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A Liberal triumphs: New beginning for S Korea

Sunday, 14 May 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

Moon’s victory in the Presidential poll puts an end to the conservative rule and signals a departure from recent policy towards nuclear-armed N Korea, writes RAJARAM PANDA South Korea went to the polls on May 9 to elect a President after Park Geun-hye was impeached following corruption and bribery scandal. As...

Dilly-dallying continues over Oppn’s Presidential candidate

Sunday, 07 May 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Despite all the efforts of leaders of the Opposition parties to zero in on the name of a joint nominee for the President of India, nothing concrete has emerged yet. On May 1, leaders of 13 Opposition parties came together on one stage on the birth anniversary of veteran socialist...

Security key issue as S Korea goes to polls

Sunday, 07 May 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

The election results would put to an end to political turmoil that has plagued South Korea since last autumn and ensure stability, writes RAJARAM PANDA Even when tensions build up in the Korean Peninsula following sabre-rattling by North Korea and with US President Donald Trump toughening his stance, South Korea’s domestic...

Declining population worries South Korea

Sunday, 30 Apr 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

Though immigration is a sensitive issue for all societies, the new President shall be well advised to open this frontier to counter the population decline, writes RAJARAM PANDA First, South Korea followed Japan’s path of registering rapid economic growth in the 1960s to the 1970s. And emerged as one of the...

BJP, RSS send clear message against Hindu vigilantism

Sunday, 30 Apr 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Both the BJP and RSS are worried over the unruliness in the name of Hinduism. They have sent a strong signal against organisations that are involved in violence in the name of vigilantism, who get into brawls over the National Anthem, and create unnecessary controversies over food preferences. Sources say that...

Japan’s demographic disaster

Sunday, 23 Apr 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

Despite the declining population, Japan is reluctant to open its door to large-scale immigration as it fears that inter-cultural marriages would result in children out of mixed parentage, threatening the nation’s racial purity, writes RAJARAM PANDA Japan is sitting on a demographic time bomb. As an inevitable consequence of modernisation fuelled...

Dealing with India’s black market

Sunday, 23 Apr 2017 | AKSHITA RAWAT | in Agenda

Economist Arun Kumar tells AKSHITA RAWAT the need of the hour is ensuring accountability in politics What has been the impact of demonetisation? How has it affected black money so far? Demonetisation was supposed to primarily tackle India’s huge black economy, currently estimated by this author at 62 per cent of GDP....

United Nations at the crossroads

Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 | RUP NARAYAN DAS | in Agenda

The UN was formed in the aftermath of WWII, but the context has changed now with the focus shifting from Atlantic to Asia-Pacific, writes RUP NARAYAN DAS While the credibility of the United Nations and its architecture have at times raised question marks on its efficacy and effectiveness, in spite of...

Road to Rashtrapati Bhavan: No clarity on Opposition’s candidate

Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

There is a lot of speculation about who will be the BJP’s candidate for India’s President, but not many people are asking about the candidate of the Opposition. This was not the case earlier; at one point, there was a lot of discussion and debate over the Opposition’s candidate for...

Concern over new security law in Japan

Sunday, 09 Apr 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

The Japanese media is divided over the new law. Some are supporting it, while others feel it is against the nation’s pacifist stance, writes RAJARAM PANDA March 29, 2017, was a significant landmark in Japan’s security policy as it marked one year since the Shinzo Abe Government enacted the new security-related...


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HEC, Paras Healthcare to run Multi Super Speciality Hospital

18 Jan 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) and Paras Healthcare today announced to run a 300 bedded super speciality hospital providing tertiary care services in the Capital City. A PPP project for the same was signed by CMD, HEC, Avijit Ghosh and MD, Paras Healthcare, Dr Dharminder Nagar on Tuesday...

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