China’s new population policy a long shot

China’s new population policy a long shot

Sunday, 13 June 2021 | Makhan Saikia

China’s current demographic structure is bringing a new reality to the forefront. The seventh National Census conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBSC) in 2020 records the slowest population growth in decades since 1950s. As per the census, China’s population stands at 1.41 billion. It’s an increase...

Good intent

Good intent

Thursday, 10 June 2021 | Pioneer

The Election Commission of India is pushing the Government over the next batch of electoral reforms The Election Commission, trolled by the non-BJP parties during the last round of Assembly elections for reasons ranging from impartiality towards the Opposition and alleged kowtowing before the BJP Government, took the lead this time...

Likud oxygen  for Israel’s polity

Likud oxygen for Israel’s polity

Thursday, 10 June 2021 | Priyadarshi Dutta

Irrespective of whether Netanyahu stays or goes, it can’t be denied that his Likud party has changed the contours of Israeli politics forever With four inconclusive elections to the Knesset in the last two years, Israel’s politics is badly fragmented. While Likud is still the leading party in the 24th Knesset,...

Safety first

Safety first

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 | Pioneer

As booze shops open, the Delhi Govt is ensuring strict compliance of COVID-appropriate behaviour While frequently at loggerheads with the Centre over the issues of its constitutional powers, medical oxygen supply, the dearth of vaccine doses and the delivery of ration at the citizens’ doorstep, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government has...

Wide Angle

Wide Angle

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 | Pioneer

Hurting the BJP outside West Bengal seems to be the TMC’s game plan The Trinamool Congress harbours political ambitions outside West Bengal. Nothing new, but the fresh assertion by Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, the newly-appointed party general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, smacks of a spirit to take on the BJP rekindled by its...

A salad coalition can lead Israel?

A salad coalition can lead Israel?

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 | Priyadarshi Dutta

The nation is facing a chronic problem of splintered democracy. Can the new disparate coalition deliver a stable Government or will Likud spring back? The four elections to the Knesset (Parliament) within two years— between April 9, 2019, and March 23, 2021 — notwithstanding, the political picture in Israel is...

Trouble in Nepal

Trouble in Nepal

Tuesday, 08 June 2021 | Pioneer

Its Supreme Court has formed a new Bench to help tide over the constitutional crisis there Our immediate Himalayan neighbour, Nepal, seems to be slowly but steadily slipping into the anarchic ways of Myanmar. Just like the Generals of the armed forces of Myanmar (called the Tatmadaw), Nepal’s acting Prime Minister...

Vaccine hesitancy

Vaccine hesitancy

Tuesday, 08 June 2021 | Pioneer

People, especially in rural and low-income areas, are in mortal dread of getting the jab It is over a fortnight since hundreds of Government vaccination centres for the 18-44 age group in Delhi have remained shut because of vaccine shortage. The story is the same in several other States. It is...

Sunday Edition

Talktime : ‘I have said no to many films initially’

13 June 2021 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Be smart, keep cool

13 June 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

‘Acting is my passion, love being part of this magical world’

13 June 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

WeeklyNatter

13 June 2021 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

World Wide Web of Artificial Intelligence

13 June 2021 | Akshat Tyagi | Agenda

The vaccine solution

13 June 2021 | Sonu Shivdasani | Agenda