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?
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
By M. Hamid Ansari An interest in political philosophy has been a lifelong pursuit. I recall John Locke’s dictum that ‘wherever law ends, tyranny begins.’ Also in my mind is John Rawl’s assertion that ‘justice is the first virtue of social institutions’ and that in ‘a just society the liberties of equal citizenship are taken … Continue reading Why Pluralism and Secularism essential for India?
AMN /New Delhi Congress party has said that the present economic situation in the country showed that demonitisation has adversely affected every section of society. It reminded former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s warning that demonetisation of old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 would have an adverse impact on economic growth in the … Continue reading Demonetisation has adversely hit every Indian: Cong
By ADITYA RAJ DAS At a time when several international economic think tanks are projecting India as the fastest growing economy in the world, the ongoing radical reforms programmes being undertaken by the Modi government have earned accolades at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) currently being held at Tokyo. While … Continue reading India’s achievement at ADB Meet
By M. Hamid Ansari Culture is more than just song and dance or architecture. It is the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through … Continue reading Pluralistic Heritage must be Preserved
Every pound of husband’s flesh needed, fathers and brothers not to be touched Dr. Javed Jamil It is a strange world of relationships. India is even stranger. While we tend to always think positively about some relationships, we try to search negatives in others. It is argued for centuries that women are the victims of … Continue reading Who care for Women Bias Against Husband?
By ADITYA RAJ DAS After decade of negotiations, hectic parleys, many climb-downs and heartburn, India is now virtually ready to bring in what has been touted as Independent India’s most celebrated tax reforms– Goods and Services Tax (GST). The introduction of the GST—considered to be the most radical reform in India’s Indirect Tax regime—will create … Continue reading GST, a new dawn for Indian Economy
By Nirendra Dev Neiphiu Rio had made a significant leap towards power in the state, but finally had to bow down to the political machinations of 81-year-old Shurhozelie, a seasoned politician also known for anti-Congress stance. The final endorsement from the central BJP leadership allowing Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) chief Shurhozelie Liezitsu to take over … Continue reading Shurhozelie as CM; interesting days ahead in Naga politics
Tamil Film Fans Will Never Forget her infinite grace and charm TN Ashok treasures the moment he first met her in 1982 1982., Jayalaltha, the co-star of many a film with Dr MG Ramachandran, had just been appointed the propaganda secretary of the AIDMK. It was one of the most intelligent moves of her mentor, … Continue reading Jayalalithaa – The Populist leader, Iconic Actress
AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today criticised the Central Government and its authorities for their, wh ...
AMN / KATHMANDU India and Nepal have decided to promote tourism jointly. This was decided at the 2nd meeting ...