Opinion

India Leadership Conclave 2019 to focus on Opportunities post Modi 2.0 historic mandate.

Political, economic and strategic dynamics worldwide has thrown fresh challenges. International trade is not a zerosum game and there is always complex dynamics at play. Despite Washington’s displeasure, it will be business as usual for Indo-Russian defence relations. Indo-Russian defence cooperation, especially in the naval nuclear domain, will continue to prosper irrespective of US concerns. […]

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Why Agriculture, Rural Development and Healthcare Require a GST Council Type Structure? – Arun Jaitley

The GST was enabled by a Constitution Amendment which was unanimously approved by both the Houses of Parliament. Several legislations to implement the GST were passed by the Parliament. Laws relating to the State GST (SGST) were approved by all the State Legislatures. The GST has enabled a single indirect tax in the whole country. […]

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Why 2019 Election is crucial for Naveen Patnaik?.

About 32 million voters will exercise their franchise simultaneously in the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Odisha across four phases, beginning 11 April, the Election Commission of India (EC) said on Sunday. And when Odisha goes to polls next month, there is a lot at stake for the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), even […]

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BJD still strong in Rural & Urban Odisha, BJP faces upheal task in organisation structure.

Ashutosh Mishra* Bhubaneswar: It is becoming increasingly clear that Odisha figures prominently in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) scheme of things for 2019. It has emerged as the key state in the party’s Look East policy. The BJP top brass is hopeful of making major gains here, both in Lok Sabha and assembly elections. Nothing […]

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Naveen Patnaik has been the state’s most successful politician in terms of being continuously in power for the past 18 years. Not just Odisha, he is today India’s second longest serving chief minister.

As Naveen Patnaik’s biographer, I must say I am hugely disappointed with him. When I had set out to study the man and write my recently-released book, Naveen Patnaik, my primary motivation was that the Odisha chief minister was a unique politician who deserved a dedicated tome. Suave, sophisticated and soft-spoken, Naveen came across as […]

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Underdeveloped and developing nations are the worst victims of climate change – SUSHMA SWARAJ

SUSHMA SWARAJ, Minister for External Affairs of India, highlighted how India has initiated unprecedented economic and social transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. India has implemented the world’s largest financial inclusion, health insurance and housing schemes — which will benefit millions — as well as entrepreneurship and skill development programmes. These initiatives have at […]