What makes the initiative especially urgent is that 14 out of the 29 paternity claims made since January 2010 have been made by minors, who claimed to have been sexually abused.
Only about 40% of the world’s population currently has access to the internet and annual growth has been slowing from from 10.5% in 2013 to 8% in 2013 and 7.9% last year
A Greek default and possible “Grexit” would be more likely to lower rather than to raise the political incentives for other European governments to follow
Driven by the reputational damage its banking secrecy has caused in a world increasingly impatient with tax offenders, Switzerland is slowly moving to make the sharing of information with other countries easier.
According to AFP, an air strike on Friday by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition on the historic quarter of Sana’a, the Yemeni capital, killed five people and destroyed three houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site. This is what Unesco says about Sana’a: Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of […]
The City of Love has done away with the locks that lovers chained to an iconic bridge, an invented tradition that many Parisians saw as an eyesore – and as a perversion of the freedom and abandon that l’amour is all about
In all likelihood, we will hear in the days to come the shrill rhetoric of Turkish nationalism and anti-Kurd pronouncements much more than at any time in the recent past.
Some of the hostile reaction to ‘Poetry of the Taliban’ makes it clear that any attempt to humanize the militant is likely to be condemned as a way of “sympathising” with his cause.
India tops a poll for increased concern about global issues
Maharasthra’s farmer suicides double in two months In Maharashtra, between January and March, the state government had reported 601 farmer suicides, but by May 2015 the figures had risen to 1,088 cases. However, one out of four cases had been found ineligible for assistance due to legal loopholes such as the land not […]
China’s strategic objective is to establish the principle that ultimately, all important issues relating to the Asia-Pacific and particularly the South China Sea should be settled bilaterally by the US and China alone
The elections have confirmed that, despite the growing discontent, the Mexican Left still lacks a unifying figure or an organisational network that can counteract the influence of the larger parties
African NGOs lose UN status after criticizing Pakistan’s activities in the Baluchistan and Gilgit-Baltistan Provinces and other areas of the country
1. Industrial toxins behind Maggi’s lead content? The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has alleged that high lead content in the soil being used to grow the onions used in making the Maggi ‘tastemaker’ may be behind the high lead content in the product. FSSAI chief […]
The FBI has cracked down on corruption in world football. When will it arrest the powerful American individuals known to be involved in crimes like financial fraud, market manipulation and torture?
The United States is a year and a half away from an actual vote for the next US president but the field of contenders is already so crowded you need a map to navigate the faces
Over 279,000 Indians applied for a green card in the US between 2005 and 2015
Barely a day after the resignation of Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA, the United States made it known that it was now actively examining how world football’s governing body awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar respectively, a United States regulation […]
It was on June 5, 1981, that the first reports of AIDS started appearing in medical journals
The first time Amitav Ghosh and Shivshankar Menon shared a platform was when they wrote pieces for the launch of The Wire. On Wednesday, they came together to discuss Ghosh’s Flood of Fire before a packed audience in Delhi.
The hidden costs of fossil fuel use, together with their subsidies, easily overshadow the health budgets of governments worldwide
Kargil & International Court of Justice, the Maggi controversy, free speech at IIT-M, food security, discrepancies in GDP growth, livestock trade in crisis, intolerance, militant secularity
If decryption is at the heart of privacy violations, then strong encryption needs to be at the heart of privacy protection.
If there is one thing we should take away from the 9/11 surveillance era, it is that we cannot afford to put off the balancing of security and privacy in a constitutional context
With the breaking news of allegations of corruption at FIFA, everybody seems to be talking about what impact it will have on the upcoming World Cups in Russia and Qatar. But the next World Cup isn’t in Russia or Qatar, it’s in Canada.
India’s interests in West Asia are three-fold and they all need safeguarding: Defence ties with Israel; energy and economic ties with the Gulf; and strategic ties with Iran.
While the Americans are playing geopolitics and the Europeans want to regain control over football, the rest of the world believes the West is trying to rob them of the chance to be equal partners in the only truly global game.
The latest Chinese white paper on defence has a special emphasis on the maritime domain and on the deployment of the Chinese military to protect China’s national security interests from “international and regional turmoil”.
The writing of history is as much about what is forgotten or obliterated by design as it is about preserved memory.
Swedish newspaper editor says the Indian ambassador asked him to excise all references to Bofors before publishing the interview
But remember, there are stil 79 countries – including India, where it is illegal to be gay.
With general elections due in November, the Spanish establishment and its European allies have less than six months to work out the Podemos conundrum.
The UAE denies entry to Ashok Sukumaran and others who spoke up for exploited labourers in the Gulf
Petrocasas could be incorporated into the national disaster management plan and be another item to Make in India
The success of Aje is a lesson to Indian entrepreneurs who face challenges from multinationals. It could also serve as inspiration for those Indian companies that aspire to go global and find niche markets for their products.
What was once seen as a futuristic source of limitless energy has been reframed as a response to global warming, an ideal solution for countries looking for a continuous source of low-carbon power. But who are these countries?
Internet governance as practiced by ICANN has been prone to capture by an elite coalition of US commercial interests, besides being subject to US political imperatives. Does India have an alternative model?
Unless Jokowi is able to translate some of his rhetoric into action soon, his election may go down in history as important only for its symbolism. And the next time round Indonesians may decide that symbolism alone is not enough.
India and the Indian Navy must move quickly with other regional players to bring an end to the humanitarian crisis in the Bay of Bengal.
The Saudi-led ‘Sunni Front’ with its raw appeals to sectarian identity is beating the drums of war in order to silence all demand for political, economic and social reforms within and across the region.