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Fundamentalist Forces Are Posing Serious Threat To Secularism In South Asia

By Prakash Karat The series of targeted killings of minorities and migrant workers by terrorist groups in the Kashmir Valley have pushed the besieged territory of Jammu & Kashmir into new depths of despair and gloom.  The diabolical aim of killing school teachers, street vendors and migrant workers is...

Oct 21 · >

Global Hunger Index Ranking Of India Has Shattered Modi’s Propaganda

By Binoy Viswam The Global Hunger Index (GHI) has shattered the propaganda fanfare of the Narendra  Modi government. The government along with its army of pracharaks was claiming that it has successfully resolved all the burning issues of the country. Some of the enthusiasts among them even went to...

Oct 21 · >

Milestone That Reminds India The Cost Of Unpreparedness

By Gyan Pathak India achieves a milestone by administering 100 crore doses, including both the first and second doses, of anti-corona vaccines. The achievement is celebrated across the country, and it was good. However, it still reminds the cost of unpreparedness the country has paid since the first case...

Oct 21 · >

Centre Can’t Just Extend Jurisdiction For BSF Without Consulting States

By Sushil Kutty The Border Security Force told to patrol away from the international border is of no use. Its jurisdiction limits should be in sight of the border. The Centre’s order to extend the BSF’s jurisdiction is, therefore, even if not out of New Delhi’s jurisdiction, not going...

Oct 21 · >

BJP Is Trying To Consolidate Its Position Through Bypolls In Assam

By Sagarneel Sinha Only six months before Assam witnessed assembly elections, where the BJP led NDA returned back to power for the second consecutive time by defeating the Congress-led Grand Alliance. Within a short period, election season is back as the state readies itself for the bypolls for five...

Oct 21 · >

Cryptos Record A Milestone In Integration With Global Finance

By K Raveendran The crypto ecosystem has recorded a milestone in integrating itself into global finance, with the first Bitcoin-based exchange traded fund (ETF) having debuted trading on the Wall Street.  This means the completely unregulated Bitcoin is getting a regulatory interface in the sense the ETF market is...

Oct 20 · >

Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Sardar Udham’ Is A Fabulous Biopic Setting High Benchmark

By Nitya Chakraborty I have always been an admirer of Shoojit Sircar for choosing varying themes for his films, always offering to the viewers something interesting content wise. Sircar showed his directorial talent in choosing an offbeat content in Vicky Donor and in a different manner, he portrayed the...

Oct 20 · >

Stark Disparities Revealed In Indian Workforce

By Dr. Gyan Pathak Disparities among Indian workforce are stark. Gender and educational inequalities are alarming. It has been revealed at a time in the Annual Bulletin on Additional Indicators based on data collected in Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), July 2019-June 2020 released recently, which it could not...

Oct 20 · >

Congress Decision To Allot 40 Per Cent Seats To Women Is Having Impact In Uttar Pradesh

By Sushil Kutty Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati called it “sheer drama”, nothing else. “Why did the UPA government not reserve 33 per cent seats in parliament for women when it was in power at the Centre,” asked ‘behan Mayawati’, one woman to another, honest to honest. Priyanka Gandhi...

Oct 20 · >

Data Suggests 10 Per Cent EWS Reservation Scheme Is Unsubstantiated

By Vineet Bhalla The Supreme Court, earlier this month, while hearing petitions against the reservation of seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in admissions to post-graduate medical courses through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Postgraduate) (NEET PG), sought an explanation from the union...

Oct 20 · >