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Dec 10, 2017
From discrediting intellectuals to incompetent appointments: All the ways Narendra Modi regime has changed IndiaOver the past few weeks, we've been seeing a range of articles on how Indian polity and society have changed since the demolition of the Babri Masjid. The Ram Janmabhoomi movement (along with the India-China War of 1962 and the Emergency milieu) was a crucial turning point in the political fortunes of the Hindu right. It is, however, important to point out what all has changed in terms of polity, state policy and social responses in India since the Modi government first came to power in 2014.
Dec 05, 2017
Ali Abdullah Saleh killed: Man who 'danced on the heads of snakes' ruled Yemen by constantly shifting alliancesAli Abdullah Saleh survived for decades as Yemen's strongman, playing both sides in the multiple guerrilla conflicts and civil wars that tore apart Yemen.
Nov 28, 2017
Zimbabwe declares Robert Mugabe's birthday a holiday; had previously named a university, buildings and roads after himZimbabwe has made former president Robert Mugabe's birthday a public holiday, a state daily reported, nearly a week after the long-time ruler stepped down.
Nov 15, 2017
India facing undernutrition and obesity: Nutrition expert says country needs to look within for answersThe 'Global Nutrition Report 2017' said that 51 percent women in India are are underweight, while 22 percent are overweight.
Nov 02, 2017
Gender vulnerability index points at high regional imbalances; Goa ranks top in security, Bihar worst overallA report on gender vulnerability index, conducted for the first time by Plan India seems to explain as to why India may have slipped 21 places on the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap index
Oct 13, 2017
India slips in hunger index ranks: Nutrition not just about food but sanitation and access to health care tooThe NITI Aayog's National Nutrition Strategy paper points out that a 10% increase in open defecation leads to a 0.7% increase in both stunting and severe stunting. This highlights the importance of sanitation
Oct 02, 2017
Narendra Modi calls Swachh Bharat 'mass movement', urges people not to politicise issuePrime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Swachh Bharat campaign has become a "mass movement".
Sep 23, 2017
Critics of 1991 liberalisation have been proven wrong, says ex-PM Manmohan SinghGlobalisation is here to stay and those who were sceptical about the success of India's "new policies" have been proven wrong, says Manmohan Singh
Aug 20, 2017
Maneka Gandhi urges government to enact law to rehabilitate and reintegrate beggarsUnion minister Maneka Gandhi has said there was a need to enact a law on begging with an emphasis on rehabilitation and reintegration of the vulnerable section of the society rather than criminalising the act.
Aug 15, 2017
Maharashtra's marginalised face discrimination even in death as state govt fails to offer burial, cremation groundsA lack of burial and cremation grounds in rural Maharashtra especially Marathwada region shows that there's no respite for Dalits, Muslims, and other marginalised communities even in death