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Mehbooba Mufti’s tough task

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who passed away on Thursday, leaving a vacuum in the mainstream politics of Jammu and Kashmir, had for months been preparing for his political exit.


How the Valley is changing

Far more than ceasefire violations, actions of the Pakistani Deep State, terrorist incursions, and the separatists in Jammu and Kashmir, the looming threat that can no longer be ignored is the inexorable move towards extreme radicalisation


Breakthrough in Nagaland

Good beginnings are no guarantee to good outcomes. India has taken a big step forward in ending the protracted Naga insurgency by signing a framework agreement with the largest and most prominent of the armed Naga groups


Tasmac in trouble, goes for SWOT analysis

The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited, popular by its acronym TASMAC, is doing a SWOT analysis at all its shops across Tamil Nadu. The reason: It has witnessed a 6 per cent dent in its sales volumes.


L-G appoints new ACB chief

In what the Delhi Government described as a bureaucratic coup, a Joint Commissioner of the Delhi Police was ‘unilaterally’ placed at the helm of the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung on Mon


Separate lives

Within just a year of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and the creation of Telangana the two States could not have learnt to live without each other.


How to find the funding

With Andhra Pradesh losing Hyderabad, investors are reluctant to venture into a State without a capital


In line with expectations

On June 2 last year, Telangana, India’s 29th State, was formed to achieve inclusive growth and equity for the people of the region. These objectives echo the demands of the statehood movement.


Tripura withdraws AFSPA, says insurgency on the wane

The Tripura government has revoked the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) as insurgency is on the wane in the State.


A.P. and Telangana: life after divorce

While politicians will play games, the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana would like the economy to regain momentum. For this, both Chief Ministers should be less obsessed with building their capitals and focus on development


A heavy hand in Kashmir

In response to a political storm over the numerous killings of unarmed protesters by the security forces in Kashmir in 2010, the UPA government belatedly tried to change tack by procuring “non-lethal weapons” for the seurity forces and the police deployed in Kashmir.


Bring forth the Northeast

Concepts like community tourism can assist people who are in dire need of resources


Pilloor-III will meet water needs up to 2048

Five-hundred-and-thirty-six million litres a day (mld) drinking water is what the city will need in the next couple of decades.


Eye on capital, loss in vision

The success of the Gujarat land pooling plan, which is often mentioned in the context of the new Andhra State and its capital, took place in dense urban areas where the negotiations had a touch of realism.


Solar power picks up steam in more States

Though Gujarat and Rajasthan are at the forefront of solar power development in the country, other states are also making rapid progress in harnessing energy from sun.


Return to a lost paradise?

There has been a long-standing demand for a Minorities Commission in the State along the lines of the National Commission for Minorities


Peace again at stake in Nagaland

If India is serious about bringing lasting peace in the North-East, insurgent groups must be held accountable to ceasefire ground rules


Budget presented amid bedlam

LDF activists fight pitched battles with police outside House


Agriculture Budget eyes double digit growth

The primary sector comprising agriculture and allied sectors contributed 27.84 per cent of the total GSDP of the State during 2013-14. The government intends to increase the contribution substantially this year.