Sardar Patel’s rationale for a permanent civil service

Sardar Patel’s rationale for a permanent civil service

Friday, 28 January 2022 | Rakesh Sarwal/ Mrinali Dudi

Principles of new public management are needed to make administration facilitatory, rather than regulatory, to private enterprise and capital Good Governance is necessary for development and citizen’s satisfaction. One of the indicators used by the World Bank to measure Governance is its Effectiveness, measured in terms of the quality of the...

The US is in the grip of inflation

The US is in the grip of inflation

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 | ASHWANI MAHAJAN

The American policy makers are diverting attention from the real cause of inflation — excessive expansion of money supply Although inflation is a common phenomenon in most countries of the world including India, many past generations of Americans have never suffered the brunt of inflation. But in the last one year,...

No breakthrough in military-level Indo-China talks

No breakthrough in military-level Indo-China talks

Tuesday, 25 January 2022 | PK Vasudeva

The stalemate will continue and about 75,000 Indian troops will continue to occupy the positions along the LAC facing the PLA There was no breakthrough in the marathon military-level talks between India and China on January 13 with Beijing showing reluctance to complete troop disengagement at a friction point in eastern...

Tribals and their Religion

Tribals and their Religion

Tuesday, 25 January 2022 | VK Bahuguna

The Sanatana Dharma has ingredients of tribal worship Let us examine the theory of naming a few people as tribals by sociologists and others. The western media under the influence of Christianity has been for decades trying to declare tribals as indigenous people. The connotation of ‘indigenous’ in terms of the...

Fertiliser DBT stymied by lobbies for years

Fertiliser DBT stymied by lobbies for years

Tuesday, 25 January 2022 | Uttam Gupta

When a subsidised product is not available in the marketplace, the dubious characters will have nothing to prey upon It is budget time. After two years of splurge, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has alluded to a return to fiscal consolidation. A major area meriting attention is fertilizer subsidy which jumped from...

When fears are bottled up in a sea of worry

When fears are bottled up in a sea of worry

Monday, 24 January 2022 | SURAVI SHARMA KUMAR

Systematic desensitisation is what we all have gone through in the last two years; the pandemic seems to have dulled our ‘fear response' Once linear, life now seems circular. Schools opened. They closed again. In-person meetings had just been reinstated when, weeks back we were again told they would cease, with...

Fiscal Consolidation: The 2022 challenge

Fiscal Consolidation: The 2022 challenge

Monday, 24 January 2022 | Vinay K Srivastava

Not meeting disinvestment targets will nullify tax revenue gains The next budget would be against the backdrop of gradual recovery taking place in the economy hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and the emergence of the Omicron variant. The fiscal deficit that reached 4.6 per cent in FY19-20 against the budget estimate...

Breaking new ground to curb land litigation

Breaking new ground to curb land litigation

Monday, 24 January 2022 | AMAR DEVULAPALLI

Andhra Pradesh Govt has made a long-pending beginning among States by deciding to re-survey all land records to ensure that all title deeds are clean Land litigation is a nightmare across the country. Land records are not readily available or updated. Registration of land is a cumbersome affair. Proving land ownership...

State Editions

Temps to dip in State from today

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Guv unfurls Tricolour in BBSR

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Drug shop loots: Inter-State gang busted

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

BJP to guard misuse of panchyat funds

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Puri rape accused nabbed, sent to jail

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

3,407 to vie for 852 ZP seats

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Masterstroke

23 January 2022 | Sunday PIONEER | Sunday Pioneer

Sound of music

23 January 2022 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

CookSmart

23 January 2022 | Sunday PIONEER | Sunday Pioneer

‘We need to redefine success’

23 January 2022 | SUPRIYA RAMESH | Sunday Pioneer

Grand musical journey

23 January 2022 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime : ‘I want to reach out to more people with better stories’

23 January 2022 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer