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Strengthening IP policies will fuel India's growth, development

By Robert J. Shapiro India’s modest improvement in the World Bank’s “Doing Business Index” this year, along with the Bank’s projection that the economy will continue to experience merely moderate growth, were not the boosts that Indian officials hoped for. The Bank’s assessment, however, highlights several persistent shortcomings that continue to dampen investment, perhaps most […]

  • Saturday, 17 July 2021
Hope Durga Puja strengthens society's moral foundations: President

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday hoped that Durga Puja “strengthen the moral foundations of our society and turn us away from all that divides and destroys”. “May Goddess Durga guide us on to the path of justice, truth and wisdom. Let us pray to the universal mother to instill in us a spirit […]

  • Saturday, 17 July 2021
Manipur’s woes find no echo in Delhi

More than a month has passed since the public uprising and subsequent agitation in Churachandpur district of Manipur after three controversial bills were passed by the state government on August 31. The three bills are the Protection of Manipur People’s Bill 2015, the Manipur Shops and Establishment (Second Amendment) Bill 2015, and the Manipur Land […]

  • Saturday, 17 July 2021
Women fighter pilots: IAF chief playing to the gallery?

On May 12, 2014, a fortnight before the Narendra Modi government assumed office, the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, had categorically asserted that women were not suited to be fighters pilots. “As far as flying fighter planes is concerned, it’s a very challenging job. Women are by nature not physically […]

  • Saturday, 17 July 2021
go green
Nepal's empowered mountain women go green

By Vishal Gulati Kathmandu: Women farmers in Nepal’s mountains are adopting environmentally-friendly farm practices to re-green fields and also facing head-on the challenges posed by rising temperatures and scarce rains. Nanu Ghatane, one of the women community leaders, lives in Dach Pokhari village in Kavrepalanchok district, a one-and-a-half-hour drive into the northeast hills from here. […]

  • Saturday, 17 July 2021
Festive season will have little to cheer realty industry

By Vinod Behl With affordability and safety of investment being the key for home buyers, the latest round of repo rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may see only a marginal improvement in demand and may not act as a catalyst to stimulate sales in this festive season. After the announcement of […]

  • Saturday, 17 July 2021
Rahul shows neither interest nor talent, cousin Varun shows both

Rahul Gandhi’s photos adorn the shoulders of mainstream newspapers but he is in Aspen, Colorado, apparently to attend a conference. BJP spokesman Sambit Patra made a valid point: Rahul has never attended such intellectually challenging seminars in India. Why such enthusiasm for an event at Aspen? The election campaign in Bihar is in full swing. […]

  • Saturday, 17 July 2021
Foiling a kidnapping: How children are lured away in Delhi

New Delhi: But for the alertness of a battery-rickshaw driver, two small boys of a residential society in Dwarka, in west Delhi, would have been kidnapped last week. In a worrying account of how easily child kidnappers are able to strike, two boys, aged seven and nine, were being quietly whisked away by a young […]

  • Saturday, 17 July 2021
Holistic development of youth is need of the hour

Youthhood is considered a crucial period for establishing a positive well-being in a lifetime of a human being but a vast number of our youth seem to be neglecting their health, unmindful of the dangers lurking. Good health in youth sets the stage for a healthy ageing. When they begin the transition from childhood to […]

  • Saturday, 17 July 2021
Regular missile tests maintain India-Pakistan status quo

By Abheet Singh Sethi Last month, India tested its indigenously-developed 3,000-km Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni III, while Pakistan tested its 1,300-km Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) Ghauri. Both missiles are part of an ever-growing arsenal capable of reaching every corner of rival territory (including India’s Andaman Islands) and carrying both conventional and nuclear […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Moo-ving series of cow-on-the-run tales

By Nury Vittachi A rural friend was worried that his hens might come down with bird flu. I was about to say: “Give them chicken soup,” but then I thought, maybe not. Everyone is health-aware these days. Last weekend, a colleague lifted his T-shirt to show off his six-pack abs, or abdomen muscles. I told […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Sugar cravings
How to conquer those sugar cravings

By Amar Chandel What can be almost as strong, if not even stronger than hunger pangs, is sugar craving. One goes almost berserk when it strikes and one is willing to throw all dietary discipline out of the window for the sake of those sweet treats. Take heart. There are a few simple little techniques […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Centrality of Lucknow in world's Shia culture

By Saeed Naqvi Last year, addressing a group of foreign policy analysts in New Delhi, the ambassador of Iran to India, Gholamreza Ansari, made an important admission. He admitted that Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, came from an important family of divines from Kuntoor, in the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh, not […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Indian TV
Indian TV shows 'leap' ahead for freshness

By Sandeep Sharma Old characters become ‘older’, new characters add a fresh charm and a twist in the storyline refreshes viewers’ interest – the small screen’s time-tested ‘leap’ formula has returned with shows like “Comedy Nights WithKapil”, “Bharat Ka Veer Mahaputra – MaharanaPratap” and “DiyaAurBaati Hum”. Once popular with TV tsarina EktaKapoor’s long running shows, […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Pal Dhaba
Chandigarh's Pal Dhaba knows no competition

By JaideepSarin Dhaba food is a popular dining out option for most people in Punjab and Chandigarh. But when it comes to authentic dhaba stuff, one name that stands out clearly is Chandigarh’s Pal Dhaba. Located in Chandigarh’s bustling Sector 28 market, which is known for its numerous shops selling car accessories and vehicle repair […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021