Wednesday , 12 December 2018
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Our Government’s Mindset Is Changing

Bidyut Kumar Chatterjee, Faridabad Refers to “Modi attacks ‘clan’ for ‘neglect’ to great men” (NT Oct 22). It’s nothing new, from India’s rhetoric PM Narendra Modi, because without accusing Nehru-Gandhi family he is not touched the day’s water. But people wonder that how Modi says that  why only Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallavbhai Patel or Dr B R Ambedkar ... Read More »

Why Parrikar Deserved Five Years Tenure

Nandkumar M Kamat The only objective and simple logical expectation of Manohar Parrikar whenever he was sworn as chief minister was to complete a five-year unbroken tenure. He knew that he deserved it. And as he is bravely fighting a life-threatening ailment he seems to be determined to succeed with his tremendous mental discipline and strong willpower. Please like & ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Effigy Burning Must Be Discouraged With a heavy heart I would like to know, who will take the responsibility for the loss of 59 precious lives and 72 injured on Dussehra revellers run over by a train near Amritsar station? Please like & share: Read More »

A Primer On IL&FS Meltdown

BINAYAK DATTA SO, the mighty IL&FS – one of the largest infrastructure financing and leasing companies with a consolidated balancesheet size of Rs 1.16 lakh crore – is now in great flux. Along with its “joint family” of 169 subsidiaries, the group has been defaulting on loan repayments since the last three months. The group has loans outstanding is Rs ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

When Garba Raises The Hackles THE recent organisation of garba at Don Bosco’s Matunga and St Peter’s Bandra parishes of Mumbai has evoke mixed reactions from the community, mostly favourable, though the minority opinion is very strident in its criticism. Celebrating religious festivals of other faiths in schools is a great way of fostering religious tolerance among students, their parents ... Read More »

Murky World Of IL&FS

S KAMAT, ALTO ST CRUZ FINANCIAL travails of the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services have been making headlines for quite some time now.  The private sector company and its associate firms ran up a debt of a whopping Rs 91,000 crore. The road-building arm of  IL&FS particularly borrowed about 27 times of its equity and  defaulted on repayments.  The  IL&FS ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Poverty Is The Real Internal Enemy  FORMER secretary general of the United Nations, the late Kofi Annan   had famously said that extreme poverty was a threat to human security. Please like & share: Read More »

#MeToo Movement Queers BJP Pitch

AMULYA GANGULI THERE are several reasons why the Bharatiya Janata Party is palpably uneasy about the “Me-too” movement against the sexual harassment of women at the workplace, especially when Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar is in the line of fire. As a newspaper has noted, several ministers literally ran away when asked about the allegations against ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Need For ‘Political Stock Exchange’ THE country needs a new stock exchange for politicians in power, where ministers, MLAs and sarpanches will be bought and sold. The provisions regarding sarpanches shall be applicable only in Goa. No retail shareholders or institutional buyers will be allowed to operate in this exchange. Digital transactions shall be strictly barred and all trading will ... Read More »