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The various pieces of legislation the government is contemplating give lie to its claims of being anti-corruption and pro-poor.

 

The social sciences and humanities will be critical in helping us understand what the sciences will become in the future

 

A Geographical Indication or GI is India’s strength. Practically everything we grow or make is linked to a region. This right has to be strengthened and protected

 

Housing for all can be achieved with dramatic ease by merely making slum land legally available to tenants and providing the infrastructure. But it needs political vision and will.

 

Recently, on the suggestion of the eminent lawyer, Ram Jethmalani, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court allowed me to lead arguments on the effective steps to be taken to bring back black money, or undisclosed illegally held funds, estimated at Rs.120 lakh crore, stashed secretly abroad by Indians in numbered bank accounts.

 
A new architecture of social power and control is getting built with its core in the U.S. India should work through the BRICS group to develop an alternative to this Internet hegemony  
 

It might be useful to begin by quickly summarising the business case for the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

 

On June 1, Indian Nobel Peace Laureate and child rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi sat down for an exclusive interview with Mahfuz Anam, Editor of The Daily Star. Kailash Satyarthi talked about everything from how he gave up his career as an electrical engineer and became a child rights activist, to how to treat the deprived children as our own.

 

Water tribunals were set up as alternatives to long-drawn courtroom litigation. If they are today mired in delay themselves, we have to question the procedure and not just the arrangement

 

Almost three decades ago, following many other countries, Bangladesh took the decision to break the state owned monopoly in the telecom sector. The objective was to benefit from market forces to accelerate telecom penetration, which was hovering at around one percent.

 


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