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Need for reforms in farm production
Jun 04, 2013

Need for reforms in farm production

Though GDP growth in India may be less than China's, there are not so many problems that the government is facing except perhaps the latest problem of accelerated insurgency by the Maoists. Like China, India should also be worried about reducing the glaring inequality of incomes and balanced development between the rural and urban areas.

Need for reinventing Civil Services
May 02, 2011

Need for reinventing Civil Services

An interaction at ORF Chennai felt that since the all-India services forms an integral part of the country's bureaucratic machinery, it cannot be eliminated. But what needs to be done is its re-invention and the task should be assigned to an independent body like the UPSC.

Need for resolution of the Teesta dispute
Nov 11, 2011

Need for resolution of the Teesta dispute

The demand for quick resolution of the Teesta issue is becoming louder in Bangladesh. The visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in September this year lost its sheen as it failed to conclude a deal on sharing of water of the Teesta River.

Need for revising our sense of the role of civil society amongst the urban poor
Jan 14, 2014

Need for revising our sense of the role of civil society amongst the urban poor

Globally, there is an upsurge of sectarian movements and informal community-based organisations that affect the daily lives of the urban poor in the way they provide for their need of tangible goods and services.

Need for separate regional councils for J-K
Jan 30, 2015

Need for separate regional councils for J-K

At a discussion on "Conversations on Kashmir: Socio-political and economic aspirations of J&K" at ORF, panellists insisted upon the need for truth and reconciliation which, however, can only be possible after the admission of guilt by the parties concerned.

Need for social safety net for jobless and sick
Oct 04, 2013

Need for social safety net for jobless and sick

Even if GDP growth rises in India, there will be growing inequalities unless there are strong policies aimed at the uplift of the vulnerable sections and the rich are taxed in an efficient and judicious manner. There should be some insurance against unemployment and sickness which will enable low income families to live with dignity.

Need for Strategic Border Infrastructure Board
Feb 27, 2015

Need for Strategic Border Infrastructure Board

The military preparedness and security benefits are critical in the North-east region given the long-standing border and territorial issues with China. The government could consider setting up a nodal agency such as a Strategic Border Infrastructure Board under the PMO to oversee projects on a periodic basis.

Need for stronger role of States in ties with neighbours
Feb 28, 2012

Need for stronger role of States in ties with neighbours

Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, by choosing to go to Bihar, has reinforced the point that States like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are vital for maintaining a cordial Indo-Nepal relation.

Need for the Tamil polity to stay relevant in Sri Lanka
Feb 04, 2011

Need for the Tamil polity to stay relevant in Sri Lanka

It's heartening to note that the two rounds of talks between the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Government on finding a political solution to the vexatious ethnic issue have gone off well over the past weeks.

Need of the hour for Asian nations is to stay united
Aug 28, 2014

Need of the hour for Asian nations is to stay united

Given the emerging geo-political tensions in the region, the need of the hour for India, South Korea and other nations is to integrate and stay united, according to Mr. Anil Wadhwa, Secretary, Government of India.

Need of the Hour: Police Reforms
Jan 06, 2007

Need of the Hour: Police Reforms

With the Supreme Court directing the Centre and the State Governments to create a National Police Commission and State Security Commissions to improve and monitor the functioning of the police system, and seeking a time-bound compliance scheme, time is ticking away for the Executive branch. The Supreme Court 'directives' of September 22, 2006 were contained in the judgement in the case of 'Prakash Singh vs Union of India and Others'.

Need to amend RTE Act: Expert
Jun 14, 2014

Need to amend RTE Act: Expert

The Centre's much touted 'Sarva Shiksha Abhyan' Programme has failed to meet its initial ideals because of many reasons, mainly "low teacher-to-pupil ratio in several States and "Minorityism" and "irregular monitoring of the facilities", according to former Vice-Chancellor of Bharatidasan University, Dr S Muthukumaran.

Need to boost industrial growth to get economy on track
Jun 14, 2012

Need to boost industrial growth to get economy on track

To make India an attractive destination for investment for both Indians and foreigners will require quick implementation of all the pending major infrastructure projects and to see that some important Bills are passed in Parliament.

Need to build local capacities in India's North East
Jul 18, 2014

Need to build local capacities in India's North East

Sectors such as oil and gas, non-renewable energy, natural resources, agriculture, etc. hold tremendous potential for cooperation between India's North-East and the BCIM region. There was a need to ensure seamless movement of goods, services and people across borders to promote trade.

