Mars vaccination drive

Centre-States Pow WowBy Insaf An unsavoury slugfest between the Centre and Opposition States over Covid vaccination is the last thing that the country needs to...

Appeasement of Hindu majority

Religion in Elections By Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, bitterly fighting for re-election of her government, has claimed...

India’s plurality at stake?

Eroding Democratic RightsBy Dhurjati Mukherjee Lately reports by independent and reputed agencies batting for democracy and civil rights have downgraded India’s status claiming it is...

Where does the buck stop?

Naxals: Wake Up Call By Poonam I Kaushish Remember Alfred Lord Tennyson’s famous poem, The charge of the light brigade. One stanza’s read: ‘Forward, the Light...

Warns of troubled economy

UN ESCAP ForecastBy Shivaji Sarkar India is growing and ought to grow after unplanned devastating lockdown of all economic and social activities. But the growth...

Deepening relations!

Modi In BangladeshBy Dr DK Giri (Prof, International relations, JIMMC) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Bangladesh on 26-27 March to be a part of...

Beyond party politics

Delhi GovernmentBy Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Parliament passed the Government of National Capital Territory (Amendment) Bill on 24 March and the President...

Neglect of poor inevitable!

Budgetary Allocations By Dhurjati Mukherjee Budgetary allocations are broadly made on the basis of expected revenue mobilisation for the year. Obviously, the criteria in making...

Sshhh……about poll slush!

Election Bonds By Poonam I Kaushish P aisa phenko tamasha dekho! The song hummed by every Party as five States are amidst polls with all opening...

‘Know-all’ system won’t do

Slowdown, PovertyBy Shivaji Sarkar Human tragedies refuse to die. The triple tragedy of the economy – note ban, convoluted multiple tax system and the panicky...

GNCTD bill: Delhi govt undermined

By Insaf The AAP government in Delhi is seething with anger and rightly so. Its powers have been curtailed with a lieutenant governor (LG) being...

Need of the hour

India-NATO Tie Up By Dr. D.K. Giri (Prof. International Relations, JIMMC)Within a week of the high summit of Quad, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin was...

Covid-19 second threat

Vaccination Drive By Dr. S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Chief Ministers that rise in COVID cases in some States could “lead...

Can ppp model deliver?

Medical Education By Dr. Oishee Mukherjee It is an unfortunate and well-known fact that the country suffers from an acute shortage of doctors and nurses. Specialists...

Govt money is neta’s money

Its Raining Populist FreebiesBy Poonam I Kaushish It is a perfect electoral cake rolled out by various Parties to the strains of ‘Vote For Me.’...

Bengal polls key to future

Economic Policy By Shivaji Sarkar West Bengal elections may be a referendum for India’s economic policies. It will decide whether the politics of “reformist economy” will...

New alarum over future polls

By Inder Jit(Released on 29 March 1985)His words still ring in my ears, loud and clear. “Our elections have become a farce”, asserted a...

India’s strategic dichotomy?

Quad & BRICSBy Dr. D.K. Giri (Prof. International Relations, JIMMC) The Quad summit last week deepened the alliance of four members as it rattled China, the...

Increase with its primacy

Election Commission WoesDr.S.Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) A six-member delegation of the Trinamool Congress submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission of India alleging “deep-rooted...

No jobs, social chaos likely

Rising Ultra RichBy Dhurjati Mukherjee India added one billionaire every 10 days in 2020 amid the pandemic. This was made possible by rising stock valuation,...