away from patterns of economic growth and addresses the long neglected but oft-repeated challenge of sustainability on a worldwide basis The global economy, which seems to have recovered fully from the recession that sharply reduced economic growth throughout the...

India must respond

Friday, 09 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Maldives is in the Indian sphere of influence. New Delhi must ensure it stays that way A Sino-Islamist specter, as it were, is haunting India in her backyard. Or more precisely in the Indian Ocean where Maldives has just seen a higher judiciary-enabled virtual coup take place with Supreme Court judges...


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