26 November, 2020

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2017-08-05T10:44:51+05:30

Gift Economy

Come September, when Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visits India, he will bring along a special birthday gift for Narendra Modi. On September 17, Modi’s birthday, Abe is expected to be in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, to lay the foundation stone of Modi’s dream project—the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train. The 500-km high-speed train corridor, India’s first, will be built at the cost of Rs 1 lakh crore and use the Japan-origin shinkansen technology.  It will be interesting to see what return gift Modi chooses to gives Abe, whose birthday follows just a few days later, on September 21!


Judgement Day

With less than a month to go for the appointment of the next Chief Justice of India, murmurs of dissent have begun at the Bar. A lawyers’ association, apparently disgruntled by collegium system’s opacity, has written to the ­Pres­ident, the PM and MPs, ask­ing them to intervene. As per custom, the outgoing CJI appoints the next senior most Supreme Court judge. The association,...

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