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Minister or Guv: Who’ll be sent to Rashtrapati Bhavan?

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

The process of India’s Presidential Elections has officially begun. With this, the ruling alliance and the Opposition have sped up their search for candidates. Meanwhile, two possibilities are being mulled in Delhi’s political arena: Firstly, it is being speculated that someone sitting in Raj Bhawan will become the President, while...

How well do we know our domestic helps?

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

Journalist and author Tripti Lahiri tells ANANYA BORGOHAIN about the intricacies of hiring a help as she talks about her book, Maid in India Was it a conscious decision to collate your work experiences in the form of a book? Professionally, I had actually written bits and pieces about class and...

The calm before the storm in Delhi and Tamil Nadu?

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Two months ago, people thought that the Governments in Delhi and Tamil Nadu would collapse. However, now that wave has died down. Both State Governments are now seeming stable and running effectively. All controversial issues have been sidelined. In Delhi, CM Arvind Kejriwal is concentrating on governance. Recently, he visited...

What did Shangri-La Dialogue 2017 achieve?

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

While it acknowledged the seriousness of new security challenges faced by many nations in the region, it failed to find solutions on how to cope with them, says Rajaram Panda The Asian Security Summit, also known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, is a unique meeting of ministers and delegates from over 50...

Jharkhand Governor Murmu to be India’s next President?

Sunday, 04 Jun 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

The BJP is set to mull over its candidate for India’s President post in the second week of June, say sources. Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to have held discussions with senior leaders and at least four senior ministers. Sources say that in this meeting, the name...

Turning the tide of liberation

Sunday, 04 Jun 2017 | Madan Lall Manchanda | in Agenda

Islam bestows upon women respect and equality of status. But many orthodox clerics have kept them deprived for ages, opines Madan Lall Manchanda A great singer, an accomplished artiste, and a superb actress, Salma Agha — of BR Chopra’s classic movie Nikaah, which was to be initially called Talaq, Talaq, Talaq...

Hope for Code of Conduct on South China Sea

Sunday, 28 May 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

The legally binding document is expected to address reducing the risk of clashes in one of the world’s most strategic maritime territories, writes Rajaram Panda The oceanic space of the South China Sea (SCS) has emerged as a major flashpoint in the Asia Pacific region as there are several claimants to...

Presidential polls: Opposition keeps cards close to its chest

Sunday, 28 May 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

The entire Opposition is toiling hard to reach consensus on a joint candidate for India’s President. However, sources say the name will not be made public yet. That is why after meeting Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee said that there was no discussion over the name of any specific candidate. Another meeting...

Oppn cries political vendetta after raids on Chidu and Lalu

Sunday, 21 May 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

The investigative agencies in India are in an overdrive these days. Recently, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) tightened its noose on senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram. It registered a case and conducted raids on 14 locations, including the Chennai home of Chidambaram and his son...

Raghuram Rajan’s report to empower poor

Sunday, 21 May 2017 | TCA SRINIVASA RAGHAVAN | in Agenda

He proposed that Government and RBI allow private well-governed deposit-taking small finance banks to enter the business, writes TCA SRINIVASA RAGHAVAN By 2006, after YV Reddy had been Governor for three years, a major rift had developed between the RBI and the Government. There is no conclusive proof but some of...


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One more farmer commits suicide

24 Jun 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A farmer committed suicide in Chhatarpur district, allegedly due to over burdened with debt. While the family of Raghuvir Yadav, (27) alleged that he took the extreme step due to his mounting debt, the police said a family dispute led him to end his life...

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