Crores go down the drain

Despite Jammu and Kashmir government spending crores to save the Dal Lake the concerned departments have failed to restore pristine glory of the lake. According to the media reports the state government has spent Rs 600 crore on the conservation and management projects since 2005. Despite that the condition of the famed Dal Lake has […]

What is next for Palestine?

  Ramzy Baroud US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital came as no surprise to most Palestinians, for, after all the US’ political backing and military funding of Israel is older than the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Trump’s decision, however, has exposed the “peace process” for the last time as a […]

Give peace a chance

  Recent statements of Army Chief General Bipin Rawat have created ripples in the sub continent. His assertions indicate that India is almost ready for war and anything can happen anytime. Earlier this week Army Chief said that if the neighboring countries, including Pakistan and China, don’t behave India will be forced to launch a […]

Has Latin America abandoned Palestine?

  Massimo Di Ricco God bless Guatemala.” Last Christmas eve, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales with these words for his decision to move his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Morales’ decision came as a surprise to many around the world. But Guatemala, the first country that […]

India’s youth, our future, need support

  Wilima Wadhwa The Right to Free and Compulsory Education guarantees elementary schooling to all children in the age group of 6-14 years, and by 2016, the percentage of such children out of school had come down to 3.1 per cent. Simultaneously, the government launched the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan in 2009 to enhance access […]

Hard work acknowledged

The decision of the government to regularize the 60,000 daily wagers has been welcomed by one and all. Daily wagers for the past many years were demanding that they should be regularized. The government’s decision has come as a relief for them. These daily rated workers have been working with various government departments for the […]

4 SC judges had no option but to go public

  TSR Venkataramana As I was reading the statements of the “gang of four” judges, a Tamil adage crossed my mind which when translated to English means: “If a father beats a child, the child can go to the mother, if the mother beats the child, it can go to God. But if God himself […]

Nation on the mat as Modi wins

  Anand K Sahay For Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP ruling setup in the country, which he personally exemplifies, the current year has been ushered in on a belittling note. As the previous year was turning, Mr Modi won a victory in Gujarat which his party just cannot celebrate, given its mocking nature. […]

Find a way out

Army Chief Bipin Rawat taking Pakistan head on has triggered a war of words between the two countries. The tension on borders and Line of Control (LoC) have added to the tensions and it looks like that both the countries are fighting an undeclared war. On Monday, Indian Army claimed that it killed six militants […]

Wars in India: Looking back at history

  Abhijit Bhattacharyya War, as the word suggests, is an armed conflict. It is fought against external forces or between two opponents. In a democracy, we have another kind of war — a “political war”. By its very semantic implication, it’s a “non-weapon, lung-power war” between competitors and rivals to capture power. Democratic India, however, […]

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