Promise of jobs: A big election agenda

Promise of jobs: A big election agenda

Thursday, 03 January 2019 | Balwant Mehta

Forget the growth estimates and projections, the fact remains that employment levels in India are far too low. The BJP Government will have to face some troubling questions on job numbers in the Lok Sabha election Two key problems emerged from last year’s Assembly election — job crisis and farm distress....

In fear of Mohajir militancy

In fear of Mohajir militancy

Monday, 31 December 2018 | Aveek Sen

With a history of state-led operations against the Mohajirs, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement suspects the Pakistan military’s role behind the murder of Abidi. Only a fair probe can clear the air A senior member of a major Pakistani political party, Syed Ali Raza Abidi, was assassinated by unidentified people (Na maloom...

Myths about Jinnah's last words

Saturday, 29 December 2018 | Nadeem Paracha

Like an impressionable teenager, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan circulated a video of Dr Israr Ahmed claiming that the Quaid advocated a caliphate from his deathbed, when the claim is highly suspicious On December 14, 2018, Prime Minister Imran Khan uploaded two short videos of eminent Islamic scholar Dr Israr Ahmed....

Towards a more friendly GST

Saturday, 29 December 2018 | Sanju Verma

Slowly but steadily, India is making the move towards a less flawed system of implementation. Lower tax rates will ensure wider coverage The 31st Goods and Services Tax (GST) council meet on December 22, 2018, undertook some sweeping changes. Most important of all, tax slabs for more than 30 items were...

India scores in climate politics

India scores in climate politics

Saturday, 29 December 2018 | VK Bahuguna

Given that the country is well on course to achieving its targets much ahead of the deadlines, a holistic approach to the climate change mitigation process will lead to meaningful action The global climate change negotiation under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is held periodically under the...

How to face fears, risks in derivatives

Friday, 28 December 2018 | Hima Bindu Kota

Stock market trading is considered to be extremely risky. The problem multiplies when one trades in F&Os because they are contractual in nature. Investors must weigh their options before spending money in them. Associated risks are many In India, an investor who wants to trade in derivatives, has several options at...

The truth about plastics

Friday, 28 December 2018 | Navneet Anand

Plastic is bad for the environment but the virgin variant can be recycled for road surfacing. The challenge for our country is to beat perceptions Winston Churchill had once rightly said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.” Dr Rajagopalan Vasudevan, a professor of Chemistry at Madurai’s Thiagarajar...

Understanding the real Sita

Understanding the real Sita

Friday, 28 December 2018 | Sachida Nand Jha

Maithili versions of Ramayana embody the quintessence of our collective national consciousness which is effectively being reinforced by the linguistic plurality and cultural diversity in India What I wish to do in this article is to situate some versions of the Ramayana, such as the Mithilabhasha Ramayana by Chanda Jha, Rameshwar...

State Editions

Recalling “Humanist” MN Roy’s Deep bond with Doon

21 January 2019 | JASKIRAN CHOPRA | Dehradun

Divorcee’s body found in home

21 January 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Migration from the mountains & how to check it

21 January 2019 | Ashish Joshi | Dehradun

Opp condemns BJP MLA’s remark against Mayawati

21 January 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

BJP MLA apologises for remarks on Mayawati

21 January 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Globe Trotting

20 January 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Sharif not completely well, says special medical board

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Bangladesh PM Hasina says Govt will work for all

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer