India has to overcome its electricity woes if it wants to become an economic superpower
Janata unity is already in trouble as the old rivalry between RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal (U) leader Nitish Kumar seems to be resurfacing with the former having qualms about putting up Mr Kumar as the alliance’s CM candidate for the Bihar polls later this year.
First, it is the inhumanity of an organisation that can tell a youngster that only ‘non-Muslims’ are considered for a job. The exporter is now trying to take shelter behind the excuse that it was a mistake by a junior member of the human resources department, but such explanations simply won’t wash.
The ongoing tussle between Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Centre-backed lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung over who calls the shots in Delhi is being played out at two different levels: Legal and political.
Because of its size India is feared in the neighbourhood. It must remove that fear if South Asia is to reap the rewards of regional cooperation because the burden of responsibility lies on its shoulders, writes Mark Tully.
It is not often that India gets to be defensive on the issue of terrorism. Pakistani commentators and parts of its establishment can, however, be expected to react sharply to defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s remarks that India will 'definitely take some pro-active steps' to preempt the terror plans of 'any country'.
The release of some of the documents captured in the US raid on Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad lair has underlined the tangled web that State sponsorship of terror has made Pakistan weave.
Managing expectations in a transiting economy is, in many ways, akin to grafting an innings in a five-day Test match. When the chips are down, it is not always a great idea to come out of the wicket to hit a six every ball.
Gold monetisation scheme can well evolve into a preferred instrument to earn attractive returns from the gold that is otherwise lying unused. Importantly, the scheme can aid the government’s plan for spreading financial inclusion.
ISIS, contrary to expectations, is gaining ground: It’s extending its influence to other countries, like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen; many terrorist groups are pledging allegiance to it, and the number of ISIS-inspired attacks in the West are rising.
The central government’s appeal to companies, spiritual organisations and rich Indians abroad to partake of the cleaning up of the Ganga, the river that is the life giver for the largest number of Indians, is appreciable.
The reasons for the outreach to Seoul are fairly straightforward. South Korea is an impressive tiger economy renowned for its prowess in manufacturing, IT services and R&D. It lifted itself out of poverty through export-led growth and investments in education and infrastructure and is now the 14th biggest economy in the world.
The full story about the damage General Pervez Musharraf has done to Pakistan and regional security has not yet been told.
Unsubstantiated allegations against the chief secretary weaken Arvind Kejriwal’s case against her appointment
Pulling up the Bastar collector for his attire highlights how silly some of our formal protocols have become