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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...

Need to fight eco challenges on multiple fronts, says CEA

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The economy is facing multiple headwinds and there is a need to attack them on various fronts, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian said on Saturday. “We have lots of challenges ahead. We have seen growth slowing down and investment not picking up. So, we have to attack this problem on...

Subramanian to get extension as CEA for one year, says FM

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

The Government will extend the term of Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian by one year till October 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. Subramanian, a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, was appointed India’s Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) in October 2014. His term was for...

FinMin: Scope for further rate cut by Reserve Bank

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

As the Government scrambles for measures to boost the slowing economy, a top finance ministry official on Saturday said there is scope for an RBI rate cut at the next policy review as retail inflation continues to be low. The statement comes ahead of the Reserve Bank's bi- monthly monetary...

To counter downturn NALCO to expand to new ‘immune’ sectors

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | PTI | BHUBANESHWAR | in Sunday Pioneer

Faced with a muted global metal market and a weak bottomline, aluminium major NALCO on Saturday announced plans to diversify into areas like green power, caustic soda and merchant mining, which are ‘immune’ to downturns. Given the ‘tough going’ in the market, NALCO is framing a New Business Model (NBM) and...


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Various events mark Swacchta Bharat Mission programme

25 Sep 2017 | PNS | Indore

To observe the third anniversary of Swacchta Bharat Mission, various events are being held in city. Indore Mayor Malini Laxman Singh Gaud and Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) Commissioner Manish Singh have instructed to organize events marking the D-day, ie October 2...

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