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Reasonable Classification

The salary earned by compassionate appointee cannot be deducted from the compensation which the claimant is entitled to under the Act. However, it was made clear that the salary which flowed from the compassionate appointment that was provided by the tort-feasor was liable to be deducted if the employer was the owner of the offending vehicle and thus liable to pay compensation under the Act...

SUBLIME TOUCH

THERE is no denying that Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is in a sublime touch. His seventh double century of his career has a stamp of a genius which Indian fans and the cricket lovers were used to seeing during the hey days of Sachin Tendulkar. Virendra Sehwag, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman. His seventh double century in the second Test in Pune against the South African team, which enabled India to post a massive target to the visitors, was a huge effort spread over eight long hours, in hot and ..

Let us turn our youth to good health, hygiene, habits

TIME has come for all of us to help our youngsters to return to basics like good health, good hygiene, good habits. In an atmosphere where technology -- the digital technology at that -- is taking a vice-like grip of our lives, it is becoming our prime duty to see that our youths stay on the right track so that they get ample opportunity to mould their lives in the most desirable manner in terms of good living. And that will be possible necessarily if the youths stick to principles of good health-hygiene-h..

In Tune With Nation’s Mood

Srinagar, October 10 (IANS): A Government advisory on August 2, ahead of the abrogationn of Article 370, asking tourists and Amarnath pilgrims to leave Kashmir due to ‘prevailing security concerns’ ended on Thursday. A fresh advisory has now been issued, which says the previous advisory is withdrawn.“The tourists desirous of undertaking visit to the State shall be provided all necessary assistance and logistical support”, the fresh advisory added, much to the welcome by tourism ..

RIGHT REBUKE

  FINALLY, the Committee of Administrators appointed by the Supreme Court to oversee affairs in the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has cracked its whip and debarred eight state units from attending the October 23 annual general meeting and elections. This action was on cards and needs further stringent legal follow-up to overthrow the adamant administrators in all those state units which have refused to implement the Justice Lodha Committee reforms. By ignoring the Supreme Court verdict on ..

HEALTHY INDIA

 WHILE the Union Government has set a target of 2.5 pc of the GDP on healthcare, it is equally the responsibility of States to join in the mission of health for all by augmenting their own efforts. By sustained efforts India has achieved the distinction of nearly eliminating the scourge of polio from the land. Similar target has been set by the Centre for eliminating the incidence of TB. Since all such efforts have been undertaken in a mission mode with the involvement of the entire population ..

GLOBAL SLOWDOWN

THE newly appointed Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva has warned of a global slowdown in 90 pc of the countries of the world in 2019, what she terms as a ‘synchronised slowdown.’ While, there are already indications of ‘softening’ of growth in advanced countries like the US, Japan and Eurozone, developing countries like India and Brazil have also been caught in this spiral of slowing growth. India’s growth has already contracted from a high of 7 pc and ..

Pep To Indo-Bangla Ties

BANGLADESH Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was in India last week to bolster multiple ties. Of late, the neighbour has been the best in South Asia for India. This was underlined by the visit, as stated by the Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque: “India and Bangladesh relations are at their best at present, however, we are keeping our eyes open on NRC.” Significantly, the ties, especially under Hasina’s regime have grown...

EXTENDING TIES

THE informal summit between Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram from October 11 to 12 will be one of the most important bilateral events of the year for both the countries. Since the first such meeting in Wuhan in April 2018, both the Asian powers have marched on in their own aggressive ways to become focal points in international geopolitics. The Mamallapuram summit provides both India and China a wonderful opportunity to further the spirit of Wuhan ..

UN IN FUND CRISIS

IT IS ironic that the United Nations (UN) has been thrown into grave financial crisis, thanks to reluctance of several member countries to pay up their share to the world body. The fund crisis has so much deepened over the last few months that the UN may be compelled to default on salary payments to its regular staff as also some of the payment commitments for services hired. While the United States, with a share of 22 pc, is a major contributor to the world body,..

Bank Frauds

TWO types of frauds are taking place in our banks. One fraud takes place with the connivance of bank officials. The Punjab Maharashtra Cooperative Bank knowingly gave loans to a company named HDIL even though they knew that the borrower was in deep financial trouble. They hid these “bad” loans from the RBI by shifting them to about 21,000 small bank accounts. Similarly, the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank extended loans to insolvent sugar mills apparently under the prodding of its Director. The ..

