Celebrate AI with caution

SigTuple a healthcare startup based in India has managed to raise 19 million Rs130 crore from more than seven venture capital firms recently The company uses Artificial Intelligence AI to diagnose cancer and other dreaded diseases that have been putt

25 Jul 2018, 03:22 AM IST
Attempts to dilute RTI Act
24 Jul 2018, 03:39 AM IST
Protecting unorganised labour
23 Jul 2018, 04:20 AM IST

It’s all hot air, mere rhetoric

The TDP initiated the debate saying, It is not a war between BJP and TDP It is a war between Majority and Morality Its a war between the Modi Regime and Andhra Pradesh It is a war
21 Jul 2018, 01:06 AM IST

Beware of fake news swamp

It may well sound like an exaggeration today, but fake news is all set to be assuming epidemic dimensions in the nottoodistant future For the last two or three months, not a single
19 Jul 2018, 03:29 AM IST

Iran Sanctions: India’s Options

Once again, India is caught in the middle of a conflict between the US and Iran During the earlier round of sanctions, India had succeeded in deftly manoeuvring through the sanctio
18 Jul 2018, 03:20 AM IST

Criminal clinical trials kill kids in Khammam

A Parliamentary Standing Committee PSC came down heavily against criminal clinical trials conducted on poor Indian children in the name of observation and demonstration The PSC cou
17 Jul 2018, 02:43 AM IST

Offsetting adverse impact of minimum support price

The Union government has enhanced the minimum support price MSP of kharif crops in keeping with the commitment made in the Budget to increase the incomes of the farmers
16 Jul 2018, 12:58 AM IST

Congress broadside against Jagan likely

The news that Congress is making serious efforts to emerge as a force to reckon with in Andhra Pradesh should warm the cockles of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu In the wake of
16 Jul 2018, 12:40 AM IST

Amit Shah is in Telangana

BJP rules in 21 states out of 29 in India It is poised to cross over to power in 27 states by next year Going forward, the shortterm vision of the party is to achieve 100 states un
13 Jul 2018, 04:28 AM IST

Working at cross-purposes

The recent verdict of the Supreme Court, in the matter relating to the distribution of powers and functions between the Lieutenant Governor LG and the Chief Minister CM of Delhi, h
12 Jul 2018, 03:00 AM IST

Limits of Reservations

The Hyderabad High Court directed the Telangana state government not to exceed the limit of 50 per cent reservations for elections to Panchayat Raj institutions in the state The Hi
11 Jul 2018, 02:35 AM IST

Poor Indians turning guinea pigs for greedy pharmaceutical firms

We are notoriously corrupt People are poor and ignorant also They do not even try to know Multinational companies MNCs are clever Doctors are either compelled to be silent or activ
10 Jul 2018, 03:25 AM IST

How GST has killed our economy

The ground reality is that Goods and Services Tax GST has grounded the economy Our GDP growth rate has slipped from 71 per cent in 201617 to 67 per cent in 201718 The revenue colle
09 Jul 2018, 02:32 AM IST

General Modi readies soldiers for AP, TS war

Even in the halcyon days when Modi and Naidu used to rub shoulders with each other, the Prime Minister was, in fact, frying another fish Jaganmohan Reddy
08 Jul 2018, 10:41 PM IST

India needs national values

Any nation is as good, and as bad and powerful, as its nationals Its national wealth, economy, urban infrastructure etc, have very less to do with the greatness of a nation The cor
06 Jul 2018, 03:59 AM IST

Sympathy seldom fetches votes

Seldom does a smart political leader not let go of any opportunity to consolidate, or enhance, his image in the eyes of the public, or his party. One commonly used ploy is to creat
05 Jul 2018, 03:38 AM IST

Why not regulate prices of life-saving devices?

