There are arguments for and against porn, but disabling websites should not have been the first step of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
AIR is the only information lifeline for millions of Indians, but it needs to reach in the remote areas where Chinese radio channels is slowly influencing the masses through the air waves.
Mullah Omar’s death puts the spotlight once again on the extent of Pakistan’s involvement in Afghan affairs
The Naga deal, which will give the fractious region some relief, is a triumph for the NDA
The proposed changes in the wildlife laws could work against the safety of our endangered animals.
The DNA profiling bill could change Indian forensics but has a potential for data misuse.
Dr Solomon’s pioneering work in AIDS research began in 1986 when she tested 100 sex workers in Chennai for the AIDS virus. Six of them tested positive, a discovery that could mean that millions in India were already infected and spreading the deadly virus unknowingly.
Moody’s review reflects a clear sign of anxiety among investors who want easier business rules.
The world athletics body is in a bind as it must draw a line to ensure no questions are raised over a level playing field.
Those who have sought to politicise the whole issue seem to overlook the fact that the merits and demerits of the case were argued at great length by the judiciary.
According to a news report, the minister wants subtle (just that they are not subtle) changes in official communication that deal with the clearance of projects: From now on, the word ‘clearance’ will be replaced by ‘approval with adequate environmental safeguards’ and the word ‘diversion’ by ‘reforestation’.
Indian governments come up against the force of middle-class opinion whenever there is a terrorist attack, such as the one in Gurdaspur this week. Public attitudes shaped by the news media nudge South Block to adopt hardened reactions, such as ordering reprisals and calling off dialogue.
The fact that more SC/STs and Muslim children are out of school suggests that the Right to Education (RTE) has bypassed them. Getting children to school is just one part of the battle, the larger battle is to retain and educate them well. On this, all indices show that India has been failing its children, especially the poor and marginalised.
Gurdaspur attack: The first line of defence, the local police, must be trained and well armed to fight terror.
Measuring human performance by using an annual basket of ‘objective’ parameters can most often yield sub-optimal results. This is primarily because old yardsticks no longer hold good, either in terms of the metrics that are applied to gauge individual accomplishments, or in terms of defining what the collective goals are.