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Section 497 and 498 of the IPC on adultery laws are dusty Victorian remnants

Jul 01, 2016

Section 497 and 498 of the IPC on adultery laws are dusty Victorian remnants

These patriarchal ideas are somewhat prevalent in those who decide what the law is, whether it will stand the test of constitutional scrutiny, and how it is to be enforced. If these sections (497 and 498) are used at all, it is a problem. #CriticalPoint #Indian Penal Code #Adultery #IPC #Section 498 #patriarchal ideas #Section 497
Culling Nilgai: To manage wildlife conservation and human interests, research is key

Jul 01, 2016

Culling Nilgai: To manage wildlife conservation and human interests, research is key

Would culling in some areas instigate people in other areas to demand similar relief? We need more research in wildlife management and social scientists to assess people's attitudes. #US #CriticalPoint #Conservation #Animals #Wildlife #culling #Social science research #Nilgai
Ready to soar: Light Combat Aircraft Tejas inducted into Air Force

Jul 01, 2016

Ready to soar: Light Combat Aircraft Tejas inducted into Air Force

On Friday, the Air Force will induct two Tejas aircraft manufactured by the HAL under the Series Production (SP1 and SP2) along with a trainer aircraft into the IAF’s Number 45 Squadron, the Flying Daggers. The induction is set to take place at the Aircraft Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) in Bengaluru #IndianAirForce #CriticalPoint #Ministry of Defence #Hindustan Aeronautics Limited #DRDO #Bofors case #LCA Tejas #Defence production #BAE Tornado #MiG aircraft
7th Pay Commission is just what the doctor ordered for tepid growth

Jun 30, 2016

7th Pay Commission is just what the doctor ordered for tepid growth

The 7th Pay Commission is coming at the right time for us. While economists will fret about what it will do to the fiscal deficit or retail inflation, the chances are that they will be proved wrong. #Finance #food inflation #consumer goods #CriticalPoint #fiscal deficit #government employees #retail inflation #7th Pay Commission
NIA arrests 5, busts Islamic State module: Hyderabad is endangered from within

Jun 30, 2016

NIA arrests 5, busts Islamic State module: Hyderabad is endangered from within

The tendency to exist in ghettos — both Muslim and Hindu — in parts of the Old city and west Hyderabad, has been like a curse. It cuts off a community's connections to another point of view. #Terrorism #Syria #CriticalPoint #Dubai #Turkey #NIA #Owaisi #islamic-state #Salman Mohiuddin #sleeper cells #Turkey blasts
Subramanian Swamy's attack on Raghuram Rajan is based on BJP's last refuge of patriotism

Jun 29, 2016

Subramanian Swamy's attack on Raghuram Rajan is based on BJP's last refuge of patriotism

When Subramanian Swamy began sniping at Raghuram Rajan, it was apparent that he was acting out a script the the BJP and Sangh have perfected: Use emotive issues for petty politics. #Narendra Modi #Subramanian Swamy #CriticalPoint #Raghuram Rajan #Jawaharlal Nehru #Patriotism #Hindutva Brigade #Raghuram Rajan's parents
Istanbul attack: A grim reminder of why airports are easy targets

Jun 29, 2016

Istanbul attack: A grim reminder of why airports are easy targets

Istanbul’s main airport has always been seen as a vulnerable target which only underscores the fact that all airports in the world are open to attack. #CriticalPoint #Ankara #islamic-state #Istanbul terror attack #Ataturk Airport #Istanbul Airport attack #Kurdish Separatists
Swathi's murder in Chennai: It's easy to blame women for crimes committed against them

Jun 29, 2016

Swathi's murder in Chennai: It's easy to blame women for crimes committed against them

But in the process of the discussion of the Chennai case, it has somehow become easy to blame women for the crimes committed against them #CriticalPoint #Jyoti Singh Pandey #Jisha #Nungambakkam #Chennai murder #Swathi murder
Telangana slips into Agitation 2.0 as KCR plans a Kejriwal act

Jun 28, 2016

Telangana slips into Agitation 2.0 as KCR plans a Kejriwal act

The polemics in this round of Telangana vs Andhra has highlighted the trust deficit between the people of Telangana and Andhra that defined the period of the Telangana agitation. #Andhra Pradesh #CriticalPoint #Telangana #K. Chandrasekhar Rao #High Court #KCR #Ponnala Laxmaiah #Ravinder Reddu
Chennai murders are dent in city's reputation: It's time for Jayalalithaa to crack the whip

Jun 28, 2016

Chennai murders are dent in city's reputation: It's time for Jayalalithaa to crack the whip

In 2012, shortly after Jaya came to power, five suspects of a bank robbery were shot dead in Chennai. Human rights activists flayed the incident and some even went to court asking for action against the police. However, both the people and the court sided with the police. #Jayalalithaa #CriticalPoint #Chennai #Police #Chennai police #murders #Chennai murders