This is the 10th year of the MoU that was signed between South Korean steel giant Posco and the Odisha government for setting up a range of operations — a steel plant, captive port, and a power plant along with rail and road networks — in the state.
The latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data show that 66% of juvenile crimes are committed by those in the age 16-18. Furthermore, the NCRB record also reveal that while the number of rapes went up by 67% between 2002 and 2012, those committed by juveniles increased by 137%.
An earthquake maybe a natural phenomenon but last week’s tremor that pulverised large swathes of Nepal also exposed a lingering lack of governance in an impoverished country still struggling to emerge from years of war and write a constitution.
For the Parkash Singh Badal government in Punjab, the timing of the Moga bus horror could hardly have been worse.
Immunisation is not just about preventing illness, it is about giving children a chance to live their life to its full potential, writes Seth Berkley.
The discussion is intolerant, the government is non-committal, and there are no institutions to keep up the fight.
If Hillary Clinton becomes the nominee of the Democratic Party to contest the 2016 presidential election (very likely) and wins the November election (she could), it will be a culmination of the cult of the American First Lady.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to China has the potential to be a catalyst for the stirring "tiger" (India) to learn, adapt and apply the economic mantras of the "dragon" (China). In the last 30 years, the Chinese per capita GDP grew 30 times - unprecedented in modern history.
For a start, the next time a maharaj or a sadhvi or any religious leader makes an insensitive remark, without losing time, condemn it in no uncertain words.
The government must criminalise marital rape, rather than turn a blind eye to this disturbing reality
The challenges in Nepal include combating epidemics and protecting children, women
The government told Rajya Sabha on Wednesday the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in the country since marriage was treated as a sacrament or sacred in the Indian society. Does that make rape in marriage sacred too?
According to our government, treating marital rape like any other rape would pose a threat to the sacred nature of marriage. But does not violence and rape pose a threat, likewise, to the institution of marriage?
Indian cinema recently completed 100 years, during which time it has given us many classics. The one thing common to all of them is the harmony among the various elements of filmmaking such as scriptwriting, direction, acting, music and lyrics.
Pink autos, pink taxis, pink signages in the metro — when did pink become the colour of Indian women? Indian women wear a range of vibrant colours. The pink-blue divide is a recent western import.