Need to change economic structure to sustain high industrial growth
Dec 18, 2012

Need to change economic structure to sustain high industrial growth

To become a major industrial nation by 2030, as predicted by a Washington think-tank recently, India will require many changes in the economic structure of the country in which efficient and viable small and medium enterprises coexist with the big factory-based organised sector and with a middle class bigger than that in the US and Europe combined, to support it with their demand.

Need to corporatise Indian cricket body
Jun 15, 2013

Need to corporatise Indian cricket body

A former Ranji cricketer and writer has suggested regulation of betting through a comprehensive legislation to clean up fixing-scarred cricket. He has also voiced the need for converting the BCCI into a corporate entity along the lines of Cricket Australia.

Need to create viable investment avenues
Mar 01, 2013

Need to create viable investment avenues

The Finance Minister, P Chidambaram, managed to present a fairly balanced Union Budget. There were no big unforeseen surprises and it was relatively measured given that we are in a pre-election year. It is hard to ignore that the global economy continues to be in turmoil.

Need to define the role of Election Commission
May 27, 2011

Need to define the role of Election Commission

Elections-2011 was noted for the way the Election Commission attempted to check the use, misuse and abuse of money-power and political power. It may not have succeeded fully, but there was no denying the presence of the Commission in every nook and corner of the poll-bound States.

Need to fix banking sector woes to revive economy
Jun 13, 2014

Need to fix banking sector woes to revive economy

Big ticket reforms promised by Mr. Narendra Modi are likely to resume stalled projects and revive business climate. However, if India is to return to its erstwhile double digit growth, the importance of banking sector reforms cannot be overstated.

Need to focus on key legislations in "real world"
Apr 22, 2014

Need to focus on key legislations in "real world"

There is an urgent need to focus on key legislations in the real world; expanding internet access in India by ensuring social and technological growth go hand-in-hand; and the complexity of bridging divides between various factions on the issue.

Need to grab initiative on J&K: Working Group Reports' recommendations require a push
Dec 29, 2009

Need to grab initiative on J&K: Working Group Reports' recommendations require a push

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had taken a bold step in 2006 when he constituted five working groups on Jammu and Kashmir to grab the initiative for ushering in a phase of development by creating conditions of permanent peace in the troubled state.

Need to humanise urban planning
Feb 17, 2014

Need to humanise urban planning

The day and age of centralised and linear town planning approaches are over. Conceptually, the urban planners, architects, designers, builders and policy makers have to make a conscious efforts to humanise urban planning to make it part of the larger ecosystem of social sciences.

Need to introspect major terror attacks
Dec 08, 2014

Need to introspect major terror attacks

Terror attacks cannot be avoided, whatever be the security grid. But repeated major attacks send a signal about our preparedness and abilities. Capabilities must be enhanced and sharpened to make the adversary pay a price. The army and security forces must introspect how such attacks take place.

Need to look at Maritime Security in entirety
Feb 23, 2008

Need to look at Maritime Security in entirety

Prof.K.R.Singh, formerly visiting professor, Chair of Maritime Studies, University of Calicut, initiated an interaction on 'Maritime Dimensions of Internal Security' at an Interaction organised by the ORF Chennai Chapter of the Observer Research foundation on 23 February 2008.

Need to restructure Defence Ministry: Former DGMO
Nov 15, 2014

Need to restructure Defence Ministry: Former DGMO

There is a need to restructure the Ministry of Defence in order to ensure better co-operation between the civil servants and the military officers, according to Lt-Gen. V R Raghavan (retd), former Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO).

Need to rethink structural aspects of Bretton Wood Institutions
Mar 04, 2015

Need to rethink structural aspects of Bretton Wood Institutions

Even today, the ownership of the Bretton Wood Institutions (BWIs) continues to reflect the realities of 1943-44. Giving more voice to emerging economies will require ratification by the US Congress that has so far shown no sign of progress.

Need to review and recast the relevance and role of the NSA
May 13, 2014

Need to review and recast the relevance and role of the NSA

It may be useful if the post-poll political dispensation in New Delhi reviews the relevance of the office of the National Security Advisor in contemporary Indian context, and recasts the role, if its continued need was found to be justified.

