Determining the correct level of the rupee is always an onerous task, especially when the sharp improvement in CAD is due not to any sustained export revival but to a contraction in gold imports and a fall in non-oil imports.
This technocratic India of growth and capitalism is at its most feudal when it comes to its elected representatives.
The UPA has played around with numbers. This makes fiscal consolidation a daunting task for the new government.
Pakistani non-interference in Afghanistan's internal affairs can occur only if Washington finally makes that a condition for continuing its generous aid to cash-strapped Pakistan.
Beginning the All Fools Day this year. 282 vital sections of the new company law have been made effective, giving vent to a modern, resilient regulatory testament.
Those who advocated making the bomb were clear thinkers. They were ahead of their time while pushing for a nuclear India, but at the same time they were careful not to repeat the bad experiences of the cold war.
Ideological labels are likely to mislead by channelling the debate into issues of capitalism and socialism and detract from the real problem
To keep costs down, the Indian Space Research Organisation has opted for a constellation of just seven satellites to provide accurate navigation signals over India and up to 1,500 km from its borders.
The EC, indeed, ought to exercise its authority to ensure fair elections but without giving the impression that it is riding roughshod over elected governments.
People think your nose is very individual and personal but this is something that we could mass produce like in a factory one day.
With an unsettled neighbourhood, an increasingly aggressive China and a politically weak and ambivalent U.S., India’s external environment is defined by uncertainty. Yet, unfortunately, in all the party manifestoes released so far, the weakest sections are on foreign policy
The United Nations and its partners are more frequently deploying human rights monitors to trouble-spots — “eyes and ears” that show governments and non-state actors alike the world is watching.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq , the chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, wants the people of India to raise their voices and press the elected representatives to rise above domestic politics on the Kashmir issue.
Will plebiscitary authoritarianism that we seek this year make governance more equitable? Evidence from other countries suggests a mixed picture.
If India manages to put political pressure on Sri Lanka to address some of the problems in the Tamil areas, the abstention could gain value.
Besides the direct benefits from the vaccine, the isolation of the human neo-natal rotavirus strain and the conduct of clinical trials in India have given the science of vaccine development a much-needed boost.
It is the first time the Antarctic hunt, during which harpoon vessels target almost 1,000 mainly minke whales, has been cancelled in more than a quarter of a century.
As on December 31, 2013, a total of 605 cases have been referred to CDR cell since inception with aggregate debt of Rs 4,07,656 crore.
India’s Northeast has suffered state oppression and economic neglect. It’s time policymakers broke out of their mould.
The impressive gain by rural households in spite of the favouritism towardsnon-primary activities appears real.