The National Conference delegation meeting with detained leaders Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah is a good beginning. The government is managing the diplomatic and security fallout of the dilution of Kashmir’s special status. But it’s over 60 days now. Time cannot be wasted in resetting the broken political process either.
Latest RBI data shows banks and markets urgently require reform
Latest RBI data on bank credit shows a sharp, worrying decline. Supply and demand factors are both at work. With the economy in a slump, there is reduced demand for working capital and for financing of investment. Both the engines of the financial sector, banks and markets, urgently require reform.
SC’s indifference to civil liberties shows in speed on Aarey and delay on Kashmir
The speed with which the Supreme Court took up the matter of Mumbai’s Aarey forest and stayed the tree-felling stands in sharp contrast to its prevarication on the Kashmir habeas corpus cases. The top court’s misplaced priorities apart, it marks a disturbing slide in championing critical issues of civil liberties.