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Tenth Plan: NE – Perspective for Women

Issues for Consideration Over the years the planning strategies for women have evolved from welfare to development to empowerment. Policy planners have become more sensitive to gender and women’s issue in recent years. A large number of policies and programs have been brought out to improve the... 

The Farce Of Transparency

It was a promising time. There were talks about downsizing, rationalizing the administered prices and introducing accountability and transparency. The various committees of the state planning board had deliberated on perspectives of the impending tenth five-year plan, measures for resource mobilization... 

India’s Golden Triangle

Sandwiched between the heroin producing states of Pakistan and Afghanistan on the west and Myanmar (Burma) on its east, India continues to be a vital link in the drug smuggling pipeline to the West. Federal Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials claim nearly 10 tonnes of heroin and at least twice that... 
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Terror Free Legal Regime

The United Nations Charter and the contemporary international law have repudiated illegal use of force barring in the event of self-defense. Armed conflicts and wars of national liberation do occur and they are regulated by the humanitarian laws- the Geneva, the Hague and the UN laws including the Martens...