RIGHT THINKING

EVEN as the nation is grappling with the tough times due to what is described as economic slow-down, Dr. Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghachalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has sought to lay a special emphasis on swadeshi as a matter of faith as well as a point of strengthening the country intrinsically. He has asserted rightly that swadeshi does not mean isolationism in the rapidly ‘shrinking’ world of today. In his much-awaited annual address at the RSS’ Vijayadashami programme at Nagpur, Dr. ..

Of enhancing Nagpur’s pride

Visiting the place a day after offers a great insight into not just an ongoing phenomenon of social transformation but also into a project of pride for the city of Nagpur as a global centre of awakening. From any point in the vast sprawl filled by countless thousands of devotees, the graceful dome of Deekshabhoomi towers over the landscape. Though now under repairs, its majestic persona dominates the physical scene as well as mental horizon. Devotees move around, throng the shrine, gather at various ..

HCs As Guardians

IN A quite recent judgement of the case –Krishna Prasad Verma (dead) through LRs v. State of Bihar & Others, delivered on September 26, 2019, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Aniruddha Bose, at the Supreme Court, have clarified that there should be zero tolerance for corruption and if there are allegations of corruption, misconduct or of acts unbecoming a judicial officer, these must be dealt with strictly...

Significant by-elections

THE upcoming by-elections assume special significance given the record number of 51 Assembly seats across 16 States and one Union Territory going to polls around the same time...

Growing Menace

 By ANSHUMAN BHARGAVA :  Call it changes in lifestyle pressure patterns or waning resilience and capability of the youth to face the harsh realities of life, such large number of suicide by the youth underlines a major flaw in our social system.  Though suicides happen in all stratum and sections of society, the reasons are widely different. What is, however, common in all classes today is the lack of quality family time. People’s aspirations are as high as their ambitions ..

OCEAN security

 THE unique geostrategic position that India has in the India Ocean region gives it some wonderful natural advantages. Despite the geographical advantages, its size and its track record, India is still lacking in several areas. Recent times have, however, witnessed a strategic shift in India’s Indian Ocean Policy with larger engagement with countries sharing the vast shores.  It was an imperative that Indian diplomatic channels needed to implement in the right earnest with incremental ..

Of a shocking, growing reality in our midst

“All I wanted for my niece was a young man who did not smoke or drink or drug. Of course, we did find a very nice person as per our condition, but that took a long, long time. It was not easy to find a suitable boy who fulfilled that condition. So many young people take to this or that addiction these days! That is so shocking!” - SUCH statements are heard more commonly these days than some years ago. Until say 15-20 years ago, only a small percentage of young people were found addicted to something ..

NURSING RIVERS

AFTER the devastating floods in Punjab in August, Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has made up his mind to go for cannalisation of three rivers to avoid further disasters. His proposal seeks help from World Bank and is being touted as a one-time solution to avoid floods. However, the plan needs serious and thorough evaluation since concrete-based solutions have produced mixed results. Experts have warned against playing with the natural course of rivers as concrete embankments have served a limited ..

Failed “investment”

Failed “investment” ..

power point

THE positioning is immaculate, to say the least. In times to come, not too distant in future, India would be a ‘southern’ power -- in the same manner of a ‘western’ power, as the term goes. But then, there used to be a question oft..

NO MEDDLING

ARMY Chief General Bipin Rawat has reiterated India’s well guarded philosophy of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs and not having territorial ambitions. Speaking to strategic affairs experts and defence personnel in Male, General Rawat has said that as a responsible emerging power India will continue to fulfill its regional and global security obligations and would never harbour any territorial ambitions. This has been a long-standing philosophy. At the same time when its security ..

Less Time To Wake Up

THE US witnessed a few days ago, the biggest protest by students and young people drawn from all States of the nation to demand action against climate change that is threatening the whole world. It is reported that many schools in New York permitted their students to skip classes to join the protests that took place two days before the UN Climate Change Summit convened in the city. The Summit was action-oriented and was to collect action plans from various countries and not end up with speeches and ..

HIGH POINT

THAT the Government is in a position to declare India as an open defecation-free country, is a high point in contemporary public affairs. Not only does this come as a matter of social hygiene, but also as a matter of a positive cultural change the country is witnessing currently when more and more people are resolving to avoid defecation in open spaces and are serious about implementing the idea. As a part of this nationwide programme, countless of lakhs of toilets are being constructed, which ultimately ..

