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National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme Being Sabotaged

  By Gyan Pathak   The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, popularly known as MGNREGA scheme is systematically being sabotaged. It is being financially throttled by the Centre in many ways – by reducing budgetary provisions, not releasing funds in time, and resorting to political expediency by...

Aug 6 · >

Supreme Court Finds ‘Shackles Of Policy’ Put By Govt As Intimidating

  By K Raveendran   With the Modi government increasingly citing ‘policy’ to justify what it is doing, the Supreme Court has felt compelled to deprecate this tendency.   A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna, hearing a plea against the levy of GST on equipment such...

Aug 6 · >

More Tightening Of Monetary Policy May Not Be Effective At The Moment

By Dr. Nilanjan Banik   Over the last two weeks, the Opposition is disrupting the Lok Sabha on the grounds of high LPG price and GST on pre-packaged food items as factors behind inflation. And on August 5, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) increased the repo rate by 50...

Aug 6 · >

Congress Is Under Seige By The Modi Government And It Will Continue

By Sushil Kutty   Men and women in black. The women outdoing the men in scaling police barricades. Especially Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The nationwide protests were against price rise; unemployment, and GST on “dahi and dhood” and other food items. Not surprisingly, the presser earlier in the morning made...

Aug 6 · >

Narendra Modi Is Making All Efforts To Make India ‘Opposition Mukta’

  By Arun Srivastava   While Narendra Modi’s buddies and his Andha Bhakts have been striving hard to project him as one of the most visionary political leader India has ever produced, his actions portray a different picture that strengthen the impression of his being a leader who does...

Aug 6 · >

Some Semblance Of Normalcy Is Returning To Kashmir At Long Last

  By Harihar Swarup   Is anything changing in Kashmir? The merchant selling bronze items in narrow streets of Lal Chowk was surprised by the question. He had no idea who I (this columnist) was. Seeing his discomfort, I introduced myself and asked him to speak freely. His reply...

Aug 6 · >

Drones And Transport Capable Of Reshaping Eurasian Geopolitics

  By James M Dorsey   When US intelligence asserted that Iran was selling hundreds of combat drones to Russia, it was signalling more than Iranian support for Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.   Suggesting that Russia was not capable of serial producing its own drones, the intelligence served...

Aug 6 · >

RBI Should Insulate India From Global Fluctuations As It Did In 2008

By Anjan Roy In the face of persistent inflationary pressures and tie in prices, the Reserve Bank of India has jacked up on Friday its basic policy rate —the repo rate— by 40 basis points to 5.4%. With this hike, the RBI policy rate now reaches what it was...

Aug 5 · >

Indian Spectrum Management Is Plagued With Adhocism

By Dr. Gyan Pathak Spectrum (radio waves) is a scarce resource, and almost all of us may have already heard something about 2G, 3G, 4G, and now 5G. Even PM Narendra Modi has been championing for it for quite some time. However, it would be shocking to know that...

Aug 5 · >

Just Okay By Lingayat Seer Is Not Helping Rahul Gandhi To Win Karnataka Polls

By Sushil Kutty If a Karnataka lingayat seer is to be believed, Rahul Gandhi will be prime minister in 2024. With that taken for granted, the Congress can set its eye on winning the 2023 Karnataka assembly elections. The lingayat seer is invested in Rahul Gandhi. He also happens...

Aug 5 · >