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The OECD nations have drawn a ring of fire around the issue of international taxation and are willing to go to any lengths, including threatening poor countries with cuts in Overseas Development Assistance (ODA), to ensure that their norm-setting monopoly -- which is directly opposed to the interests of poor countries -- remains unchallenged.
This is a story of caste, socio-economic class and plain fund-grabbing playing out in the smallest unit of execution -- the gram panchayat. It’s really time to look at villages and poverty differently.
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Once a year, every year, there is at least one piece of news that questions the very existence of a viable education system in Bihar. Then, in the spirit of sensationalism, the media bypasses any debate on the education system and makes it a point to highlight everything regressive that can be attached to the state of Bihar. This year, it was the on-camera "examination" of two Bihar board toppers of the intermediate/Class 12th exams.
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Taking their "development partnership" to the next level, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the Salma Dam during an impressive ceremony in western Herat province on 4 June. Though the dam has been the target of many terrorist attacks over the years, the people of Afghanistan have been have been overwhelmingly supportive of the project.
Many a living room discussion on the state of welfare policies in India ends with the statement "the problem really is implementation". The conclusion rests on the idea that planning a policy is theoretical and complex, but implementing it is more about effective ground logistics; there is little reason beyond bad bureaucracy or corruption for it to not happen. This explanation ignores a fundamental obstacle to implementation: the prevalence of prejudice, and how implementers decide who gets what.
NEW DELHI -- Ahead of his visit to the Northeastern states of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said his government is working for all round development of the region and leaving no stone...
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Achieving the goal of the Paris Agreement will require a major shift away from the fossil fuel-based economies of today to a more sustainable and green economy. Such a transition, needless to say, will be enormously expensive. The main source of financing will be public funds, essentially raised through taxation by the government. It is here that an ongoing reform effort at the United Nations must be brought into the picture -- the campaign for an intergovernmental tax committee.
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In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post, telecom entrepreneur, innovator and policymaker Sam Pitroda talks about Modi's Digital India, the future of connectivity, what it means for India and how it's changing our world.
NEW DELHI— Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today hit out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying the time for debate on development is over as it has been proved that Gujarat is No 1 and Bihar stands at 2...
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I ues of development, rather than 'jungle raaj' or crime, play strongest on the minds of those planning to cast their votes in the forthcoming Bihar polls later this year. However don't expect the swe...
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GENEVA -- India has been ranked very low, mostly in the bottom half, globally on most of the parameters for inclusive growth and development even as it fares much better internationally when it come...
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While the prospect of India and Pakistan working together in Afghanistan may sound preposterous to many, as a counter to the not-so-improbable scenario of instability emanating from greater radicalization, terrorism, narcotics, refugee flows, a regime of enhanced joint counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics and greater information sharing mechanism would benefit both.
If anchored well, foreign policy can hugely complement India's development agenda - we need huge investments, and much of it has to come from overseas. However, if misaligned, foreign policy may derail the same mandate of development. The challenge is to balance and prioritise correctly, and PM Modi's China visit could well be a turning point.
Watch the video for Dashrath Manjhi's inspiring story and how an employment training school is finally set to bring his people the progress he hoped for.