The Central government has decided to repeal the three controversial Farm Laws against which led to farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh to a widespread protest especially at a Singhu border for almost over a year.
Apart from the usual concerns about religious polarisation, anti-incumbency, party hopping, a major focus is on a national debate on privatisation and disinvestment whereby state-run enterprises are to be gradually dismantled
India’s retroactive tax demands have come back to haunt the government, with the Permanent Court of Arbitration awarding damages of $1.2 billion plus interest and costs to oil and gas explorer Cairn. What options does India have?
The best use of the photo-op is by using it to make a statement showing empathy, masculinity, wisdom, intellectual depth and/or in tune with contemporary trends and technology. Social media with its instant impact and enormous reach has made it an even more effective weapon.
Nepal’s amendment of its Constitution to incorporate a new map with three Indian territories in it seems to be at the behest of China, which has increasingly gained a foothold there. By Col R Hariharan