Politics

Government disregards disabled persons during pandemic

Government disregards disabled persons during pand...

August 4, 2020

Voluntary organisations as well as family members of the disabled are left to fend for themselves as government ignores the needs of persons with special needs.

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Basic income key in battling coronavirus pandemic, says UNDP

Basic income key in battling coronavirus pandemic,...

July 25, 2020

A well-targetted basic income for the poor could play a key role in stemming the advance of the coronavirus pandemic, says UN. In India, it could help in preventing reversal of decade-long gains in poverty eradication.

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Freeing the minds of idea of slavery

Freeing the minds of idea of slavery

July 23, 2020

Nearly 150 years after it was abolished from most nations, slavery continues to rankle millions of people and is one of the most divisive issues.

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EU India Virtual Summit 2020: Beating around the bush

EU India Virtual Summit 2020: Beating around the b...

July 19, 2020

Last week has seen yet another EU-India Summit come and go. As in the past two decades, the meet was noticeable only for the absence of any real meat on the table.

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Censoring coronavirus coverage: Increased attacks on journalists

Censoring coronavirus coverage: Increased attacks ...

July 15, 2020

As in a few other countries, journalists reporting on coronavirus pandemic in India have been threatened, attacked & jailed by a nervous government.

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Vikas Dubey encounter, latest example of blatant extrajudicial killing in India

Vikas Dubey encounter, latest example of blatant e...

July 11, 2020

In yet another serious violation of basic human rights, the extrajudicial killing of notorious gangster Vikas Dubey is cold blooded murder by a police force that leaves little to distinguish it from gangs roaming the badlands.

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Coronavirus ravages Latin America: Lessons for India

Coronavirus ravages Latin America: Lessons for Ind...

July 8, 2020

Poor healthcare infrastructure, inadequate and delayed responses by governments as well as low testing makes the entire Latin American region a hotspot for the pandemics. India shares many of the problems of the region. Its coronavirus graph is beginning to replicate that of Braz...

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Shadow of Tablighi Jamaat controversy looms large over Nizamuddin

Shadow of Tablighi Jamaat controversy looms large ...

July 2, 2020

Caught up in a controversy where they had no role to play, residents of the localities around Hazrat Nizamuddin in New Delhi are angry.

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Green wave forces course correction by Macron

Green wave forces course correction by Macron

June 30, 2020

Greens spring surprise in Sunday’s municipal election and could pose a strong challenge in the next presidential election slated for 2022.

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Disputes with Nepal, China highlight strategic and diplomatic challenges for India

Disputes with Nepal, China highlight strategic and...

June 27, 2020

Though unrelated, simultaneous disputes with China and Nepal put the spotlight on the challenges that Modi’s Neighbourhood First policy faces.

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