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Month: May 2017

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  • Modi invites Spanish industry to invest in India

    Modi invites Spanish industry to invest in India

    In a bid to boost India-Spain business and investment ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with CEOs of leading Spanish companies here on Wednesday, inviting them to invest in India and benefit from the immense potential that awaits them in the country. "Met top CEOs of the Spanish industry and urged them to explore the...

    May 31, 2017
  • Fugitives’ bill scores over existing laws

    Fugitives’ bill scores over existing laws

    In his Budget speech, Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister said the Government was considering introducing legislative changes to confiscate the assets of absconding financial defaulters until they submit to the jurisdiction of the appropriate legal forum. Accordingly a draft Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill has been drawn up, on which the government has sought public comments by...

    May 31, 2017
  • Tightening the reins

    Tightening the reins

    Aschematic arrangement of multiple contracts gives birth to a corporation. Post the infamous and, the legislature acknowledged an inherent need to strengthen the liability of corporate officials and directors. As a result, Companies Act, 2013 was conceived. This act brought a paradigm shift in liability of chief officials of a corporation. This paper primarily focuses...

    May 31, 2017
  • KPS Gill was a police colossus

    KPS Gill was a police colossus

    In KPS Gill’s demise the country has lost a gallant police leader of indomitable courage and uncanny professionalism. He was an unparalleled master of police operations. India’s success in thwarting Khalistani terrorism in the Punjab and bringing the state back from the brink of an abyss will always be linked with his name. It was...

    May 31, 2017
  • Firm policy a must for auto goals

    Firm policy a must for auto goals

    The International Road Federation, (IRF), Geneva a global notfor-profit think tank working for better and safer roads worldwide notes with great interest the recent efforts of the Government of India towards the further development of the Indian automotive industry, namely the launch of the second Automotive Mission Plan 2016-2026 (AMP-2016) which is the collective vision...

    May 31, 2017
  • Mauritius PM comes calling

    Mauritius PM comes calling

    The Indian Ocean has recently acquired unusual prominence in global affairs. It used to be on the fringes of the action, an occasional thoroughfare for passing cargo vessels, not a place where the Powers contended for dominance. Its maritime resources were largely untouched before the trawling fleets arrived to decimate the fish, and extraction of...

    May 31, 2017
  • Where danger lurks

    Where danger lurks

    Karnataka is not a safe place for honest civil servants. They are transferred from one uninteresting post to another and denied facilities they are entitled to. If they do not mend their ways they can meet with mysterious death. Whether the BJP is in power or the Congress, the civil servants are constant and they...

    May 31, 2017
  • Is CBI equipped?

    Is CBI equipped?

    Had it not itself contributed to the perception of being an agency to extract political vengeance, there would have reason to hail the Central Bureau of Investigation’s launching criminal cases into the functioning of Air-India during the UPA-II regime. The multiple “scams”, that had seen the once-successful carrier plunge into debt of some Rs 46,000...

    May 31, 2017
  • Environmental concerns

    Environmental concerns

    ‘To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” – Terry Tempest Williams. And this is exactly what the World Environmental Day, 2017 aims to accomplish – the amity between man and nature. The celebration is the...

    May 31, 2017
  • Go Green, Go Better

    Go Green, Go Better

    Celebrated across the world as World Environment Day, 5 June helps to generate awareness about how to keep ourselves and our future protected. Started since 1974, it is a day for worldwide environment service. Pollution and resultant global warming is increasingly affecting the natural setting. The United Nations through seminars and conference has adopted this...

    May 31, 2017
  • Staying Fit

    Staying Fit

    Park Plaza, Kolkata, Ballygunge in association with their event partner Z with Natalie organised summer kid’s carnival with a unique concept of ‘Fun Fitness Food Friendship in five days’. Intended to be a five-day long camp, it gained such a great response from the children and their parents that it was extended to five more...

    May 31, 2017
  • Considering with humility

    Considering with humility

    As we frantically chase the ways of developed countries, we are somewhere forgetting to reflect back and acknowledge with humility the existence of our indigenous tribes and their cultures. This reality check repeatedly came up in discussions during the recent launch of Islands in Flux by Pankaj Sekhsaria. The vice chancellor of Presidency University Anuradha...

    May 31, 2017
  • Preserving nature

    Preserving nature

    The summer heat wave had an excruciating toll on me as one day I decided to stroll along the tract from my coaching class; I stopped at the corner of the track just to glance at a fancy poster with colossal vibrant alphabets and paint smeared across it in a wild gusto. It read "This...

    May 31, 2017
  • For ecological balance

    For ecological balance

    Globally celebrated on 5 June every year, World Environment Day is the United Nations biggest agenda to spread environmental awareness. Environmental issues are growing at an alarming rate. The natural setting that shelters us is not being protected in the way it should be and for that none other than human beings are responsible. And...

    May 31, 2017
  • A thought-provoking

    A thought-provoking

    After several successful attempts of having displayed grim realities in the relationships and lifestyle today, the famous duo – Nandita Roy and Siboproshad Mukherjee – are back with another movie called Posto. Posto is the nickname, he who lives with his grandparents, played by Soumitra Chatterjee and Lily Chakraborty, in Shantiniketan. The movie features a...

    May 31, 2017
  • A satirical saga

    A satirical saga

    From the writer of Pyaar ke Side Effects and Shaadi ke Side Effects- Hindi Medium is an initiative towards ‘educational’ cinema as the film tries to tutor the audience about the concept of education. The family-oriented movie endeavours to catch the glimpse of Indian parents in the modern generation with its satirical approach and features...

    May 31, 2017
  • The phenomenal four

    The phenomenal four

    The semi-centennial (50th) anniversary edition of The Beatles groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released on 26 May, 2017. It was 50 years ago on 1 June, 1967 that they had released Sgt. Pepper, their eighth album. It was arguably the best, which enjoyed 207 weeks in UK album chart including 27...

    May 31, 2017