However, amidst all these concerns, yields on government security appear remarkably sanguine, as if they are patiently waiting for the central bank to absorb the extra sovereign borrowings in the primary or secondary market.
India is no minor economic force in the Arab world, having had a much longer engagement with the region than China. Instead of defining an unrealistic competition with Beijing, Delhi must up its own commercial game in the Arab world.
Instead of further liberalisation of agriculture, state intervention for better pricing, investments in water harvesting and an agroecological transition could ensure a more resilient system to weather shocks like the current one.
Smugglers and security agencies face-off on the India-Bangladesh borders over illegal cattle trade
The unravelling of the Iran Nuclear Deal will affect the strategic stability of India’s neighbourhood .
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked: Would possession of one or two bombs be a deterrent to conflict?
The observation of the Court in Bharadwaj’s case that the decision as to whether a document is admissible in evidence or not will have to wait for the trial stage is unbelievable. Courts routinely exclude inadmissible documents or statements (such as hearsay) from consideration while deciding bail applications.
Suhas Palshikar writes: It would be interesting to see whether the Congress seeks to move in the direction of a more federal handling of factionalism without necessarily allowing state-level factions to hijack the state units. But if what is happening in Rajasthan is mere drift, then it seems more than likely that leaders like Pilot, from many states, might consider forming their own state parties.
The private sector is our strength. The only thing the government has to do is to unshackle them from the chains of controls and webs of unnecessary regulations. They will make an Atmanirbhar Bharat.
China’s success or failure in such adventurism will set the course of its future strategy against its multiple adversaries. That is the psyche which India must exploit to prevent escalation and win this and impending standoffs without fighting.
A smuggling case raises questions about abuse of authority in Pinarayi government, underlines need for accountability.
Even though Adityanath announced more than once that needy people will get ration even without a ration card, the fact is that the returnee migrant labourers who don’t have ration cards or their names have been struck off from ration cards because they were not staying in their village, are neither getting the regular quota of ration nor the free quota made available during the coronavirus crisis period.
Breadth and depth of proposed partnership is spectacular. But it also carries big political risks.
System that gives undue weightage to board examinations needs to change. One can never assess a child on the basis of a three-hour long performance.
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.
Let us wait for investigations to be over. If anybody is at fault for the Kanpur encounter case, action will be taken against that person. Before that any criticism is uncalled for
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.