The people and Parliament must demand that the names of borrowers (especially the big defaulting ones) be published and the individuals or committees that approved the loans be asked to explain.
When Afghans started arriving in Delhi in large numbers after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the GOI was very resistant to the idea of giving them ‘refugee status’.
Insecurity over coronavirus and its economic fallout will continue to weigh on markets. Prepare for turbulence ahead.
The then PM Indira Gandhi said, “We must have our eyes and ears open (to what had been happening in this region) and be in touch with the latest technology. We should not be caught napping.”
Over time, Lahore became the publishing capital of India and printed Urdu magazines with circulation reaching across India to Burma, where the last Mughal king had been exiled.
Short of this assurance, fears about NPR will remain — those pointing this out are neither anti-national nor misled.
Recovery is incidental under the IBC. Its primary objective is rescuing companies in distress. There is a myth that although the IBC process has rescued 200 companies, it has sent 800 companies for liquidation.
With a little urging from coronavirus, the world embraces the contact-free Indian greeting. Cultural supremacists, be cool.
The status quo position of the Indian secular-liberal political class was that while Hindu personal laws would be regularly modernised, Muslim personal laws would be left alone.
It is being dredged up to rationalise every atrocity and question the founding ideals of India. The plausible explanation for not confronting the ghoul of Partition was its sheer scale and bestiality.
All comparisons between COVID-19 and TB end with the superficial observation that they are both deadly respiratory tract infections.
It is imperative to take action against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But to believe that we are facing an apocalypse and react accordingly is sheer madness.
Cartoon of UK Home Secretary Priti Patel is accused of racism. Boundaries between satire and bullying are ever shifting.
India has set itself a goal of a $1-trillion digital economy. This ambitious target will require it to develop a thriving start-up ecosystem. It is therefore important that the privacy bill does not lead to an uneven playing field for them.
Home Minister assures action on Delhi riots without fear or favour. Record so far doesn’t inspire, Delhi Police will be watched
It is reassuring that Centre and states appear to have closed ranks to face novel coronavirus.
The Urdu Times on March 1 has an editorial which cites an RTI application about PM Modi’s citizenship.
To predict that I will die in one year is a bad idea. If she got it wrong, I would be there to accost her and tell people she got it wrong. But if I died soon after she predicted a long life, the main witness to her wrong forecast would be gone.
In the long run, if the Taliban are back in Kabul, India’s infrastructure investments in Afghanistan will be at the risk of being seized. Besides, New Delhi will lose a friendly government in Kabul. Worse, Islamabad’s close partners may be in office once again.
At the last round of discussion, the Centre rejected the AASU-AAGSP plea that 1951 be accepted as the base year for the identification and deportation of foreign nationals in Assam.
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