I'm convinced that a crucial reason we have fared so badly in agriculture relative to our neighbours has been the way too many among us, including past and present policymakers, confuse and equate food security with rice self-sufficiency.
Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has hit the nail on the head.
It has finally become official. Kaushik Basu, chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank, has declared India to be the fastest growing economy of the world. We Indians are delighted.
If the assessments of the 2015 U.S. National Military Strategy released last week serves as a weather vane, the Asia-Pacific region in coming years is heading for stronger and colder headwinds. They will cause unpredictable turbulence as the U.S. is determined to promote and sustain its global leadership. Today, the U.S. is not only up against Russia, the all-time adversary, but also the rising China, the all-weather player.
Given the promise and potential of Southeast Asian nations, providing development assistance and boosting mutually beneficial cooperative ties are actions that correspond to Japan's national interests. The Japanese government must adopt a strategic perspective in addressing these tasks.
One in every two people in Japan develops cancer. Measures must be bolstered to reduce deaths from the disease and alleviate the anxiety and pain of patients.
The leaders of Malaysia's ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) will likely have to choose sides soon in an escalation of the power struggle that has gripped the party for nearly a year.
At 3:30 p.m. eastern time on July 3, U.S. President Barack Obama was online on Twitter, taking questions on his new health care and Affordable Care Act.
Is this "a bank made by China, for China?" Misgivings that this is the case are only mounting.
South Korean national police arrested this week a low-ranking government official on charges of taking kickbacks from car importers while issuing environmental certificates for foreign automobiles.