JAISHANKAR BLITZ

A BLITZ of diplomacy is on in the United States, led by External Affairs Minister Mr. S. Jaishankar even as India seeks right platforms to explain in detail the logic behind revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. It is a well-studied, well-timed, strategic outreach to foreign policy thinkers in the United States whose influence on issues pertaining to South Asia form the essence of Washington’s international responses. ..

Alternative To Tax Sops

FINANCE Minister Nirmala Sitaraman has recently reduced the Income Tax payable by large companies which is known as “Corporate Tax.” It has been reduced from about 30 per cent to 25 per cent. The FM believes that companies will invest more lured by this concession and the economy will attain a high growth path. The FM is right that reduction in Corporate Tax will make available larger amounts of surplus to the Companies for investment. However, it is not clear whether they will invest in India or ..

HEALTH FOR All

THAT the Government will work harder to make the healthcare scheme more foolproof so that the whole country gets covered appropriately under its benefits, is a very assuring statement by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi at a ceremony marking completion of one year of the scheme of which he also made a proud assertion in his recent address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In tune with that assertion, the Government now wishes to make the scheme better, more accessible to all needy and ..

A road with high safety-quotient

There is something wonderful about the small stretch of road that flows between St Anthony School Ground on the right and Railway School on the left as one travels from the Ajni Railway Over Bridge (RoB) eastward. The bent stretch of divided cement road opens into the intersection that connects us to Wanjari Nagar on the right, TB Ward on the left, and Medical College Square straight ahead less than a kilometer away. In the past so many years, I do not remember to have ever reported a single major ..

OLD AGE CARE

THE Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has done well to ask the Social Justice Ministry to review the effectiveness of the existing law against abandoning and abuse of elderly parents. It appears the PMO does not consider the existing law stipulating a jail term of three months effective enough to deter children from abandoning or abusing their old parents. Hence the need for a stronger and more effective law. The original law was enacted in view of the growing population of old people and children’s tendency ..

Goodbye To Ambiguities

 By D.C. PATHAK ; Prime Minister Modi as a leader gets the credit for the remarkable success he has achieved in a short span of time in ending all ambiguities about our approach to domestic and international problems of the day.   PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has once again proved that on matters of national and strategic import, there is no stopping him till the goals set by him would be totally achieved. The ‘Howdy Modi’ extravaganza at Houston so meticulously planned ..

GOOD SIGN

 THE fact that the Centre is getting ready to hold elections for local self-government bodies in Jammu and Kashmir is good enough an indication that normalcy is returning to the State faster than expected, no matter the politically-driven anti-propaganda that Kashmir is sinking on the law-and-order index following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India. This proposed move by the Centre indicates certain thoughtfulness and purposefulness. Even as some elements keep complaining ..

A definitition of freedom

All week she's cleaned someone else's house, stared down her own face in the shine of copper- bottomed pots, polished wood, toilets she'd pull the lid to--that look saying..

Review Of Administrative Action

THE Supreme Court’s answer is in a firm ‘No’ again to the legal question posed to it in the judgement of the case- Union of India & Others v. M/s Unicorn Industries, as to “whether, by invoking the doctrine of promissory estoppel, can the Union of India be estopped from withdrawing the exemption from payment of Excise Duty in respect of certain products, which exemption is granted by an earlier notification; when the Union of India ..

Tough Challenge

   By ANSHUMAN BHARGAVA : “Terrorism has come up as the greatest threat to humanity over the last few decades and India’s greatest bane is having to share geographical space with Pakistan – the hotbed of terror.”  “Through the scars of Partition, as India emerged a liberal, secular democratic society, Pakistan holed itself up in the dungeon of hatred, frustration and religious bigotry. No wonder, it further sank in economic depression and political ..

TRUTH'S OUT !

  WHEN Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi talked of harmony and peace as the necessary conditions for genuine development of the family of man in times changing via technology and how nations can respond constructively and unitedly to the scourge of terror, Pakistan Prime Minister Mr. Imran Khan issued threats of nuclear war and supported radicalisation and picking up of the gun and bloodbath, at the United Nations General Assembly, in the process shocking not just the member-nations but also ..

