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Village Adoption Scheme: DEPOLITICISING DEVELOPMENT …

Village Adoption Scheme DEPOLITICISING DEVELOPMENT By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR. New Delhi) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) a week ago for creating model villages throughout the country....
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Unclean India: REVOLUTIONISE ATTITUDES…

Unclean India REVOLUTIONISE ATTITUDES By Proloy Bagchi Around thirty years ago while on a visit to the Peoples’ Republic of China I used to watch Chinese films on the small black & white TV set having nothing to do in the evenings. True, I did...
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India-Australia Ties: RED CARPET AWAITS MODI…

India-Australia Ties RED CARPET AWAITS MODI By Ashok B Sharma Relations between India and Australia in the Asia-Pacific region seem to be warming up. After Tony Abbott’s recent visit to India, it is now the turn for Australia to lay the red carpet for...
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Hi-Tech Producer: INDIA TAKES FIRST STEP…

Hi-Tech Producer INDIA TAKES FIRST STEP By Shivaji Sarkar The Narendra Modi government is getting into action mode. It has set the defence industry free from controls of the socialist era and mulls over Production Price Index (PPI) to replace Wholesale...
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Jobless Growth: SKILL DEVELOPMENT CRITICAL …

Jobless Growth SKILL DEVELOPMENT CRITICAL By Dhurjati Mukherjee Can India’s dream of becoming the greatest powerhouse of youth in the world, be realised? While the adage goes “if there’s a will, there’s a way”, it is a tough challenge for the...
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New Foreign Trade Policy: FOCUS ON LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA..

New Foreign Trade Policy FOCUS ON LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA By Ashok B Sharma India’s foreign trade has badly suffered since August-September 2008, the beginning of the global financial crisis and the subsequent sovereign crisis shock in Euro zone. Wherein,...
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Clean India Campaign: LONG OVERDUE REVOLUTION…

Clean India Campaign LONG OVERDUE REVOLUTION By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) The nation was given a dose of an exciting experience on Gandhi Jayanthi to watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the...
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US Investments: MODI HARD SELLS INDIA…

US Investments MODI HARD SELLS INDIA By Shivaji Sarkar   Prime Minister Narendra Modi means business. That is what the US visit was all about. He did not conceal that either as he told the packed crowd of American corporate leaders. And he was candid....
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Swachh Bharat : MISSION OR TAMASHA?…

Swachh Bharat MISSION OR TAMASHA? By Insaf  Has the nation been ‘swept’ off its feet by Prime Minister Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan? An honest answer will be known only in 2019, i.e. whether in the next five years the goal of a clean India has...
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in a bilateral meeting with the US President, Barack Obama, at the White House, in Washington DC on September 30, 2014.

Modi US Visit : TOUGH TALK, ACTION AWAITED…

Modi US Visit TOUGH TALK, ACTION AWAITED By Ashok B Sharma ‘Chalein Saath Saath – Forward Together We Go’ is the clarion call jointly given by the two leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama. This may enthuse many as...
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Right to Education: IS GANDHIAN IDEAL REALISED?…

Right to Education IS GANDHIAN IDEAL REALISED? By Dhurjati Mukherjee The nation today observes Mahatma Gandhi’s 150 birth anniversary with the launch of “Mission Swacch Bharat” in the hope of realising his dream of a clean India. However, while...
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Jayalalithaa Convicted: WILL NETAS SEE LIGHT?…

Jayalalithaa Convicted WILL NETAS SEE LIGHT? By Poonam I Kaushish What goes around comes around. Circa 1996: Subramanian Swamy, then Janata Party leader files a case against AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa and three associates, close friend Sasikala, Sasikala’s...
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‘Make In India’: ROLLING OUT TRADE CARPET…

‘Make In India’ ROLLING OUT TRADE CARPET By Shivaji Sarkar The war is official. India’s prowling lion is pitted against the howling dragon. The day Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his morale-boosting “Make in India”, China also launched...
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Indo-China Tension: BOUNDARY DISPUTE UNRESOLVED…

Indo-China Tension BOUNDARY DISPUTE UNRESOLVED By Ashok B Sharma It may seem puzzling to some about the rhetoric of “regional war” coming out of Beijing just after the Chinese President Xi Jinping returned after a receiving a warm reception in India...
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J&K Polls: GOVERNOR RULE IMMINENT?…

What next? This question is now uppermost in the minds of analysts and avid Kashmir watchers, who are waiting with bated breath as to when, not if, Governor’s rule will be imposed in Jammu and Kashmir. Even the most optimistic supporters of the National...
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi shaking hands with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, after signing of agreements, at Hyatt Hotel, Ahmedabad on September 17, 2014.

Chinese Investments: INDIA MUST WIN TRADE TERRITORIES…

Chinese Investments INDIA MUST WIN TRADE TERRITORIES By Shivaji Sarkar   It was no veni vidi vici for Chinese president Xi Jinping. He wants to conquer Indian land but not hearts. His $20 billion investment promise is more a show off to suggest he...
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Islamic State: EVIL LURKS ACROSS BORDERS…

Islamic State EVIL LURKS ACROSS BORDERS By Proloy Bagchi  These medieval marauding brutes of Islamic State of Iraq & Levant need to be stopped in their tracks. Working through a Caliphate these brutes are spreading death and depredation in the areas...
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Our Political Terrorists: ABDICATING RESPONSIBILITY, TOH KYA?…

Our Political Terrorists ABDICATING RESPONSIBILITY, TOH KYA? By Poonam I Kaushish A friend with her family went to attend a wedding in picturesque Kashmir. Till all hell broke lose on black Sunday last and the celebrations turned into a deluge of humungous...
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Relook Jan Dhan: NEEDS OUT-OF-BOX THINKING…

Relook Jan Dhan NEEDS OUT-OF-BOX THINKING By Shivaji Sarkar Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Jan Dhan scheme on the one hand drew over 1.5 crore responses in just two days and on the other got flak from the elite. While the poor have not exactly welcomed...
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Natl Education Policy: NO PLACE FOR PRIDE & PREJUDICE…

Natl Education Policy NO PLACE FOR PRIDE & PREJUDICE By Dr S Saraswathi It is reported that the Government is formulating a new National Education Policy (NEP) to meet the challenges posed by lack of quality, research, and innovations in Indian educational...
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