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  • The cloud opens up

    Topics : Business

    Is anything wrong with India’s famed IT sector? That’s not a bad question to ask if you have been recently tracking the results of top IT companies, who. one after one without exception, have turned in sub-par results, disappointing everyone and the markets. TCS, Infosys, Wipro and HCL all fell short of analyst expectations, not for the first time in recent quarters. (more…)

    Source: Source: The Hindu >>
  • Changed variables, same equation

    Topics : IR India and the world

    The Afghanistan President, Dr. Ashraf Ghani, will be in India this week, beginning today, on his first official visit here. There has been speculation about the fact that he is visiting New Delhi after having made, ever since assuming office in late September 2014, two visits in the region, namely to China (October 2014) and also to Pakistan (more…)

    Source: Source: The Hindu >>
  • Working to ensure inclusion of women and Dalits, say parties

    Topics : Indian Polity, Politics

    The absence of women, dalits and minorities in the apex decision-making bodies of the six national parties is evident from an analysis carried out by The Hindu . Among Hindus, who dominate all six parties, the BSP’s CEC has the most SC representatives, while both the CPI(M)’s Polit Bureau and the Nationalist Congress Party’s National Working Committee have none. (more…)

    Source: Source: The Hindu >>
  • Diversity of a different kind

    Topics : Society

    Is it possible to think clearly when violence takes its toll? How to report on violence without contributing to excess and minimise harm? How to make sense of the senselessness that propels people to destroy fellow human beings? More than 30 news ombudsmen from 18 countries met last week at Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss ... (more…)

    Source: Source: The Hindu >>
  • Uninterrupted power supply in Punjab by year-end: Sukhbir

    Topics : Governance, Policies

    Punjab is set to get “uninterrupted power supply” by the end of this year as Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said the State will become “power surplus“. “Punjab will be a power surplus State and by this year-end will be in a position to provide uninterrupted electricity supply,” Mr. Badal said in a statement. (more…)

    Source: Source: The Hindu >>
  • Akhilesh concerned over categorisation of Centrally-sponsored schemes

    Topics : Governance, Government

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has raised objections over what he said categorisation of Centrally-sponsored schemes without consultations from the States, which will “increase” financial burden on the State. Mr. Yadav has written a letter to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who is the chairman of the sub-committee in Niti Ayog for rationalisation of the Centrally-sponsored schemes. (more…)

    Source: Source: The Hindu >>
  • Badrinath shrine opens for pilgrims

    Topics : Culture

    The portals of the Badrinath shrine, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, opened amid chanting of mantras at 5.15 a.m. on Sunday. Thousands of devotees thronged the snow-covered premises for worship. The turnout, according to Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who attended the ceremony, was “more than the administration had expected.” (more…)

    Source: Source: The Hindu >>
  • Rusbridger: India must review fossil fuel subsidies

    Topics : Environment

    India must plan to reduce its dependence on coal, which is having “devastating” effects, Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, has said. “…the fear of the rest of the world about India is that it is going to burn vast amounts of dirty coal in very inefficient ways.” (more…)

    Source: Source: The Hindu >>
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