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The indices mean nothing in terms of real human development.
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If anything, UP showed a much more confident Modi and the appointment of Adityanath only underscores that confidence.
To The Hon'ble Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India Dear Modiji, I would have liked to personally deliver this letter to you, but unfortunately (or fortunately ) I am presently in America, and...
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'It is time to pause and recalibrate'
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It's not an uncommon image in urban India: a toddler -- dusty, tear-stained face, wearing ragged clothing, sitting alone at a construction site. (photo courtesy: Susan Macartney) (Photo courtesy: Su...
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Co-authored by Revathi KL, Research Associate at the Parliamentary Office of Prof. Rajeev Gowda (M.P., Rajya Sabha) In recent times, there's been an evident rise in the number of urban centres. Addit...
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.
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.