Of shocking, unhygienic and unhealthy habits

“Though I see all that every day, I am not in a position to get over it. A young fellow in our neighbourhood does not take bath for days on end. He does not bother about washing his clothes as well, or polish his shoes, or clean his mobike, or shave, or even trim his hair for months. He smells from a distance. He looks awful, ..

CODE OF ETHICS

THE Election Commission of India (ECI) has done well to make social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp to follow the code of ethics during elections in the country. During the Lok Sabha elections such ‘code of ethics’ was promulgated by the ECI due to which these social media platforms had to take action in over 900 cases. Now that State Assembly elections are scheduled in Maharashtra and Harayana next month it was necessary for the ECI to alert these social media platforms ..

AI BOOST FOR ARMY

IT WAS just a matter of time for the Indian Army to go for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost its combat and constructive capabilities. The assertion by South Western Command’s Chief Lt Gen Alok Singh Kler that AI would be introduced in the Indian Army’s mechanised forces is a logical step in the same direction. The changing form of battleground from field to digital platform has made it imperative for armed forces to adopt technology in its combat operations. While China and the United ..

Of Narendra Nagar RuB malady

 Vijay Phanshikar :  For decades, the Narendra Nagar Road-under-Bridge (RuB) has been a problematic spot impeding traffic flow on the Ring Road with even a little rainfall. No matter the effort that the civic authorities might have done to rectify the problem, the spot becomes a fairly deep pool of water that takes seemingly endless hours to get drained out. It is obvious that the efforts to solve the problem have been insufficient and not fully scientific. Over time, many ‘scientific’..

PLAY SAFE!

THE pitch by Union Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah for having a multipurpose identity card for Indian citizens with all utilities like Aadhar, passport, driving licence and bank accounts stems from an idea of convenience. Mr. Shah is seeking a further boost to the Centre’s Digital India initiative that has already changed the way of life in the country. The idea of having all the data in one single card, on the lines of a social security card in vogue..

Saudi Oil Crisis Fall-Out

AFTER the economic slowdown comes the oil shock. The multiple drone strikes on Saudi Aramco’s two major oil facilities have already cut down Saudi Arabia’s oil production by 5.7 million barrels a day, accounting for nearly five per cent of the world’s crude oil supply and almost half of Saudi oil production. India is highly concerned for two reasons. The country is nearly 85 per cent dependent on imported oil. And, Saudi Arabia is India’s second largest source of oil and gas supplies...

NECESSARY GOAL

THE pledge Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi took at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York to raise India’s target for non-fossil fuel by more than double makes a terrific sense in view of the political machinations being woven around the issue by many global leaders. In a no-nonsense manner, Mr. Modi declared that India would not peg itself at the previously-agreed mark of 175 GW of non-fossil fuel and stretch itself to the hilt to make the best possible contribution..

Of aadha saa Krishna

These four lines can be treated as epitome of the understanding of the process of surrender, of becoming one with God! Radhaa and Meera! They were women all right, the timeless entities in different times, devoted to Lord Krishna. Their single-minded devotion, their unwavering focus, their unmatched love, their total unacceptability of anything other than Krishna the Darling of all darlings ...! All these have become part of the legend of Krishna who was incomplete without Radhaa and Meera -- and ..

‘Howdy Modi’

 THE chants Modi, Modi, Modi said it all, as they often do in all locales, offering United States President Mr. Donald Trump a better and closer glimpse into what Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi actually stands for. The unprecedented event ‘Howdy Modi’ certainly had the unmistakable Modi stamp, but it also showcased the power of the united Indian diaspora. Whatever the world had been seeing in bits and pieces at various places around the world in the past five years reached its epitome ..

COLD REMINDER

 EVEN as a riled Pakistan continues to boil over growing international support to India’s decision of abrogating Article 370 from Jammu & Kashmir, the Indian leadership has upped the ante by warning Islamabad against raising a war rhetoric. Pakistan PM Mr. Imran Khan’s indulgence in doling out threats of a full-fledged military conflagration has been met with a straight talk by India which is quite clear in its strategy in case Pak Army plans any military misadventure. Defence ..

ENDS Promoting Cancer

IN A history-making decision, the Government of India has prohibited electronic cigarettes by the promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Ordinance, 2019 on September 18. The effect of the ordinance is to ban production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertisement of electronic cigarettes. The decision was preceded by extensive scientific research ..

