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Pollution.Emission.Thmb.jpg Pollution divides urban and rural
K Yatish Rajawat | 27 Oct, 2020
Expecting others to do the right thing is always a losing expectation. People want everybody else to keep the city clean, everybody else should not honk, everybody else is wasting and polluting and they are creating the problems, not them. This expectation always meets with frustration, hence smart politicians sometime harness it and direct it to people not like 'them'.  
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gst-thmb.jpg New Paint On Door One: A Bond Update
Suyash Choudhary | 17 Oct, 2020
The government has executed a re-think on the outstanding GST compensation issues by announcing intent to borrow itself under the Option 1 amount of INR 1,10,000 crores and allocating this to states as loans. It may be remembered that earlier the center had apparently insisted that 
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India.China.9.Thmb.jpg Chinese Chequers at LAC: Is India making the right moves?
The current China-India standoff in Eastern Ladakh has seen multiple rounds of talks failing to ease tensions, with continued troop build-up under the shadow of talks. While negotiations roll over to the seventh military-level talks amidst an environment of deep mistrust, there is very little hope that the promise of not sending additional troops to the borders will get implemented, despite logistics during winters making standoff even more complex. 
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Farmer.9.Thmb.jpg Farmers shouldn't worry about MSP and get misguided
Kailash Chaudhary | 12 Oct, 2020
Farmers shouldn't worry about the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their crops as new farm laws will not affect procurement operations carried out by the government agencies. Farmers are 'Anndata' who produce grains to feed 130 crore people of the country, and betterment of 'Anndata' is the priority of Modi government. Therefore, they should not be misguided on the issue of MSP. 
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india flag THMB moving Primacy of development over politics
Jayanta Ghosal | 05 Oct, 2020
This story is from about 20 years ago! A person from Kolkata came to visit our office in Delhi. He got my address from somewhere, had hopped onto the Kalka Mail and come to meet me. He was only 22-years-old. What was the purpose of his visit? Just to get a job. 
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china.9.THMB.jpg Chinese imperialism poses incurable threat to the world
Binay Kumar Singh | 22 Sep, 2020
Two viruses have taken over the world. One, a minuscule creature called Covid-19, has killed more than 8,00,000 people around the globe, but is slowing down and will most likely be eliminated in the coming months. Vaccines have already been developed against it and once inoculated, citizens of the world can expect to go on with their normal lives. However, it is the second virus, that of Chinese imperialism, which poses a long term and a much more potent and incurable threat to the world at large. 
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg India at the hairpin bend
Covid-19 caught the world off-guard. It is embarrassing. It is embarrassing that the economic distress is more acute in India than in the rest of the world, especially when India was projected by many as the emerging star. Published data indicates that GDP contracted by 23.9 per cent during the previous quarter, businesses have had to shut down, jobs are vanishing, incomes are stressed and with unfriendly taxation structures the expansion plans and investments by most businesses are on hold. 
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India.Bangladesh.9.Thmb.jpg Harnessing strategic ties with Dhaka
Jayanta Ghosal | 14 Sep, 2020
Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar has recently written a book on India's position on the implementation of foreign policy. The book was virtually launched last Thursday in Delhi at a function organised by the Observer Research Foundation. Jaishankar had written the book after retiring as Foreign Secretary. At the time, he had no idea that he would become the Foreign Minister.  
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