Monthly Archives: December 2018

Govt. accepts Nath Pai’s Bill


The Union Cabinet to-day [December 10, New Delhi] had a brief discussion on Mr. Nath Pai’s bill to restore to Parliament the right to amend any part of the Constitution. It is believed they took note of the divergence of opinion in the ruling party over the decision to support …

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Opening shot

Opening shot

India wins its first maiden Test of a series in Australia, firing hopes of a larger turnaround When R. Ashwin dismissed Josh Hazlewood and Virat Kohli roared in delight at the Adelaide Oval on Monday evening, they firmly threw down the gauntlet to hosts Australia. India’s 31-run victory over Australia …

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Shock resignation

Urjit Patel stepping down

Urjit Patel stepping down as RBI Governor is a major embarrassment for the government The Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel has cited personal reasons for resigning with immediate effect, but anyone who has followed the events of the last couple of months will know it was anything but …

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The Congress’s experiments

Congress’s experiments

Its electoral tactics have logic but its ideologicalstrategy does not On December 11 last year, Rahul Gandhi was elected as president of the Congress party. Four and a half years after the party’s debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Assembly election results of five States that will be …

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Anchored in human rights

human rights

Instead of surveillance technologies, help TB patients by providing rights-based interventions Decades of global neglect have resulted in tuberculosis (TB) becoming the leading cause of adult deaths in most of the global south — it kills nearly two million people a year. This is shocking given that TB is curable …

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Don’t believe the anti-GMO campaign

anti-GMO campaign

GM crops reduce pesticide use, increase yields and profits, and pose no health hazards A review article, “Modern technologies for sustainable food and nutrition security”, which appeared in the November 25 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Current Science, is deeply worrying. The article was authored by geneticist P.C. Kesavan and …

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Ascent to the temple of democracy

temple of democracy

The opposition to the Sabarimala order is reflective of a wider gender inequality in Malayali society Kerala’s reputation as a society that has evolved to an exceptional degree may have taken a bit of a beating. The reputation itself has been built on the strides made in the sphere of …

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Market may turn jittery: Economists

Market may turn jittery

Urjit Patel’s resignation as the RBI Governor will cause jitters in the stock market and uncertainty over the central bank’s policies regarding non-monetary policy issues such as Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) norms, and diluting the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code rules for power sector companies, economists have cautioned. “This [the resignation] …

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