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Pegasus Snoopgate: Macron And Modi Are Studies In Contrast

By Sushil Kutty The French are quick on their feet. Within 24 hours of ‘Forbidden Stories’ piercing the cover on Pegasus spyware, with French President Emmanuel Macron’s personal telephone numbers also among the infected, France ordered an investigation. And on July 25, Macron called new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali...

Jul 26 · >

Kisan Sansad Has Imparted A Political Dimension To Farmers Agitation

By Arun Srivastava Political intervention and participating in the political process are two distinct different narrations.  After eight months of farmers’ satyagrah, some people have started strongly advocating that the farmers must actively take to electoral politics and assert their physical might. Though they do not openly object to...

Jul 26 · >

Statistical Jugglery Conceals Worsening Unemployment

By Dr. Gyan Pathak The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) has just come out giving a shot in the arm to Modi government. Ever since it was released last week, the government and their supporters have been gunning around the critics and are telling the country that both the...

Jul 26 · >

Study Reveals Shocking Decline In Life Expectancy In United States

By Al Neal From the moment we are born there are certain immutable truths we cannot escape. And the one which drives an entire entertainment industry genre and is a constant and gnawing anxiety as we age is death. There is no avoiding it. And it leads to a...

Jul 26 · >

Centre Has To Be Fully Prepared For Combating Third Wave Of Corona

By Harihar Swarup There are three possible scenarios, but in each, India needs to boost oxygen supplies and focus on vulnerable geographies Is a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic imminent? Will it be more severe than the second one? Can it be prevented? While it may be difficult...

Jul 24 · >

Rahul Gandhi Is Right In Demanding Supreme Court Monitored Probe Into Pegasus

By Arun Srivastava Congress leader Shashi Tharoor not agreeing to a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Pegasus spyware scandal has come as a rude shock. According to him the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology headed by him will “do its duty” and the subject is “already...

Jul 24 · >

Even Covid Can’t Curtail Craze For Gold In India

By K Raveendran It seems nothing can stand between Indians and their love of gold, not even the Covid pandemic, which has turned life upside down.  It is as though they were waiting for the Covid restrictions to ease before hopped back to their favourite gold and jewellery shops....

Jul 24 · >

Precarious Conditions Of The Jobless Worsening

By Gyan Pathak The condition of the jobless people in India was already precarious before the COVID-19 struck the country and lockdown was announced on March 24, 2020. It has been worsening since then. Unemployment rate remains high and prospects of regaining lost jobs or getting new one is...

Jul 24 · >

Bombay High Court Judges’ Withdrawal Of Oral Remarks On Stan Swamy Is Bizarre

By Sushil Kutty Jesuit priest-cum-tribal rights activist, 84-year-old Father Stan Swamy’s death in a Mumbai hospital while still in judicial custody led to an outpouring of grief, with even rightwing media afraid they might step on toes if they cast wide the mildest of opprobrium. It was funny reading...

Jul 24 · >

IUML Calls The Shots On Scholarship Issue In Kerala UDF

By P. Sreekumaran THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: There is no mistaking it. It is the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) which calls the shots in the United Democratic Front (UDF). The Front may be led by the Congress. But when it comes to taking decisions on crucial matters, it is the IUML...

Jul 24 · >