OPINION/SPECIALS OPINION/COMMENTARY

Russian oil for American shores (Opinion)
International Opinion/Commentary 11:36 AM

Russian oil for American shores (Opinion)

A recent report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published on June 1, says that some oil companies have been supplying discounted Russian oil to the US and in this regard it specially mentions Indian companies.

  • World endorses PM Modi's call for economic development for peace

    World endorses PM Modi's call for economic development for peace

    By D.C. Pathak

    At the core of India's foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the mandate that bilateral relations with all would be based on mutual security and economic interests, and that this principle would also be extended to multi-lateral cooperation wherever required -- provided that all such pacts would be in consonance with the cause of world peace.

  • Monsoon and its impact on inflation

    Monsoon and its impact on inflation

    By Sreejith Balasubramanian

    The IMD has declared the onset of monsoon and the next four months will be key for agriculture given the overlap of the kharif season crop sowing. This year, IMD expects monsoon rainfall to most likely be 'normal' with La Nina and Indian Ocean Dipole conditions also likely to be favourable. Ultimately, spatial and temporal rainfall distribution matters, not just the overall quantum. If it is regionally skewed, records extreme events or picks up only towards the end of the season, sowing could end lower or yields could drop. Buildup of reservoirs and soil moisture for the following rabi season sowing is another consequence.

  • PoJK/GB: The gathering storm of public discontent (Opinion)

    PoJK/GB: The gathering storm of public discontent (Opinion)

    By Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza

    In a hurriedly called meeting of the senior executive members of the Gilgit-Baltistan Awami Action Committee held in Gilgit this week, it was decided that if the government of Pakistan does not reverse its decision restore wheat subsidy by June 2 then the Committee will have no choice but to take to the streets in protest.

  • Taliban in a bind (Opinion)

    Taliban in a bind (Opinion)

    By Asad Mirza

    The latest international conference to discuss the evolving situation in Afghanistan and also review the response of the neighbouring and regional countries to the latest Taliban decisions, took place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, last week.

  • Quad may be incomparable to NATO, but it can bring together states to secure mutual interests (IANS Column: Beyond the Headline)

    Quad may be incomparable to NATO, but it can bring together states to secure mutual interests (IANS Column: Beyond the Headline)

    By Kavya Dubey

    The Quadrilateral Security Alliance may have gone through phases of void and little activity since its inception in 2007, but it has come to acquire greater significance in recent times.

  • Kashmir and the sin of silence (IANS Column: FairPoint)

    Kashmir and the sin of silence (IANS Column: FairPoint)

    By Deepika Bhan

    Two days after Rahul Bhat was killed in a government office in Jammu and Kashmir on May 12, the building was reopened and all his colleagues, officers and subordinates trooped in and have been working silently since then. None of his colleagues or seniors even condemned the killing, or showed any sympathy, according to Bhat's family, which has been pointing fingers at them.

  • Democratic India has to have a national identity

    Democratic India has to have a national identity

    By D.C. Pathak

    The Preamble to the Constitution of India describes maintenance of 'unity and integrity of the nation' as its prime objective. Reference to India being a Union of States is for defining the pattern of governance that the Constitution was to lay down in its text. It is strange that the world's largest democracy born in 1947 could not - for reasons of internal politics - define the 'idea of India' in spite of this country's deeply inclusive civilisational past and allowed the concept to remain vague, debatable and uncertain in terms of the nationalist values it was supposed to invoke amongst its citizens. Citizens of a free nation had every right to connect with their collective recall of history that inculcated in them a sense of oneness rooted in the shared happy and unhappy memories.

  • ED to conduct parallel probe to track money trail in WBSSC scam

    ED to conduct parallel probe to track money trail in WBSSC scam

    Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) The CBI has now roped in Enforcement Directorate (ED) to track the money trail in the West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) recruitment scam.

  • Probe & sentence Yasin Malik for crimes against us: Kashmiri Pandits

    Probe & sentence Yasin Malik for crimes against us: Kashmiri Pandits

    By Deepika Bhan

    New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) As the court sentenced Yasin Malik to rigorous life imprisonment on Wednesday for terror funding cases, the Kashmiri Pandits demanded that he should also be held accountable for the crimes he committed against the minority community.

  • Not walking alone: A bond and macro update (Opinion)

    Not walking alone: A bond and macro update (Opinion)

    By Suyash Choudhary

    The government announced a series of steps aimed at providing some relief against the unprecedented commodity price shocks being felt post the geopolitical escalations. Chief amongst these was a Rs 8 and Rs 6 cut, respectively in excise duties on petrol and diesel prices per litre. Apart from these, a Rs 200 subsidy on LPG cylinders has been provided under the Ujjwala scheme. Additionally, customs duties are being cut on some inputs for plastic and steel. Finally, export duties are being hiked on items like pellets, iron ore, and some steel products. All told, these constitute a substantial set of measures and come at just the time when monetary policy was turning quite wary of the developing supply side inflation dynamics. Importantly, this also constitutes a signal that government is equally committed to the battle against inflation (media reports suggest more measures may be taken later if required).

