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Naxalbari Movement – Different Phases

Naxalbari Movement – Different Phases

Fifty years ago, a Maoist faction within the Communist Party of India (Marxist)—the CPI had split into two in 1964—organised an armed peasant struggle in a remote North Bengal area called Naxalbari (from where...

China’s Belt and Road Initiative – The New Silk Road

China’s Belt and Road Initiative – The New Silk Road

Introduction Twenty-eight heads of state/government and representatives from 100 countries and a large number of international organisations gathered in Beijing on 14–15 May as part of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation....

Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017

Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017

About The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, promulgated on 4 May 2017, amends the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 to authorise the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to direct banking companies to initiate insolvency resolution...

Rampal Power Plant – Why India should pull out of it

Rampal Power Plant – Why India should pull out of it

Bangladesh and India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 11 January 2010 to set up two 660 megawatt (MW) capacity coal-fired thermal power plants in Rampal upzila in Bagherhat district in Bangladesh....

Prescription of Generic Medicines

Prescription of Generic Medicines

Introduction Prime Minister’s announced that prescription of medicines by their generic names will be mandatory . 90% of the Indian domestic pharmaceutical market, of ₹1,00,000 crore comprises of drugs sold under brand names. There...

No Panacea for Agrarian Distress

No Panacea for Agrarian Distress

The vagaries of the monsoon and the consequent droughts, floods, or crop failures that immiserate vast sections of farmers and agricultural labourers in India, are a matter of routine even seven decades after independence....

Clear Message from Kashmir

Clear Message from Kashmir

For long, Indians were made to believe that large election turnouts in the Kashmir Valley represent a true measure of the people’s mood. We looked at voter turnout without considering the number of people...

America’s Reckless Syria Policy

America’s Reckless Syria Policy

Imperialism’s moral cloak has always been “humanitarianism.” So even a United States (US) President who has been openly espousing militarism, racism and jingoism was able to garner bipartisan consensus when he fell back upon...

Subversive Silence – The Vyapam scam is a frightening reminder of cynicism and impunity

Subversive Silence – The Vyapam scam is a frightening reminder of cynicism and impunity

It seems inexplicable that a media, hungry for scams and scandals, has failed to pursue the admission-cum-recruitment racket in Madhya Pradesh (MP), popularly known as the Vyapam scam. From 2013, when its real magnitude...

100 Years of Champaran and a Forgotten Figure

100 Years of Champaran and a Forgotten Figure

Over a period of nearly three decades, Gandhi led many campaigns to emancipate India from colonial rule. The first such movement which also went some way in establishing his political reputation, started with his...