IS threat comes closer to India

The Islamic State (IS) — the face of the 21st century terror– is now haunting India. Its use of the 21st century tools– Facebook, Twitter and encrypted websites– to propagate its ideology and entrap the young and the educated makes IS the deadliest of all terror groups.

It was not long…

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GST to get nod in Monsoon session of Parliament

Twenty days long Monsoon session of Parliament, between July 18 and August 12, is expected to be productive both in terms of legislations as well as debates and discussions.

While the Government is expected to ensure the passage of long awaited Goods and Service Tax (GST) bill which has already…

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Ethics, moral science must be taught in schools


In the recent past a theft of a camera, an iPod and cash took place in my younger daughter’s house in rural Maharashtra. The finger of suspicion fell on a Class 8 student from a good local school. He lived nearby and came often to my daughter’s…

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Urbanisation can reduce poverty

Rapid urbanisation is a phrase used by many to describe the urban transformations taking place across India. However, this is far from the truth. While India has experienced rapid urban growth, its pace of urbanisation has been abysmally slow. To explain this conundrum, it is imperative to understand the difference…

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Women know as much about sports as men: Indo-Malaysian broadcaster Jay Menon

Renowned Malaysian sports commentator Jay Menon says the “toughest thing” about being a woman in a male-dominated arena like sports is that “most people naturally assume a woman doesn’t know much about sports.”

“The answer is yes they can and what drives that notion is plain insecurity,” says…

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