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By Nantoo Banerjee It is good to see that a host of large Indian business houses and public sector enterprises have rapidly stepped up imports from Russia taking full advantage of hefty price discounts offered by Russian suppliers on a host of goods in the face of multiple trade sanctions

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By Sushil Kutty Several things were happening when the BJP was holding its national executive in Hyderabad, targeting Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao with an eye on the Telangana assembly elections slated for 2023. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid low KCR with attacks on dynastic politics, resistance

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By Dr. Gyan Pathak The women labour force participation in India has remained low, oscillating between 16 to 23 per cent in the last few years chiefly because structural barriers ranging from access to education, lack of skilling and a direct correlation between gender or disability and incidence of poverty.

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By Amulya Ganguli The Samajwadi Party’s defeat in two Uttar Pradesh by-elections, the Trinamool Congress’s miserable performance in the Tripura polls and the BJP’s strangulation of the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi with the help of the Shiv Sena rebels, are signs of the BJP juggernaut’s – bulldozer’s? – relentless progress

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By Ashis Biswas For the ruling Trinamool Congress(TMC) in West Bengal and its bigger ally in the Northern districts Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM), the recently concluded elections brought good news. The BGPM dominated the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls, winning 27 seats, while the TMC won five. Led by

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By James M Dorsey It’s a good time, almost 12 years after the world soccer body, FIFA, awarded Qatar the 2022 World Cup hosting rights and five months before the tournament, to evaluate the campaign to reform the country’s erstwhile onerous labour system and accommodate fans whose lifestyles violate restrictive

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By Harihar Swarup Over the past decades, the Hindu-Muslim axis has once again emerged as the Central pole of Indian politics. But now, a period of churn has set in, following a raft of incidents, the latest being the brutal daylight murder of a Hindu tailor in Rajasthan’s Udaipur by

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By Sushil Kutty Now that ‘Operation Lotus’, Maharashtra edition, has successfully added the richest state in the realm to the 2024 BJP war-chest, ‘Operation Lotus’, Telangana edition, is ready for launch. And Telangana is in the neighbourhood, right next to Maharashtra. Therefore, the Bharatiya Janata Party is holding its national

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By K Raveendran It is all very well that the petition moved by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for combining all the FIRs registered against her in different parts of the country for her offending remarks about Prophet Mohammed has been dismissed by a Supreme Court vacation bench in a

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By P. Sreekumaran There is no mistaking it. The drastic decline in migrant remittances over the last few years has affected Kerala’s fiscal health. While the world which came to a standstill due to Covid 19, Kerala was hit the hardest by the reverse migration which the pandemic triggered. An