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nalapat

US Congress must save Trump from himself

Graham-Van Hollen sanctions bill against Turkey needs to be adopted at speed if Washington is to recover from the geopolitical...

ravi

PMC Bank scam: Private gains, public losses

There is regulatory oversight. PMC Bank had had lent about Rs 6,500 crore, that is, almost three-fourths of its total...

vivek

Economists must remain economists

Raghuram Govind Rajan is a doyen of economy with a string of professional successes to his name. He is the...

virendra

It’s time for bold economic decisions

Swadeshi and statist mindsets will hold back economic reforms and growth.   Am I alone in thinking that the economy...

pankaj vohra

Nobody should second guess the Apex Court

There has been needless speculation regarding the Supreme Court verdict in the matter pertaining to the civil dispute in the...

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China’s footprints in India’s neighbourhood all too visible

China’s port development in India’s neighbourhood forces the perception of threats to national security.     In 1947, noted Irish...

aditya

Note to India: China respects strength

The Wuhan summit, which was a personal initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first term, opened a frank...

cool

Cool Breeze: Congressisation of BJP

Congressisation of BJP Is the BJP becoming more like Congress and vice versa? A very interesting subtext is being played...

donald trump

Trump administration is in worrying disarray

Trump withdrew American forces from Syria, abandoning the Kurds to be butchered by the Turks.     President Donald Trump...

ghost

Why positive emotions are so important

If you’re a positive, loving person during your life time, does it make it easier to transit to the other...

Kurds demonstrate against Turkey's military action in northeastern Syria in Zurich

Trump freeing 40,000 hard-core ISIS fighters

He gave the ‘go ahead’ in this destructive (to international security) operation.     Redemption is at the heart of...

ravi

Mathematics matters

Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has been lambasted for his apparent error about the discoverer of gravity, but a...

virendra

Call for swadeshi not a hindrance to reform process

The government should think of freeing labour and land markets.     Let us concede at the outset that all...

pankaj

Haryana result will impact Congress in Delhi

With the countdown having begun for the Assembly elections in both Maharashtra and Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party is all...

raqib

Are Conservatives now the natural party for Britain’s Indian Hindus?

With the UK on the cusp of yet another general election, British politics could not be more unpredictable. A number...