Review Of Administrative Action

A 3-JUDGE bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Justices Arun Mishra, M.R. Shah and Justice B R Gavai, has in the judgement of the case – Municipal Council, Neemuch v. Mahadeo Real Estate & Others, delivered on September 17, 2019, ruled that scope of judicial review of an administrative action is very limited. In a 21-page well researched detailed judgement authored by Justice Bhushan Gavai, the court has pointed out that unless the court comes to a conclusion, that the decision-maker has not understood..

TOUGH RACE

WITH Rishabh Pant unable to restrain his reckless streak in batting, suggestions are being made to look beyond Mahendra Singh Dhoni and give chance to some promising youngsters. While Chairman of the selection committee MSK Prasad advocates patience with Pant, for batting great Sunil Gavaskar Rishabh Pant remains his first choice given his tremendous batting talent. But if it comes to looking for an alternative, his choice falls on Sanju Samson. He, however, is of the firm opinion of looking beyond ..

Lungs Burning

 “People forget that these rainforests are lungs of the planet and they have a massive role in absorbing Co2 and releasing oxygen.” “Forest fire also damages flora and fauna of jungles apart from posing peril to wildlife. Though it has not been established as to what exactly caused the fire, many believe it has been deliberately lit to clear land for cattle ranching. 70 per cent of deforestation in Amazon forests is indeed due to cattle ranching.”   FOREST ..

RIGHT ANGLE

RIGHT ANGLE ..

The marvellous totem pole of learning

“No digital platform can replace the joy of folding the top right corner of the page as a book mark, or the joy of placing creative, innovative bookmarks -- a pipal leaf, a flower, a self made chart paper vertical strip -- or the joy of racing through the climax of the mystery in various corners of the house, or soaking in the aroma of the hot baked scones and honey in Enid Blyton’s kid stories ...” - THIS message comes up in memory file every now and then..

CARING HAND

IN A systematic and well-thought manner, the Central Government is introducing various confidence building measures in Jammu and Kashmir with an aim to bring local administration and normal life back on track. Following the stripping of its special status after abrogation of Article 370, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is slowly warming up to the new Central laws to be applicable in general administration. The Centre has already announced opening of 50 colleges and filling of 50,000 vacancies ..

Of True Heroes And Others

Nevertheless, the profession of politics does have many great souls who present altogether different and brilliant picture, thanks to their qualities, their commitment to public cause, their transparent lives. And the public identifies such souls immediately!New Delhi, September18 (IANS): Over 70 per cent Indians in urban areas find the Armed Forces the most trustworthy profession, while a majority of them are skeptical about politicians. Scientists and teachers bag the second and the third positions ..

no issue

FOREIGN Secretary Mr. Vijay Gokhale put things in perspective when he said that Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi would not discuss Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), but focus on India’s contribution to the global activity ..

OIL SHOCK

   THE disruption in the oil supplies to major importers like the US, India, Japan, China following the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities has sent into tailspin economic calculations of several countries of the world. That half of Saudi Arabia’s oil exports have been hit by the worst ever disruption since 1991Gulf War shows the enormity of the crisis in oil supplies to the world. And given the volatile situation in the Gulf region there is no guarantee of any early resumption ..

Extricate Cow From Zoo

THE farmers used to rear cattle with pleasure till a few decades ago. Today, they are abandoning them on road. These abandoned cattle are destroying the crops of the farmers. The cattle have become a curse instead of a boon to the farmer. The Government is collecting these stray cattle and trying to make adequate numbers of shelters to keep them in just as a variety of animals are kept in the zoo. The first reason behind this change..

NEED OF HOUR

  THE assertion by Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa, the outgoing President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), that it was “extremely important” to effect reforms in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and also the General Assembly, in tune with changing times, makes a great sense. It is not possible to foresee when the actual reforms will be thought of and effected. Yet, the fact that many people are asking for those should be taken as a good sign. Ms. Espinosa ..

NEW SYMBOLISM

 PRIME Minister Mr. Narendra Modi worshipping the mighty Narmda on the occasion of his birth day presents a new symbolism. The symbolism is not only for the Government but also for every citizen of this nation. This is a message to the nation that future calls for worshipping now dwindling water resources, preserving them for present and future generations. While population is growing at a steady pace there is need for preserving existing sources of water and looking for newer resources to meet ..

