Why equality is so elusive, yet so necessary

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Bengal BJP Leaders floundering after Successive Defeats

KOLKATA: BJP insiders blame the lack of...

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Bhojshala Temple-Mosque dispute may end amicably after ASI Report

NEW DELHI: According to sources, the ASI has said that heavy slabs made of basalt that were used to construct the platform of the structure dated back to the Paramara period between 10th and 11th centuries (900-1000 CE). The Indore High Court-mandated Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) survey at the...

Discord in Karnataka Congress over State Government functioning

NEW DELHI: Both the people and the political leaders are unhappy, say experts. In order to reduce unemployment among Karnataka locals, the Congress Chief Minister of the state Siddaramaiah had planned to introduce a bill that would reserve a certain percentage of jobs for Kannadigas. However, after the state government faced mounting pressure, the bill has since been put on hold. It was initially slated for introduction in the Assembly on Thursday. Earlier last week, the Karnataka state Cabinet had approved the “Karnataka State Employment of Local Candidates in Industries, Factories, and Other Establishments Bill, 2024,” which would require private companies...

Bengal BJP Leaders floundering after Successive Defeats

KOLKATA: BJP insiders blame the lack of cohesion, bad blood and even infighting and sabotage for the repeated failures of the party in Bengal. Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home...

US sanctions two Indian Nationals, three companies for Russia collaboration

NEW DELHI: Two Indian individuals and three companies operating from India have been put on the sanctions list that was released earlier this month by Washington for collaborating with Russia. The...

Ceasefire with Pakistan No Barrier to Sino-Pak Activity on Terror

NEW DELHI: The death of more than 50 security personnel in Jammu since August 2021 has brought into focus one of the most important parts of counter-terror operations: the generation of credible intelligence. Need has become urgent following the spike in terror operations masterminded by the Sino-Pakistan axis to...

Opinion

Why PM Modi visited Austria after Russia

Several NATO member states are unhappy with the world’s largest democracy for not following their euro-centric guidance. Visits overseas by the Prime Minister of the world’s most populous democracy, which is also prominent within the Global South as well as has the highest growth rate of any major country, are...

Rahul is working on an image makeover

It is very obvious that Rahul Gandhi is taking his appointment as the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha rather seriously. After attacking the government inside the House, he has taken it upon himself to tour various parts in order to enhance his...

The unfinished reforms saga

It is imperative for India to replicate the spectacular success in mobile phone handset manufacturing and more modest success in automobile manufacturing. In the previous column (Coalition or not, reforms are...

Speaking truth to power is the greatest tribute to George Orwell

Orwell’s ideas remain profoundly relevant across various contexts and cultures. George Orwell was born 25 June 1903 in Motihari, Bengal, an Anglo Indian with command over Hindustani and Burmese. He worked...

Generation Z in focus: The aspirations and anxieties of India’s youth

Our students need to develop a sense of our scriptural and civilisational heritage. In the first week of July 2024, I had to interview over 300 graduates to select some of them for a postgraduate course. The group mirrored India’s...

Sino-India border resolution not easy

Sustained diplomatic engagement, mutual respect for each other’s concerns, and a willingness to compromise needed. The Sino-Indian border dispute remains...

India-Russia: The balance of power

Even as India tries to move away from Russian dependence and move towards the more advanced platforms of the...

NATO unable to act as Asia’s security provider

Among the more questionable actions of the Biden administration has been the manner in which the White House is seeking to expand the functioning of the NATO alliance into the Indo-Pacific. Each of the...

New chapter in India-Russia relations: PM Modi’s Moscow visit and its strategic implications

Russia’s geopolitical influence, even though somewhat diminished, is still a significant strength that sets it apart on the world stage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Moscow marks a significant moment in the long-standing relationship between Russia and India. This...

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9 Years of Transformation: A Supplement

NEP-2020 is just what India’s education system needs

In the third decade of the 21st century, humanity faces unprecedented pace of change in practically every sector of human activity and endeavour. There are great advances in ICT and AI, there are also daunting and threatening concerns that threaten the very existence of life on the planet earth. ...

Indigenisation of Indian defence industry is the way to thrive

  istory bears testimony to the fact that all nations with strong military industrial set up had developed a strong military force, resulting in a strong and vibrant foreign policy. It was the military industrial set of Germany which enabled it to launch its offensive practically...

A silent revolution in the water sector

As we mark the ninth anniversary of the Narendra Modi government, one of the biggest achievements which has not hogged the limelight has been its work in the water sector...

9 Years of the Modi Economy: Stellar on most counts

MACROECONOMIC PERFORMANCE India’s economy (as measured by real GDP) has been the fastest-growing among the world’s 20 largest economies for 7 of the past 9 years. And those were the only...

India’s FDI rush: Past tense, present perfect

India’s much envied tag of a “hot destination” in the context of its appeal as a country to do business with and invest in, has preferably less to do now with the lure of quick money parked in India...

Prospects for agriculture bright with higher govt spending, farm exports

Indian agriculture may have been weathering a series of storms over the past one year, including a heatwave in...

UNDER MODI GOVT, India beats the world in medical infrastructure

With the term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi entering its 9th year, the effect of his government’s healthcare policies...

Modi government’s foreign policy has been transformative

As a result of the Narendra Modi government’s transformative foreign policy India today is no longer a supplicant in...

Accomplishing the ‘impossible’, the Modi way

Among contemporary politicians, few have the longevity in office that Narendra Modi does. Before nine years as Prime Minister,...

2019: The year that India regained its morality

Historical atrocities coupled with the passage of time allow moral inequities to creep into the fabric of society where...

Modi’s Kartavya Path eclipses Lutyens’ Delhi

On 28 May, the ninth anniversary of Narendra Modi’s regime Delhi is slated to begin on an auspicious note—the...

Nine years of committed development, innovation

The Narendra Modi government has proved that nothing is impossible if the intention is pure and determination is firm,...

The Fourth Battle of Panipat beckons Prime Minister Modi

Haryana is the site of some of the most consequential battles in the long history of India, including that...

Features

Suicidal Brats with Homicidal Cars on Indian Roads

FAST AND INTOXICATED The Fast and the Furious, movie series is largely concerned with street racing and heists. Many action...

Why we shouldn’t shut up about #METOO

Has everybody forgiven, forgotten, and got on with life? The naming and shaming during the #MeToo movement in 2017...

Government of Meghalaya launches state’s own OTT platform, Hello...

In a bid to promote language and culture, the Government of Meghalaya has launched its own OTT platform, ‘Hello...

Skin longevity: A core aspect of beauty through the...

Skin longevity, the ability of skin to maintain its youthful appearance and health over time, has been a timeless...

Books by the Rooftop App Teach Traditional Indian Folk...

With numerous cultural art forms unique to its different regions and peoples, India has a lot to offer a...