Day: March 13, 2019

Secrets are not sacred (The Indian Express)

Written by Sanjay Srivastava The greatest failing of Indian public life over the past 70 years is the manner in which the state and forms of government have become identified with the life of the people. We have come to believe that state and society are the same thing and that pronouncements about the public...

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Secular isn’t a label (The Indian Express)

Written by Christophe Jaffrelot Over the last two years, the Congress has indulged in what some observers have derisively called “soft Hindutva”. During the recent state election campaigns in Gujarat as well as Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi visited dozens of temples and presented himself as a Shiv bhakt. Beyond optics, the Congress has...

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सांसदों की रिश्वतखोरीः जनप्रतिनिधियों की गरिमा बचाए संविधान पीठ (दैनिक जागरण)

सुरेन्द्र किशोर। यदि कोई सांसद रिश्वत लेकर किसी अल्पमत सरकार को सदन में गिर जाने से बचा लेता है तो क्या वह अपने विधायी कर्त्तव्य का निर्वहन कर रहा होता है? क्या उसे भारतीय संविधान के अनुच्छेद 105 के तहत किसी तरह की सजा से छूट है? यदि किसी विधायक पर घूस लेकर राज्यसभा के...

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60 घंटे में स्वदेश लौट आया कैप्टन अभिनंदन, नया भारत- पुराना पाकिस्तान (दैनिक जागरण)

बलबीर पुंज। यह आश्चर्य ही है कि महज 60 घंटे के भीतर पाकिस्तान की कैद से भारतीय विंग कमांडर अभिनंदन सुरक्षित भारत वापस लौट आए। इतिहास में ऐसा आज तक नहीं हुआ था। पिछले सात दशकों में जो भी भारतीय सैनिक, पाकिस्तान के कब्जे में गया उसे या तो अमानवीय यातनाएं झेलनी पड़ीं या फिर...

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Why China is doing well in defence manufacturing (Hindustan Times)

A recent report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) notes that India’s arms imports decreased by 24% between 2009-13 and 2014-18, and, as a result, it is no longer the world’s largest defence importer. However, it is too early to celebrate. The reduction in arms imports has little to do with India’s indigenous defence...

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EC’s social media guidelines may not be enough (Hindustan Times)

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced measures to curb fake news and misinformation on social media platforms. It has brought political parties’ social media content under the ambit of model code of conduct, and expects candidates to disclose their social media accounts and all expenditure on their respective social media campaigns. But will...

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आखिर क्या हासिल हो रहा है नेताओं को ऐसे बयानों से (पंजाब केसरी)

आज जबकि एक ओर सीमा पर युद्ध का खतरा मंडरा रहा है तथा दूसरी ओर देश में होने जा रहे चुनावों के कारण राजनीतिक तापमान उफान पर है, विभिन्न राजनीतिक दलों के नेताओं द्वारा इन दोनों मुद्दों पर ध्यान देने की बजाय इन पर आपत्तिजनक बयान दिए जा रहे हैं। यह समझना होगा कि ऐसे...

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How can India Inc. get over its financing hump? (Livemint)

India’s corporate funding market is what Winston Churchill might have described as a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. The riddle, according to India Ratings and Research Pvt. Ltd, a unit of Fitch Ratings Inc., is that borrowers’ credit metrics aren’t likely to worsen from here. And yet in the financial year starting...

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Will the indian farmer be the kingmaker in the 17th Lok Sabha election (Livemint)

The lead-up to the 17th Lok Sabha has begun with the announcement of the schedule of the general election. As in any election, this one too will be fought on several issues. But one issue which will remain the focus is the crisis in agriculture. The depth of the crisis this time is unprecedented and...

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What happens in China doesn’t stay in China (Livemint)

China’s GDP growth forecast of 6-6.5% for 2019 is worrisome for the global economy. Although it sounds robust by world standards, doubts persist over the integrity of the country’s data. A recent study suggests that its growth figures may have been significantly exaggerated over the past decade. But even taking it at face value, its...

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