The real hero of Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary Before the Flood is Indian environmentalist Sunita Narain.
“GMRT is a world-class instrument, recently upgraded with new receivers, and was able to detect the very faint signal” coming from the ultimately doomed Schiaparelli EDM lander near Mars.
Jayalalithaa’s deification may make for comedic gold, but what drives the political success of a leader and a party so devoid of ideology?
‘Big breaking news’, a WhatsApp message advertising the police protest said. “In Kondagaon at 3:30 PM, the police will burn the effigies of Nandini Sundar, Bela Bhatia, Manish Kunjam, Himanshu Kumar.”
Multiple analyses of Mistry’s tenure don’t paint a glowing picture. The Shapoorji Pallonji group, however, is reportedly against the move and claims that his sacking is illegal.
Congress and AAP aim to write off farm loans if they come to power in Punjab. But such measures will only be useful only if accompanied by policy reforms like a sustainable farming system and assured monthly income for farmers.
If India’s diplomatic objective is to economically punish the Chinese for their support to Pakistan, then it is being done in a deeply flawed and ham-handed manner.
Why the ‘deal’ struck between the MNS and Karan Johar is nothing but state-sponsored extortion.
The dispute within the Samajwadi Party doesn’t seem to be nearing resolution and the leadership seems to have given up on the 2017 assembly poll.
The safety review put out in the public domain has stoked skepticism in some quarters. Scientists want the government to publish the primary data and not just a review document.
Even though Koreans want Ban-Ki-moon to run for presidency and hail him as “president of the world”, the Saenuri party believes that the person chosen should have openly opposed the outgoing president.
Opposing cultural interaction between the two countries simply reinforces the two-nation theory. Yet, this will not be able to do much damage to the historical flow of cultural currency between ordinary people on both sides.
The Centre’s off-record instructions through WhatsApp and a squeeze on funds made the rural work programme crash after a roaring first half of the year.
As police forces continue combing operations through the densely forested region, they are expecting the death toll to rise.
Leena Yadav’s Parched, which was released last month and received critical acclaim in India, has received a nomination for the ‘Best Screenplay’.
M.K. Venu and Saba Naqvi discuss the political climate in UP, whether the balance of power is changing and more.
The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ was set up to avoid mass killings, but is limited because the member nations can only intervene when “a country is unable or unwilling to protect its own population”
Aid agencies say up to 15,000 people, believed to be mostly Rohingya Muslims, have been displaced since armed men launched coordinated attacks on three posts along the northwestern border with Bangladesh on October 9th.
As the African nation undergoes a period of intense crisis, questions must be asked about whether its mineral investments-driven development strategy is viable for India’s energy plans.
The blast was caused by illegally stored explosives. 147 were injured in the blast, with 11 currently in intensive care.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but General Sher Afgun said calls intercepted between the attackers and their handlers suggested they were from the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
Lack of integrated planning for procurement among the armed forces is a huge shortcoming. Merely increasing the defence to GDP ratio will not solve the current predicament.
The new system has been ineffective in countering issues with implementation and corruption, and its inflexibility has created hurdles in availing benefits.
The entire population of painted storks at the civic-run zoo have been wiped out due to a suspected new sub-type of bird flu.
In the past 48 hours the SP has gone from being a party that confidently claimed it would break the 27-year-old ruling party jinx in UP and come back to power – to fighting for its very survival.
A report by People’s Union for Civil Liberties said the “brutal military methods” had only alienated the people who have lost faith in the democratic institution since complaints of excessive force had not been registered or properly acted upon.
The petitioner submitted that the ministries of environment and science have openly pushed GM mustard and that they shouldn’t be allowed to regulate GMOs.
While China said that Verma’s visit to the northeastern state would affect the “peace and tranquillity” on the border, India held that his visit was an integral part of the country.
For the last few days, Ukhrul residents have been protesting against the chief minister’s visit and had called for a shutdown on Monday.
The rural development ministry unofficially informed states that no more funds will be released and existing funds will have to be used pragmatically.
Privileging “greater injustices” faced by the Muslim community in India over gender justice within Islam is counterproductive and further marginalises Muslim women.
Rayees Ahmad Mir, a minor, has been arrested under the Public Safety Act, while his father is allegedly being unlawfully detained.
Haiti’s neighbours have remained relatively unscathed from the hurricane, with only four deaths in the Dominican Republic and none in Cuba. So why was Haiti hit so hard?
Park asked parliament to form a special committee to discuss revising the constitution, calling for the change to be completed before her term ends.
Core inflation is at seven-year-highs, as a foreign exchange shortage and a hike in customs duties bite hard in a country that imports everything from sugar to luxury cars.
Police suspect that a top Maoist leader and son of another high ranking cadre might be among those killed in the encounter.
The government says it is closing the camp on humanitarian grounds and plans to relocate the 6,500 migrants to 450 centres across France.
For a community that trades in oxen, the rise in cow vigilantism has meant a loss of livelihood. Continued apathy from the state hasn’t helped.
The flow of returnees from neighbouring Iran and Pakistan, estimated by the UN at over half a million, is straining the capacity of the government and aid agencies, even as violence uproots more Afghans around the country.
The high court in its 56-page judgement had also noted that the “right to manage the trust cannot override the right to practice religion itself”.
An exemplary specimen of narrative journalism, the documentary points to the tenacity of filmmakers Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya.
Banning cow slaughter is a goal of the RSS and this has led to the emergence of hundreds of groups that go around attacking Dalits and Muslims.