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To understand what is going on in South Asia we must keep firmly in mind Lenin's definition of politics: "Politics is concentrated economics." Once that is kept firmly in mind the truth becomes clear....
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1991: The year PV made history.
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Denmark, the happiest country in the world also happens to be the second-largest consumer of anti-depressants... Statistics can be extremely deceptive to the unaware. Depending on the statistic one chooses to use or ignore, contrasting images can be drawn before the public.
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While a Humanities topper in Bihar, who thinks Political Science is about cooking, languishes in jail for allegedly cheating in her exams, and a Gujarat high-scorer says a triangle has four sides, an...
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The government on Wednesday gave its green light to India's first-ever policy on capital goods that intends to make the country a world-cla hub and looks to create over 21 million additional jobs by...
Why people do find surge pricing acceptable for airlines and the Indian Railways, but not for taxi services? This could be due to two factors: (a) the dynamicity of the price fluctuation which is highly unpredictable and (b) because of the extent to which public relies on these services. Fortunately, there are several possible solutions to the surge pricing conundrum.
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Age can never be a barrier for education. This was proved right when a 97-year-old man appeared for his master’s exam on Saturday, 78 years after he became a graduate. Raj Kumar Vaishya, after graduat...
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This election has proved that you need to connect and sell emotions as well as handouts and goodies. This doesn't make voters irrational or stupid. It simply means that they've cracked the code and are focusing on short-term, tangible demands. They know that the nature of politics is such that no one cares about the long run anyway.
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NEW DELHI— The first cut-off list of Delhi University for its undergraduate courses has yet again touched the 100 percent-mark with two colleges putting the ceiling at maximum for admi ion to its BSc...
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MUMBAI — Reserve Bank of India on Thursday said customers can use card for contactle payments without PIN authentication for transactions up to Rs 2,000 acro all merchant categories. In recent past,...
The BSE Sensex fell for the third straight se ion on Thursday, closing at its lowest level in near 6-1/2 months on continued selling by foreign investors due to worries over retrospective taxes and a...
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So the only fail proof plan to win Kashmir is to do the only thing Pakistan cannot do at all - proliferate prosperity on an unimaginable scale. In other words, for every dam Pakistan wants to build in Kashmir - build five, and for every school, ten. Pakistan cannot hope to keep up.
HANNOVER — Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that 'Make In India' was a new symbol of enterprise and a national movement, and that his government is moving with speed and boldne to create a stable ec...
We have the world's highest number of maternal deaths and are highly unlikely to achieve our Millennium Development Goal by the end of this year. During my trips to villages, I often encounter young women with multiple children and deteriorating health. Some common themes emerge.