Monthly Archives: May 2015

FROM THE EDITOR

THERE is popular discontent on the issues of farmers and their lot, land acquisition and proper utilisation of available land. All political parties are anxious to appear as champions of the cause of farmers. The paradox is that none has … Continue reading

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‘Sheelam Param Bhushanam,’ Modi tells civil servants

You should be proud to tell your grandchildren what you did, affecting the lives of common people by taking decisions in favour of the people, and not be telling them about your material accomplishments,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said to … Continue reading

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For next-gen governance

The celebration of Civil Services Day also saw an exuberant churning of the mind. The cream was churned vigorously and up came the butter after separating from milk. The same was the case with the two-day panel discussions on as … Continue reading

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Pension jolt

After being dubbed anti-farmer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government faces the prospect of being branded anti-labour as serious discontent is brewing in central trade unions of the country over changes in labour laws, the proposal to invest part of Employee … Continue reading

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Money has no colour

In para 102 of the Budget Speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a new comprehensive law on black money to specifically deal with such money stashed abroad. To this end, he introduced a Bill in Parliament titled Foreign Income and … Continue reading

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Outwitting Mufti

SARVANAND is the pen name of an astute Kashmiri Pandit who has been a close observer of the mind games being played out over the decades in Kashmir. He was for long in the Intelligence Bureau and was involved in … Continue reading

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Waning sentiments?

WHEN analysts start talking of India as a good long-term story for five to 10 years, that itself is indicative of what lies in store for the market in the short-medium term. May I ask them if they can predict … Continue reading

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Land woes

dda to take a call on land acquisition bill THERE is a land racket bomb in Delhi, allegedly owed to none other than Kamal Nath. On September 5, 2013 (before the DDA’s notification 2687 E), it was decided by the … Continue reading

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Smriti here to stay

minister with the right contacts MINISTER of Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani, appears to be perpetually in a mess. She is forging ahead on her mission alone but that is not the way of politics which is all about walking … Continue reading

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New in the Congress

changes highlight shift in thought THOUGH the Congress has been marginalised in the political system of the country, a fierce war among the top political leadership continues. The top leadership is aware that it will take time for Rahul Gandhi … Continue reading

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