Will rich countries honour pledges for climate control

New Delhi Dec 18 It was a tango in Paris for the developed and developing countries. Last month the world saw the dance of death in the French capital when 130 people were killed in terrorist attacks. Then the whole world united in its fight against terrorism.

This time it…

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A 'criminal' career in journalism

New Delhi Dec 18 Title: Godfathers of Crime – Face-to-Face with India’s Most Wanted; Author: Sheela Raval; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 292; Price:Rs.399

The only journalist allowed at the wedding of Dawood Ibrahim’s daughter (where she even managed to exchange greetings with him), to talk…

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Banks threatened by growth of NPA’s

New Delhi Dec 17 Everything was fine with the bank dominated Indian financial sector as the GDP was growing at an average 7% per annum between 1996-97 and 2010-11. The NPA in the Indian banking sector reduced from 15.7 % in 1996-97 to 2.36 % in 2010…

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Will CPI-M plenum in Kolkata bring hope to the Left?

New Delhi Dec 16 It will not be an overstatement to say that the forthcoming plenum of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Kolkata will decide not only the fate of the party in the coming days but also the existence of the Left politics.

That the…

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India Should quell Nepal Storm

New delhi Dec 15 Nepal has played the “China Card” against India so often that it has lost whatever nuisance value it might have had during the days of the demised monarchy. Its political leadership has been so myopic and so class and caste conscious that it has not hesitated…

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