The IPS has played an integral role in making the Central Armed Police Forces what they are today. Casting aspersions on the service only creates divisions
The ‘no troops land’ (akin to a no man’s land) may lead to peace and tranquillity on the border, but it will not resolve the border question. It is obvious that some kind of buffer zone is being created.
When almost a hundred days had passed, I felt I should stop writing out of fear of being repetitive. I mean how long can a person write engagingly about the same things, day in, day out.
The Congress party is in a worse position in every way. Its dirty laundry has not only been washed in public, it is still hanging on a public clothesline.
Proof of K C Venugopal’s incompetence is that Sonia Gandhi’s term as interim president of the party ends on August 10, but he has failed so far to orchestrate a chorus of major Congress leaders demanding Rahul’s return.
Nothing will be done to prevent it. Neither by the push me-pull you Rahul Gandhi nor by the longest serving Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
PB Mehta writes: Teltumbde was insightful in thinking that once you had been labelled Left in India, it was easy to secure a diminution in your legal and cultural standing. Even the Courts will turn off their thinking cap. It is in this that the genuine intellectual enterprise is a lonely one, whose disastrous political consequences Teltumbde is facing.
Teesta Setalvad writes: India’s gaze has, for the first time, been turned towards the “migrant labourer”. For Indian democracy to learn the right lessons from the plight that a sudden lockdown caused this vast section of Indians, a condition that has been brought before the more settled and privileged sections, including politicians, one crucial element must surely be to secure to them the right and facility to vote.
Khaled Ahmed writes: Pakistan must recall the golden age when Muslims and Hindus benefited from each other. Religion has got Muslims their Pakistan but mathematics remains the weakest subject taught in their schools and universities.
Rakesh Sinha writes: The organisational decline of the Congress has been preceded first by a moral decline and subsequently by being in an ideological wilderness. Therefore, it is folly to cover its ineffectuality and incapacity by blaming the BJP government and RSS ideology.
US Supreme Court recently held Trump administration’s move to deny benefits to child immigrants as unlawful — upholding the principle that executive can’t exercise powers arbitrarily or capriciously.
A fact-finding report into communal violence in Delhi in February underlines the need for a free and fair probe.
The new battalion has not only infantry but also artillery, tank, anti-tank units, combat engineers and support forces making it a self-sustaining unit for a short period of time.
It has reserves of Rs 91,447 crore. This should be used to fortify the healthcare infrastructure of the country
I am not a doctor, public health specialist or epidemiologist to weigh in on the public policy response, but my judgement is that a four-month, total lockdown produces unintended consequences and diminishing returns.
India has had little option but to open up the economy. That has led to some improvement in economic activity towards the latter part of the April-June quarter — but this is unlikely to sustain. In the July-September quarter, we expect the pace of improvement to slow down or even stagnate and fall in some cases..
Delhi has modified strategies, is stepping up to the Covid challenge. For the future, a public health cadre must be created as a priority.
The neglected and suffering are no longer in a mood of submission to their kismat and karma. It is a matter of essential rights.
A new Cold War is building up in every theatre of conflict, riding on real or exaggerated threats of terrorism and extremism. The duplicitous role of Pakistan is going to cause further instability and violence in the region.
Proactive diplomacy together with greater attention to soft developmental needs of the neighbours like connectivity, education, finance and healthcare is the need of the hour for India’s foreign policy mandarins.
It is a tragedy of our times that during a historic global crisis, the Centre is taking unilateral decisions on student matters without any concern for their mental and emotional well-being. As they step into an uncertain future, Centre needs to stand with youth, not against them.
Jharkhand, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh have undertaken academic reforms to improve learning outcomes, set an example for other states
We must recognise that police personnel are working against the odds while dealing with hardened criminals. We must all recognise their work and mourn with the families of those who lost their lives.
India has the potential to emerge as the global hub for providing skilled manpower to other nations. We can prove to the world that the 21st century belongs to India through self-belief, dedication and discipline.
Congressmen have left Congress earlier. But they were different leaders, and it is not the same party