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Pegasus’ Legendary Thunderbolt Strikes Modi Govt

By K Raveendran Pegasus, the winged horse, is supposed to carry thunderbolts as per Greek mythology. It seems one of these bolts has struck the Modi government, which is in a real predicament over the use of the Israeli spyware to snoop on people in India. Whether such use...

Jul 31 · >

Home Minister Amit Shah’s Failure In Assam-Mizoram Dispute Is Glaring

By Sushil Kutty Amit Shah! If there’s a ring of authority to the name, it’s because ‘Shah’ spells ‘Amit’, like in the ‘Rishtey mei toh hum tumhare baap lagte hain, naam hai Shehanshah’, which is a ringtone that sounds like ‘The name is Bond, James Bond!’ But this is...

Jul 31 · >

Battle Against Pandemic In India Is A Long Drawn One With Twists And Turns

By Harihar Swarup Despite improvements in daily vaccination numbers and the promise of increased supply, challenges persist in India’s vaccination drive. First, there is a sharp rural-urban disparity (which, to be sure, is narrowing) in per capita vaccination numbers, and second, there are intermittent “dry” days in some parts...

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Safely Reopening Of Schools Is Now Possible

By Gyan Pathak Reopening schools after closure of about 16 months since the lockdown from March 24, 2020 is being felt necessary, but the fear of COVID-19 infection has made the government indecisive on reopening and parents hesitant about sending their children to schools, though we have seen in...

Jul 31 · >

Mamata Banerjee Has Maximum Capability To Unite The Opposition Parties

By Arun Srivastava Mamata Banerjee’s task to bring together the entire opposition on a common platform and evolve a unity model is more arduous and daunting than the challenges being faced by Rahul Gandhi. For accomplishing her mission she has not only to make agree the opposition parties to...

Jul 31 · >

South Asian Nations Have To Meet Challenges Of Covid And Health Care

By Dr. Arun Mitra Use of atomic weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6th and 9th August 1945 respectively led to a situation where the common man was struck in dismay; even the military strategists of Japan could not imagine that such a powerful and devastating weapon had already...

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New Emigration Bill A Step Forward, But Indians Need More

By Vasanth Adithya. J India is a labour intensive nation with the largest diaspora in the world. According to a United Nations report, “Migration 2020 Highlights”, close to 18 million (1.8 crores) Indians live and work outside the country. Several independent investigative reports have highlighted the grave exploitation of...

Jul 31 · >

Mamata Banerjee’s Talks During Delhi Visit Have Formed The Basis Of Opposition Unity

By Nitya Chakraborty West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s talks in Delhi during her five day visit beginning July 26, have helped in a big way in facilitating the process of an understanding in principle that the Congress has to be a major partner in the proposed front of...

Jul 30 · >

In Three Decades Of Liberalisation In India, Fruits Of Growth Have Not Gone To Poor

By Prabhat Patnaik It is thirty years since India adopted neoliberal policies in 1991, though some would date their introduction even earlier to 1985. Newspapers are full of assessments of the impact of these policies on the economy, and liberalisers from Manmohan Singh downwards, have suddenly become visible, lauding...

Jul 30 · >

Serious Threat To Economy And Health Continues

By Gyan Pathak Despite some positive developments, serious threat to economy and health continues, warned the mid-year review of the WTO. To overcome the risk the countries across the world need to keep the markets and supply chain open and restrictions minimized it suggested. The report was reviewed by...

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