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The Army’s Two Impulses in Kashmir

The Army’s Two Impulses in Kashmir

Military Doctrine and Departures

By: ALI AHMED Below is advice for policy makers and Indian army strategists on the website of an armed forces think tank: ‘There is a need to implement few of hardline practices followed by Israel or USA in tackling terrorists. Policy of restraint needs a quick overhaul. SF personnel must have clearly defined rules of […]

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Mob Lynching: Who Spread The Poison?

Mob Lynching: Who Spread The Poison?

29 murders/lynchings in 2 months

By: NIKHIL WAGLE MUMBAI: On top it, these heinous developments are coming from all corners of the country simply because one rumour of child-kidnappers has gone viral. From Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Jharkhand to Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, 9 states are severely affected by this horrific pattern. The moot question is where […]

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A tale of two economies: the US and the UK

A tale of two economies: the US and the UK

With slow growth and Brexit problems, the U.S. and the U.K. have reason to regard India with some envy

By: Krishnan Srinivasan Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh claims that India’s economy has been “systematically dismantled” by the BJP government. He should know that every nation’s economy is only a glass half full. Two of the world’s biggest economies, the U.S. and the U.K., are both facing uncertain economic times. Economic woes By next summer, […]

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Prime Minister Khan

Prime Minister Khan

Win but hand the keys of PM House to someone else? No thank you, Nawaz had all but announced. And that was before what has come in recent weeks.

By: Cyril Almeida AND then there were two: Imran and the Sanjrani-type option. Shahbaz has fizzled, Zardari is embattled and Nawaz — well, what would you do if you were Nawaz? Return Nawaz has promised to do, but his words aren’t very convincing. Because return to what? It was already apparent that he wasn’t interested […]

 P Chidambaram

Su-raj (good governance) and Ms Swaraj

Su-raj (good governance) and Ms Swaraj

During the last four years, mobs of both kinds — the one, on the ground, and the other, in the virtual world, have grown in number and size.

There are two kinds of mobs — one, on the ground, and the other, in the virtual world. Both share the same characteristics. The members of the crowd take cover under anonymity. They pretend to be offended or injured. They singularly lack the courage to own their actions or words. They believe they are citizens […]

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Political dilemmas compounded by more political dilemmas!

Political dilemmas compounded by more political dilemmas!

By:  Shahjhan Mustafa/ Muzamil Manzoor ‘People that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices’ George Orwell. Taking a cue from the above cited Orwellian quote, a question arises – are the people in Kashmir really the victims of political uncertainty? More to the point, the people in Kashmir have accepted […]

 SAEED NAQVI

The Role Of The Cold War In Indira Gandhi’s Emergency

The Role Of The Cold War In Indira Gandhi’s Emergency

Leftward lurch resisted by a coalition of the Right

Indira Gandhi declared the emergency in 1975, plonk in the middle of the most intense phase of the cold war. Détente was going so badly for the Americans that stand up comedians in Washington were comparing it to a wife swapping party “from where you return alone.” After the Vietnam debacle, Washington was going to […]

 Aijaz Zaka Syed

The growing voices of sanity

The growing voices of sanity

In Bertolt Brecht’s legendary poem Die Losung (‘The Solution’), written after the 1953 uprising in East Germany, a government functionary hands out bulletins informing the people that they have cost themselves the trust of the government. The poem concludes by demanding: “Would it not be easier/In that case for the government/To dissolve the people/ And […]

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An Open Letter to Hon’ble Chancellor of Varsities

An Open Letter to Hon’ble Chancellor of Varsities

Educational Initiatives

By: SHAH KHALID A year ago ,The Hon’ble Human Resource Development Ministry had agreed to the Jammu and Kashmir Government’s proposal for lateral entry admissions in Engineering Programmes under the Prime Ministers Special Scholarship Scheme-PMSSS- for those students who will get admission in Engineering Colleges and Universities outside the state. Also the Hon’ble HRD Ministry […]

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The paradox of job growth

The paradox of job growth

Besides the missing informal sector, over-estimation of output growth also offers clues

By: R. Nagaraj Are the latest employment estimates by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) factually correct? No. They are off the mark, and confined to the economy’s organised or formal sector, accounting at best for 15% of the workforce. Is there a paradox in high output growth rates and the marginal effect on employment? Probably […]