Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Blaze of negligence

Delhi inferno has again caught authorities off guard

Licence to kill

Another gun culture stain on Ferozepur

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Sustaining development

Course correction needed to conserve environment

Disadvantage women

Society must introspect why it is so depraved

Editorials, last 7 days...
Trigger justice won’t do

Trigger justice won’t do

by Upneet Lalli

Need to challenge gender stereotypes, discrimination & violence in daily life

Reducing arms to eliminate level playing field

Reducing arms to eliminate level playing field

by GS Aujla

Punjab is a curious case where reducing firearm entitlement is likely to prove counter-productive due to the emerging menace of young gangsters and drug suppliers who pose a challenge to the law-abiding citizen. By disarming the citizen, we will be creating inequality between the ordinary person and the violent criminal. These criminals can buy sophisticated weapons from the gun-runners.

Citizenship issue goes beyond the NRC debate

Citizenship issue goes beyond the NRC debate

by Lt Gen PC Katoch (Retd)

Even if the pan-India NRC exercise is completed by 2024, it appears impossible to extradite all illegal migrants by that year, given that up to now, only 12 Rohingya have been deported. So, what happens to those excluded from the NRC and what is the interim plan before they get fully deported, if at all? Have we taken into account the backlash and how this will be exploited by forces inimical to the country?

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Deadlock over Sonia’s successor continues

by Rasheed Kidwai

If Rahul indeed has to take over as Congress president, he need not have a protective shield in the form of his mother. The twin power centres within the organisation have turned out to be counter-productive. Rahul and his team know from experience that at the functional level, it is impossible to ensure accountability if there are two power centres.

Pipeline in Siberia a wake-up call for India

by MK Bhadrakumar

It is not as if geopolitics drives energy trade. The $400-billion energy deal that propelled the Power of Siberia gas pipeline took 18 years to finalise, with Moscow and Beijing keenly negotiating the pricing. Clearly, the Indian discourses regarding the moribund Iran gas pipeline project failed to read the tea leaves correctly — namely, that pipelines are largely impervious to geopolitical environment.

Comment, last 7 days...
Where are their heroes?

Where are their heroes?

by Col PS Randhawa (retd)

I was part of a group of principals and directors of Army Public Schools who visited Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, recently.

Thought for the day

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Lahore, Wednesday, December 10, 1919


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