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Police Training: OUGHT TO BE VALUE-BASED…

Police Training: OUGHT TO BE VALUE-BASED…

Police Training OUGHT TO BE VALUE-BASED By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) It is imperative to bring about a qualitative change in policing and training of police. The opinion is of none other than Prime Minister Modi, which he shared...
Cashless Transactions: BANKS GLOBALLY RAKE IT IN…

Cashless Transactions: BANKS GLOBALLY RAKE IT IN…

Cashless Transactions BANKS GLOBALLY RAKE IT IN By Shivaji Sarkar  People in the European Union, the US and Australia are today fighting a different battle. They want freedom from market abuse by the banks, as they find the banks coercive and online...
Embattled Farmers: INDIA’S BITTER HARVEST…

Embattled Farmers: INDIA’S BITTER HARVEST…

Embattled Farmers INDIA’S BITTER HARVEST By Moin Qazi   Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.— Thomas Jefferson Jefferson was one of civilizations wisest men,...
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46 Years On…: POVERTY SELLS….

46 Years On… POVERTY SELLS By Shivaji Sarkar Poverty sells even after 46 years of Indira Gandhi’s slogan “Garibi Hatao”. In fact, Prime Minister Modi’s demonetization is being seen by the marginalized and middle class as another opportunity...
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Officials-Made Chaos: I-T NEEDS TO BE REFORMED….

Officials-Made Chaos I-T NEEDS TO BE REFORMED By Shivaji Sarkar   India economy has been the pride of world. It has been showcased as the only growing economy – a proud moment for Indians particularly under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. That...
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Demonetising Currency: WILL IT CHECK BLACK MONEY?…

Demonetising Currency WILL IT CHECK BLACK MONEY? By Dhurjati Mukherjee   The Congress’ allegation that the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes is just a ploy by Modi to cover his failure to deliver on his election promise of cracking...
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SIMI Kaam Tamam: DO WE WANT LIVE TERRORISTS?…

SIMI  Kaam Tamam DO WE WANT LIVE TERRORISTS? By Poonam I Kaushish   “Gher ke kar do poora kaam tamam,” ominous words uttered in the wee hours of Monday 31 October morning which resulted in death of eight Students’ Islamic Movement of India...
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House of Tatas: MISTRY SURROUNDS SHAKEUP…

House of Tatas MISTRY SURROUNDS SHAKEUP By Shivaji Sarkar   The mystery around the shakeup in the Tata house may take some time to solve, Events are unfolding. A big question among many others is whether the change of guard happened suddenly? Most probably...
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SIMI Encounter Row: MP COMES UNDER FIRING LINE…

SIMI Encounter Row MP COMES UNDER FIRING LINE By Insaf   A fresh controversy has erupted over the reported encounter of eight undertrials of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in Madhya Pradesh. The killings have aroused suspicion with the...
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Roads & Connectivity: STRICT MONITORING CRUCIAL…

Roads & Connectivity STRICT MONITORING CRUCIAL By Dhurjati Mukherjee   The present NDA Government has rightly focussed on the roads sector as connectivity is the key to growth, specially in the rural and semi-urban areas of the country. According...
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BRICS Economics: CHANGING FINANCIAL MAKEUP…

BRICS Economics CHANGING FINANCIAL MAKEUP By Shivaji Sarkar   Political brouhaha subdued the economic gains made at the Goa BRICS summit. Business talk at the meet, as also on the sidelines, has largely played a significant role. This would include...
Air Pollution: CLAIMS LIVES, HARMS ECONOMY…

Air Pollution: CLAIMS LIVES, HARMS ECONOMY…

Air Pollution CLAIMS LIVES, HARMS ECONOMY By Dhurjati Mukherjee   A recently released report of the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has come out with some startling facts, the most important being that India lost 1.4 million...
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SAARC Meet Flattened: CASE OF CONGENITAL DISEASE…

SAARC Meet Flattened CASE OF CONGENITAL DISEASE By Dr. S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi)   In the present age of globalisation mingled with functional regional organisations, an exception is presented by SAARC. Failing to convene its...
GM Crops: ANSWER TO FOOD SECURITY? …

GM Crops: ANSWER TO FOOD SECURITY? …

GM Crops ANSWER TO FOOD SECURITY? By Dhurjati Muklherjee   It is significant to note that 109 Nobel laureates recently signed a letter urging the well-known environmental NGO, Greenpeace, to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs)...
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Frivolous Court Cases: GOVT MOVE TO CURB LITIGATION….

Economic Highlights Frivolous Court Cases GOVT MOVE TO CURB LITIGATION By Shivaji Sarkar   Government departments must cease to be compulsive litigants. The casual approach of “let the court decide” must be eschewed and condemned. The approach has...
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Elusive MFN Status: PAK LOSES, NOT INDIA…

Elusive MFN Status PAK LOSES, NOT INDIA By Shivaji Sarkar   The Indian sub-continent was an integrated market till 1947. Partition and consequent irresponsible Pakistani behaviour has led to its virtual isolation. Sabre-rattling Pakistan is imposing...
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Water Waters: SEVEN STATES DEADLOCKED…

Water Waters SEVEN STATES DEADLOCKED By Insaf   Rivers across India are on fire. Karnataka is just one State which is on the boil albeit with self immolations, strikes and violence following the Supreme Court’s order to release 15000 cusecs of...
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New RBI Governor: WILL HE FOLLOW RAJAN POLICY?…

New RBI Governor WILL HE FOLLOW RAJAN POLICY? By Dhurjati Mukherjee   The new RBI Governor, Urjit Patel, comes at a critical time faced with many challenges in maintaining the legacy of his predecessor, Raghuram Rajan. Ensuring undisruptive redemption...
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Nation On Strike: BANDH KARO YEH NATAK!…

Nation On Strike BANDH KARO YEH NATAK! By Poonam I Kaushish In this season of flood fury, civic apathy and economic disgruntlement, striking is the flavour of the season. Whereby, life came to a grinding halt Friday last when 10 Central unions with over...
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Water Management: COMMUNITY LAST REFUGE..

Water Management COMMUNITY LAST REFUGE By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi)   The Government of Tamil Nadu is planning to revive the age-old practice of community participation (known in Tamil as Kudimaramath) in the management of...
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