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Lucrative assignment

Saturday, 28 Dec 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Domestic helps posted abroad are no slaves One of the consequences of the recent India-US diplomatic fiasco has been an overwrought debate on domestic helps in this country. The charge against Ms Devyani Khobragade, that she lied about her housekeeper's salary on the latter's visa application and paid her less-than-minimum wage...

Marching to mayhem

Saturday, 28 Dec 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Khaleda Zia’s terror tactics can’t go unchecked Restraining an Opposition leader in the run-up to a general election looks bad for any democracy. But Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has shown enormous political courage by setting aside those concerns, even though it is sure to elicit criticism both at home and...

Modi vindicated, again

Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

But Gujarat Chief Minister’s critics won’t rest Ideally, the Ahmedabad Metropolitan court's rejection of Ms Zakia Jafri's plea against the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team's closure report, which gave a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged role in 2002 violence, should have ended the sordid chapter....

Safety record tarnished

Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Four Naval accidents in four months is worrying The first accident was written off as an aberration. The second one could have been ignored as a coincidence. The third one, however, should have raised eyebrows and when followed by a fourth, the incidents undoubtedly point to a worrying trend. Earlier this...

A great opportunity ahead for AAP

Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | Arindam Chaudhuri | in Oped

What the national capital really needs is for it to become slum-free. If Arvind Kejriwal can do this in Delhi, he will be able to give dignity to those who voted for his party, the real aam aadmi The newspapers and television channels have left no stone unturned to remind people...

Anything for Muslim vote

Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | Biswajeet Banerjee | in Oped

From scholarships for Muslim girls to freeing Muslim terror suspects, the Samajwadi Party is desperate When the Akhilesh Yadav Government proposed to withdraw cases against Muslim terror accused, labeling them innocent, it faced opposition from the bureaucrats. The latter argued that these people are terrorists and their links with Pakistan's Inter-Services...

Changing the game of governance

Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

Arvind Kejriwal shouldn’t expect much cooperation from either the Congress or the BJP in the run up to the 2014 poll Two decades ago when the National Front Government led by VP Singh came to power, this author had an interesting conversation with the then Union Minister for Finance Madhu Dandavate....

Task of building a strong and new India lies ahead

Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Things are changing all over the world. The era of capitalism has undergone multiple changes. A few decades ago, it was about creating higher levels of comfort, but today it is more about nurturing ideas that can change the world Different adjectives are used for the times we are living through....

Congress’s arch enemy is actually its B-team

Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | Gautam Mukherjee | in Edit

Apart from the skullduggery, the bad faith and outright lies, and the general protesting too much, the Aam Aadmi Party resembles the Congress to an uncanny degree The phenomenon AAP forming its Government in Delhi now, is being increasingly referred to as the ‘B Team of the Congress’. While Mr Arvind...

Hostile to riot victims

Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

In relief camps, Mulayam sees political rivals! Terming Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav's statement on the Muzaffarnagar and Shamli relief camps as insensitive and hurtful is an understatement. The Samajwadi Party patriarch's contention, that the riot victims languishing there are in fact political workers, illuminates the dark chasm that exists between the...


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