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Taiwan can take lessons from Japan on using technology to ensure buildings survive earthquakes

Feb 08, 2016

Taiwan can take lessons from Japan on using technology to ensure buildings survive earthquakes

Shocking images of a Taiwan apartment complex felled like a tree by an earthquake highlight what is needed to build a structure that can withstand seismic shocks. #Tokyo #Japan #CriticalPoint #earthquake #Taiwan #1995 Kobe earthquake #Mori Tower #Japan Society of Seismic Isolation #Tokyo Skytree #Horyuji Buddhist temple complex
David Headley's video deposition: Will he throw light on Ishrat Jahan case that sent Amit Shah to jail?

Feb 08, 2016

David Headley's video deposition: Will he throw light on Ishrat Jahan case that sent Amit Shah to jail?

As the Mumbai trial court hears 26/11 accused David Coleman Headley’s testimony over video, all eyes will probably look towards Delhi and the political fallout that it could have #Lashkar-e-Taiba #Osama bin Laden #Al-Qaeda #Inter-Services Intelligence #CriticalPoint #Ishrat Jahan Case #26 November attacks
Six critical areas where the new national wildlife plan falls short

Feb 08, 2016

Six critical areas where the new national wildlife plan falls short

To be effective, the National Wildlife Plan needs to be flexible enough to absorb scientific advances and learn from experiences. #CriticalPoint #Tigers #Wildlife #Wildlife Protection Act #Wildlife conservation #animal conservation #Fauna and Flora in India
Reservations for Kapus: Embarrassment for TDP, a chance at political resurgence for Mudragada

Feb 07, 2016

Reservations for Kapus: Embarrassment for TDP, a chance at political resurgence for Mudragada

Whether or not Mudragada Padmanabham manages to get Kapus on to the BC list, he is sure to regain lost political ground and become politically relevant again. #CriticalPoint #TDP #BR Ambedkar #Chandrababu Naidu #NT Rama Rao #East Godavari #Kapu agitation #Mudragada Padmanabham
It is racist. Why is everyone reluctant to brand attack on the Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru so?

Feb 07, 2016

It is racist. Why is everyone reluctant to brand attack on the Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru so?

The Karnataka government was accused of utter incompetence and insensitivity in the handling of the affair of the attack on the Tanzanian girl. #CriticalPoint #Bengaluru #Tanzania #DV Sadananda Gowda #NS Megharikh #Chikkabanavara #Dr G Parameshwara #John WH Kijazi
A clarification on the report titled 'Left historians prevented resolution of Babri Masjid dispute'

Feb 06, 2016

A clarification on the report titled 'Left historians prevented resolution of Babri Masjid dispute'

The former archaeologist KK Muhammed, who was quoted in this article, has denied having made certain allusions to the Qutub Minar and Taj Mahal during his conversation with Firstpost. #Babri Masjid #CriticalPoint #Taj Mahal #Qutub Minar #KK Muhammed #Quwatul Islam
Lodha reforms: Beginning of a new inning in Indian cricket, says BCCI whistleblower Aditya Verma

Feb 06, 2016

Lodha reforms: Beginning of a new inning in Indian cricket, says BCCI whistleblower Aditya Verma

Verma’s journey to get recognition for his state began in 2007-08 when he visited Mumbai frequently to meet BCCI officials, often to be shooed away. #BCCI #Sharad Pawar #Supreme Court #CriticalPoint #N Srinivasan #Aditya Verma #Cricket Association of Bihar #CAB #Lodha Committee #Lodha Committee Report
BCCI not looking for escape route, need time to implement Lodha panel reforms: Anurag Thakur

Feb 05, 2016

BCCI not looking for escape route, need time to implement Lodha panel reforms: Anurag Thakur

Thakur, who has been a bete noire of controversial ex-president N Srinivasan, did not forget to take a dig at the earlier regime when the spot-fixing scandal broke. #BCCI #Sharad Pawar #Supreme Court #CriticalPoint #N Srinivasan #Aditya Verma #Cricket Association of Bihar #CAB #Lodha Committee #Lodha Committee Report
Bengal's poppy-growing epidemic spreads to Jharkhand as states play pass-the-buck game

Feb 05, 2016

Bengal's poppy-growing epidemic spreads to Jharkhand as states play pass-the-buck game

West Bengal's poppy-cultivation epidemic seems to have spread to the neighbouring state of Jharkhand. #India #Afghanistan #West Bengal #CriticalPoint #Jharkhand #Malda #poppy fields