Governance

Governance

How Sick is the Banking Sector in India?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe slowdown in the economy and the resultant rise in bad loans have led to criticism of public sector banks and questioning of their raison d’être. While there was a rush to find a quick solution by merging PSBs, it would be wise to examine the ground realities closely, points out Navodita, our Associate Editor, […]

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Stop the Jingoism about Holy Cow!

Reading Time: 3 minutesBefore the gaurakhshaks cruelly lynch or hang another human being, let’s ask them to pause and ponder. Pause to ask one question, “How do they and their pious Hindu brothers look after their gau mata for whom they kill without compunction?” And ponder over the state their revered ‘holy cow’ is in these days of ardent cow worshippers, asks Dr. Amrinder, […]

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Legal and Moral Obligations of a State in War, a Collective Endeavour – II

Reading Time: 11 minutesWar, even asymmetric war, is a collective, not an individual, endeavour. Soldiers in such conflicts fight largely out of a sense of loyalty to their side, and they rely heavily on the group’s judgment about the justice of their cause. But not every non-state group that takes up arms should be able to claim war […]

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Unemployment Likely to Become a Major Political Issue in 2019

Reading Time: 4 minutesUnemployment has been getting from bad to worse. Joblessness is even going to increase further in 2018 and 2019. As it stands today, things are set to worsen before general election 2019 to the extent that the government would find itself in a bind. Here’s a report for Different Truths.  Unemployment in India is likely […]

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Northeast States Brace for High-Stakes Polls: All Eyes on Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland

Reading Time: 3 minutesIncumbents in the three states are expecting major challenges from the BJP which is making an aggressive campaign in Tripura, as well as Christian, dominated tribal states of Nagaland and Meghalaya. Here’s a report for Different Truths. The election scenario in three Northeastern states – Tripura, Nagaland, and Meghalaya – is extremely complex and the […]

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Wronged Family of Slain Jawan Declines Govt. Cheque

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe CRPF jawan Mujahid Khan died fighting militants in Jammu on Monday. He was offered an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh by the NDA government of Bihar, but intriguingly, gunner Kishore Kumar Munna, who was injured in Pakistani shelling on the Line of Control, in Kashmir, on February 4, and died on February 11, was […]

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Bank Frauds: Congress, BJP Cannot Pass on the Buck to Each Other

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe massive banking fraud by Nirav Modi, the diamond dealer to the world’s glitterati was originally estimated to cost Rs 12,300 crore. The value of the plunder is now scaled up to Rs 30,000 crore. Congress and BJP are blaming each other for the huge scam. A report for Different Truths.  Congress and the BJP […]

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Nepal to Keep both China and India in Good Humour

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhile both prime minister of Nepal Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal repeatedly expressed their eagerness to befriend Beijing more than New Delhi (still fresh in the memory being Oli’s anti-India theatrics), political pragmatism compels the new regime to keep both the neighbours in good humour. Here’s a report […]

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New President Ramaphosa has to Unite all Factions

Reading Time: 3 minutesRamaphosa’s narrow victory over Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for the ANC presidency, his supporters’ failure to win a clean sweep of the top six positions and the clear national executive committee knife-edge division into apparently pro and anti-Zuma camps, foretold confusion and indecision. Here’s a report for Different Truths.  South Africa’s African National Congress has, in giving […]

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Arrest Warrant against Pak Ex-Envoy Haqqani for Betrayal

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) of Pakistan, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Interior Ministry are all gunning for Haqqani. Currently, director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC, Haqqani co-authored a report last year which more or less asked the Donald Trump administration to place Pakistan in the list […]

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