The Navhind Times

Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The Pulwama terrorist attack was mind-numbing brutality. Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility, and it operates from Pakistan. The deadly attack needed sophisticated planning, logistics, arms procurement, fund flow and sensitive information. All this is not possible without some sort of... read more
Section: Articles
Publisher: Free Press Journal, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
During the reform period till 2013, the Government took several steps to strengthen the balance sheet of the Reserve Bank of India and added to the reserves. For instance, the excessive cost of sterilisation which normally is borne by the Central bank was shared by the Government to keep the... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Greater Kashmir, Orissa Post, Prabhat Khabhar, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times
The noted actor, director and producer Amol Palekar is a gentle speaker but can make a powerful point. He was one of the guest speakers for the opening of a retrospective of the late artist Prabhakar Barwe at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai last week. Palekar took the occasion to speak... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Prabhat Khabhar, The Navhind Times
The recent Union Budget proposals gave generous income support to farmers and lower income taxpayers. Whether this will translate into electoral support for the ruling party, only time will tell. The revised data on GDP shows that the past four years have had exceptionally good growth, putting... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
There was much drama involving economic data on the eve of the budget. Firstly, the remaining two independent members of the Statistical Commission resigned. Their exit made the constitutional body effectively vacuous, since the Chairman’s post was lying vacant since July. This is an apex advisory... read more
Section: Articles
By: Ajit Ranade
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The Parliament of India passed a constitutional amendment which modifies articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution. This is to provide reservation for economically weaker sections for admission to institutes of higher education, and jobs in the government and possibly in the private sector. Article 15... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is almost half a century old now. It describes itself as “the international organisation for public-private cooperation” and says it is “committed to improving the state of the world”. Early on in its journey, the Forum introduced a system of membership for “the 1,000... read more
Section: Articles
By: Dr. M A Kalam
Publisher: Free Press Journal, Orissa Post, The Assam Tribune, The Navhind Times, Deccan Herald
The burning issue of the so-called illegal migrants in Assam and some other States in the North East has assumed disturbing proportions, particularly in the light of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 that has just been passed by the Lok Sabha and is awaiting its passage through the Rajya Sabha.... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
It turned out to be a discussion on the city of Mumbai. The venue was the Taj Mahal hotel and the occasion was the launch of a big fat book called ‘CoastLine’ that tells the tale of Mumbai and the larger Indian coastline in caricatures and charming stories by the uniquely talented Paul Fernandes,... read more
Section: Articles
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Publisher: Orissa Post, The Afternoon Despatch & Courier, The Navhind Times
This may be the information age but the lure of brick and mortar is not diminished. Donald Trump and his idea of a “beautiful” wall on the United States border with Mexico brings alive the idea that nothing is as concrete as concrete. As Republicans push for funding and Democrats hold out, the... read more

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