The Afternoon Despatch & Courier

Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
There are a host of considerations that rule, and not all of them are easily fathomed by city folk who tend to prefer the so-called national parties and pre-set alliances. Some of these dynamics are now opening up the reading, tentative, early and not backed up well, that the SP-BSP combine is... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
Even for those who might have held Rajiv Gandhi culpable in the mass of allegations around the Bofors gun, his death brought that conversation to an end. That is the Indian way – not to speak ill of the dead, to forgive and to let bygones be bygones.
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, Prabhat Khabhar, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
About two years ago, Stanford University’s Dr. John P AIoannidis, who currently is considered the most-cited physician, wrote in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Epidemiology: “Under market pressure, clinical medicine has been transformed to finance-based medicine…In many... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
There is much debate on the Indian National Congress campaign promise of NYAY – justice in English but in Hindi an acronym for ‘Nyuntam Aay Yojana’, or the Minimum Guarantee Scheme, under which the poorest 20 per cent households would receive Rs.72,000 per annum if the proposal turns into policy.... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
In the midst of a heated campaign for the upcoming national elections, the death of a local school teacher in police custody in Jammu & Kashmir didn’t make the headlines. In Jammu & Kashmir, it has set off a new round of protests, angered more citizens and made it that much more difficult... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
The chowkidar is, quite unfortunately, not the most loved or respected entity in Indian society. Examples of this are everywhere. Before the 1980s, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) worked like chowkidars and were regarded as the “watch and ward” staff with weak discipline and uncertain judicial... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The story of Nirav Modi leading a rather comfortable life in London appears to have galvanised Indian authorities to action. Reports now say the CBI has sought his immediate arrest, and that a UK warrant could be only weeks away. The swift response after the UK Telegraph’s interview with Mr. Modi,... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Central Chronicle, Deccan Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
This summer will be unusually hot. The rising temperature from what still is only the early round of campaigning is already becoming too much to bear. We’ve seen bickering and bitterness before, but all boundaries are being crossed this time. The most unfortunate and dangerous fallout is the... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Central Chronicle, Deccan Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
The Prime Minister has spoken about the attacks on Kashmiris, and he has done so not a day too soon. This is good but not good enough. Some shocking snatches of videos have emerged showing Kashmiris being targeted after the Feb. 14 suicide bombing that killed 49 CRPF personnel in Pulwama. Speaking... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier
The death of 44 CRPF troops in the suicide bombing in Pulwama last week raises many questions and changes many things in Jammu & Kashmir. The anguish and outrage at the suicide bombing has been voiced and felt across the nation. Social media is full of demands for tough retaliatory action.... read more

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