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Daily Archives: August 6, 2018

Change gears

States should reconsider their opposition to amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act India’s law governing motor vehicles and transport is archaic, lacking the provisions necessary to manage fast motorisation. The lacunae in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, require to be addressed to improve road safety, ensure orderly use of vehicles …

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Brexit troubles

The British PM faces a tough test to win support in Europe for her Chequers plan Desperate times call for desperate measures. British Prime Minister Theresa May last week flew to France to meet French President Emmanuel Macron at his holiday home, to lobby for her Cabinet’s version of Brexit …

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Anatomy of an outbreak

How Congo learnt from the 2014 Ebola crisis and is dealing with the situation this year The Ebola virus returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced, on July 24, that the Ebola outbreak had ended there. Congo says it …

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The problem at the WTO

The time has come for the developing world to have a greater say While Bretton Woods institutions were to embed the new financial trade order, U.S. Treasury department official, Harry Dexter White, and economist John Maynard Keynes had more than just the regulation of the international monetary system in mind …

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Citizenship and compassion

Can India manage with a certain amount of disorder to sustain a plural vision of democracy? The current situation in Assam seems like a nightmare, a warning about the internal contradictions of democracy. It is a warning that the 19th century ideas of democracy as electoral-ism and the notion of …

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Indian American gears up for Michigan primary

Inspired by the Gandhian principle of ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world’, Indian-American entrepreneur Suneel Gupta is seeking to enter U.S. Congress to fight against the special interests of the corporate sector, which he believes have peaked under the Donald Trump Administration. “Our family has …

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‘Bid to spoil image of Aadhaar’

The UIDAI on Sunday said vested interests misused Google’s “inadvertent” act around its old helpline number to create fear and tarnish the image of Aadhaar while emphasising that a number stored in contact list cannot steal data from a mobile phone. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said rumour-mongers …

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India taps Antigua for Choksi extradition

Official team visits island nation India has handed over a request to Antigua for extradition of the fugitive diamond trader Mehul Choksi, who has obtained citizenship of the Caribbean nation. Official sources said a team from India was sent to Antigua a few days ago to persuade the authorities there …

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When Indians are called infiltrators

Many from the northern parts of the country are excluded from the draft NRC The north Indians excluded from the updated draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam resent being called ghuspethiye , meaning infiltrator. Though NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela has said that the 40 lakh persons left …

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