With water becoming an important cost, and with climate change and soil degradation,the System of Rice Intensification offers disadvantaged farming households better opportunities
Pakistan’s second-phase of anti-terror operations in North Waziristan is part of what many believe to be a fundamental pattern of playing the good versus bad Taliban game.
The government is trying to use the bureaucracy for this unconstitutional work/move while trying to keep a safe distance so that it can emerge clean in case of a hue and cry.
The sooner the PSBs are allowed to go ahead, the better equipped they will be to grab the credit growth opportunities in the days ahead.
The dispute was over the amount of money that countries supplying troops to U.N. missions should receive per soldier for extra expenses involved in their deployment.
The decision to bring the two vegetables under the purview of the Essential Commodities Act and imposing stock limits on them is a direct result of this reading.
It was feared that if a vote was forced on the nomination of the former Luxembourg Prime Minister to the position, London’s further isolation in the bloc of 28 countries would strengthen the Eurosceptic parties into exerting pressure on the government.
India's primary interest in Iraq is in its oil, which is in areas controlled by the Kurds and the Shias. The present turmoil does not affect that interest, but a full-scale civil war would.
The Northeast needs a skilful person who can take the region out of its insurgency grip, mobilise leaders of substance and work out a decentralised multi-level development strategy
The court said that if contract labour was prohibited, contract labour employed would automatically become employees of the principal employer.
Invoking the Essential Commodities Act and clamping export restrictions on potatoes and onions will not address food inflation.
A big win for Narendra Modi has raised the outlook for a faster economic recovery led by a revival in the investment cycle. India’s economic growth was below the 5 per cent mark at 4.7 per cent in 2013-14, against 4.5 per cent in 2013.
Both macro policies like monetary tightening by the RBI as well as commodity-specific measures implemented by the government have to be used to deal with inflation.
It was unfathomable that a reporter could have a life beyond news, that he or she may be in a relationship, or would like to read, or watch a play or a film.
At a political level, the Minister’s visit has provided New Delhi an opportunity to advance its ties with continental Europe, which revolves around a Franco-German core.
Cities often act too late and offer too little to protect heritage structures. As a result, they either lose important landmarks that signify their history or get entangled in bitter legal fights over conservation efforts.
History’s lesson is that the political system remains a permanent work in progress. It can never be taken for granted.
For a few days, there was an impression that the collegium, which recommends all appointments in the higher judiciary, had acquiesced in the government’s decision to overrule its recommendation.
It is extremely unlikely that the fiscal deficit target of 4.1 per cent for the current year can be maintained but that will be a small price to pay for more transparent government finance.
The government needs to engage the private sector in restructuring delivery of health services.