08 October 2017

All the news for 08 October 2017 [ 147 news items | Now showing page 1 of 8 ]

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The battlefield is dead

The traditional arena of war is no more. Will it give way to a perpetual continuum of military and paramilitary violence?By Antoine BousquetRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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How Video Games Satisfy Basic Human Needs - Facts So Romantic

Psychologists found that video games that allowed players to play out their “ideal selves” (embodying roles that allow them to be, for example, brav...   [ continue reading...]

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Correlation can imply causation

The old statistics axiom that correlation doesn’t imply causation is true, but causation can be drawn from more than one correlation. A clever and impress...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Tax Plan Helps Wall Street Not Main Street

The wage earners are going to have to pay more tax. The minimum tax rate is actually raised from 10% to 12%. Also, people who live in Democratic states, New Yor...   [ continue reading...]

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JNU’s Women’s Studies Course Moved from Centre for Women’s Studies

The UGC-HRDC director must restore the course to the Centre for Women's Studies, otherwise this can only be seen as a feminist phobic sustained attack on academ...   [ continue reading...]

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India: NREGA Sangharsh Morcha strongly condemns recommendation of Nagesh Singh Committee on NREGA wage revision

On 13 October 2017, in a meeting with Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development and other officials from the Ministry, NREGA Sangharsh Morcha strongly objected t...   [ continue reading...]

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Twelve Dead as Rohingya Refugee Boat Capsises on Way to Bangladesh

The boat sank near Shah Porir Dwip on the southern tip of Bangladesh late on Sunday with up to 35 people on board, Bangladeshi police said. The post Twelve Dead...   [ continue reading...]

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Steve Bannon's New Plan: Erik Prince for Senate

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 23, 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland. (Pho...   [ continue reading...]

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Maryland Governor Seeks to Keep Barrier to College for Ex-inmates

A bill that would allow returning citizens to exclude their criminal record from initial college applications was vetoed by MD Gov Larry Hogan, now supporters w...   [ continue reading...]

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Clear Signs of De Facto Martial Law in Pakistan

Recent remarks by the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations make evident that the Pakistani civilian leadership has no control over the country&rs...   [ continue reading...]

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One for the Records

Not long after sending a FOIA request to the National Archives and Records Administration, I received a phone call from an archive technician. Our conversation...   [ continue reading...]

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World Food Day 2017 – Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development

Large movements of people is one of the most complex challenges the world faces today. In recent years there has been a huge increase in the number of people mi...   [ continue reading...]

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Opposition Seeks Probe into Jay Shah’s Firm After The Wire’s Report

Congress held a press conference to ask whether Modi, who had earlier said he would neither take bribes nor allow it, would order a probe into Jay Shah's firm....   [ continue reading...]

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The Question for the Supreme Court: Is Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Still the Same Old Muslim Ban?

As the Trump administration prepares to implement the third iteration of its travel ban, the Supreme Court must answer a fundamental question about the ban&rsqu...   [ continue reading...]

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Lesson from Pakistan: Don't erase history | Ammar Rashid

Pakistan shows that the disfigurement of our collective history to create exclusionary imagined communities can leave a bloody imprint for generations. - Educa...   [ continue reading...]

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How to Eradicate Rural Poverty, End Urban Malnutrition – A New Approach

Population growth, increasing urbanisation, modern technologies, and climate change are transforming the world at a fast pace. But what direction are these tran...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Ketman’ and doublethink: what it costs to comply with tyranny

In the spring of 1949, poet Czesław Miłosz was working as a cultural attaché in the Polish embassy in Washington, DC. Just four years earlier,...   [ continue reading...]

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Global Green Growth Week 2017 Kicks Off in Addis Ababa

The Global Green Growth Week 2017 (#GGGWeek2017), in its second year, will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from October 17 – 20 to discuss ways to sca...   [ continue reading...]

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Gujarat HC Commutes Death Sentence of 11 Convicted in Godhra Train Burning to Life Imprisonment

The court also upheld the life sentence an SIT court had awarded to 20 others convicted. The post Gujarat HC Commutes Death Sentence of 11 Convicted in Godhra T...   [ continue reading...]

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Has India Become Party to a UNHRC Resolution Against Myanmar?

For the first time, India did not explicitly disassociate from the resolution extending the mandate of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Mya...   [ continue reading...]

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