Friday , 21 September 2018



Govt’s Misplaced Priorities The profligacy of government running Air India is seen in its debt of $8.5 billion today. It is reported that the government owes this cash-strapped airline over Rs 325 crore for VVIP chartered flights alone. Please like & share: Read More »

Need To Make Operation Blue Star Files Public

Kuldip Nayar THE British government has rejected a petition by the Sikh community in London to make public all papers concerning Operation Blue Star. Margaret Thatcher, then British Prime Minister, was close to the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and reportedly helped her to plan the Indian military action at the Golden temple in Amritsar between June 1 and ... Read More »


On Passive Euthanasia THIS is with reference to the letter ‘SC Verdict On Euthanasia’ by Robert Castellino (NT, March 14). The Supreme Court’s  judgment legalising passive euthanasia should come as a relief to the common man for the autonomy to decide through a ‘living will’ what he/she would want at the end of life, so as to die with dignity ... Read More »

World Loses Brightest Star in Hawking’s Death

BIDYUT CHATTERJEE, FARIDABAD WORLD is in deepest shock to hear renowned British physicist and cosmologist Stephen William Hawking’s death at the age of 76. He was regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. Hawking’s birthday is on January 8, 1942, which coincides with the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death and his death on March 14, coincides ... Read More »

CSR philanthropy not delivering in India

Amit Kapoor India is now into the fifth year of its unique experiment of legally binding companies to be socially responsible. This push by the government to solve the country’s most challenging social problems was based on the idea that the corporate sector will come up with transformative solutions that will scale up impact across the country. As the development ... Read More »


SC Verdict On Euthanasia IN a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court has legalised passive euthanasia and approved making of a ‘living will’. An application of this verdict to a few cases will bring clarity to the issue. In the case of KEM nurse Aruna Shanbaug who was brutally strangulated and raped and lay in a vegetative state for 42 years, the verdict would have made ... Read More »

Cong Needs To Show Resolve For 2019

BIDYUT CHATTERJEE, FARIDABAD In a rare interview at the India Today Conclave, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi said the Congress needed to develop a new style of connecting with the people to take on the BJP and admitted that the UPA government was out marketed by BJP in 2014 election campaign. Particularly, when Sonia said, BJP made people believe Congress ... Read More »

Lessons To Be Learnt From Farmers’ March

AJIT RANADE   On March 6, more than 10,000 farmers set off on a silent march from Nashik to Mumbai. This march was called by the Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha, the farmers’ organisation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Please like & share: Read More »


Govt Duty-bound To Resolve Mining Crisis Goa is staring at a serious crisis in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling which has cancelled 88 mining leases and further ordered a halt to the iron ore extraction from March 15. Mining for the last so many decades has been the lifeline of Goa, as several tens of thousands of people ... Read More »

Using Auriferous Dumps For Gold Mining

Nandkumar M Kamat THE mining crisis in Goa has an international dimension which central government sleuths and investigative journalists are reluctant to expose obviously due to its complex labyrinthine nature. Please like & share: Read More »