The Assam Tribune

Section: Articles
By: Dr Ganesh N Devy
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The yawning gap between the mischievous claims and verified data is exactly as it was in the case of ‘black’ money before and after demonetisation. That act dug the grave for small and informal business without tracing any black money. Similarly, the NRC verification exercise may eventually destroy... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Free Press Journal, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
If the changes to article 370 of the Constitution of India were meant “to bring J&K truly into India's fold”, as has been argued by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, then this is the one objective that the move has not delivered, at least not just yet. There can be no dispute that J... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
It is now over 20 days and the average citizen of the nation’s most sensitive border State, Jammu & Kashmir, remains cut off from friends, relatives and the rest of the world. Landlines have begun working but the restoration appears to be slow. There is no word on when the restrictions will be... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
With Jammu and Kashmir leaders behind bars, the people locked up in their houses, schools, colleges, institutions closed, and some voices from the other States celebrating this kind of action and incarceration, do we really think we are making progress with the integration of Kashmir into the rest... read more
Section: Articles
By: Vappala Balachandran
Publisher: The Assam Tribune, Deccan Herald
Some Indian observers have said that US President Donald Trump’s July 22 offer to mediate on Kashmir has no validity after India abrogated the State’s special status under Article 370. On August 6, Rajya Sabha MP Subramaniam Swamy demanded withdrawal of India’s complaint to the United Nations... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
Many years ago, a plainclothes police officer known as an “encounter specialist”, that uniquely Indian term that has sadly become part of everyday usage, sat in his office in the Western suburbs of Mumbai for a long conversation in which he explained upfront how he was not the last word in honesty... read more
Section: Articles
By: Aseem Shrivastava
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
A year when the country celebrates the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary offers us a timely opportunity to consider his criticisms of modernity and juxtapose them with those of the other towering figure of his generation, Tagore. Also, fittingly, we are just weeks short of Tagore’s 78th death... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
The title of this column is actually a very fertile and active area of research in the economics and finance academic professions. The question refers not just to ownership by the government vis-a-vis the private sector, but also between private, domestic and foreign owners. Do banks perform... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Central Chronicle, Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
India’s vast, mostly unregulated and fast-growing shadow banking sector is in the midst of a crisis. This is a fire that threatens to engulf much more than the sector in which it has started and carries the potential to burn down important segments of the Indian economy. The government is... read more
Section: Articles
By: Dr. Indira Hirway
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
Looking at the present conditions in India, anybody would expect the budget to address the most critical problems of our population, namely, poor health, a semi-literate population, the agricultural crisis and the highest ever unemployment. Unfortunately none of these problems are addressed... read more

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