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Record stocks’ upsurge, mayhem for economy?

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Agenda

The stock market is booming. It is said to be a global trend, but the world economy is still weak. So, does this mean that it is a good time for investors? Nothing is predictable because whatever goes up, comes down The stock market is booming. It is said to be...

A case for making voting compulsory

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Prafull Goradia | in Agenda

Voting for all parliamentary and Assembly elections should be made compulsory by amending the Representation of the People Act. Such a reform would go a long way in electing competent representatives from those standing as candidates. Most importantly, what has come to be called as vote-bank politics would cease to...

Mystery of absent Presidents

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Gwynne Dyer | in Agenda

Absent Presidents in Nigeria and Zimbabwe have written two different stories. While Robert Mugabe is a case of a good man gone bad, Buhari is the opposite. Nevertheless, both have stoked uncertainities for their countries Newspapers still need copy to hold the advertisements apart even when nothing much is happening. So...

‘Maid in India’ episode is part of larger problem

Sunday, 16 Jul 2017 | Kanchan Gupta | in Agenda

The number of illegal aliens grows, menacingly and threateningly, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and, if not “Attock to Cuttack”, a phrase recently used by the Prime Minister, then definitely from Mysuru to Malda This past week, India’s National Capital Region was witness to a first of its kind violent incident. A...

Maharishi Vyasa, architect of Vedas

Sunday, 16 Jul 2017 | INDULATA DAS | in Agenda

Maharishi Vyasa is one of those gigantic personalities who designed the grand civilisation of India and transformed the land into the most sacred place on the earth. Vyasa, the worthy son of the great seer Parashara and Satyavati, was an intellectual giant (visalabuddhi), a great yogi (mahayogi), holder of an...

Low cost, key to business growth

Sunday, 16 Jul 2017 | Rushen Chahal | in Agenda

Growth hacking, a fast-growing marketing concept that uses creativity, logical reasoning and analysis to identify the most effective way to help a business grow, is going to be the highest paying job for the next few years Growth hacker, a term coined by Sean Ellis in 2010, is the new buzz...

In 48 hours, Modi in Israel sets right 70 years of folly

Sunday, 09 Jul 2017 | Kanchan Gupta | in Agenda

With Modi's visit to Israel, what little remained of the Nehruvian Consensus, moth-eaten and gnawed from within, has been discarded into the dustbin of history. From this point, India and Israel will travel together Jerusalem: History, it is often said, is written in stone and remains unchanged. That is, till history...

Responding to new job creation imperative

Sunday, 09 Jul 2017 | Sudip Bhattacharyya | in Agenda

The Modi Government’s push for Skill India, which is aimed to benefit micro, small and medium enterprises, has been commendable. Numerous programmes have been launched which have been acting as drivers for job growth. They must, however, sustain the momentum Ever since the Modi Government came to power, many national flagship...

Before privatisation talk, think of other ways

Sunday, 02 Jul 2017 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Agenda

Since liberalisation, profit has become aim of the Governments. Profit is not bad. But, since ancient times, India has never considered imparting of education, skilling and ethics as profitable business The state cannot abandon its duties and abdicate its responsibilities. The Niti Aayog has to realise it. The Aayog is...

Celebrating unsung healthcare heroes

Sunday, 02 Jul 2017 | Chandrakant Lahariya | in Agenda

Doctors are the unknown faces of the vast Indian healthcare system and must be better recognised by Government and society. Doctor's Day is one such opportunity Medicine is considered to be the ‘art and science' of healing; however, with increasing attention on specialist (and super-specialist) doctors and the race to adopt...


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DGP lauds Seema on retirement

27 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Praising her tenure in Home department, Director General of Police Rishi Shukla wished Principal Secretary of General Administration Department (GAD) Seema Sharma, better health and happy life before her retirement on Wednesday. DGP Shukla said that during her tenure as Home department, at administrative level she understood problems and challenges of the department and took positive initiatives over the proposals which were the remarkable achievement of her tenure...

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