Politics

School charged with sedition over a play

School charged with sedition over a play

February 8, 2020

The management of a school in Karnataka is charged with sedition following a school play that mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Police all over India are increasingly turning to one of the most draconian laws to crush dissent.

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Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus outbreak

February 6, 2020

India’s neighbourhood first policy dates back almost 100 years ago when a doctor led a medical team to help Chinese Army battle the Japanese invasion. In face of Coronavirus outbreak, it may be time for India to replicate the gesture.

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Australian bush fires

Australian bush fires

February 5, 2020

Will the unprecedented bushfires in Australia force the government and people to face the fact of hazards that climate change can inflict on them and others?

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Coronavirus epidemic

Coronavirus epidemic

February 3, 2020

With three identified cases of coronavirus in the returnees from Wuhan, is India up to the mark in tackling this menace? Is India equipped with the necessary healthcare capabilities required to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to a public health emergency? The second airlift ...

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Sultan Qaboos bin Said: Henry Kissinger of Middle East, with a difference

Sultan Qaboos bin Said: Henry Kissinger of Middle

January 15, 2020

I strongly feel that United Nations owes him more than just a half-mast. My experience with Oman and visits during my UN days revealed Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s new world of quiet diplomacy, a monarchy committed to the people and that skilfully engages in preventing conflicts ev...

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Bollywood and CAA protests: Bold and beautiful

Bollywood and CAA protests: Bold and beautiful

January 13, 2020

Bollywood has very often turned a blind eye to political turmoil in the country.The same was the story with the month-long protests against Citizenship Amendment Act. However, over the last few days, several leading ladies of the industry have been at the forefront of the ongoing...

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The road ahead for India’s first Chief of Defence Staff

The road ahead for India’s first Chief of De

January 11, 2020

General Bipin Rawat is the first sitting Chief of Army Staff to be appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) post. Retiring general Rawat, on December 31, 2019, was appointed the first tri-service chief with effect from January 1, 2020. Several challenges await the first CDS....

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Modi’s myriad challenges

Modi’s myriad challenges

January 9, 2020

After storming into office for a second time with a thumping majority, challenges for Narendra Modi’s government has not wilted in any way. Instead it has taken myriad forms…

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Universal Health Coverage: Ambitious plans, inadequate budget

Universal Health Coverage: Ambitious plans, inadeq

January 9, 2020

Even though the government of India has launched various healthcare schemes it has failed to spend adequately on healthcare. India needs to follow the examples of its neighbours and boost its health budget and build a system that can actually offer healthcare to all.

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US-Iran tensions spell trouble for India

US-Iran tensions spell trouble for India

January 9, 2020

The US killing Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad’s airport last Friday and Iran retaliating by firing more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq where American troops are stationed is not just bad news for both these countries and the Middle E...

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