China IP theft: A Herculean task for Trump

China IP theft: A Herculean task for Trump

Friday, 15 March 2019 | Makhan Saikia

China's opaque judicial system makes foreign enterprises’ fight to secure IP rights a formidable task.  Looking at China’s poor global trade compliance records so far, President Trump requires more manoeuvring tactics to encounter a recalcitrant Beijing administration either through tariffs or with the help of arbitration to save the treasured...

Delhi imbroglio

Delhi imbroglio

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | Pioneer

The Congress-AAP alliance is over with Rahul Gandhi exhorting party cadres to win all seven seats For all practical purposes, alliance talks between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi have dissipated into thin air, striking a crucial blow to the entire Opposition front at a time when...

Don’t misuse our forces

Don’t misuse our forces

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | Ashok K Mehta

Crass politicisation of the Army is this government’s way of perpetuating cardinal sin. The EC must go beyond banning militarised banners, outlaw mention of operations A plethora of sweeping phraseology — “game-changer,” “paradigm shift” and even “calling Pakistan’s nuclear bluff” — has entered the strategic discourse post-Balakot, signalling a turning point...

Nirav’s London stay

Nirav’s London stay

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Pioneer

Visuals of the fugitive businessman may anger us but extradition from UK is a complex process The visuals of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, the key accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank scam, roaming freely in London may have challenged our sense of comeuppance but fact is that...

Test of democracy

Test of democracy

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Pioneer

As India makes its choice between polarities, EC prioritises logistical efficiency of the world’s biggest voting exercise The General Elections in India are nothing short of a carnival, of people turning out in huge numbers to exercise their rights and choices in the world’s most populous democracy. And for all the chaos...

Ayodhya peace

Ayodhya peace

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | A Surya Prakash

For an amicable settlement to this festering problem, it is essential for the country to move out of the bind that it has been in for the last several decades The Supreme Court’s recent decision to appoint three mediators to attempt a solution through mediation of the vexed Ram Janmabhoomi issue...

Green rap on cars

Green rap on cars

Monday, 11 March 2019 | Pioneer

NGT increases fine for Volkswagen's cheat devices but only stop-sales caveats world over will keep carmakers in check Do fines work for car majors, who violate emission norms from country to country by implanting cheat devices to escape test thresholds? Do they work for our cities that are already reeling under...

Olive branch season

Olive branch season

Monday, 11 March 2019 | Pioneer

Congress has to bend in its dealing with regional parties even as it offers SP-BSP seats in Maharashtra Truth be told, the Congress needs to accommodate the federal front a bit more seriously if it indeed wants the mahagathbandhan to work on the ground for the Lok Sabha election and keep...