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India researchers miffed over Modi plan to engage private agency for hiring

By Anjali Chhabra New Delhi: A tweak in the process for hiring researchers on contract for Government of India ministries and a proposal to route all such contractual recruitments through private hiring agencies appear to have sparked discontent among scientists, many of whom foresee long-term damage to research work in the country and rise in…

China bought influence in Bollywood, universities, think-tanks, tech industry: Law and Society Alliance study report

New Delhi: A research study has shown that China has lavishly spent huge sums of money to buy influence in India’s film world, universities, social institutions, research think-tanks, social media, and the tech industry, posing a serious threat to national security and democracy. The 76-page Study Report titled ‘Mapping Chinese Footprints and Influence Operation in…

Law and Society Alliance study report exposes Communist China’s overt, covert influence operations in India

New Delhi: Communist China has bought support for itself among the academia, think-tanks, media, trade bodies, tech companies, filmdom, and political parties in India to influence public opinion and destabilise the nation from within, strategic affairs experts have said. They were speaking at an online discussion following the release of a study report brought out…

Rise of Taliban: Beginning of an Indian ordeal

(Editor’s Note: The views expressed are that of the authors. For the writer’s other interests, read the credit line at the end of the article.) By Dr Jagmeet Bawa The demise of democratically elected government in Afghanistan and the rise of theocratic Taliban is a major national security challenge and a foreign policy setback for…

India’s energy transition under Narendra Modi

By Prabin Kumar Padhy Before we delve deeper into the energy future of India and how India shifted its focus, it is pertinent to understand the term “Energy Transition” first. Energy Transition is a significant structural change in energy system driven by the demand for and availability of different fuels and result from the depletion…

Pakistan kills Sikhs, but funds and fuels Khalistani terror elsewhere: Canadian journalist

New Delhi: Pakistan has been eliminating its Sikh population for decades through killings, rapes, abductions and forced marriages of young women, yet is funding and fueling Khalistani terrorism and separatist movement globally to achieve it sinister plans to break up India, a Canadian expert, who authored a recently released report on the subject, has said.…

Why are farm bills of Modi govt. opposed by farmers, opposition parties?

By Deepak Sharma New Delhi: Indian parliament’s upper house (Rajya Sabha) on Sep 20 passed two of the three contentious farm bills amidst an uproar by opposition parties’ members and protests by farmers at several places. The two bills – Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection)…

COVID-19: India companies betting big on festive season to revive fortunes

By Deepak Sharma New Delhi: Most Indian business are pinning their hopes on the forthcoming festive season to overcome the challenges posed by the muted demand in the aftermath of the spread of COVID-19, which forced the consumers to cut down spending and the government to implement lock down to arrest the pandemic spread. Hammered…

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