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Poll Eve Politics: LESSONS FROM SPLIT UP…

Poll Eve Politics LESSONS FROM SPLIT UP By S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Assembly elections are to take place in five States – Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh – between 11 February and 8 March. Coming in the...
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Goa Assembly Polls: FOCUS ON SPECIAL STATUS?…

Goa Assembly Polls FOCUS ON SPECIAL STATUS? By Eduardo Faleiro The Election Commission has announced the dates for the Assembly elections to Goa along with four other States. February 4th is when the people of this tiniest State will cast their vote for...
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Black Money Check: NOTE BAN NOT AN ANSWER…

Black Money Check NOTE BAN NOT AN ANSWER By Dhurjati Mukherjee   A section of experts believe that like energy, black money cannot be destroyed, it can change form and that has actually happened. Thus, Prime Minister Modi’s crusade against black money...
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Note Ban Gamble: 2017, LANDMARK FOR ECONOMY?…

Note Ban Gamble 2017, LANDMARK FOR ECONOMY? By Shivaji Sarkar   The note ban is envisaged to change the course of the economy and politics in 2017. It has raised aspirations and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to deliver at a more feverish...
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Permanent Water Tribunal: SPEEDY RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES…

Permanent Water Tribunal SPEEDY RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR,  New Delhi) The Union Government is reported to have decided to set up a single statutory permanent tribunal to adjudicate all inter-State river water...
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Cashless Plot: MNCs ENSLAVE PEOPLE …

Cashless Plot MNCs ENSLAVE PEOPLE By Shivaji Sarkar “Terrorists are no longer public enemies’ number one nor are the drug lords, human traffickers, arms dealers, cyber terrorists or any other do-badder. Today, the biggest threat to global peace and...
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Liquor Policy & Trade: WANTED NATIONAL ACTION PLAN…

Liquor Policy & Trade WANTED NATIONAL ACTION PLAN By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi The Supreme Court ordered a ban on all liquor shops on national as well as State highways across the country. The licences of existing shops will...
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Demonetisation Row: UPA INACTIVE ON PAK DESIGNS…

Demonetisation Row UPA INACTIVE ON PAK DESIGNS By Proloy Bagchi The e-mails had been doing the rounds for sometime carrying the supposed facts regarding reasons for the sudden demonetisation but one couldn’t really believe all that was conveyed in these....
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Post-Amma AIADMK: STATE OF INNER PARTY DEMOCRACY….

Post-Amma AIADMK STATE OF INNER PARTY DEMOCRACY By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Even before completion of the last rites of Jayalalithaa, one of the most popular Chief Ministers the country has seen, speculation was rife over succession...
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...
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