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
Compared to north Indian states, Kerala and Tamil Nadu aren’t growing much faster than others. They are growing just as well as others but with fewer babies.
Meeting on Monday, the high-level selection committee has finalised the names of the Chief Information Commissioner and Chief Vigilance Commissioner.
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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.
K. Chandrasekhar Rao has been panned by the Opposition for running his government as a one-man show in which ministers have little say on important matters; despite that, KCR’s approval ratings are high.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chauhan has removed eggs from mid-day meals served to tribal children in three anganwadi centres in the state
Nuclear waste lasts a very long time, and we often struggle to think over such time scales
We now have lots of evidence that while you are sleeping, specific memories can be reactivated and thus strengthened
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.
India needs a new national legislation outlawing discrimination in access to housing.
The glaring flaw in the 2013 law is the arbitrary compensation formula, which denies farmers any say in determining the price at which they must hand over their land. Modi hasn’t fixed the UPA’s land law. He has merely tinkered with it.
Sushma Swaraj denies the Modi government’s approach to Pakistan is confused or inconsistent.
Taxpayers will not be required to provide the details of foreign trips undertaken, or expenditure incurred while abroad, only their passport number and the IFSC code for any foreign bank accounts.
Scientists from the world’s largest science experiment participated in an ‘Ask Me Anything’ on reddit on May 28
When the President promulgates an ordinance, he or she exercises intermediate legislative power. Ordinances lack the qualities that give Acts of Parliament elevated status. Returning an ordinance repeatedly may well be justified.
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.
Samaddar’s thesis that care must extend beyond individual and family to state and society is extremely significant for there will be a considerable percentage of older people suffering from various forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s.
Seven days after Krishna died, one of my friends paid me a condolence visit. After the customary inquiries she said, “After all, is it not better that Krishnadi died, she was suffering so much?” I protested.
From the earliest known textile fragments to contemporary fashion, from ceremonial banner to contemporary saris, from sacred temple hangings to a spectacular tent used by Tipu Sultan, the Fabric of India will showcase approximately 200 objects made by hand
Japan already has the most powerful seismic network in the world – and research institutions in the country are constantly growing it
Earlier in the day, a smaller quake measuring 3.8 had struck near Sakai, on the island of Honshu, followed by a 4.7 quake that struck 135 km southeast of Itoman
The villagers of Lohandiguda are trying to make their own way in a world that is closing them in from every side.
If ‘you haven’t heard of Nambisan’s name before, it’s because unlike some of us, Vijay never learnt to attend the right literature festivals, make the right noises and kiss the right asses.
It seems 7% has become the new 5%. Official statistics may give you a GDP growth of 7%-plus but the real experience on the ground is of something well below that.
Half of Mumbai’s residents are slum dwellers. Constantly being evicted by the authorities, what if they were to occupy railway tracks – as Rajasthan’s Gujjars did – to ask for their right to housing? Would they be allowed to do so for even an hour?
In its present state, Indian surveillance law is unable to bear the weight of the CMS project, and must be vastly strengthened to protect privacy and accountability before the state is given direct access to communications.
Reporter marvels how the things he cherishes most about his parents aren’t those that he would have ever imagined.
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government’s turf war with the Lt.Governor in Delhi, and the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) case – both currently before the Supreme Court – may end up having one thing in common: a plea for reference to an 11-judge bench to […]
Was there a quid pro quo for DLF in return for its sweetheart deal with the Congress president’s son-in-law? The Haryana government is silent on Khemka’s letter that suggests there was.
Brilliant economist who helped establish the reputation of the Delhi School of Economics as the country’s leading teaching centre for the subject.
Local authorities discovered they had never given permission for the Gandhi statue, while the bar had a proper license.
The New Horizons probe is less than two months away from a historic fly-by with Pluto, which could tell us quite a lot about the Solar System’s origins
Sixty-seven years since independence and our republic is still taking baby steps to induce people to avoid open defecation and use covered toilets instead. What’s lacking?
One of the country’s leading academic institutions has ‘derecognised’ a student group that had been organising discussions on campus that took a critical view of the Modi government’s policies
Despite being denied a say over how, why and where its personnel will be deployed, India continues to send the most number of personnel on UN peacekeeping missions
The current monetisation plan, like all the earlier gold deposit schemes, suffers from the same handicap. It too requires the submission of physical gold and verification of its purity, severely curtailing the scope for widespread adoption.
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.
Photographs from Atali village tell their own story