Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Development

India must go beyond seeing climate change as a rich vs poor diplomacy battle

PM Modi’s new govt should know development innocent of climate change is no longer possible.

Wider pavements & a London touch: Mumbai biz hub Bandra-Kurla Complex ready for facelift

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has drawn up a slew of plans for Bandra Kurla Complex ahead of assembly polls this year.

PM Modi tells Odisha govt not to wait for elections before spending on development

The PM claimed that the BJP government provided provisions for the development of mining areas inhabited by tribals.

India is more urban than politicians know

India is a land of cities and not villages, but the lack of a standard definition is making urban-rural classifications political and arbitrary.

Why India’s economy needs Eco-normics – not Left vs Right debate

How do we integrate an ecological horizon with state regulations and market mechanisms?

India is not a small nation belonging to a particular group of people: Pranab Mukherjee

There should be a craving for an education system where everybody can express freely without the fear of being misjudged, he said.

Opposition’s caste arithmetic no match for chemistry of development, says PM Modi

In an interview with news agency ANI, he also criticised West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for her 'civil war' remark on NRC.

Does ethnic diversity help or harm India’s economy?

A new study shows that accounting for jati and not just govt-defined castes gives new insight into India's ethnic heterogeneity. 

Time has come to acknowledge that Tibet has vastly improved under Chinese rule

From a terribly poor state hinged on a feudal system, Tibet has modernised and grows faster than the rest of China

Looking for partnership not dominance in Indo-Pacific region: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US secretary of state Pompeo says not looking for dominance, denies initiatives are aimed at countering China.

On Camera


Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.