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Ashok Mitra on communist-in-chief Jyoti Basu

The Left Front is still struggling to fill the ideological vacuum created by the death of Jyoti Basu, veteran Marxist and the longest serving chief minister in India, on May 17 this year. On the......

Ashok Mitra: Passport to Privilege

A young woman, an American citizen, but who was of Indian descent, perished along with six other astronauts even as the spaceship Columbia was trying to re-enter the atmosphere of the earth. It is......

Ashok Mitra: Gamble of Reforms

Anew year in the 21st century, but it could as well be another new year in the 20th. One hundred years ago, India was a picture of stagnancy; imperial power was reigning supreme, and the economic......

Obama watches in awe as India puts up impressive R-day show

Multi-hued images of India's rich cultural diversity and military might as well as achievements in diverse fields unfolded on Monday at the 66th Republic Day parade which had a US president as the......

Modi and the VHP will be shocked to read this

The Sangh Parivar forgets that not only is there no scriptural prohibition, venerable authorities in India held beef as both a desirable and an essential food, says Sunanda K Datta-Ray Narendra......

Of PMs and their pet economists

Economists who get too close to prime ministers eventually come to grief after their boss is defeated, say T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan If you look at the list below, not one of the economists who......

Why West Bengal is lagging behind other states

For the Bengal government, there is no alternative to revising user charges and also creating a strong industrial base, rues Ashok Lahiri In March 2014, before the Lok Sabha elections, Professors......

'US economy needs to improve for India to turn around'

The Indian economy is sinking but everyone's busy enjoying the high life, no one's worried, says veteran economist Ashok Mitra, in an interview to Rediff.com's Indrani Roy. Veteran economist and......

Top industry honchos make beeline for Mamata's meet

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's maiden visit to the financial capital Mumbai drew an enthusiastic response from India Inc with industry captains queuing up to attend the meeting called......

Economists reject official poverty definition

A number of prominent economists have rejected the concept of a daily earning of Rs 32 determining where to draw the poverty line separating the poor from the not-so-poor.They have warned against......

The magic number

Magic mantra or easy ticket to success? Including a sizzling masaledar song sequence featuring a top actress or hot model seems to be a growing trend among filmmakers. In order to woo the finicky......

BCCI committees for 2011-12

Following are the various committees and sub-committees of the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the year 2011-12, selected at its 82nd AGM, in Mumbai, on Monday. Working Committee for......

Jadeja credits IPL for India call up

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja credited the Indian Premier League for giving him the platform that fetched him a call up to the national squad for the upcoming one-day series against Sri Lanka."The......

BCCI to professionalise set-up

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Sundaytook the first step towards professionalising the working of its archaic set-up by deciding to appoint an external agency to provide a suitable......

India win TT gold at Special Olympics

India won a gold medal for the third successive day at the Special Olympics in Dublin, Ireland, with the duo of Vijay Rao and Hasit Zatia takingtop honours in the men's doubles table tennis event......
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Left In The Wilderness

At a time of extreme despondency within the Left, a telltale casualty has been its intellectual core. Around three years after the CPM admitted to... ...

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Nilam Sawhney appointed Central Vigilance Commission secy

NEW DELHI: Senior IAS officer Nilam Sawhney has been appointed as secretary, Central Vigilance Commission, replacing Alok Kumar who has been made... ...

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9 Additional Secretaries reshuffled in GoI

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