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Problems facing Indian planners

The problems of Indian planning, both short-term and long-term, were discussed to-day [November 18] at a meeting the President of the World Bank, Mr. Robert McNamara, had with the Deputy Chairman and members of the Planning Commission. Mr. McNamara was given a complete picture of the present state of Indian …

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Her toughest week

Theresa May is struggling to retain her party’s support as the Brexit deadline looms With just months left for the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union, there is little clarity on the terms of its exit, or indeed whether the verdict of the 2016 referendum can be honoured at all. …

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Being prepared

Coastal districts must continue to strengthen resilience against extreme weather events Tamil Nadu was more prepared than before to deal with Cyclone Gaja when it made landfall between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam on November 16, but it still took a toll of at least 45 lives. The severe cyclonic storm damaged …

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Journalism in the time of hate

Journalists must reclaim the public sphere from falsehood For journalism, winning back trust is much more important now than sorting out its business models that are being undermined by digital disruptions. Journalists have an immense responsibility: they must reclaim the public sphere from deliberate falsehood, the disinformation avalanche, and algorithm-driven …

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Balance of power, in the balance

Any attempt by the Centre to override the RBI Governor using the RBI Act would be ill-advised The role of the Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and its powers vis-à-vis the RBI Governor have come into focus in the ongoing tussle between the Centre and …

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Further stressed by thermal power

The energy sector must be required to report its water consumption The Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) by the NITI Aayog, which was released this June, shows that 600 million people face high to extreme water stress in India. The report, which was published in association with the Ministry of …

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Britain on the edge

Whichever direction the country takes from here on Brexit, it will remain deeply divided Over the past week, a 2015 tweet by former British Prime Minister David Cameron has been widely reshared online. “Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice — stability and strong Government with me, or chaos with …

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With apps, parents teach kids how to spend

They can monitor and control spending Jonathan and Erin Kraftchick started out by paying their two children’s allowance the old-fashioned way, using paper money. “I tried the cash thing,” said Mr. Kraftchick, an accountant and financial-literacy advocate. First, they used glass jars, then switched to a system that involved slipping …

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