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Trump’s war doctrine debuts at UN

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

Not stopping at threatening to destroy North Korea, Donald Trump chose to adopt a confrontational approach in solving global challenges — from Iran to Venezuela — and resolved to defend the US sovereignty North Korea continues to hog international limelight because of its continuous launch of missiles, nuclear tests and relentless surge in developing the nuclear weapons technology in defiance of the UN Security Council resolutions. It seems the patience of the world leaders is wearing thin because of such sabre-rattling....

Briefly speaking

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Agencies | in Agenda

EXPRESSIVE WRITING TO BEAT STRESS Do you get worried, stressed and anxious when your boss entrusts a task to you? There is, however, a way to handle the task efficiently without placing yourself under undue stress. Expressing your feelings on a sheet of paper can cool your brain and help...

Astroturf : An exercise in self-actualisation

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

The existential order happens to be a unified organism, where no individual existence has a reality, independent of the entirety. So, a continuum exists through the entire span of the existential order. Obviously therefore, variation if any at any point of the space shall impact far and wide. Accordingly, any...

Mamata’s minorityism rides roughshod over Hindu sentiments

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Kanchan Gupta | in Agenda

The lion that Durga rides is made of clay and dissolves in the water in which the murti is immersed after Puja is over. Tiger Mamata Banerjee rides is proverbial: She will increasingly find it difficult to get off her mount lest it turn on her This past week has not...

The problem with energy efficiency

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Nitish Arora and Jonathan D Syiemlieh | in Agenda

India needs a salient mix of fiscal and information-based instrument to target improvements in energy efficiency write, Nitish Arora & Jonathan D Syiemlieh Residential electricity consumption in India has gone up by 50 times since 1971. Currently, this sector accounts for 24 per cent of the total consumption. Demand is further...

Reimagining the role of a good teacher

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Mantu Kumar | in Agenda

Though teachers are working under pressure and their intentions are generally good, but despite all endeavours, the purpose of the society is not getting fulfilled. The reason lies in the unconscious level of awareness of the teachers, which is the seat of implicit attitude. Often, that teachers teach by chance...

Ethics and the attorney

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Agenda

Even as the courts and Governments are expressing concern about the mounting cases, the reality is that misuse of law has become rampant, with innocent citizens becoming victims. There was a time when ignorance was blamed for all this. The assumption that little knowledge is dangerous has given way to...

North Korea through a traveller's eyes

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | Abhijit Iyer-Mitra | in Agenda

You realise this is just a normal country with normal people like you or me. Normal as it is, it is also a unique anthropological and sociological experience with some of the most beautiful sceneries you will ever see Ever feel nostalgic about pre-liberalisation India? Those beautiful empty streets of Lutyens’...

Uncanny ode to freedom

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | in Agenda

A State of Freedom Author- Neel Mukherjee Publisher- Penguin Random House, Rs 545 Searing and uncanny in equal measure, Neel Mukherjee’s new book, A State of Freedom, is not a saga of unmitigated despair — there is struggle, there is strife, and there is the shimmering ghost of hope, writes ANUBHAV PRADHAN Grimy, disturbing,...

A rare gem in history

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | Avantika Pokhriyal | in Agenda

MARGOT Author- REBA SOM Publisher- PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, Rs 599 Margot set up a school in Bengal under Swami Vivekananda’s direction. She adopted India as her own land and spent her entire life for the betterment of the people, writes AVANTIKA POKHRIYAL Reba Som’s Margot is not a book that one comes across every...

Demonetisation: Most successful game changer for Indian economy

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Agenda

As a matter of fact, demonetisation has won the battle resoundingly on a whole host of fronts. Those who accuse the Government of shifting goalposts, reek of mala fide ignorance because economies and economic goalposts have always been fluid, dynamic and ever changing in contemporary times This is the first instance...


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CM: Foundation for Patratu plant soon

24 Sep 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Saturday said that the foundation for new power plant at Patratu — a joint venture of Jharkhand Government and National Thermal Power Corruption (NTPC) will be laid soon. During a meeting with NTPC Chairman Gurdeep Singh here on Thursday CM said that the plant will not only fill the energy gap in State but will also be able to supply power to other States...

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