The long-awaited GST has been hailed as India’s biggest tax overhaul since independence and will replace a slew of federal and state levies.
The changing environment is invariably linked to human rights with over 62,000 people being displaced every day due to climate change.
The UK police has said it could still arrest Assange if he leaves the Ecuador embassy over his failure to surrender in 2012.
Hanan Odah, a Palestine refugee is living proof that as large businesses collapse, small-scale enterprises can survive and even thrive in the grassroots markets.
In 2005, India, Nepal and Bangladesh launched a joint kala azar elimination initiative to bring down the incidence to less than 1 case per 10,000 people by 2015. That goal has not been reached.
Media critic Jeff Cohen and Paul Jay discuss the critical role Roger Ailes played in creating Fox News, who died yesterday at age 77.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
An extract from Vivek Kaul’s ‘India’s Big Government: The Intrusive State and How It’s Hurting Us’.
Local politicians are engaged in a game of one-upmanship, wanting to change old names without any logic or understanding of history.
With the BJP winning in assembly polls on divisive and emotive issues, the government seems convinced all is well with the economy.
Marshall Bouton said in a new paper on US-India relations that the Trump administration should “expand intelligence sharing and seek ways to defuse tensions (with Pakistan).”
Students and alumni have alleged that this is the latest attempt of the director general K.G. Suresh, who is associated with the Sangh, to promote the Hindutva agenda in the institute.
Ritesh Batra’s ‘The Sense of an Ending’ nails the emotional essence of Julian Barnes’s novel.
Colombia’s Constitutional Court has struck down two provisions meant to speed approval of laws on the government’s peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels.
The court will pronounce the order on quantum of sentence on May 22.
Iraqi authorities and aid agencies are already struggling to cope with a surge in displacement since security forces opened a new front against the militants in Mosul earlier this month.
Manning was recently released from a US military prison seven years after being arrested for passing secrets to WikiLeaks in the largest breach of classified information in US history.
The investigation raised the possibility of Brazil seeing a second president fall in less than a year, with Brazilian financial markets tumbling on doubts.
Internet Freedom Foundation’s Kiran Jonnalagadda has alleged that ISPIRT and its co-founder Sharad Sharma set up fake Twitter profiles to harass, intimidate Aadhaar critics.
Trump’s denial came after reports by media about a memo written by Comey alleging that Trump requested the probe into Michael Flynn and Russia be closed.
The research will focus on glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of barely 5%.
Coincidences and product placements galore make ‘Half Girlfriend’ a dull watch.
With stereotypical characters and lazy screenwriting, Saket Chaudhary’s ‘Hindi Medium’ fails the complex social realities it’s trying to depict.
A high voter turnout in urban areas, where 70% of the population resides, is being seen as key to Hassan Rouhani’s re-election. But in rural areas, where voting turnout is typically high, Ebrahim Raisi’s platform of economic misery and more cash-handouts could find a resonance.
Conditionalities related to utilising health services do not make any sense in the absence of a service guarantee and only serve to blame the victims and not the system for its failures.
Is the taboo of drugs holding us back from using them for medical purposes to aid serious conditions like depression and anxiety?
Financial secrecy deprives countries, especially developing ones, of key revenue resources by eroding their tax base. India must thus build a robust legal system to lift the veil of secrecy on both onshore and offshore financing.
An event named “Tear Down This Wall” has been organised by Germany’s Dresden Symphonic Orchestra to protest against Donald Trump’s wall.
The Garo Hills Autonomous District Council has passed a Bill that will limit membership of the tribe to only those children whose parents are both Garo.
Ladaiti Devi is a self-assured and wise warrior who found her calling in weaving ‘durries’ – and now her fingers weave a magic that is locally renowned.
A witness said at least ten people were being treated for injuries on the ground after the collision.
Disappointed With ‘Weak’ Arguments, Ruling: How Pakistan Reacted to ICJ Verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav
“We based our case on jurisdiction and it proved weak.”
After Winning Provisional Battle in Jadhav’s Case at the ICJ, India Must Now Settle in for Long Haul
At this stage, it would probably be in India’s interest to stretch the ICJ case as long as possible, as this would at least ensure that Jadhav is not executed by Pakistan pending a final judgment.
In the fifty-fourth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the recent IT raids on Lalu Prasad Yadav’s associates and CBI raids on the homes and premises of Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram. He also discusses how small and medium enterprises are suffering because of bad debts by big defaulters.
Students of public universities in Delhi explain the difficulties they face in attending lectures and writing exams that are primarily conducted in English.
An RSS man at heart and in mind, Dave had replaced Prakash Javadekar as environment minister at the Centre in July 2016.
“Capital investments from foreign countries are not going to make us a great nation.”
Only about 1.6% of the total waste generated by cities is being composted and fertiliser companies are reluctant to market it, saying it affects their fertiliser sales.
If the river islands are bombed away and if the riverscape is engineered into something more like a large artificial canal, then endangered species face extinction.
“Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Mr. Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings.”