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Another Unmanned Crossing Tragedy

Posted by - June 25, 2018

Tushar Charan It is tempting to suggest that discourse by public figures in India is beginning to be vastly influenced by the daily soap of shouting and slanging matches on the so-called news channels. Just as the self-opinionated and screaming TV anchors have no qualms in peddling fiction laced with defamatory statements and even straight abuses,

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Friendly Media, Yet India Slipping in Freedom Index

Posted by - June 25, 2018

Atul Cowshish Even in the years just after Independence, the media in India was never such an ardent supporter of the ruling party and its leader as it is now. A handful of exceptions do not prove the rule. Criticism is rare and, in any case, it is more than ‘balanced’ with undiluted praise for

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business

Business Bolstering: Upgrading the Skill Factor

Posted by - May 31, 2018

Dr B K Mukhopadhyay   – “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” [Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics]   “I hope I remember everything,” said Toni. “You won’t,” said Trapp. “That’s how you learn. But after you make the same mistake one, or two, or five times,

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Psychological outreach important for the development of North East: Dr Jitendra Singh 

Posted by - April 29, 2018

The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the two-day  international seminar on ” The Age of Multilateralism and Connecting India’s North East: Opportunities and Challenges”. The seminar is being jointly organized by the Ministry for Development

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Nepal Communists, Maoists Merge, Formally

Posted by - April 20, 2018

Rattan Saldi Heralding a development that will have far reaching impact on the political landscape of Nepal, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli  of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) and the Maoist Centre headed by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, “Prachanda”, have achieved the seemingly tall goal of unification of their two parties. It is their

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Indian Tea Exports Touch Record High in 2017 

Posted by - April 20, 2018

Indian tea exports touched a record high in 36 years at 240.68 million kgs in the year 2017. The previous high of 241.3 million kgs was achieved in the year 1981.  Indian teas were exported at an average price of more than three dollar per kg ,in 2017, to 12 countries : Country 2017* Qty          

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impact

No More Happy Play Grounds for Gupta Brothers

Posted by - April 19, 2018

Atul Cowshish The sun seems to be setting on the fortunes of the trio of Gupta brothers from Saharanpur, all in their 40s, who earned millions in South Africa and hobnobbed with many of the top politicians and bureaucrats, including President Jacob Zuma. Only to see Zuma disgraced with corruption allegations and forced to quit

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international

No Soft Options for Debt-ridden Chinese economy

Posted by - April 19, 2018

Malladi Rama Rao The Year 2018 is the Year of the Dog, according to Chinese Zodiac; it has brought for the Chinese a host of superstitions that will have a bearing on how the coming days unfold. For instance, bad luck will haunt a Chinese throughout the year if he or she cleaned clothes, used

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