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Trithesh Nandan

  • With severe shortages, India's security forces face toughest test with lesser men to guard citizens

    The latest riot in Saharanpur, in which three lives were lost and property worth millions gutted, has shaken the nation. Even as efforts are on to bring peace in the district, the role of police has come under the scanner. Initial findings by the state administration suggest that the local...

    Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 9:37am
  • Data deficiency hampering policy implementation as government falters with central data

    A good policy depends on accurate data. Perhaps we all know this wisdom, but it is also true that without it we are all flying blind. Earlier this month, when the Rangarajan panel submitted the revised poverty estimates, critics pounced on him terming the report a cruel joke.

    Sunday, 27 July 2014 - 4:42pm
  • Friendly or unfriendly, Parliament has discussed global conflicts

    On July 21, Parliament is expected to discuss the Israel-Palestine conflict. This has been agreed after disruption and adjournment of Rajya Sabha last week by the opposition which questioned the government’s dilly-dallying tactics not allowing discussion in the latest Israeli offensive that killed...

    Sunday, 20 July 2014 - 7:10pm
  • With doors open, DMRC leaves a gap in its credibility!

    When a Metro train ran for a while its doors flung open, it caused shock and awe not only among passengers on board but millions others who appreciate in DMRC being a brand they not only trust but take deep pride in. Die-hard fans might argue against citing an aberration as a general rule but a...

    Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 8:26pm
  • Ashok Khemka’s central posting: Will he stick to his DNA?

    Having finally made it to the Centre after 23 years in service, all eyes are on controversial babu Ashok Khemka. Will he stick to his DNA and chase the corrupt or merely be happy being yet another ‘babu’ lost in the corridors of power?

    Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 9:12am
  • Asset creation under MNREGA: Easier said than done!

    Close to 130-year ago, Anne Isabella Ritchiel, an English writer wrote in her novel ‘Mrs. Dymond’, “If you give a man a fish he is hungry again in an hour. If you teach him to catch a fish you do him a good turn.” Since the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) came into...

    Friday, 11 July 2014 - 7:51pm
  • Individual tax payers get Rs 50,000 relief in Arun Jaitley’s budget

    Government raises limit in 80C from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh

    Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 8:00pm
  • Power projects in limbo, Piyush Goyal faces consumer heat

    With the temperature hitting a 62-year high in Delhi, a dismal scenario exists across the country on the power front. As unprecedented outages have become the order of the day, the power sector warrants some quick thinking and out of the box solutions. Power shortage concerns reached such alarming...

    Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 9:59pm
  • Can Ranjit Sinha breach unfamiliar territory for Indians at Interpol?

    CBI Director Ranjit Sinha may have thrown his hat in the ring for the coveted Interpol Secretary General’s post, but no Indian has held the position since the agency’s inception a century ago. When the global policing agency headquartered in Lyon, France, invited applications for the top post,...

    Monday, 16 June 2014 - 6:15pm
  • India's energy shortage likely to be 5.1%

    With the temperature hitting a 62-year high in Delhi on Monday, a dismal scenario exists across the country on the power front. As unprecedented outages have become the order of the day, the power sector warrants some quick thinking and out of the box solutions.

    Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 7:05am