Need to strengthen parliamentary dimension of BRICS structure: Russian Speaker
Mar 05, 2015

Need to strengthen parliamentary dimension of BRICS structure: Russian Speaker

Noting that BRICS have a significant future, Duma Chairman Sergey Naryshkin has highlighted the need to democratise BRICS as much as possible and to promote the parliamentary dimension of the structure.

Need to utilize services of ex-servicesmen better: Arunachal Governor
May 06, 2014

Need to utilize services of ex-servicesmen better: Arunachal Governor

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen. (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma says there is an urgent need for utilising the skills of trained ex-servicemen who leave the services in their prime age.

Needed, a robust knowledge partnership between India and UK
Mar 07, 2022

Needed, a robust knowledge partnership between India and UK

India and the UK have a history of commitment to further educational ties as India is one of the biggest contributors to the British Higher Education system. As of 2019-2020, there are over 53,000 Indians enlisted in the UK educational institutions.

Needed: A new UN system for better global governance
Jun 14, 2010

Needed: A new UN system for better global governance

The founder-president of the French Institute of International Relations, Mr. Thierry de Montbrial, has suggested that the United Nations system should and could be rethought as an organization where all governance mechanism could find their coherence.

Needed: A trilateral of northern states
Jul 16, 2011

Needed: A trilateral of northern states

Suggesting that a trilateral grouping between Punjab, Kashmir and Rajasthan to improve ties with its neighbouring Pakistan provinces, the author says border provinces had shown time and again that they are the most solid bridge between India and Pakistan.

Needless controversy over Modi's US visa
Aug 01, 2013

Needless controversy over Modi's US visa

International politics rather than law or policy will also play a key role in a future Modi visit to the US. There is certainly an element of the hyperbole in Obama's declaration that the American relationship with India is "a defining partnership of the century ahead". But it contains more than a grain of truth.

Needs Based Sharing Model, hydro diplomacy suggested to tackle India-China water issues
Feb 15, 2014

Needs Based Sharing Model, hydro diplomacy suggested to tackle India-China water issues

Needs Based Sharing Model and hydro diplomacy were among the many solutions that were suggested by experts at a discussion on "River of Conflict or Rivers of Peace - Water Sharing between India and China'' at Observer Research Foundation, Kolkata.

Negative vote too may have negatives
Sep 30, 2013

Negative vote too may have negatives

Should the Supreme Court verdict be given practical say in matters of enforcement through amendments to the Representation of the Peoples Act and other laws of the land, then it could mean that at least in constituencies where the nay-sayers have a majority, there has to be a re-election.

Neglect of under-privileged: Confront politicians
Apr 04, 2014

Neglect of under-privileged: Confront politicians

In today's political scene not many contestants have a background of having worked with the underprivileged people or fighting for the rights of women and children. Many think it is a good opportunity to get into the charmed circle of parliamentarians who have attractive remunerations and huge fringe benefits for five years

Negotiating the G20 Brisbane summit
Oct 29, 2014

Negotiating the G20 Brisbane summit

The Australian presidency of the G20 has witnessed a focus on the fundamentals: trade, tax issues, infrastructure, employment and banking.

NeGP: Much ground covered, much remains to be covered
Jun 18, 2013

NeGP: Much ground covered, much remains to be covered

The National electronic Governance Plan (NeGP) has more or less got all the right ingredients. It just needs to be mixed in the right proportions.

Nehru's realism
Nov 14, 2014

Nehru's realism

As India's most influential voice on foreign affairs in the run-up to Independence and its chief diplomat for the first 17 years of the republic, Nehru said and did things that can't be stuffed into one box labelled "Nehruvian".

Neighbourhood Studies
Aug 06, 2013

Neighbourhood Studies

With the quantum of easy-to-do bomb making and other terrorist tactics available freely and easily, the new recruits take less time to prime themselves for an attack. The challenge of identifying such potential recruits and bombers has become all the more difficult.

NEIGHBOURS
Jun 26, 2005

NEIGHBOURS

India¿s neighbourhood is on the boil. Pakistan is struggling to resolve its self-imposed dilemma of balancing politically aroused religious extremism and calls for domestic stability and international civility. Bangladesh seems all set to follow the Pakistani model if the series of bomb blasts all over the country last month were any indication.

Neither warmongers nor wimps
Sep 20, 2014

Neither warmongers nor wimps

Driven by the dramatic events in the Ukraine, a far-reaching process has started, in Germany and in other European countries. For this time, the European Union is on the right path.