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Deaths in India due to Japanese encephalitis preventable
09 October 2012
The Union Health Ministry has reportedly requested the Intelligence Bureau (IB) to prepare a report regarding the state of the encephalitis infection in eastern Uttar Pradesh. The IB has reportedly sent several teams to different districts such as Balrampur, Basti, Gonda, Bahraich, Siddhartha Nagar and Gorakhpur.
IT solutions can transform India's poor PDS delivery mechanism
05 October 2012
For the first time in India's history, a common technological platform is available to provide governance services to all Indians through one single smart card.
'Party-ing' against corruption: too little, too early?
N Sathiya Moorthy
04 October 2012
The IAC is at the cross-roads now. That it has also been the fate of most such organisations over the past years in various parts of the country should not also be lost sight of. Many have come and gone, but very few have remained as an electorally successful political outfit.
The Emperor's New Clothes
01 October 2012
The first corollary to auctioning coal blocks is to allow coal as well as power prices to be determined by the market. The second is to allow not just coal, but various alternative fuels, technologies, and players to compete with each other freely, and openly, for the generation of power. Allowing market mechanisms to develop that enable power trading follows.
Mishra transformed India's foreign policy
C. Raja Mohan
29 September 2012
Few civil servants in modern India's history have had as much influence in shaping India's statecraft as Brajesh Mishra. He will be long remembered for his extraordinary role in transforming India's foreign policy, reshaping its nuclear orientation and modernising its national security system.
Multiple militancy despite political stability in TN
N Sathiya Moorthy
27 September 2012
If Vaiko has taken his MDMK cadres to faraway Madhya Pradesh to stage a political protest against the Sri Lankan President, it would only lend retrospective justificatio n of the Shiv Sena's action in packing off fellow-Indians from Bihar in their midst in Maharashtra.
Handling the Kasab case: The significance of SC verdict
21 September 2012
The Supreme Court judgment in the Kasab case is equally important for the forthright exposure of the role of the State of Pakistan in planning and executing the Mumbai attacks.
Is Manmohan Singh our captain cool?
19 September 2012
Last year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had backtracked on three occasions on key economic policies to fend off protests from UPA allies. But now, he is in no mood to back down under any k ind of pressure. The grit and purpose is clearly reflected on his face this time.
South Asian economic woes: Constant complaints against India
17 September 2012
Though in every country, there is income inequality, the kind of deprivation and abject poverty that is evident in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh is hard to find in other regions of the world. Yet, by all standards, the region is a huge market for Western products.
Communications explosion a delusion?
15 September 2012
There is a delusion that the communications explosion has widened our understanding of global and local affairs. But, in fact, quite the contrary has happened.
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