China’s proposed 21st century trade route has no link with the past, despite having the same nomenclature
The possibility of the AAP quartet’s rebellion yielding gains will have to await the emergence of widespread discontent, writes Ajaz Ashraf.
If the UNSC expands, India will not be the sole new member. It has a better chance if it is part of a ‘package’.
The no detention policy is being held responsible for the falling learning levels. But failing students cannot ensure learning, writes Disha Nawani.
The pictures this month of young men clinging like leeches to the wall of an examination centre in Bihar, feeding answers to examinees, symbolised a dilemma of Indian governance — the problem of matching plans and policies with ground realities. All was well on paper. The carefully planned schedule of exams took place, but the reality was that they were a fiasco.
“Someone told me you can help,” she said. “Please, we are desperate.”
The Supreme Court judgment declaring Section 66A of the Information Technology Act as unconstitutional has been hailed in India.
Competitive, colourful and sometimes even controversial: There is something about an Australia vs India contest in cricket. On the eve of what will undoubtedly be a thrilling world cup semi-final, two nations prepare themselves for what we all hope will be a match of the ages.
The political narrative in Kashmir is changing but the backbone position remains unchanged: The issue needs to be solved peacefully. The level of protests in the Valley has come down not because of any credible political process but due to the harsh winters and the devastating floods in September last year.
The European Union-India strategic partnership needs a new impulse. Partnering with India on its urban development agenda by tapping into the ‘Make in India’ project and launching an EU-India urbanisation forum would contribute to revive an unresponsive partnership.
What ails our police force? Principally it lies in their inability to think of themselves as being nothing but the repressive arm of the State and society. Clearly this is an inheritance of the Raj, which came in handy to the post-Independence political leadership and the higher bureaucracy.
After the bonhomie of Obama’s visit, officials have realised that the US government’s clean energy moves are primarily to boost its exports. The US Export-Import Bank has signed a $1 billion loan with the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency for US solar cell manufacturing companies that will export to India.
The ball is now in the court of CM Fadnavis. Citizens and consumer activists are expecting him to take steps that would convince people that the Opposition’s allegations are not true.
Delivering the SDGs by 2030 requires more than their declaration in 2015. In the next few months, we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to build better targets.
Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away on Sunday night, had ceased to make public comments by the time Narendra Modi became Prime Minister. He would have approved: here was the type of Indian leader he had long argued the country needed.