  • Trade focussed Quad (Opinion)

    Trade focussed Quad (Opinion)

    By Asad Mirza

    The first in-person meeting of the leaders of the US, Australia, Japan and India, termed Quad, will be held in Tokyo on Tuesday. This is the first in-person summit of these leaders after the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war, worsening Sri Lankan economic crisis, and Australia getting a new Prime Minister.

  • How much and how often should courts adjudicate matters of religous fervour? (Opinion)

    How much and how often should courts adjudicate matters of religous fervour? (Opinion)

    By Adeel Ahmed

    New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In the old city of Jerusalem, there lies a 187-foot long ‘Western Wall, built by Herod on the western flank of the Temple Mount. Whilst the wall was considered Muslim property as an integral part of the Haram esh-Sharif and waqf property, the right of Jews to prayer and pilgrimage co-existed.

  • Some more steam before the inevitable correction steps in

    Some more steam before the inevitable correction steps in

    By Arun Kejriwal

    The week gone by saw markets gain sharply on expected lines. However, the volatility witnessed must have certainly increased the number of heart patients in the marketplace.

  • Yasin Malik must pay for the genocide he masterminded (IANS Column: FairPoint)

    Yasin Malik must pay for the genocide he masterminded (IANS Column: FairPoint)

    By Deepika Bhan

    Coming down the stairs of Delhi's Rouse Avenue courts after being convicted for terror crimes, Yasin Malik wanted to speak to waiting mediapersons, but was not allowed to do so by the posse of policemen surrounding him.

  • Cyber security conundrum (Column: Spy's Eye)

    Cyber security conundrum (Column: Spy's Eye)

    By D.C. Pathak

    Sometimes the roots of a problem are obscured by discussions on the 'enormity' of its possible repercussions -- some of this is happening in the way experts were making their expansive analysis of the threats to cyber security.

  • Fault lines widening amongst Indian Muslim religious leaders (Opinion)

    By Asad Mirza

    New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Recent outreach activities by Muslim leaders across India relays very disturbing and hopeless signs, instead of formulating a strategy to unify the Indian Muslims, these leaders are hell bent on further dividing them in various denominations and groupings.

  • Markets to rally in the short term

    Markets to rally in the short term

    By Arun Kejriwal

    Markets were under severe pressure and lost sharply during the last week. They lost on all the five days of the week gone by. At the end of it all, BSESENSEX was down 2,041.96 points or 3.72 per cent to close at 52,793.62 points. NIFTY was down 629.10 points or 3.83 per cent to close at 15,782.15 points.

  • Hybrid work environment is a welcome evolution of management (Column: Spy's Eye)

    Hybrid work environment is a welcome evolution of management (Column: Spy's Eye)

    By D.C. Pathak

    Work from home, a practice businesses were compelled to adopt due to Covid, was initially seen as a 'disruptive' outcome of the pandemic lockdown for both the corporate body as well as the employees -- it had particularly forced the latter to remain indoors and thus put on them the onus of proving their continued utility for their pay masters.

  • Political philosophy of Imran Khan

    Political philosophy of Imran Khan

    By Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza

    In this article, I am going to make an attempt to look into Imran Khan's mindset and try to explain the deep rooted political psychology of his so-called anti-colonial rhetoric.

  • Of smokes and mirror: Pakistan's flawed Afghan ambitions (Opinion)

    Of smokes and mirror: Pakistan's flawed Afghan ambitions (Opinion)

    By Chayanika Saxena

    The fall of Afghanistan to a puritanical group, the Afghan Taliban, has brought with it a host of challenges not only for the war-ravaged country itself but for the larger geopolitical dynamics in the South Asian region. On the one hand, the supposed victory of the insurgent Taliban is said to have bolstered extremist sentiments throughout the region.

  • Kerala bypoll: Star campaigner Vijayan's return likely to be delayed

    Kerala bypoll: Star campaigner Vijayan's return likely to be delayed

    Kochi, May 9 (IANS) CPI-M's star campaigner for the May 31 Thrikkakara Assembly bypoll, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, currently undergoing treatment in a US hospital, might miss the first election convention of the party on May 12 as his return is likely to get delayed.

  • Why Belgium's elections will be a test for European values (Opinion)

    Why Belgium's elections will be a test for European values (Opinion)

    By Ranjan Mukherjee

    The upcoming elections in Belgium have given rise to a political party of Muslims who have acquired citizenship over the years and have grown in numbers fast enough to be able to launch a political party to de-Europeanise Europe culturally.

×
Processing time: 0 Sec.