GDP growth rate

The recently released figures on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in the previous years particularly during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regimes appear to have become a point of debate by political…

Winds of change

The phenomenal success of the Congress party in 3 out of 5 state elections, the other two having been romped by regional players is an indication of the winds of change sweeping the country. The poll results reveal that not…

Leadership-handicap

On December 13, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported Parliament was informed on that same day that the Union Government owes cash-strapped Air India `1,000.62 crore. The PTI report states: “In a reply to a question in the Lok…

Extradition issues

The extradition of British businessman Christian Michel, alleged to be middleman in August Westland helicopters case, to India last week can be considered as a diplomatic success for various reasons. But this is being touted as a political victory by…

Total disorder

There is no denying that we are today witness to a rapid increase in crime graph in the State. Criminal onslaught is putting our social system in a most vulnerable position. From family disputes, to inter-village clashes to communal/tribal misunderstandings,…

Disturbing trend

The recent violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district, in which one SHO and a youth were killed, is another sign of toll being taken on civic order due to the failure of the government to crack down on vigilante groups.…

Dangerous move

The renewed vigour with which the reiteration by Hindu right wings for building Ram Temple, while by-passing the litigation in the Supreme Court, is increasing at a time when the anniversary of Babri mosque demolition is round the corner, bringing…

Farmers’ protest

The issues highlighted during the two-day march to Delhi by over one hundred thousand farmers under the banner of Kisan Mukti Morcha inviting the country’s attention needs serious consideration of the central government. Seeking a special 21-day Parliament session to…

Vigilante violence

The shocking incident of mob violence by gaurakshaks in Bulandshahar on Monday, resulting in the death of one civilian and a cop, is a reflection of the deepening of the shameful trend of mob lynchings. At the same time it…

Hollow BBBP

The United Nations report that India has the highest rate of female homicide due to dowry in the world should act as an eye-opener for the Central Government. This is happening despite the fact the laws prohibiting dowry are in…