Society

Right to privacy in a modern democracy

Right to privacy in a modern democracy

August 25, 2017

The Supreme Court ruling on privacy settles the debate in India on this crucial issue, at least for now. But how does India compare to other democracies in protecting the privacy of its citizens?

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Triple Talaq declared unconstitutional in India

Triple Talaq declared unconstitutional in India

August 23, 2017

India’s Supreme Court shared a long standing verdict on Triple Talaq by placing a halt on the practice for the duration of six months during which the legislature is required to formulate a new law.

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Petition on Triple Talaq still in a state of flummox

Petition on Triple Talaq still in a state of flumm...

August 17, 2017

A recently filed plea against the arbitrary form of divorce, 'triple talaq', was declined by the Supreme Court of India (SC). Here is what do the apex court's senior judges and the Indian Prime Minister have to say.

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Floods in north-eastern India worsen

Floods in north-eastern India worsen

August 16, 2017

In the north-eastern Indian states, floods have resulted in a devastating situation as bodies such as the European Union (EU) have pledged aid. As north-eastern India, with areas such as the states of Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, faces perhaps the worst flood ...

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Child Trafficking in West Bengal

Child Trafficking in West Bengal

August 2, 2017

What looks like a contrast of good and evil; the eastern Indian state of West Bengal that contributes to almost 45 pc of the country's child trafficking cases has also managed to rescue the most number of missing children between 2012 and 2017.

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New trends for matrimonial websites in India

New trends for matrimonial websites in India

July 31, 2017

A new trend in online matrimony is picking up in India - creation of niche matrimonial websites that cater to people with specific ‘requirements’.

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Swine flu sweeping across India

Swine flu sweeping across India

July 24, 2017

As per recent reports, over 600 people in India have so far passed away due to the H1N1 virus.

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Are you safe on Indian roads?

Are you safe on Indian roads?

July 20, 2017

India accounts for 10 pc of the global road crash fatalities while it just runs 1 pc of the world vehicles; a chilling report delves into the potholes of road safety standards in Indian roads.

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Social boycott becomes punishable in Maharashtra

Social boycott becomes punishable in Maharashtra

July 18, 2017

A first of its kind, this new law in India holds a promise to punish the guilty of social boycotts in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, and is being seen as first step towards a casteless India by some.

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Paternity leave provided by some firms in India

Paternity leave provided by some firms in India

July 17, 2017

The Indian law doesn’t provide for the concept of a caregiver beyond the mother yet some companies are implementing this through their own policies.

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