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Pankaj Sharma

  • State police becoming proactive in catching ISI agents!

    The rise in arrests of ISI terrorists by police of various states has shown a trend of how they have become more vigilant in combating terrorism as compared to special investigative agencies like CBI and NIA. The recent arrest of a top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander and ideologue, Abdul Subhan Qureshi...

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 9:04pm
  • Grim prospects behind AAP decision to skip Haryana polls?

    It is now official. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will not participate in the upcoming assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra, J&K and Jharkhand due to limited resources. The decision of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal to skip the upcoming Haryana polls seems to be a right one, if statistics are to be...

    Monday, 28 July 2014 - 8:39pm
  • Voters still bank on farmers as their representatives in Parliament

    Choices of voters in sending their representatives to Parliament have yet again proven the Lok Sabha is truly the House of Commons. While many leaders from emerging fields have gained ground in Indian politics, the electorate still seems to bank on those with an agriculture background.

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 6:58pm
  • Mahela Jayawardene's retirement brings down the curtain on another career than began in the 1990s

    Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene has decided to quit Test cricket later this year. After his exit, Test cricket will only have two active players from this era. Other than Jayawardene, West Indies batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul (39), and Sri Lankan slow left arm bowler Rangana Herath (36),...

    Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 6:15pm
  • Evidence supports language bias in civil services selection?

    As government appointed committee examines the vexed issue of examination format for civil services, there appears certain merit in concerns voiced against the current system. A study of toppers in recent years demonstrates that urban bred English medium educated aspirants have scored better than...

    Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 8:02pm
  • Evidence supports language bias in civil services selection?

    As government appointed committee examines the vexed issue of examination format for civil services, there appears certain merit in concerns voiced against the current system. A study of toppers in recent years demonstrates that urban bred English medium educated aspirants have scored better than...

    Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 8:02pm
  • TRAI Bill: Will NDA math work for contentious Bills in Rajya Sabha?

    With the passing of TRAI (Amendment) Bill, the Narendra Modi government has managed a coup in the Rajya Sabha where the NDA government is numerically weak. But a bigger test awaits Modi government as it pushes for approval to contentious Bills in the Upper House. 

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 9:58pm
  • Budget 2014: A blend of Politics & Business

    Arun Jaitley’s maiden budget aimed at overhauling the crumbling economy seems to have a strong political message too. The Finance Minister has tried to woo states where either polls are due in the next one year or where BJP has a personal interest. Following the footsteps of UPA by expanding AIIMS...

    Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 11:01pm
  • Politically speaking, Arun Jaitley's budget makes business sense

    Arun Jaitley's maiden budget aimed at overhauling the crumbling economy appears to have a strong political message too. The finance minister has tried to woo states where either polls are due in the next one year or where the BJP has an interest.

    Friday, 11 July 2014 - 6:10am
  • Left is not right in cricket this season

    India might have a definite edge over England in the upcoming five-Test series if one were to go by the number of left-handed cricketers in each squad. As against six in England team, India has elected only three southpaws. The advantage is with MS Dhoni's team because so far this year left-handed...

    Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 7:10am