Governance

Governance

German Industry Divided on Links with Iran: Social Democrats, Left Hit by Factional Fights

Reading Time: 5 minutesOnly days after Netanyahu’s press conference attack on Iran, Trump tore up the U.S. copy of the Iran nuclear agreement. Only hours after that Israel launched its heaviest missile strike in Syria since 1973, with a reported 28 warplanes hitting Iranian sites south, north and east of Damascus, including a munitions warehouse at the capital’s […]

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Neither Khaki-Knicker nor Coloured Boxers Fit: Question Mark Over Fitness of Government Itself

Reading Time: 3 minutesRathore’s challenge was ill-timed. He should have also known that the information and broadcasting portfolio he recently took independent charge of is jinxed. I&B ministers invariably land in trouble. Their tongues loosen and their tweets go wild, viral-like Nipah! Smriti Irani got kicked out for being overly confident and now Rathore. Both in a way […]

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AIBEA Calls for 48-Hour Strike on May 30 and 31

Reading Time: 2 minutesBank employees and officers’ wage revision is due since November 11, 2017. Finance Ministry had advised Bank management and Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) to complete the discussions well in advance and release the revised wages with effect from November 1, 2017. A report, for Different Truths.  Ten Lakh bank employees are to go on 48-hour […]

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Cop and Copper are the Villains of Thoothukudi

Reading Time: 3 minutesTamil Nadu’s AIADMK chief minister Palanisamy says the ‘opposition in Tamil Nadu’ is to blame and he places Tamil Makkal Maiyam founder actor Kamal Haasan in the opposition camp, rubbing shoulders with MK Stalin of the DMK. FIRs have been lodged against both Haasan and Stalin for breaking a number of laws, including Section 144 […]

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Electricity to all Villages, but Issues Remain: Mission Unfulfilled until Every Home has Power

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are six lakh villages in India and majority of the population still lived in rural areas. What Modi government has done in the last four years is to provide electricity to nearly 19,000 villages, which still did not have power. Electricity was provided to other 5.8 lakh villages by the previous governments and of […]

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A Total Anti-BJP Unity can bring down Saffron Strength to 150 Seats

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn the aftermath of Karnataka state government formation, the way has opened up for forming a solid platform of the non-BJP parties who do not want the saffrons to take over power again in the coming Lok Sabha poll. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a leader with determination and he is committed to the transformation […]

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Southern Expansion Dream of Modi-Shah Fizzles Out

Reading Time: 4 minutesModi and Shah have been treating themselves as the first among the equals. Party sources even maintain that, barring four or five leaders, none dares to speak out on their face. Modi talks of internal democracy, but he interacts only with a group of his favourite leaders. He even does not care for elderly leaders. […]

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Indian Economy on a Slippery Oil Slope: Centre Must Give up Part of Bounty Collected through Duty

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is appalling to see the authorities openly stating that the time had not come to cut excise duty as global crude prices had not reached that high. Embarrassingly, the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas has been repeating parrot-like that the government is weighing all the options sans disclosing what those options are. Here’s […]

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