Birendar Sangwan filed a PIL in Delhi High Court in 2014 seeking price regulation of these life-saving devices and that coronary stents, a spring-like metal used to prop open block
03 Jul 2018, 02:47 AM IST

Trade war good for India

Former Treasury Secretary of the United States, who is equivalent to our Finance Minister, Larry Summers, has said that the ongoing trade war between the US on the one side and Chi
02 Jul 2018, 12:36 AM IST

Steeling up AP electorate

In the see-saw battle for one-upmanship in championing the state’s interests, as far as Andhra Pradesh goes, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu appears to have stolen a march ove
02 Jul 2018, 12:12 AM IST

One Nation-One Election, a game-changer reform

This is a quintessential time to move the most important and path-breaking political and electoral reform for India. One Nation & One Election can be a game-changer for the nation.
29 Jun 2018, 03:04 AM IST

In the fitness of things

The fitness of political leaders has, in recent times, become a popular subject of discussion in the general public. Everyone needs to be fit physically, alert mentally and stable
28 Jun 2018, 03:27 AM IST

Heartless loot of heart patients

There was a complaint before the Central Information Commission (CIC) which raised serious issues regarding inflated price of implantations for various patients that the Employees
26 Jun 2018, 03:01 AM IST

Know who has done what for Ganga

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh used to say, ‘Ganga is my mother’. Similarly, soon after assuming the office of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “Ganga has called me,
24 Jun 2018, 11:48 PM IST

Political twists in Telugu states

Andhra Pradesh is going to witness some interesting politicking towards the end of this year. Now that friends in AP have turned into foes, a lot of brainstorming is being indulged
23 Jun 2018, 12:23 AM IST

Deal with competitiveness, not Walmart

American megastore Walmart is engaged in a bitter battle with American mega e-retailer Amazon. The battle between the two giants underscores the changing technological landscape. W
18 Jun 2018, 01:34 AM IST

Data fuzzy on job creation

Member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council Professor Surjit Bhalla has said that 1.5 crore jobs were created in the economy in the year ending in March 2017. He has said thi
11 Jun 2018, 01:24 AM IST

Right to Marry comes with Duty to Inform

Even as the basic human right, the Right of Privacy is not absolute and is subject to such action as may be lawfully taken for the prevention of crime or disorder or protection of
05 Jun 2018, 12:07 AM IST

Managing externalities

Businessmen are mainly concerned with making profits. They live in a competitive world and they have to produce goods at the lowest possible cost.
04 Jun 2018, 02:36 AM IST

The bigger problem is inequality

The Modi Government has implemented welfare programmes like providing free gas cylinders under Ujjwala scheme to poor persons. Such efforts are most welcome. However, these will no
28 May 2018, 01:02 AM IST

Rupee is in for trouble

The rupee has been sliding lately. The price of the rupee was hovering around Rs 64 to a US dollar for the last few years. Recently it has slid to Rs 67 and analysts expect it to f
21 May 2018, 01:14 AM IST

Private hospitals come under RTI

Medical ethics internationally is governed by the principle of autonomy, which recognises the rights of individuals for self-determination. Autonomy is rooted in society's respect
15 May 2018, 01:18 AM IST

How Pakistan made a fool of India

The Treaty provides that any modification will be done only by mutual agreement of India and Pakistan. However, since the very objective of the Treaty has not been achieved, India
14 May 2018, 01:03 AM IST

Belt and Road Initiative -To join or not to join?

The first direct train from China to England reached London recently. It traveled 12,000 kilometers carrying a cargo of garments and other manufactured goods.
07 May 2018, 01:09 AM IST

Indian politics and emotional exaggeration

Emotional intelligence is the last thing one can expect from Indian politics, in the way things are going. Especially, in the contemporary politics of obfuscation, exaggeration and
04 May 2018, 04:52 AM IST

Welcome the high price of oil

The price of crude oil has increased from US $ 48 per barrel in April 2017 to US $ 68 presently. The US economy is on the upswing. That is pulling the world economy as well. The gl
30 Apr 2018, 12:28 AM IST

Winds of friendship

Fresh winds of friendship are blowing across the Asia-Pacific region that was getting enveloped in a charged atmosphere with countries lying in the region getting sucked into a vic
30 Apr 2018, 12:20 AM IST

Impeachment, My Lord!

The impeachment motion moved by opposition parties is an inevitable attempt to resolve the serious issues raised by four senior most judges. The Constitution allows for such a parl
04 Apr 2018, 04:52 AM IST

Whither fighting BJP in its idiom

Mamata Banerjee's new-found interest in Rama Navami celebrations, and Congress president's unending visits to temples indicate opposition’s desperation to take on Narendra Modi i
28 Mar 2018, 04:18 AM IST