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To improve India’s standing with the World Bank which ranks countries on their Ease of Doing Business (EoDB), the government has appointed the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Productivity Council to brief relevant stakeholders about the reform initiatives taken to mend the business climate in the country.

 
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Last year, the debate of having a Mayoral committee entered public discourse, when Shashi Tharoor introduced it into the Parliament as a private member's bill.

 
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Government, philanthropists and business can forge partnerships and blend financial models to achieve sustainable development goals.  
 
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Digital education isn’t democratic, it creates deep inequalities between universities.

 
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Three recent instances invite disturbing questions about the transformation of the Supreme Court

 
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There was a cartoon that was circulating on the Internet some years back which summed up the state of higher education in India rather well.

There was a cartoon that was circulating on the Internet some years back which summed up the state of higher education in India rather well.

 
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The health of children should figure much more in our public discourse but as we have seen, this is not always the case. Protecting children through immunisation and a comprehensive package of interventions reaps many benefits for India’s children, families, and communities.

 
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A robust municipal bond market is only part of the answer, cities most importantly require empowered administrators

 
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Higher education can be made easier and cheaper without diluting content. New beginnings are being made in this direction

 
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Although a trillion dollar economy and the fastest growing economy in the world, India lags behind in the field of sports. The performance in the Olympics shows a country's true national character, level of discipline, commitment, strength, stamina and skill.

Although a trillion dollar economy and the fastest growing economy in the world, India lags behind in the field of sports. The performance in the Olympics shows a country's true national character, level of discipline, commitment, strength, stamina and skill.

 


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India's successful launch of putting a record 104 satellites into orbit is a wake-up call for China's commercial space industry which has a lot to learn from New Delhi's frugal space programme, a Chinese government mouthpiece that publishes in English said in one of its rare editorials in which it commended an Indian action
 
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Having made their mark in international cricket, two players from the Afghan national cricket team have been plugged into a team that plays the pompous and exuberant Indian Premier League, writes Chayanika Saxena.
 
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spotlight image For a Dongria child, the schooling process not only displaces him of the community and the land but also displaces him from his own way of seeking truth i.e through nature, writes Rajaraman Sundaresan for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre invites you to a lecture in the Changing Asia Series by Dr.Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research on Asia: Hope for the Future or Prisoner of the Past?    ...
 
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spotlight image The sanctions-only approach toward North Korea spearheaded by the United States has been a conspicuous failure, encouraging the reclusive nation to rapidly advance its nuclear and missile programmes.
 
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China bluntly warned that if the 'One China' principle is compromised or disrupted, the sound and steady growth of the bilateral relationship, as well as bilateral cooperation in major fields, would be out of question, writes Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Egypt, under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, is fast transforming into a “security State”. He is wresting control of all crucial offices of the Government and he seems to trust nobody, except his parent organisation i.e. the Army.  
 
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The eruption of militancy in the Kashmir valley in 1989 and the subsequent terrorism has been long seen as an internal political issue, exploited by the ISI in cahoots with the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (AHPC) in an attempt to dismember J&K from India.  The eruption of militancy in the Kashmir valley in 1989 and
 
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India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.

 
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The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...

 
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What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...

 
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What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...

 
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Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...

 
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