Monthly Archives: January 2014

COVER STORY

politics congress   Diminishing returns from dynasty The Congress has nobody but itself to blame for attempting to run a national party with the charisma of a single family. That, too, for the most part of its existence. If old, family-held … Continue reading

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INSIGHT

nsel scam Shah of good & bad times Some people are born with a silver spoon; others achieve heights by their deeds. Born in a mediocre family, Jignesh Shah rose to the very top as the uncrowned czar of the … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE

taxation tn pandey Soft on tax evaders! The `3,000-crore service tax collection through amnesty at the cost of the government’s credibility is not a good bargain AN amnesty for service tax evaders was announced by the Finance Minister while presenting the … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE

n-regime devender singh   Strengthening the AERB A review of the radiation regulatory regime is a must and it is hoped that the proposed Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority Bill will ensure this RADIATION and radioactive substances have many beneficial applications, ranging … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE

n-regime power   Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant Inviting Disaster In an over-populated country like India with limited land and water resources and weak regulatory governance, setting up a nuclear plant in Haryana seems a strange decision By MG Devasahayam PRIME Minister … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE

agenda mg devasahayam   Haryana: From Green to Grey State? The Haryana Chief Minister has adopted a zamindari style of functioning! While banishing those who obstruct his real estate agenda, he rewards his loyalists with fortunes and coveted postings SCHOLARS believe … Continue reading

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GOVERNANCE

diplomacy controversy Give what you get TIndia must insist on a reciprocal level playing field with the US on the question of diplomatic privileges and immunities, without any exception of any kind By Niranjan Desai THE Devyani Khobragade incident has created … Continue reading

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FIRST STIRRINGS

Leaving the past to predict the future By Shailaja Chandra WHEN it comes to unusual retired civil servants, Om Narain Vaid outdoes most. A topper of the 1968 batch of the IAS and with three years of service left (not … Continue reading

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MY CORNER

leadership amitabh thakur   ARVIND Kejriwal’s name today is probably hotter than those of many Bollywood stars and cricketers, the two spheres which have been the most popular among the Indian masses for years. Well, there can be no doubt that … Continue reading

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SILLY POINT

humour mk kaw   The Burking of Indian Police THE Supreme Court recently came down heavily on the Indian police for its deliberate failure to register First Information Reports or FIRs in respect of crimes reported to them by the citizenry. … Continue reading

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