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Kashmir turmoil escalates as mobile internet service snapped in Valley | Top developments

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government on Sunday partially snapped mobile Internet services and imposed restrictions on the movement of people in Srinagar and the Kashmir Valley. The pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra, which was supposed to continue till August 15, and the tourists were also asked to leave the Kashmir Valley within 24 hours. According to the reports, section ... Read More »

Opinion | The rise of finance and the globalization of madness

There is an emerging consensus that globalization is reversing. Trade protectionism is on the rise and labour flows across borders are being resisted. But globalization is still going strong in one area. Madness in financial markets is global, and it shows no sign of stopping. There are six examples. Bonds trading at negative yields have recently crossed $13 trillion. Greek ... Read More »

Viewpoint | Having only health insurance in old age for health-related expenses. Is it enough?

When you are young, medical expenses are not much and rare. So it is not much of a concern. But once you cross the 50s, these expenses become regular. Just ask those who are past this age and you will realize how common it is for them to spend regularly on healthcare. People are now living much longer than previous generations. ... Read More »

Opinion | The role of finance commissions in sustainable development

Irrespective of controversies around the remit of 15th Finance Commission (FC), it is evident from its terms of reference that the government wants it to play a key role in fostering sustainable development in India. Indeed, constitutional status and the ability to suggest far-reaching reforms on financing, allocation and use of funds by three tiers of governance makes the central ... Read More »

Billionaires gaining too much influence on public education | Opinion

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have used their wealth to promote their own agenda about education in the United States. When President Trump nominated Betsy DeVos, a woman with no degree or experience in education, as U.S. Secretary of Education, defenders of public education organized an unprecedented effort to fight her confirmation. Unfortunately, her stunning display ... Read More »