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Game changers in the Budget

Even ignoring the reporting in sections of financial media which have reduced the Budget into mere ‘comics,’ the media debates on budgets …

Coal imports help Eastern ports reach target

Thanks to stepped up demand for imported coal in the wake of Supreme Court-ordered cancellation of coal blocks, the ports in the East have managed to …

Status quo in Israel

The re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu after his Likud Party >secured the first place with 30 out of the 120 seats in the 2015 …

Hitting all the wrong notes in J&K

Events in Jammu and Kashmir seemingly appear more surreal than real, making it difficult to separate the truth from perceptions. The 2 >014 elections …

‘Changing equations not against India’

Acknowledging that after a long time Pakistan-Afghanistan relations are shaping up “in a constructive way,” Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit …

Netanyahu victory: Iran says all Israeli parties are ‘aggressors’

Following the surprise win of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, a spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry said that there is no …

Israel

Netanyahu sweeps to surprise win, secures a third term as PM

Benjamin Netanyahu swept to a stunning election victory on Wednesday, securing a third straight term for an Israeli leader who has deepened tensions …

Bankers are right in seeking priority sector lending status for renewable energy - Firstpost

Senior bankers have pitched for separate, priority sector lending status to the renewable energy given the massive fund requirement the sector needs …

Renewable Energy

Rawat reviews spending on SC/ST sub-plan budget

Expressing disappointment over some government departments spending less than the budgeted expenditure on SC/ST sub-plans, Chief Minister Harish …

India

Still slipping on oil

The government needs to urgently build up the capabilities of the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons to manage exploration and production contracts. …

India

The dynamics of inequality

Occupational and geographic mobility across the region are bridging income and consumption-related disparities, says the World Bank report, …

Choosing satyagraha over spectacle

The ritual of political spectacles creates its own frenzy of anticipation. U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to India was expected to create a …

“Jobs can offset the disadvantages of caste”

Before the launch of a key World Bank report on inequality in South Asia, Martin Rama, the World Bank’s Chief Economist for South Asia region, spoke …

Jobs and Migration are Key Drivers in Reducing Inequality, Can Offset Inherited Disadvantages at Birth

<b>New Delhi, January 20, 2015:</b> Jobs and migration are supporting considerable upward mobility among both the poor and the vulnerable sections of the …

Demographics

Snacks and pan masala: a child’s diet in Baran

In Baran district, child malnutrition is an everyday emergency as even toddlers are fed just the twin addictions of snacks and pan masala. Even if …

School system fails students

Considering Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s caution regarding the insecurity that people face over a lifetime due to the deprivation of basic education, …

Bangladesh minister holds talks on river port issue

: The use of Ashuganj river port in Bangladesh as a port of call for transhipment facilities of Northeastern States may become a possibility after a …

RS chaos may stymie joint session on ordinances

The government’s refrain that it would resort to all procedures, including a joint sitting of Parliament, to legislate a spate of ordinances into …

Fewer constitutional matters in SC

Just 7 per cent of the judgments passed by the Supreme Court last year dealt substantially with Constitutional matters, an analysis of the court’s …

Supreme Court ruling limits life of ordinances

The government would be courting legal trouble if it attempts to re-promulgate the ordinances. In 1986, the Supreme Court judgment in D.C. Wadhwa …