Friday , 19 October 2018
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Don’t Misread Climbdown Of Inflation

R K PATTNAIK & JAGDISH RATTANANI LOW inflation numbers in recent times are being presented as a paradigm shift that sets the stage for a new phase in the Indian economy. As the Economic Survey (Vol. II) released this month put it, the last four decades have broadly seen four phases in inflation trajectory. Beginning 1977, as many as 23 ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Challenge To State’s Writ WHAT happened in Haryana on the  day when Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was found guilty and convicted of rape is a blot on the state’s inability to prevent rampaging supporters of Dera chief from rioting and setting Haryana ablaze.  Some  38  people were killed in the violence. There could not have been ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Challenge To State’s Writ WHAT happened in Haryana on the  day when Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was found guilty and convicted of rape is a blot on the state’s inability to prevent rampaging supporters of Dera chief from rioting and setting Haryana ablaze.  Some  38  people were killed in the violence. There could not have been ... Read More »

The Time Is Ripe For Uniform Civil Code

GANAPATHI  BHAT, AKOLA THE 1400–year-old practice of instant triple talaq in India is history now, thanks to the Supreme Court of India.  Important Muslim dominated countries, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia,  have in place other forms of talaq. Notably, Pakistan had banned triple talaq before putting in place the three-month divorce proceedings. Indonesia has mandated proper court proceedings for ... Read More »

Uncertain Trajectory Of Future Politics

Nandkumar M Kamat An uncertain political future lies ahead for Goa. If everything goes on well till June 2019 then the present alliance government would have smooth sailing till 2021-22. Almost all politicians are losing sense of ground reality- the indignation of people and their skepticism about election promises. By 2019 BJP may be losing most of the political space ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Proliferation Of Cultists The prevalence of right-wing and left-wing extremism is leading to the building up of centres of self-styled leaders with great charisma, following and radical beliefs. This type of power centres is a result of the deception and arrogance of the political leaders in a country or a state who do not follow the law themselves but impose ... Read More »

Baba Should Be Taught A Lesson

SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL, DELHI The manner in which arson and violence took place on August 25 after the arrest of Baba Ram Rahim, makes it clear that all was pre-planned most probably under directions of the notorious Baba. Central and Haryana governments should take all necessary steps to teach Baba Ram Rahim, his managers and supporters a big lesson like ... Read More »

A Milestone In gender Equality

Binayak Datta Tuesday’s Supreme Court verdict on the Triple Talaq in my view is a milestone in our 70 years of journey through various trials and tribulations towards, JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and towards promotion of FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual as in ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Paper Trail Counting Will Quell Doubts The counting of votes of the two by-poll election in Panaji and Valpoi is slated for Monday. Considering that there are doubts in the mind of the people regarding the functioning of the EVMs and possible manipulation may lead to wrong figures while counting, it will be prudent for the election commission to count the ... Read More »

Nilekani To Negotiate Between Warring Infosys BoDs, Shareholders 

Ganapathi  Bhat, Akola Nandan Nilekani is back, after a gap of nine years, to where he belongs: the Infosys.  The former co–founder was also the  CEO  and co–chairman of the IT  giant  before he had to heed to the call of governmental duty in 2009 under the UPA government to head the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). After the NDA government took over,  ... Read More »