Politics

National Nutrition Week 2021: Food remains missing from most Indian tables

National Nutrition Week 2021: Food remains missing...

September 6, 2021

Emerging as one of the poorest countries at the time of independence 74 years ago, India was also prone to famines. However, since then, the country had come a long way, lifting hundreds of millions of its people from near-starvation to domestic food adequacy. It had also made si...

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Air pollution needs smart responses, not gimmicks

Air pollution needs smart responses, not gimmicks

September 3, 2021

On September 1, the Energy Policy Institute of the University of Chicago published a study saying that up to 40 pc of Indians, or close to 550 million people, could see their life expectancy drop by as many as nine years due to air pollution levels. The study said that large part...

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From threats of sanctions to pleas of safe zone: Western approach to Taliban

From threats of sanctions to pleas of safe zone: W...

August 31, 2021

On the night of August 30, just as the last aircraft of the United States Air Force, a C-17, departed Kabul, the Taliban celebrated with a huge display of fireworks and gunfire to mark their victory over the world’s most powerful nation, after a 20-year-long see-saw battle. The...

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9 months into protest, farmers remain committed to cause

9 months into protest, farmers remain committed to...

August 26, 2021

On November 26, 2020, when the first tractor, a green Massey Fergusson driven by Jalandhar-based farmer Gurdeep Singh, leading thousands of other tractors and farm vehicles from various states in north India, breached multiple police barricades and finally arrived at its destinat...

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Treat us like humans, Afghan refugees tell UNHCR India

Treat us like humans, Afghan refugees tell UNHCR I...

August 25, 2021

 Carrying placards like “We want Answers” and “We Want Justice” and shouting slogans against UNHCR, hundreds of Afghan refugees, including several women and children, have begun an indefinite protest outside the office of the United Nations High Commi...

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Taliban takeover worries Afghan refugees in India

Taliban takeover worries Afghan refugees in India

August 20, 2021

 Streets in both, Lajpat Nagar as well as adjoining Bhogal area, bear tell-tale signs of a sizeable Afghani community. There are numerous hair saloons or beauty parlours, travel agents, real estate brokers, pharmacies and restaurants catering almost exclusively ...

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India to be first to feel pinch of Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

India to be first to feel pinch of Taliban takeove...

August 15, 2021

How dramatically military and political fortunes can change within a week? And that too in a historically unstable region like Afghanistan where control over cities and even capital Kabul can change hands faster than a click on the internet. Till earlier this week, most analysts ...

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Human rights violations by the police surge in India

Human rights violations by the police surge in Ind...

August 11, 2021

On August 8, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, while addressing an event organised by the National Legal Services Authority pointed at the rampant human rights abuse by police in India, notably custodial torture and other atrocities especially towards the vulnerable and marginali...

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Indian Smart Cities and urban planning drowns under repeated floods

Indian Smart Cities and urban planning drowns unde...

August 9, 2021

India has been undergoing rapid urbanisation as millions of people continue to migrate to the nearest city in search of better opportunities. This has already pushed the ratio of urban population higher in the country. Studies estimate that between now and 2030, another 500 milli...

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Government in denial over manual scavenging deaths

Government in denial over manual scavenging deaths

August 5, 2021

Last week, in response to outcry from activists over continuous deaths of manual scavengers, minister of state for social justice and empowerment, Ramdas Athawale, told the Parliament that no deaths had taken place from manual scavenging, adding that there were only 66,692 regist...

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