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By shifting the burden of poverty alleviation from the state onto the poor themselves, behavioural economists are ignoring the structural causes of poverty. They are also erasing the behaviour of the owners of capital from the poverty debate

 

There is no organised conspiracy against NGOs. It is in the nature of power to exercise greater control, and exempt itself from accountability.

 

The ongoing operation by the Rangers to cut off the linkages between lawlessness and administrative and political corruption in Sindh is a commendable step but its effects may not last for long. Those who understand the basics of public policy know it is not these types of operations, but treating the root cause that is key to a durable solution.

 

A disclaimer: I do not do yoga, I never have. My physical well-being comes from running, swimming and eating right, which includes a lifetime of eating dead animals.

 

As the Indian Foreign Service is already a shadow of its former self, India should not fritter away its strengths by diluting its specialised and professional character

 

The commitment of the Government of Bangladesh to eliminate extreme poverty and to reduce incidence of poverty by 10 percent by 2021 is a laudable goal.

 

Without a single shot fired or a drop of blood spilled, an entire country can be crippled. That is cyber warfare, and the government must start working right away to combat the new enemy

 

How can citizens be involved in this process. A Bengali daily editorial highlights the contentious issue of complaints of corruption and irregularities against police, and the propriety of enquiring organisations that are supposed to look into such allegations for remedial action.

 
The Attorney General’s criticism of judges on the grounds of inefficiency is inapplicable when there is no mechanism to assess judicial performance in the first place. To place judicial performance beyond scrutiny would be as myopic as liberty without accountability.
 

 

The cyber world might be at its peak today but it's not necessary danger-free. There are thieves, robbers, killers, cheats, and thugs in this world. This is where cyber security comes into the picture. Cyber security means keeping the cyber world free from all sorts of incidents that hinder the free and fair use of the internet.

 


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