Opinion

Ominous power struggle in higher echelons of BJP?

Notwithstanding the denials there are ample indications of a power struggle within the higher echelons of the BJP-led NDA government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Furious attempts by the Prime Minister’s office on Wednesday (August 27) as well as by newly appointed BJP president Amit Shah to firmly scotch rumours doing the...[ View full story ]

August 28, 2014 | Comment (0)

Expert’s Corner: Markets round-up

Ahead of the August month F&O expiry, the Indian markets were trading with a positive note. But a long weekend made the investors to take trim their positions. Nifty on Thursday closed at 7954 up around 18 points. The Nifty volatility index, India VIX stood at 13.3100 up around 1.89%. Going forward Nifty...[ View full story ]

August 28, 2014 | Comment (0)

Sports awards — hotbeds of lobbying and political connections

Once considered to be the nation’s highest sports honour Arjuna Award has over the years not only been devalued but also has been reduced to a farce. Setup by Union Government in 1961,the Arjuna Award was meant to recognise the outstanding achievement in national sports. Initially only bronze statuette was given to the...[ View full story ]

August 27, 2014 | Comment (0)

Success of grand alliance in Bihar wake-up call for BJP

Congress mukt Bharat was the slogan given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his election campaign for the 16th Lok Sabha. Ridding the country of the Congress party is easier said than done. The Congress knew very well it was outflanked in every sense of the word. It meekly threw in the towel...[ View full story ]

August 26, 2014 | Comment (0)

Terrorism in J&K: It’s time to take the bull by the horns

The genesis of Kashmir problem, both local and across the border, can be traced to Article 370 inserted in the Constitution. I found the following para in a book on Sh. Bhimrao Ambedkar “Ambedkar was against Article 370 in the Constitution, which gives special status to the State of Jammu and Kashmir, and...[ View full story ]

August 25, 2014 | Comment (0)

Black Sunday: Israel commits more war crimes in Gaza

Today (August 24) – a day after Israeli warplanes razed to the ground an 11-storey residential tower block in the heart of Gaza City, injuring 22 people, including 11 children – the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) added several more trophies in their purported objective to ‘defend’ Israel from the Hamas ‘terrorists’. In more...[ View full story ]

August 24, 2014 | Comment (0)
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