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Height of Corruption

ADARSH is a Sanskrit word which means “ideal”. Why the promoters of the scandalous Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society of Mumbai chose that name is not known. In a way, they have proved that the name fits the Society pretty well as it is truly an “ideal” of corruption. In India, certain practices..

Obama visit: Will rhetoric turn into action?

United States 1st President of Afro-American origin Barack Obama’s India visit underpinned a lot of hopes for strengthening India United States ties further. Did the visit achieve the expectations of the overtly optimists and belly the hopes of the hopeless pessimists, the traditional US bashers ..

Beggar-free Bangalore

IT was my first visit to Bangalore after the new airport was inaugurated. I remembered the old one, in the heart of the city, which was overcrowded. It was built for the Avros and the Dakotas of the sixties and seventies, when Bangalore was a paradise for the retired, and not the Boeings and the Air

Tobacco survey: A wakeup call for India

Despite several anti-tobacco measures being taken up by the government, India remains the second largest tobacco consumer in the world. About one million persons die due to tobacco-related diseases every year in the country. This reflects a higher mortality than the combined deaths resulting from ..

India, Russia strategic partnership

In the area of geo-politics, India stands to benefit from its relationship with Russia. The friendship between the two countries is old and time-tested. The former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi could liberate Bangladesh in 1971 only with the diplomatic support of the then Soviet Union.

CWG 2010: Upholding Sporting Spirit

The Commonwealth of Nations, normally referred to as the Commonwealth and previously known as the British Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of fifty-four independent member states. All but two of these countries were formerly part of the British Empire.

India-Germany ties; need to remove hiccups

One country in Europe with which India can have greater economic and strategic cooperation is Germany. India’s largest trading partner in Europe is Germany and Germany ranked 8th in the share of the inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) to India in the period April 2000 to June 2010 amounting..

Season of Shame

I SEND this column from Kandhamal in Orissa, one of the most beautiful areas of India. Thick green forests cover roughly 60 per cent of the district. The land is so fertile that fertilisers are not in demand. The vegetables are so tasty and the air so refreshing that for a city-dweller like me..

Rebuild Nalanda Not to Settle Past Scores

I am very excited at the prospects of the establishment of such a university which is an international project, a project of 16 countries jointly to establish this university with a very eminent team of international thinkers, philosophers, Nobel Laureates, etc. I am excited at the prospects of ..

Need To Amend Child Labour Law

The employment of child labour within households, hotels, Dhabas, restaurants etc., has been banned by the Govt. of India, through Ministry of Labour and Employment, by recognizing these places as hazardous occupations and included them in the Part A of the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation)..

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Football legend Pele resting at home not in hospital

WEB DESK Brazil football legend Pele is taking rest at home and not in hospital as reported in some media qua ...

Strong Indian team for Asian Badminton Team Championships

HARPAL SINGH BEDI /New Delhi After narrowly missing out on a spot at the semi-finals of the Asian Badminton T ...

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...