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Giant leap for new India

Lekhasri Samantsinghar Now that we will call the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state as Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh, the 70-year-old narrative controlled by Congress has changed completely. While Kashmiri parties such as People’s Democratic Party and National Conference are caught in the 'who...

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Irresponsibility in launching KALIA

Natabar Khuntia The government of Odisha launched Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation(KALIA) scheme just before General Elections-2019 with the objective of win farmers’ support. But before implementing such a scheme involving crores of rupees of taxpayers’ money the government should have conducted a...

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Untying the Hong Kong knot

Dhanada Kanta Mishra Hong Kong’s season of unrest seems to be overflowing. What started with mammoth non-violent protests against the infamous amendment proposed to the extradition bill is, with its unprecedented violence fast transforming into a kind of ‘civil war’. Far from the original issue...

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The ‘trillion dollar’ gimmick

Santosh Kumar Mohapatra Making India a $5-trillion economy by 2024-25 fiscal is at the core of Economic Survey 2018-19 and Budget 2019-20. But the ambition appears illusory when credibility India’s GDP data is being dubbed sarcastically as Grossly Disputed Product. It may be a gimmick...

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Missing woods for trees

Sujata Kumari Muni Andhra Pradesh, in a first, enacted a law guaranteeing 75 per cent reservation in jobs for locals in private industrial units, factories and joint ventures, including public-private partnership concerns. The enactment adds that if locals lack requisite skills, companies and factories must...

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A draconian repeal

SN Misra The midnight swoop on political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir, movement of additional troops into Jammu and Kashmir and abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A are reminiscent of the dark days when Emergency was imposed by the Indira Gandhi led government in...

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Ayodhya back in court

Ayodhya touched a fresh high this week with start of daily hearings by a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court into the merits and de-merits of arguments from rival sides. The decades-long dispute involving two principal communities-Hindoos and Moslems-had hogged headlines, raised tempers and unleashed...

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Killer coal mines

Narasingha Bhol The death of one man is a tragedy; death of more than one is statistics; as Joseph Stalin would have us believe. What Stalin probably meant to say is, when tragedy strikes in a massive scale; the human mind fails to register it...

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Trickery of fiscal consolidation

Santosh Kumar Mohapatra The last Budget presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, masqueraded failures as successes through fiscal jugglery. The minister exaggerated story of successes of the NDA government with supercilious slogans but did not disclose the fiscal details. This is unethical. Revenue receipts...

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Reaching out to the mass

Gopabandhu Mohapatra July 19 is the anniversary of Bank nationalisation. On this day of 1969, Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India announced nationalisation of 14 major banks whose deposits were around Rs.50 crore. The objective of the government was the growth of economy...

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