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Chinese $46 b Pak Corridor: INDIA MUST ACT DEFTLY TO STALL IT…

Chinese $46 b Pak Corridor INDIA MUST ACT DEFTLY TO STALL IT By Shivaji Sarkar Khunjerab means “Valley of Blood,” which locals, on the northern border of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in Gilgit-Baltistan, Hunza-Nagar areas that connect Kashgar in the...
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Kashmir Muddle: GUNS OR ROSES? HAVE YOUR PICK…

Kashmir Muddle GUNS OR ROSES? HAVE YOUR PICK By Poonam I Kaushish   The travails of picturesque Kashmir continue. Today, the Valley is again under siege of stone pelting mobs and curfew, following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan...
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Disinformation leading Kashmiris astray: BEWARE OF PAK’s DIABOLICAL INTENT …

Disinformation leading Kashmiris astray BEWARE OF PAK’s DIABOLICAL INTENT By Proloy Bagchi   The Indian Army’s presence in Kashmir is a “most brutal and deceptive occupations of modern times”, avers a recent article in Outlook magazine. Certainly,...
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‘Criminal’ States: ONE THIRD ARE MINISTERS…

‘Criminal’ States ONE THIRD ARE MINISTERS By Insaf   Would one get a job with a criminal record? Never, but shockingly over 34 per cent criminals adorn the Treasury Benches in various States. Bluntly, out of 609 Ministers analysed from 29 State...
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New Aviation Policy: WILL IT BE A GAME CHANGER? …

New Aviation Policy WILL IT BE A GAME CHANGER? By Dhurjati Mukherjee India has the potential to be among the top nations of the world in terms of domestic and international passenger traffic. However, despite a strong middle class of about 30 crores...
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GST= 1 Central + 29 State Laws: NO END TO MULTIPLE TAXES…

GST= 1 Central + 29 State Laws NO END TO MULTIPLE TAXES By Shivaji Sarkar The goods and services tax (GST) is projected to set a new dimension in taxes through a supposed uniform rate across the country, something any nation would want. Ideally speaking,...
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No Fuel Is Clean: WHY NOT BAN CNG ALSO?…

No Fuel Is Clean WHY NOT BAN CNG ALSO? By Shivaji Sarkar Various Sarkari regulators like the National Green Tribunal (NGT) are functioning more with enthusiasm and ignoring the basic tenets of law along-with its impact on gradual wealth formation and...
A view of PSLV-C24 at its launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota of Andhra Pradesh on April 1, 2014. The Launch Vehicle is scheduled to carry India's navigatinoal Satellite IRNSS- 1B on 4th April 2014.

Youth Power Launches Satellite: PUNE COLLEGE DISCOVERS “SELF”…

Youth Power Launches Satellite PUNE COLLEGE DISCOVERS “SELF” By Nikhil Gajendragadkar   Three cheers for the students of the College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) for achieving a rare feat by creating and sending a satellite to space. Coming on...
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Govt’s Unnecessary Taxes,: DO AWAY WITH INCOME TAX!…

Govt’s Unnecessary Taxes, DO AWAY WITH INCOME TAX! By Shivaji Sarkar   The Government’s concern of bringing “black money” into the open is laudable. However, it also needs to do a study on why people do not want to pay taxes on their legitimate...
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Educational Reforms: WILL JAVEDKAR DELIVER?…

Educational Reforms WILL JAVEDKAR DELIVER? By Dhurjati Mukherjee Better late than never. The removal of HRD Minister Smriti Irani was a much delayed decision as many educationists across the country were upset with her style of functioning. The corridors...
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Europe Falls: LESSONS FOR INDIA…

Europe Falls LESSONS FOR INDIA By Shivaji Sarkar   India needs to be cautious. Whereby, it needs to prepare for a futuristic change in economic, trade and diplomatic policy. True, this might appear far-fetched, but Brexit could mark the beginning of...
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National Food Security Act: STATES REDUCE HUNGER…

National Food Security Act STATES REDUCE HUNGER By Insaf   What the Centre proposes, the States dispose. This rings true vis-à-vis the National Food Security Act enacted three years ago which guarantees cheaper foodgrains to two-thirds of the population....
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Impact Of BREXIT: NATION Vs REGION Vs GLOBAL…

Impact Of BREXIT NATION Vs REGION Vs GLOBAL By Dr.S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi)   The exit of Britain from the European Union by a referendum, Brexit is doubtlessly the biggest development in international relations this decade....
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Stressed Assets: CAN CRISIS BE AVERTED?…

Stressed Assets CAN CRISIS BE AVERTED? By Dhurjati Mukherjee  The Government has decided to empower and protect State-owned banks to make commercially prudent settlements in cases of stressed assets. This was underscored by Finance Minister Jaitley recently...
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Ties With US: MODI: INDIA UNSTOPPABLE…

Ties With US MODI: INDIA UNSTOPPABLE By Shivaji Sarkar   Prime Minister Modi’s diplomacy is paying. He has vowed not only to “work shoulder to shoulder” with the US but also brought Switzerland, Mexico, Qatar and Afghanistan closer to his fight...
Draft National Policy: STOP IGNORING WOMEN’s RIGHTS…

Draft National Policy: STOP IGNORING WOMEN’s RIGHTS…

Draft National Policy: STOP IGNORING WOMEN’s RIGHTS By Dhurjati Mukherjee The Government’s recently released draft national policy for women surprisingly has left out marital rape, pre-nuptial agreements and personal laws. Though personal laws might...
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Money Power In Polls: WHO WILL BELL THE CAT?…

Money Power In Polls WHO WILL BELL THE CAT? By Dr.S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) A major TV sting operation has exposed the degeneration of electoral practices and enter the Rajya Sabha in its biennial polls on Saturday to  a new low. Shockingly,...
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Racial Attacks: IS INDIA AFROPHOBIC?…

Racial Attacks IS INDIA AFROPHOBIC? By Amrita Banerjee (School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi) With attacks on African nationals continuing to hog limelight, the crucial question of whether the world’s largest democracy is colour and race...
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National Policy for Women: FUTILE, SANS PUBLIC SUPPORT…

National Policy for Women FUTILE, SANS PUBLIC SUPPORT By Dr. S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Amidst increasing cases of violence against women along-with growing demand for gender equality and justice by women’s groups, the Draft National...
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Jobless Growth: SERIOUS CHALLENGE FOR MODI…

Jobless Growth SERIOUS CHALLENGE FOR MODI By Dhurjati Mukherjee With the NDA Government completing two years, one can safely say that though the economy is moving on expected lines without any scandals, the performance evaluation would, to a great extent,...
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