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A result foretold: on Cambodia polls

30/07/2018

The outcome had been ensured long before Cambodia went to the polls on Sunday, with Prime Minister Hun Sen ensuring his return by keeping key Opposition leaders out of the fray and muzzling the media. The next morning, a spokesperson for his Cambodian People`s Party was smugly claiming it had won a...

A good beginning: on draft data protection bill

30/07/2018

Given the vast amounts of personal data being collected by private companies and state agencies, and their flow across national jurisdictions, the absence of a data protection legal framework in India has been a cause for deep concern. This is even more so because in many cases individuals whose da...

Layers of protection: on changes in anti-corruption law

29/07/2018

The amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, adopted recently by both Houses of Parliament, are a mixed bag. Moves to make changes in this law, aimed at combating corruption in government, were initiated during the UPA`s second term in office and largely centred on the misuse of one p...

Now to compete: on Vodafone, idea merger

29/07/2018

A week is a long time in politics. In business, especially one as rapidly evolving as mobile telecommunications, a year can be an eternity. So for the Vodafone Group`s Indian unit and Idea Cellular Ltd., which had in March 2017 announced an agreement to merge, last week`s approval of the proposed ...

Up, up and away: on Sensex`s new high

27/07/2018

India`s benchmark stock indices are roaring again, with the Nifty and the Sensex scaling all-time highs on Friday, crossing the 11,200 and 37,300 levels, respectively. A result largely of increased buying by foreign institutional investors and expectations of strong first-quarter earnings results, ...

Outbreak of peace: on resolution of the Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict

27/07/2018

Ethiopia`s decision this month to implement an earlier peace agreement with neighbouring Eritrea brokered by the African Union brings hope, despite the problems that loom ahead. The agreement signed by the two countries in Algiers in December 2000 was intended to bring an end to a conflict triggere...

The Pakistan test

26/07/2018

Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has exceeded expectations in emerging from Wednesday`s election within touching distance of a majority. The former cricketer will come to the Prime Minister`s office at the end of a bitter year, and his first test will be to assert a legitimate claim to power. ...

Tackling HIV

26/07/2018

A new report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) bears good news for the global war against the syndrome. Between 2010 and 2017, several countries made rapid progress in reducing HIV incidence and getting antiretroviral therapy to patients. Today, three out of four people ...

Detention no cure: on RTE Act amendment

25/07/2018

The legislation to amend the Right to Education Act to give States the power to detain students who fail an examination in Class 5 or 8 is a negative measure. Although many States want such a change, the amendment passed by the Lok Sabha goes against the view of many educationists, who argue that i...

Sanctions relief: on U.S. waiver for India

25/07/2018

The U.S. Congress`s report allowing the introduction of a presidential waiver of its controversial Countering America`s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) will be greeted with a sense of relief in both New Delhi and Washington. The two governments have been working hard to avert a stand-off...

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