Editorial (for Info only, not official)

author

Editorial

We are collecting authors'profile. As soon as we get, we update it. Please note this is not official profile. The information including photo is collected from web.

| Contact |

| twitter |

| Linkedin |

    Media Object

    Short extract

    ...It has found the Delhi government’s scheme too watered down to effectively tackle the city’s ongoing pollution emergency. On Tuesday, the tribunal termed the exemptions given by the Delhi government to women, government servants, vehicles carrying children, and two-wheelers as “arbitrary”. The green court’s interventions have put paid to the chances of the odd-even policy being implemented to check the current pollution emergency — the Delhi government contends that the city’s public transport shortfall does not allow it to implement road rationing without giving exemptions. ...

    Indian Express on Nov. 15, 2017, 12:40 a.m.

    Media Object

    Short extract

    ...Tamil members of Parliament have complained of harassment and looting by police personnel in Jaffna even during curfew hours and asked that army units replace the police. On Friday, about 30 shops were set on fire in Jaffna. Raj Narain’s Fears Union Health Minister Raj Narain alleged the “discredited” Congress leaders are conspiring to defame and dismember the Janata Party and pull down its governments. He said that the Congress leaders were inciting communal and social conflict, student and labour unrest and raising the bogey of atrocities on Dalits with a political motive. These machinations of the Congress will, however, come to naught and the Janata Party will gain strength, cohesion and unity with the passage of time, he said. Narain said to fight casteism “a Jati Toro Sammelan” would be held in Delhi in September. ...

    Indian Express on Aug. 29, 2017, 12:15 a.m.

    Media Object

    Short extract

    ...Usually sophisticated Beijing sounded rather crude and bombastic. Normally jumpy Delhi displayed a rare calm under Chinese pressure. In a big relief, wise counsels have prevailed in Delhi and Beijing and helped defuse the prolonged military stand-off at the India-Bhutan-China trijunction. Forget the quibbling on the divergence between the statements issued on Monday by the two foreign offices announcing de-escalation. Ignore, too, the speculation on who won what in the crisis. It has always been clear that there would be no winners from the escalation in Doklam that would have made the 1962 border war between Delhi and Beijing appear to be a minor skirmish. The massive growth in the military capabilities of the two nations over the last six decades should leave no one in doubt on the enormous costs of a military conflict between India and China. If the scale of consequences was an important deterrent against escalation, Delhi and Beijing deserve some diplomatic credit for arriving at an understanding that had to be sold on both sides. ...

    Indian Express on Aug. 29, 2017, midnight

    Media Object

    Short extract

    ...After the 109-minute marathon that was the World Championship final in Glasgow, P.V. Sindhu, the vanquished, plunged into an advertisement board. The victor, Nozomi Okuhara, stood motionless near the edge of court. It was that kind of a nerve-sapping test of physical forbearance and mental courage that by the end, neither the victor nor the vanquished had any energy left, to mourn or to celebrate. The badminton world collectively crowed: A classic for the ages, a bona fide hall of fame entrant. That could hardly console Sindhu, but should she show the same levels of improvement, endurance, tactical flexibility and grit, soon rather than later, she could upgrade the runners-up trophies and silver medals into something more glittering. ...

    Indian Express on Aug. 29, 2017, midnight

    Media Object

    Short extract

    ...The “BJP bhagao, desh bachao” rally organised by the RJD in Patna on Sunday confirmed the organisational prowess of Lalu Prasad and the RJD’s loyal vote base in Bihar, but it fell short of presenting a national platform for parties ranged against the BJP. The Gandhis, Mayawati and the CPM skipped the meeting that was attended by leaders of 18 parties, including Mamata Banerjee, from across the country. The spotlight, however, was on Lalu and sons. The congregation failed to rise beyond a conclave of regional leaders who had come together to offer support to a beleaguered Lalu. Since the 1980s, regional parties have been influential in building national alternatives to the dominant party at the Centre. But at the core of these coalitions has been a party with a national presence. ...

    Indian Express on Aug. 29, 2017, midnight

    Media Object

    Short extract

    ...Abdul Ghaffar Khan arrived in Karachi after being expelled from Pakistan’s Baluchistan province. Khan, a legendary figure in the politics of the North West Frontier, was ordered to leave Quetta where he had been seeking help for his son, Abdul Wali Khan, detained leader of the banned National Awami Party. Pakistan’s rulers expelled him because he was alleged to be fomenting trouble among Baluchi and Pathan tribes against Pakistan’s Punjabi population. JP on Nagaland Jayaprakash Narayan is of the view that if leaders of Phizo’s group agree to Nagaland being a part of India, all other questions regarding special powers, both economic and political and special position can be discussed. He told T.A. Ngullie, former finance minister of Nagaland, who met him in Patna that he doesn’t “see any possibility of Nagaland becoming a separate country. ...

    Indian Express on Aug. 17, 2017, 12:57 a.m.

    Media Object

    Short extract

    ...India of 2017 seems to be gripped by the debates of 1947. It is precariously poised, with a growing, muscular majoritarianism that points to the past to fan anxieties of Hindu victimhood. India’s first Partition Museum opens 70 years after the Radcliffe line came into effect, dividing Amritsar from Lahore, Chittagong from Kolkata, India from Pakistan, and turning the moment of independence from colonial rule into a bloody massacre. Nearly 15 million crossed this imaginary line, Hindus and Sikhs fleeing to India, Muslims to Pakistan. For 70 years, that border has run through us, and within us. Through 5,000 personal objects donated by those displaced by Partition — letters and manuscripts, a coat salvaged from ruin, a refugee registration card — the museum aims to acknowledge the momentous loss of life and amity in 1947, especially in Punjab, which neither India nor Pakistan have quite looked in the eye. Even more unacknowledged has been the displacement in Bengal. ...

    Indian Express on Aug. 17, 2017, 12:46 a.m.

    Media Object

    Short extract

    ...Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang began his three-day visit to Nepal on Tuesday by announcing a $ 1 million package to help the flood-hit country. A few days earlier, India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assured all help to Nepal to deal with the natural calamity that has claimed more than 100 lives. But with its chequebook diplomacy in Nepal, China has scored over India once again. China has also used Wang’s visit to stamp its soft diplomacy. On Tuesday, the Chinese vice-premier inaugurated the reconstruction of the historic nine-storey palace at Kathmandu’s Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, that was damaged two years ago in a devastating earthquake — China will fund the reconstruction of this world heritage site. ...

    Indian Express on Aug. 17, 2017, 12:37 a.m.