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Deepening Faultlines In Congress Party In Kerala

By P. Sreekumaran THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The more things change, the more they remain the same in Congress in Kerala. As a wag has put, it is old wine in new bottle. He was referring to the reorganization of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC). What has happened, in the process,...

Oct 23 · >

Environmental Historians Predict Oceanic Disaster In Myanmar

By Subhankar Gupta  Oceanic catastrophes, due to climatic vulnerability, await Myanmar along the coastlines, as a sequel to which the basic development plans, particularly exploitation of rich natural gas fields, face grave uncertainties. The potential devastation from the changing climate may extend to the Nicobar Islands face. The threat...

Oct 23 · >

London Film Festival 2021 Showed Variety Of Subjects Of Big Interest

By Maria Duarte Panah Panahi’s debut Iranian family road trip movie Hit The Road won the top award at this year’s BFI London Film Festival which returned in full swing despite the ongoing pandemic. It opened with London-born musician and film-maker Jeymes Samuel’s debut feature, bold and stylish Western...

Oct 23 · >

Centre’s Questioning Of Global Hunger Index Methodology Is Shocking

  By Prabhat Patnaik   The Modi government’s attempt to “explain” away India’s slipping from being 94th on the world hunger index in 2020 to 101st in 2021, a rank well below that of neighbours Pakistan, Nepal or Bangladesh, by questioning the “methodology” of the index, is jejune enough;...

Oct 22 · >

Coming Climate Summit Must Take Due Care Of The Woes Of Developing Countries

By Dr Soma Marla Aftermath of the Paris Agreement in 2015, Conference of Parties( COP) meetings are being held every two years, attended by heads of state, diplomats, business leaders, campaigners and journalists from all nations to discuss the progress achieved since the last conference on various steps taken...

Oct 22 · >

World Bank’s Ease Of Doing Business Index Is Misleading

By N Shankar   World Bank was publishing its Ease of Doing Business Index and Ranking of countries every year after its so called study and World Bank and Its Misleading Ease of Doing Business Index researches. Such rankings and index were based on various parameters, relating to countries...

Oct 22 · >

Unbriddled Lust For New Profit Endangering Human Rights

By Dr. Gyan Pathak   Greed always makes victims – both the person who is carried away by it and the persons targeted. Shrewd ones camouflage it in the name of development, nationalism, new source of capitals, and public welfare, while the unsuspecting innocent common people become their victims....

Oct 22 · >

Political Parties Have Become Family Properties In Tamil Nadu

By K R Sudhaman   Durai Vaiko, son of regional party in Tamil Nadu, MDMK general secretary Vaiko, has been appointed as headquarters secretary of the party lately. This move paves the way for the mantle to fall on the son. MDMK is a breakaway fringe political party in...

Oct 22 · >

40 Per Cent Of Seats For Women Candidates: Priyanka Leads The Way

By Rahil Nora Chopra In a bid to woo women voters into its fold and consolidate its support base in Uttar Pradesh, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has declared that the party will be giving out 40 per cent of its tickets to women candidates in the upcoming...

Oct 22 · >

India’s Present Distorted Economic Recovery Is Widening Inequality Further

By Nitya Chakraborty Two recent reports – one the World Economic Outlook (WEO) released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the other on employment status study made by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) have once again shown how the present economic policies of the Narendra Modi...

Oct 21 · >