Oct 30, 2014 01:27 AM
The Public Accounts Committee chairman’s recent remark that the CAG must not report notional losses goes against the Constitution that allows the CAG to decide the audit’s scope At a Conference of Accountants-General, K.V. Thomas, Chairman o
Oct 30, 2014 01:23 AM
A consensus on the outcome-based approach adopted by the Modi government to labour reforms is emerging. As the benefits become apparent, more reforms would become feasible Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has exhibited competence in formu
Oct 30, 2014 01:16 AM
Majoritarian definitions of the world can articulate old repressions, once illegitimate, into new tyrannies. Narendra Modi has acquired an electoral majority but this new majority seeks a redress of old scores Sometimes after a day’s work is over,
Oct 30, 2014 01:14 AM
After having striven hard to emerge as the single largest party in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems intent on preserving its newly gained advantage vis-à-vis former ally Shiv Sena: the party is continuing with the tough posture it adopte
Oct 30, 2014 01:13 AM
A little more than a year after it was broached, a new multilateral bank in Asia — the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) — was born last week in Beijing, signalling in the process the failure of hectic lobbying by the United States a
Oct 29, 2014 01:25 AM
Though studies point to an increase in the pace of glacier wastage in the western Himalayas, long-term monitoring is required to study glacier evolution and its relation to the climate At dawn, Mohd Soheb begins an arduous trek to the high camp at
Oct 29, 2014 01:23 AM
There can be no closure in the Nithari case till the connection between missing children and organ trade is further investigated It is no longer a secret that thousands of children go “missing” every year and that Delhi has an extraordinaril
Oct 29, 2014 01:17 AM
Joko Widodo’s electoral victory signifies how far Indonesia has travelled in a short span from a military-run totalitarian regime to a full-fledged democracy. This transition, in which the Indonesian media and civil society played a major role, does
Oct 29, 2014 01:14 AM
Boosting the nation’s defence preparedness, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared a set of much-delayed defence deals, worth Rs.78,000 crore. In line with the ‘Make in India’ mantra, the focus was on indigenisation in address
Oct 29, 2014 01:12 AM
The reaction of the Governors of New York and New Jersey to the Ebola threat reflects their lack of understanding of the nature of the disease, and utter disregard for the need to institute well-thought-out public health policies that are based on sound m
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