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Controversy on EV’s country of origin comes to an end

Though the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) initiated the project on electric vehicle (EV) with the intent to provide safe, reliable, accessible and affordable transportation system, however, the ministry received several criticisms, from the public, dealers and taxi drivers as the project encountered problems in the very beginning of …

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Digital schools

The Ministry of Education (MoE) will introduce ICT classes from PP onwards, and ensure an ICT enabling infrastructure is setup in all the primary schools in the country. Due to the rapid change and revolution in technology, a student or a graduate would still feel illiterate if they are not …

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The Patriot versus the President

NEW YORK – It was an extraordinary spectacle: Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a US military officer in full dress uniform decorated with a Purple Heart, testifying in the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment hearings on November 19. Knowing that his testimony might well wreck his military career, Vindman believed it was …

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Meet the Press

The advent of democracy in 2008 led to the creation or strengthening of many democratic institutions and most of these are identified in the form of Constitutional bodies or other autonomous agencies. However, other less tangible but still important institutions like the monthly ‘Meet-the-Press’ was created. Meet-the-Press was a creation …

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The Growing Threat of Water Wars

NEW DELHI – The dangers of environmental pollution receive a lot of attention nowadays, particularly in the developing world, and with good reason. Air quality indices are dismal and worsening in many places, with India, in particular, facing an acute public-health emergency. But as serious as the pollution problem is, it must …

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The people

The state owned enterprises are expected to get their salary hike proposals cleared by the cabinet within this month, following the footsteps of their cousins in the civil service. It is always amazing to see politicians and civil servants being so generous among themselves with tax-payers’ money and the resources …

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Missing the Big Picture on Poverty Reduction

ANN ARBOR – This year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach to poverty reduction. In the Nobel Committee’s view, the economists’ use of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), a method adapted from medical sciences, to test whether specific …

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