Pakistan, as expected, has escaped being blacklisted by FATF but this is not a defeat for India. New Delhi’s efforts have ensured strong and sustained pressure on Islamabad to stop supporting terrorists. It should continue through the next FATF February deadline and beyond to keep Pakistan on a tight leash.
NRC coordinator Hajela’s transfer due to ‘threat to life’ shows how process got vitiated
NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela’s transfer out of Assam due to a ‘threat to his life’ shows how messy the final list has become. The process — meant to assuage the fears of indigenous Assamese — got deeply vitiated. But Hajela must be commended for keeping the NRC process professional and apolitical.
Modi govt probing e-commerce firms for festive discount sales is blatantly anti-consumer
Modi government is wrong to attack e-commerce companies for discount sales in festival season in the name of predatory pricing. This is blatantly anti-consumer. It harks back to the dark years of administered prices and controls. It’s a sign of self-destructive mercantilism, and will set reform process back yet again.