When applicant faces stress from interview board

Shahid Majeed Mir There are generally two sectors in economy Viz public and private. Apart from difference in the controlling authority these sectors vary in their functional aspect to a varied level. While as private sector maintains a good but specialist cadre of employees the public sector faces crisis in the right selection. As far […]

Money machine flows from Noida in UP

  Sandeep Bamzai From anecdotal and documentary evidence before us, one can say without any hesitation that Noida and Greater Noida are not only the most lucrative postings anywhere in India but the centrifugal force that drives the Uttar Pradesh government’s black economy. It’s said a winning strategy sometimes requires a sacrifice or two. “King […]

Take everyone along

Take everyone along

Authorities have intensified the market checking across Kashmir ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr as the reports about black marketing and the commodities being sold at higher rates are pouring from many places. It’s not for the first time that rates have increased ahead of any major festival. It happens every year. We cannot only blame the authorities […]

Expect the unexpected at Trump-Kim meet

  Skand Tayal More than 3,000 media persons have descended on Singapore from around the world to cover the summit of the decade — the first face-to-face meeting between an American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un today (June 12). Over the past five months both Mr Trump and Mr Kim have […]

Guns and violence in America & India: A study in contrasts

Shankar Roychowdhury “…. a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep bear arms shall not be infringed” — US Constitution, Second Amendment The United States is going through an epidemic of gun violence, as high school students in that country term the rising number […]

PDP facing dissent?

PDP facing dissent?

Senior Peoples Democratic Party leader and former Minister Abdul Haq Khan, who was dropped during the cabinet reshuffle one and a half month ago, has spilled the beans and has indicated that all is not well within the PDP. He took nearly 45-days to break his silence and express his dismay about him being dropped […]

What is behind the Eid ceasefire with the Taliban?

Ahmed Rashid For the first time ever, the Taliban has announced a three-day ceasefire with the Afghan government over the Eid holiday period. They have ordered their forces to cease operations although they said they would continue attacking US forces in Afghanistan. The Taliban’s move follows Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s earlier demand from the Taliban […]

Of UK’s ‘Jaipur litfest’ & ‘vintage ball’

Kishwar Desai This is the time of the year when most of Delhi and large parts of Mumbai appear to have rushed to London to take shelter from the sweltering heat and monsoon onslaught. And who can blame them? Because, to be honest, this is London at its best and prettiest. Roses are blooming everywhere, […]

Do justice with SSA teachers

Do justice with SSA teachers

The Sarav Shiksha Abhiyan teachers have been left in lurch as the state government has failed to release their salaries. These teachers have hit the streets demanding that their salaries should be released as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission as they are permanent government employees. These teachers were regularized after serving as contractuals […]

Modernity doesn’t lie in things, but mindset

Aakar Patel India has begun the execution stage of its bullet train project. There have been reports of problems during land acquisition along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad pathway but let’s hope it all gets sorted out. This is being written on the assumption that the train project will actually take off soon. There are bound to be […]

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