Category: English Editorials

Bending the rules — on nod for Neutrino project (The Hindu)

A year after the National Green Tribunal suspended the environmental clearance granted to the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO), the Expert Appraisal Committee (Infra 2) of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has overturned the NGT verdict and granted environmental clearance for the project. The observatory, which is to come up in Bodi West […]

Liberals, sadly (The Indian Express)

Written by Ramachandra Guha Harsh Mander is a friend of some 40 years’ standing, and on many issues we have stood on the same side. It is, therefore, with some sadness that I must dissent with his recent piece in The Indian Express on Muslim politics. Mander (‘Sonia, sadly’, IE, March 17) quotes a Dalit […]

Exchange rate not just the RBI’s baby (The Economic Times)

India’s exchange rate is a stumbling block in rapid export growth and the country will miss out on the opportunity to cash in on the high world growth visible now, unless corrective action is taken. Delivering a lecture last week in memory of former Planning Commission member and ET columnist Saumitra Chaudhuri, C Rangarajan weighedin […]

Needed, independent prosecution agencies (The Economic Times)

India’s criminal justice system is increasingly looking bereft of teeth. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recently failed to secure conviction in its case that Tamil Nadu’s Maran brothers used public sector telco BSNL’s facilities, while one of them was the telecom minister, to run their television and cable business. The Karnataka police failed to […]

The centre’s failure to steer agriculture right (Livemint)

Pravesh Sharma Watching the pace at which events succeed each other in India is like witnessing a croupier dealing out cards at a casino: Each card is topped by another in the blink of an eye just as new events rapidly push aside older ones. The Union budget seems to be an age ago, although […]

Urjit Patel’s speech shows the limits of regulation (Livemint)

Nirav Modi case has once again opened a chasm between the finance ministry and the Indian central bank. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel said in a powerful speech last week that various legal constraints make it difficult for the banking regulator to discipline banks that are owned by the government. Public sector […]

Making international trade gender-fair (Livemint)

Richa Roy With rising protectionism and a looming tariff war, multilateral and bilateral trade agreements are under threat. Their rules-based arrangements must be defended, including a relatively recent addition to discourse in free trade agreements (FTAs) as well as multilateral declarations—gender. The Buenos Aires World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference in late 2017 had a […]

Re-imagining federalism to fulfil India’s potential (Livemint)

Jayaprakash Narayan The Union-state relationship has become one of the core issues ahead of the next general election. Part of the rhetoric is political hyperbole and electoral posturing, and it is sharpened by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) continuing expansion of its political footprint, and its take-no-prisoners approach to electoral battles. However, this climate gives […]

Leading the war against protectionism (Livemint)

Narayan Ramachandran President Donald Trump drove a steel rapier through the heart of a post-war global framework for trade when he signed a proclamation authorizing tariffs on steel and aluminium products imported into the US. Using a national security rationale, Trump followed through on this tariff despite widespread opposition within the Republican party and the […]

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