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What Women’s Day Was Supposed to Be About, and What It Became

There’s nothing wrong with commercialising a day to celebrate women until you think about which women get left out. The post What Women’s Day Was Su...   [ continue reading...]

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Fire at Chemical Factory Kills Three in Maharashtra, 13 Hurt

The fire engulfed the Ramdeo Chemicals factory in the Boisar-Tarapur industrial estate of Maharashtra's Palghar district. The post Fire at Chemical Factory Kill...   [ continue reading...]

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Loya Hearing: Counsel Suggests Judges’ Recusal As State Urges Court to Defend Judges Under Suspicion

The bench replied by saying that the judges ask themselves in every case whether it is appropriate for them to hear it. The post Loya Hearing: Counsel Suggests...   [ continue reading...]

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CPIL Files Intervention Application in Judge Loya’s Case Citing Expert Medical Opinion on COD

CPIL refers to opinion by leading forensic expert Dr R.K. Sharma dismissing heart attack as the cause of death of CBI Judge Loya. The post CPIL Files Interventi...   [ continue reading...]

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Chief Justice: A First Among Equals

The fact that all four of the top five judges of the Supreme Court, other than the chief justice, have been curiously kept out of all constitutional matters, is...   [ continue reading...]

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From One Ministry to Another, How Smriti Irani’s T20 Hitting Style Keeps Her in the News

The Prasar Bharati episode shows that Irani has not shed the imperious and confrontationist ways seen during her previous stint as HRD Minister. ...   [ continue reading...]

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No Day Is Women’s Day in UP’s Bundelkhand

Amidst celebrations of International Women’s Day, crimes against women are on the rise in the region. The post No Day Is Women’s Day in UP’s B...   [ continue reading...]

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Amid Vacancies, Pending Cases Mount in Information Commissions

A new report by civil rights groups has revealed that Kerala has been functioning with just one commissioner and Odisha with three. The CIC has four vacancies a...   [ continue reading...]

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Kejriwal Writes to Modi, Rahul Gandhi Seeking Appointments to Resolve Delhi Sealing Drive Issue

The AAP leader also threatened to go on a hunger strike if the issue was not resolved by March 31. The post Kejriwal Writes to Modi, Rahul Gandhi Seeking Appoin...   [ continue reading...]

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Gay Tortoises, Sneezing Iguanas and a View of Paradise in the Galapagos Islands

When environmental apocalypse confronts the planet, many wonder if these remote islands can cope. The post Gay Tortoises, Sneezing Iguanas and a View of Paradis...   [ continue reading...]

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Turkey’s Top Court Says Journalist Should Face Stiffer Sentence

Dundar and a colleague from the Cumhuriyet newspaper, Erdem Gul, were both sentenced in 2016 to five years in prison for publishing a video purporting to show T...   [ continue reading...]

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Watch: No Relief for Displaced Residents of Blind School Demolished by DDA

On December 15, 2017, the Lui Progressive Welfare Association for the blind in Janakpuri, New Delhi, was razed to the ground without any prior notice. More than...   [ continue reading...]

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One in Three BSE 100 Firms Falls Short in Mandatory CSR Spending

Corporate affairs ministry is sending notices seeking details of fund disbursal. The post One in Three BSE 100 Firms Falls Short in Mandatory CSR Spending appea...   [ continue reading...]

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Probe Ordered After 21 Labourers Die in Assam Tea Garden

Authorities at the tea garden claim that the deaths might have occurred due to “excessive consumption of local liquor”. The post Probe Ordered...   [ continue reading...]

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360° Video: How Centuries-Old Books Are Being Restored and Digitised

Over 6,000 books published between 1858-1950 by Lucknow's iconic Naval Kishore press are being restored and digitised by the Rekhta Foundation. The post 360&deg...   [ continue reading...]

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MEA: India Willing to Work With China to Develop Ties While Dealing With Differences

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in Beijing said India and China should shed suspicion and manage differences by meeting halfway. The post MEA: India Willing t...   [ continue reading...]

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Brinkmanship Versus Statesmanship and the Slippery Slope to War and Violence

For many decades, psychologists have tried to answer this question: What makes a regular ‘next door neighbour’ transform into a rapacious demon and...   [ continue reading...]

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How India’s Urban Centres Became Such a Mess

The State of Housing exhibition in Mumbai focuses on the country’s urban centres and the housing challenges faced by citizens, especially new mi...   [ continue reading...]

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Why It’s Important for Students from Across the World to Support Protests at TISS

There is a common problem that exists in educational institutions all over the world: the lack of diversity and acceptance. The post Why It’s Important fo...   [ continue reading...]

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One Arrested in Gauri Lankesh Murder Case

The accused hails from Birur town in Chikmagalur district, about 250 km west of Bengaluru, the police said. The post One Arrested in Gauri Lankesh Murder Case a...   [ continue reading...]

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