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Disputed inter-state borders add to northeast's woes

High-pitched identity politics, which is the norm in the northeast, has continued to compound the boundary problem. IMAGE: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma pays tribute to the five state......

The Roots of the Taliban

Internal strife and tribalism is endemic to Afghanistan, notes Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: Abdul Latif Mansoor, left, Shahabuddin Delawar, centre, and Suhail Shaheen -- members of the......

China pledges support to Taliban, asks them not to back Uyghur fighters

China on Wednesday feted Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, praising the insurgent group as an 'important military and political force' in Afghanistan and asked it to make a 'clean break'......

Afghanistan, terror sanctuaries in Pak on agenda for Blinken's India visit

The implications of the withdrawal of American troops on the security situation in Afghanistan and the need for sustained pressure on Pakistan on terror financing and terrorist safe havens will be......

India must prepare for the Taliban threat

The Taliban will view India through the eyes of the ISI and, can be relied upon to undertake hostile actions against this country, warns Virendra Kapoor. IMAGE: Afghan Special Forces on in......

Time to END Bank Nationalisation

Nationalisation has served its purpose.It's time to move ahead, keeping majority ownership of the government in a few banks to serve the people, argues Tamal Bandyopadhyay. Illustration: Uttam......

30 Years Later, Rao-Singh's Reforms Endure

But their trajectory and direction have been largely influenced by politics and the political leadership's understanding of how the economy needs to be managed, explains A K Bhattacharya. IMAGE:......

India may have LOST 10-12% of GDP growth FOREVER

India's likely medium-term potential growth will almost certainly be markedly lower than that experienced in pre-pandemic years, predicts Shankar Acharya, former chief economic adviser to the......

Why India's healthcare system is near collapse today

An analysis of Budget speeches made by finance ministers over 75 years also offers a glimpse of how low on the priority list healthcare has featured for the political class and policy-makers, which......

Visionary Budget or worse than Pranab Mukherjee's?

The sad truth is that the debt-to-GDP ratio will shoot up close to 90 per cent in the coming year, and the fiscal deficit glide path does not promise to reduce it substantially any time soon,......

CANCEL Tokyo Olympics!

As an admirer of Japan for close to half a century, I care for Japan and expect Suga to respect the sentiment of his people and cancel the Olympics without further delay, says Rajaram Panda.......

Japanese Olympian Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo 2020 prez

IMAGE: Seiko Hashimoto is a seven-time Olympian who took part in four Winter Olympics as a speed skater and three Summer Olympics as a cyclist. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters Japan's Seiko......

'Olympics facing major issue after Mori's sexist remarks'

IMAGE: Anger over Mori's comments is likely to further alienate a Japanese public wary of the government's attempts to hold the Games during the pandemic. Nearly 80% of the public opposes holding......

Surge in COVID-19 cases puts Tokyo Games in doubt

As Japan expands state of emergency, calls grow to cancel Games. Japan has repeatedly insisted it will hold the Games despite opinion polls showing a majority of respondents want them......

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