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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)..

RBI Rate Hike in Line with Expectations

After its first quarterly review of the monetary policy in the current financial year, the Reserve Bank of India has raised the key interest rates once again. The rates have thus been raised for the 4th time in the current year.

The bank has raised the Repo rate by 25 basis points – that is..

Augmenting Ground Water

India with a population exceeding 1.1 billion, is the second most populous country in the world. It has an agriculture based economy having 2.45 % of the total land area of the world, 16% of the world population and is endowed with about 4% of its water resources.

Mulayam’s apology to Muslims

Finally Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has realized his follies and apologized to the Muslims as well as the nation for aligning with the demolisher of the historical Babri Masjid, Kalyan Singh. Though the apology has come after 14 month of his making friendship with the communal leader,

Israel’s Nuclear Status

ONE of the prominent issues that dominated the proceedings of the NPT Review Conference held in New York in May was the question of Israel’s so called “nuclear ambiguity”. During the course of the conference, an overwhelming majority of the delegates from NPT member countries had forcefully ..

Universal Food Security system needed

A PRELIMINARY reading of the proposals made by the National Advisory Council (NAC) on the Food Security Bill (FSB) points to a disturbing disjuncture on what is being claimed and what the actual implications are of the ten point proposals..

Ayodhya: Abode of Ram or Allah

On the tragic day of 6thDecember 1992 the Babri Mosque, a 450 years old archeological structure was demolished by the RSS combine, (RSS, BJP, VHP, Bajrang dal and other progeny of RSS). A make shift temple was hurriedly constructed at the site. The RSS combine has been pressing since then for the ..

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Policy for Eco-tourism will provide livelihood to local communities

AMN / NEW DELHI GOVERNMENT OF INDIA has prepared a policy for Eco-tourism in forest and wildlife areas, which ...

Living index: Pune best city to live in, Delhi ranks at 65

The survey was conducted on 111 cities in the country. Chennai has been ranked 14 and while New Delhi stands a ...

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