Removal of IAS officer Ashwini Bhide, who’s been heading the important Mumbai Metro project, smacks of vindictiveness. Aaditya Thackeray’s pet pre-election activism campaign of saving Aarey Colony trees should not become a reason to punish efficient officers, especially those who are working to improve the maximum city’s woefully inadequate infrastructure.
Indians need not lose sleep over Donald Trump’s remarks on Pakistan and Kashmir
Donald Trump’s words on closeness with Pakistan or Kashmir mediation needn’t rile Indians up. It’s not a report card on Modi government’s foreign policy outreach to the US or efforts to alienate Pakistan. Trump’s effusive, over-the-top utterances don’t always signal significant shifts. He may say the exact opposite in India.
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