Core Sector Needs Push

By Nantoo Banerjee : India needs clear policy initiative to push economic growth.  THE fear of a major global economic slowdown is driving large economies make plans to push their growth machines back on track to avoid such a situation. Large ec..

FOR NORMALACY

THE direction of the honourable Supreme Court to the Centre to restore normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is perfectly in tune with the need of the hour. After the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India from the State, the situation has been fairly in control and no violence of serious nature has been reported. The security forces, too, did not have to fire a single bullet in all these days, indicating that things are almost on track. Yet, whatever is available in J&K is nothing but ..

POWDER KEG

 THE drone attack on Saudi Arabian energy giant Aramco is bound to escalate tensions between Iran and the United States to a dangerous level with possibility of a military confrontation. An uneasy atmosphere has been raging under the surface in the Persian Gulf following heightened strain between Washington and Tehran over a crumbling nuclear deal. The attack on Saudi oil site that has affected almost five per cent of world’s daily oil supply is being seen as a provocation by Iran’s ..

Labour Rights Curbed

 By JOHN WOJCIK: Johnson’s shutdown of Parliament on Monday was a way to avoid any discussion of a deal that would guarantee workers’ rights and jobs in his country. He was hoping that by calling a snap election he could get voters t..

WHAT TEMERITY!

  THAT nearly two dozen terrorists have arrived in Srinagar and are threatening shop-keepers, is the latest news from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). If this is inside Kashmir, then on the other side of Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan has started a massive military build up in a display of aggressive mood. The signs suggest that Islamabad may be itching for a serious confrontation with India. The suspicion gets strengthened by the talk of a possible conventional war with India by Pakistan Prime ..

Upper Courts Advised Restraint

 By Adv. R. S. Agrawal : ‘We’ follow a system, where the judgement of a court is subject to judicial scrutiny by Higher Courts. The judgement may be right or wrong, but the Higher Courts should not pass scathing remarks against the presiding officers of the lower courts only because they do not agree with the point of view of the trial court, stated the apex court.   THROUGH the judgement of the case- Surendra Prasad Mishra v. Smt. Ramawati & Others, delivered on ..

KITE FLYING

  GOOD that cricket coach Ravi Shastri has dismissed speculation that there was rift between Captain Virat Kohli and his limited overs deputy Rohit Sharma as mere occasional disagreements. Ravi Shastri has thus tried to shoot down such kite flying on..

A New Beginning

  By ANSHUMAN BHARGAVA :  “We all can come to some use in whatever small way if we have the right prodding and the conducive ecosystem to leverage our skills for social regeneration in Jammu and Kashmir.”  “Through various ups and downs, the prospects of Kashmir are finally looking up once more. Tourists are returning by and by and better policing and administrative measures have lessened the heat, making the atmosphere more conducive for safe travel.” ..

SINKING SHIP

NO MATTER what Prime Minister Mr. Imran Khan does, Pakistan seems to be sinking ever lower on an every-day basis. If there is bad news on the economic front as Islamabad is not likely to fulfill the condition of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to refund Rs. 75 billion to tax-payers, an equally bad news greeted the confused Prime Minister in Occupied Kashmir where a revolt against the regime is building in intensity and spread. And as if this is not enough, Pakistan is getting blasted at every ..

A Slow But Sure Change!

 Mathura, September11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Wednesday that it was unfortunate that some people feel that the country would get back to the 16th century no sooner than they hear words ‘Om’ and ‘cow’. Speaking at the launch of the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ Programme 2019, National Animal Disease Control Programme, and National Artificial Insemination Programme at Mathura, Modi exclaimed, “ ... Such a knowledge! ... Those who are bent ..

PLASTIC MENACE

  UNION Minister Mr. Rattan Lal Kataria’s concern that lakhs of animals were dying due to plastic should become the concern of the entire country. Unless this happens there can be no respite for the country from the menace of plastic. While the Government may take whatever legal and administrative measures, this should become a people’s movement. The success of such missions largely depends on people’s wholehearted participation. That the ‘Swachha Bharat Abhiyan’ ..

HELPING HAND

  EVEN as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) mounts its last-ditch efforts to establish communication with moonlander Vikram that is in a tilted position on the south pole of Moon, a helping hand has come from America’s premier space agency the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA). The collaborated efforts to contact the Lander underscore the huge magnitude of ISRO’s achievement. By choosing the hitherto unexplored south pole of the Moon, ISRO had made ..