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Disappointing Lima UN talks delays climate change decisions

The disappointing negotiations and the inadequate agreement signed at the annual UN climate change conference COP 20 in Lima, Peru, have once again delayed the urgent action on mitigating climate change and enhanced the uncertainty of outcomes.

Peshawar killings: Time cannot heal all wounds

The attack has demonstrated that the Taliban nexus remains equipped with a fighting force to strike at vulnerable targets, especially institutions associated with the military, writes Razeshta Sethna.

Same terror, same pain: Peshawar, 9/11 or 26/11 attacks

Pakistan's Deep State must realise that it cannot be that the Talibani ranks are terrorists and the armed Lashkar foot soldiers are freedom fighters. It cannot be that the Tehreek-e-Taliban is bad and the Lashkar is good.

Weeping over Peshawar attack: When news makes a journo emotional

A day after we were reassured that there is some hope in the world — with Australia standing up for Muslims in solidarity during and after the Sydney hostage crisis through Twitter hashtag #illridewithyou — it all came crashing down, writes Osama Salman.

Mission 44+ looks well-nigh impossible

The people of J&K will rebuff attempts to define India narrowly and assert their right to negotiate relations with New Delhi.

Outrage hasn't helped, women's cry for justice still unmet

The second anniversary of the December 16 gang rape in Delhi is a time for sober-reflection. The criminal justice system continues to fail women as do policies of the NDA, writes Vrinda Grover.

Support, not abandon, the mentally disabled

Put an end to the abusive system that locks up women with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities.

Politically, legally and litter-ally incorrect

When those self-styled moralists take the law into their own hands — burning books, threatening artists, attacking bars, and harassing young couples — they should be punished. Sadly all too often they are not — another example of the government seeing it as PC to disobey its own laws.

The J-K poll results could spring a surprise

The projected numbers show no party will get a majority. The NC and the Congress have been pitching campaign against each other that leaves the Congress as a backup for the PDP.

Just society? Delhi rape has people questioning victims again

Just days before the second anniversary of the fatal gangrape of a Delhi girl on a moving bus, yet another sexual assault has jolted the national capital. Yet we continue to question the victim. In the current scenario, women have been forced to ask what will it take to allow them a life of dignity.

Democracy has nothing to fear from dynasty

The Congress’ Lok Sabha defeat has nothing to do with the dynasty but lies in its inability to create a vision of a ‘strong man’, writes Uddalok Bhattacharya

The Uber rape case mocks us, and our systems

The Uber rape case mocks us in many ways. It tells us that the agitations that took place after the December 16, 2012, gang rape are still frozen in the cast of symbolism, writes Ayesha Pervez.

Mr Modi, please note: Queer people are standing up for their rights

This day a year ago, the Supreme Court upheld Section 377 that criminalises any form of 'unnatural' sexual behaviour. An open letter appeals that there is no second anniversary of the court order.

When a woman's choice to love and live becomes her death wish

Two murders and a slap expose the working of a mindset that's uncomfortable with a woman expressing her freedom to love and make love with whoever she wants. The consequence of a woman exercising her freedom to choose and live life as she wishes can be harsh.

This ride had to stop: Uber banned, stop outraging

We really don't care if people are getting molested in cabs or buses or trains. What we are worried about is not having a comfortable taxi to go to the next party to. Chicago cops investigate rape allegation against Uber driver
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