26-03-2017

the hindu
1. Have foreign fund flows been volatile.

If the period between the last quarter of 2016 and early 2017 was anything to go by, FIIs were quite bearish, both in debt and equity. Between October 2016 and end-January 2017, FIIs were net sellers in the debt and equity segments at ₹48,406 crore and ₹31,903 crore, as per data from the National Securities Depository (NSDL).  read more

2. The clash of conceptual end goals.

The Indian electorate often has a radically different understanding of the purpose of politics than our intellectual class

Every time I read about criminals graduating to become MLAs and MPs, I am struck by how easily we gloss over this detail as an inevitable fact. As per reports, in the recent Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, 859 out of 4,853 candidates had disclosed criminal cases against them,

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3.Indo-U.S. civil nuclear pact likely to miss June deadline.

Bankruptcy of reactor maker Westinghouse clouds operationalisation of the deal.

More than two years after India and the U.S. announced that the civil nuclear deal was “done,” its actual operationalisation is in doubt over a number of developments that stretch from a “school scandal” in the Japanese parliament to the Cranberry, Pennsylvania headquarters of Westinghouse Electric, which is expected to file for bankruptcy this week.

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1. India deals with two neighbours in different ways over water row

This week, India demonstrated two very different approaches towards sharing water resources with its neighbours.

Pakistan will have to live with the fact that India plans to continue utilisation of its allocation under the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), as India refused to countenance any change of design of the Miyar dam in J&K.

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1.Make MPs accountable for governance.

Caesar’s wife is having marital problems. In the nuptial nightmare of power and probity, the conduct of our esteemed legislators is rocking the boat. Last week, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad divorced all norms of conduct worthy of a denizen of Parliament when he hit a senior Air India official, all because he was refused a Business Class seat.   read more

2.Assault on democracy: They the netas versus we the people.

It was not an assault on one individual. It is an assault on the institution of democracy.  It is an assault on the idea that defines the Republic in the opening lines of the Constitution of India… It is an open challenge to “We the people…” from “They, the Netas”.  read more

3.PMO told that water war are nigh.

NEW DELHI: With demand outstripping supply of water, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is waking up to the possibility of water scarcity triggering social unrest in the country and leading to water wars between states. read more

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