Is food sovereignty possible in the global world we live in today? Yes, if governments can develop appropriate policies.
Anyone for a 2,516-day-old burger?
The nation has faced many challenges over the year, but is still poised to grow
The eight terrorists who launched multiple coordinated attacks on Friday were very well aware that they would take the lives of many and more importantly, make a profound psychological impact when they chose this area.
On September 26, 2015 Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, an alleged member of the Ansar Eddine militia group, was transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to stand trial for the “war crimes of intentionally directing attacks against historic monuments and buildings dedicated to religion” in Timbuktu, Mali in 2012. […]
Coming back to Mumbai after three decades, the author is taken aback at the almost total obliteration of the history of its once humming mills
Although conventional wisdom suggests that most voters make up their minds a few weeks ahead of actual polls, if one is to go by these surveys, the Bihari voter seems to be taking the psephologists on a roller-coaster ride.
Punjabi writer says he remains hopeful that in the end people and literature will emerge stronger
Swedish crime writing is now hugely popular all over the world and the credit for that goes to Henning Mankell
New Delhi: Even as senior BJP politicians like Mahesh Sharma, Sakshi Maharaj, Adityanath and Sangeet Som have sought to make light of last week’s murder of Mohammad Akhlaq in Bisara village near Dadri in Uttar Pradesh, a number of sadhus and mahants from the holy town of Ayodhya have […]
As the Niti Aayog prepares the mandate for foreign universities, NKC members remain concerned that they will operate under a less restrictive set of rules than domestic institutions.
Jagmohan Dalmiya always thought paying too much money to cricketers would eventually spoil the game
The Brazilian Supreme Court ruling that corporate funding of election campaigns is “unconstitutional” because “it is for citizens to elect their government, not the companies” could be a turning point for Brazil’s politics and policy making
The Maharashtra government could find out only 54,724 out of school children across the state in its recent survey.
New Delhi: Legal luminaries believe the idea of banning cow slaughter as envisaged in the Directive Principles by the founders of the Constitution has been twisted and turned by politicians over the decades to suit their vested interests and that the recent ban imposed on slaughter of animals […]
Take charge as Chancellor, film makers urge President of India
Indian Islamic scholars issue fatwa against ISIS Around 1,050 Indian Muslim scholars and clerics have issued a fatwa against Islamic State and described its activities as ‘unIslamic’. This is the first time that such a large number of people have issued a joint fatwa against the terrorist group. […]
Hindu chauvinists force Muslim columnist to end Ramayana column MM Bashir a columnist for the Kerala daily Mathrubhumi was forced to stop writing a column on the Ramayana after receiving a repeated set of threatening phone calls. The reason for these calls was because he was a Muslim writing […]
3 dead due to violence in Manipur Three people died and many others sustained injuries in Manipur following mob violence that erupted over the passing of three bills in the state assembly, officials said on Tuesday. The violence took place on Monday night in Churchandpur, where an indefinite […]
A man who should be commemorated with a museum of science for children has been fobbed off with a road-sign.
Himanta Biswa Sharma’s departure for the BJP is a loss for the Congress. But will it help the BJP?
External factors like China’s currency devaluation have acted as triggers, but to stop this mayhem, India will have to get the reforms process moving fast
India to provide terror camp details India is finalising a detailed dossier on recent acts of Pakistan-backed terrorism to present at talks with Islamabad scheduled for this weekend. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is preparing the dossier, government sources said, in consultations with intelligence services and the Ministry […]
Nitish has always enjoyed the women’s vote, but this time the BJP too is wooing them big time
As the Institute’s Director alleges mental torture, students and faculty term allegations baseless
Summits usually produce joint statements full of diplomatese and the problem with the argot of diplomacy is that it converts even new and interesting developments into something that sounds routine and dull. The joint statement released on August 17 at the end of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two day visit […]
GET WIRED 17/8: Kerala Drug Use, Hindutva Group Aims to Stop Conversions, Auto Demand May Be Rising and More
Spike in drug abuse in Kerala due to closing of bars Use of narcotic and psychotropic substances has reportedly risen in Kerala after the shutting down of 712 bars in the state in April this year. “I won’t say the new liquor policy was counter- productive. But, liquor […]
Instead of making the foundations of our education system ready for reform, we are blaming an important reform for the cracks that already exist in the foundation.
Modi disappoints servicemen on OROP A day after 200 officers of the Delhi Police tried to strong-arm former servicemen protesting the delay in implementing ‘One Rank, One Pension’ at Jantar Mantar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech refused to commit to accepting the OROP demand […]
CBI says it lacks manpower to probe DMAT scam The CBI has expressed its inability to probe a scam linked to Vyapam stating that they lack the manpower to investigate the connected issue. In response to a petition by Anand Rai, the whistleblower behind Vyapam, the CBI said “In […]
India still not sure about WW-II parade China is set to host a large parade marking 70 years of the Allied victory in World War II at Tiananmen Square on the 3rd of September. Several countries have been invited to attend this large celebration. India’s attendance is, however, […]
Officials said that schools, colleges and other institutions have been ordered to be shut in the town
The legendary Australian cricketer was the flag bearer of batting and not run making. Doing away with statistical crutches, he epitomises the free spirit of a player
When the border war broke out, we were living happily in Darjeeling. Because it was located near the border, my family, along with hundreds of other ethnic Chinese, were suddenly arrested and sent to an internment camp. After our release, my family was not allowed to return to […]