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Banking Regulatory Powers Should Be Ownership Neutral

By Urjit R. Patel, Governor, RBI Success has many fathers; failures none. Hence, there has been the usual blame game, passing the buck, and a tonne of honking, mostly short-term and knee-jerk reactions. These appear to have prevented the participants in this cacophony from deep reflection and soul searching that can help solve fundamental issues … Continue reading Banking Regulatory Powers Should Be Ownership Neutral

Some questions to Maulana Salman Nadvi

By Abdul hafiz lakhani Babri Masjid-Ram Mandi issue once again hots up as Supreme court recently conveyed its clinical approach to the 70-year-old Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute, exhorting the parties on either side of the fence to treat it merely as a “land issue.”Indicating it would not be swayed by the history of religious conflict … Continue reading Some questions to Maulana Salman Nadvi

A year of horrors

Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam If anything, 2017 was marked by an all-pervasive sense of fear and loathing. Virtually everyday people were beaten up or killed for allegedly eating beef, conducting love Jihad, resisting ghar wapsi (forced conversion to Hinduism), or “trying” to convert tribals to Christianity. These random goonda attacks were carried out by specialised … Continue reading A year of horrors

BJP goes back on Hindutva to fight next round of state polls

By Kushal Jeena With a senior central minister of BJP openly and brazenly advocating a change and modification in the basic nature and structure of Indian Constitution by dropping key word “secular” from the Preamble, the party seems to have made its intention clear to go back to Hindutva agenda to fight next round of … Continue reading BJP goes back on Hindutva to fight next round of state polls

India—all set to emerge as fastest growing economy

By ADITYA RAJ DAS India is set to emerge as the fastest growing economy once again. The United Nations has recently put out a report, saying, India’s economy is expected to grow at 7.2 per cent in 2018 and 7.4 per cent in 2019. Even though this growth rate still falls short of government’s expectations … Continue reading India—all set to emerge as fastest growing economy

Opinion: Trump fans flames of Middle East conflict

By Rainer Sollich / DW With his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, US President Donald Trump risks a dangerous escalation. Both Palestinians and Israelis could suffer in equal measure, says DW’s Rainer Sollich. Almost the whole world had warned the US president against taking this step: Palestinians, Arab and Islamic countries, … Continue reading Opinion: Trump fans flames of Middle East conflict

Myanmar has greater threat than Rohingya Muslims

At least 11 of Myanmar’s 14 provinces are embroiled in strife. Rakhine is the only province where the conflict has attained communal proportions.The contested areas include 118 of Myanmar’s 330 townships. That means that almost one-quarter of Myanmar’s population hosts one or more EAOs, challenging the authority of the central government, writes IFTIKHAR GILANI in … Continue reading Myanmar has greater threat than Rohingya Muslims

Observations of an expat

Tariq A. Al-Maeena Expatriates have often been maligned unfairly in the press as money-hungry people who just come here to fill their pockets and then flee the country once they have had their pockets filled with no regard or concern for the welfare of their host country or its citizens. Over the years, some in … Continue reading Observations of an expat

Will the UN Security Council ever be reformed?

By Srinivas Mazumdaru The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, recently said the key to India becoming a permanent member of the UNSC is “not to touch the veto.” But why would New Delhi and other aspirants accept such a position? Of all the international institutions created in the aftermath of World War II (WWII), … Continue reading Will the UN Security Council ever be reformed?

India unlikely to become Open Defecation Free by 2019: CSE Study

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi India’s goal of becoming Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2019 is unlikely to be achieved if one goes by a latest study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), which says that four states – Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand – are the main impediment s in … Continue reading India unlikely to become Open Defecation Free by 2019: CSE Study

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