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Severe Heat Wave: STATES BECOME INNOVATIVE….

Severe Heat Wave States BECOME INNOVATIVE By Insaf   The severe heat wave sweeping across the country has created an unprecedented situation. Already, over 4204 people have died between January-March. Complicating the rising temperatures, Union Capital...
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UK’s Referendum Gamble: O BREXIT OR NOT TO BREXIT …

UK’s Referendum Gamble O BREXIT OR NOT TO BREXIT By Amrita Banerjee (School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi)   In his last visit to the UK as President, Barack Obama set the tone of his three-day visit by making an impassioned appeal...
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IPL Or India Pani Lapata: PARCHED THROATS BECKON FUTURE…

IPL Or India Pani Lapata PARCHED THROATS BECKON FUTURE By Poonam I Kaushish “Mama, what’s the big deal about water? Just give them Pepsi instead.” A reaction of an eight year-old urban kid to the famine sweeping across the country. Words which...
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Nation’s Loss, One Man Gains: LET NO TUGHLAQ RULE DELHI…

Nation’s Loss, One Man Gains LET NO TUGHLAQ RULE DELHI By Shivaji Sarkar   The national Capital — Delhi- belongs to the country and Delhiites are not its sole custodian. But Delhi suffers from Tughlaqs time to time. The latest Tughlaqi decision...
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Uttarakhand Fiasco: CENTRE’S EMBARASSING SETBACK….

Uttarakhand Fiasco CENTRE’S EMBARASSING SETBACK By Insaf Prime Minister Modi and team BJP has had to eat crow with its adventurism in Uttarakhand.  By quashing the imposition of President’s rule in the State, the High Court must even make Rashtrapati...
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“Temple Entry”: WOMEN, DALITS BATTLE AHEAD….

“Temple Entry” WOMEN, DALITS BATTLE AHEAD By Proloy Bagchi   Trupti Desai of Bhumata Brigade was beaten up the other day simply for entering the sanctum of Mahalaxmi Temple at Kolhapur, Maharashtra in a dress that is generally used by women in...
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Bharat Mata: OF SYMBOL AND SUBSTANCE…

Bharat Mata OF SYMBOL AND SUBSTANCE By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The latest controversy in the series of unwanted emotionally-charged issues dividing people just for the sake of it has erupted over chanting “Bharat Mata ki...
Bridge Collapse Disasters: MAN-MADE, OR ‘ACT OF GOD’ ?  …

Bridge Collapse Disasters: MAN-MADE, OR ‘ACT OF GOD’ ? …

Bridge Collapse Disasters MAN-MADE, OR ‘ACT OF GOD’ ?  By Vinod Sharma   The latest incident of an under-construction bridge collapse in Kolkata’s busy Bara Bazar area, which claimed 27 innocent lives, has sounded alarming bells about the safety...
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The Panama Papers: ‘LEAKS’ THAT SHOOK THE WORLD…

The Panama Papers  ‘LEAKS’ THAT SHOOK THE WORLD By Amrita Banerjee (School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi)   The leak of over 11.5 million secret documents from Panama based-law firm Mossack Fonseca continues to shake political leaderships...
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Rising Farmers Suicide: AACHAA, WHO MAR GAYA KYA?…

Rising Farmers Suicide AACHAA, WHO MAR GAYA KYA? By Poonam I Kaushish   “People are dying. You are not serious. This is not some picnic….How can you waste water on stadiums. Are people more important or IPL matches?” Anguished words espoused by...
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RBI Rate Cut: LOOK BEYOND TO SPUR GROWTH…

RBI Rate Cut LOOK BEYOND TO SPUR GROWTH By Shivaji Sarkar   The Reserve Bank of India cuts repo rates by 25 points leading to a new low in interest rates of 6.25 per cent. Petrol price was hiked by Rs 5.26 and diesel by Rs 2.98 in three weeks and...
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Nationalism Controversy Rages: BHARAT MATA KI JAI, WHATS IN A SLOGAN…

Nationalism Controversy Rages Bharat Mata Ki Jai, whats in a Slogan By Insaf   Gandhi land Gujarat has set the ball rolling in avowing Bharat Mata Ki Jai compulsory.  Whereby, four Gujarati schools have made it binding for those seeking school admissions...
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at the Opening Plenary of the Nuclear Security Summit 2016, in Washington DC on April 01, 2016.

Nuclear Security Summit: INDIA AFFIRMS COMMITMENT…

Nuclear Security Summit INDIA AFFIRMS COMMITMENT By Amrita Banerjee (School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi)   With the constant onslaught of terrorist attacks and the scourge of nuclear terrorism hanging precariously in this tech-savvy...
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Inflation & Govt Regulators HOLISTIC APPROACH CRITICAL

Inflation & Govt Regulators HOLISTIC APPROACH CRITICAL By Shivaji Sarkar  The Government needs to pursue policies that ease inflation and reduce prices to lubricate the economy. This is so because the trap laid by previous regimes is seemingly tightening....
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Muslim Women’s Rights: UNIFORM CIVIL CODE VITAL ….

Muslim Women’s Rights UNIFORM CIVIL CODE VITAL By Oishee Mukherjee It may be an agonizing wait for Muslim women yearning to be freed from the shackles of personal laws. However, the silver lining is that Supreme Court is seized of the matter and there...
The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley launching the Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), at a function, in New Delhi on November 18, 2014.

Macro-Economic Imbalances High: LOW RATES INVITATION TO LOOT…

Macro-Economic Imbalances High LOW RATES INVITATION TO LOOT By Shivaji Sarkar Savings is being disincentivised and loot of public money is being condoned and incentivised.  As lower interest rates on deposits is a direct invitation to loot by the biggest...
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Pokhara Dialogue: PICKING UP THREAD WITH PAK…

Pokhara Dialogue PICKING UP THREAD WITH PAK By Vinod Sharma  The rhetoric exchange of pleasantries and bonhomie New Delhi shared with Islamabad on the sidelines of SAARC Foreign Ministers’ Conference at Pokhara in Nepal has again brought the issue...
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Bharat Mata Ki Jai: NEW RULES OF PATRIOTISM….

Bharat Mata Ki Jai NEW RULES OF PATRIOTISM By Poonam I Kaushish A tempest in a tea pot or a great Mother India wiggle? A nationalistic question which depends on whether one wears his love for motherland on his sleeve or not. Whereby all true-blue Indians...
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Reservation Demand: REVIEW TO ENSURE SOCIAL JUSTICE…

Reservation Demand REVIEW TO ENSURE SOCIAL JUSTICE By Dhurjati Mukherjee  The Jats in Haryana have raised the reservation bogey to scary heights. They warn that if their demands, including withdrawal of criminal cases following the mayhem that rocked...
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Mallya Just A Peg: JPC VITAL TO EXPOSE BANKS…

Mallya Just A Peg JPC VITAL TO EXPOSE BANKS By Shivaji Sarkar   Is it riches to rag story? No, it is just not one of the biggest defaulters Vijay Mallya, who virtually received unsecured loans of Rs 9,000 from consortium of banks. He has left and gone...
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