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Oct 05, 2017
Election Commission backs Narendra Modi's simultaneous Lok Sabha, Assembly polls idea: Benefits and drawbacks analysedThe Election Commission's (EC) unequivocal statement that it would be logistically prepared to conduct simultaneous polls by September 2018 gives fresh impetus to the idea.
Sep 20, 2017
MGNREGA, once world's largest source of rural livelihood, now a tale of decay and digital delayThere is no doubt that MNREGA in a short span of ten years did help generate 20 billion person-days of employment benefitting 276 million workers from which more than half were women.
Sep 17, 2017
As Bihar reels under impact of floods, medicos on motorbikes emerge as symbols of hope18 doctors on 18 motorcycles rode to 132 flood-hit villages in Bainsa division of Purnia district of Bihar to treat people taken ill with water-borne diseases.
Sep 11, 2017
With increasing instances of child sex abuse coming to light, POCSO Act strives to remove procedural complicationsThe POCSO Act, which does not discriminate on the basis of gender of the victim, provides for a variety of offenses under which someone accused of child sex abuse can be punished.
Aug 14, 2017
Refugee Crisis Part I: Berlin's ReDI school gives talented migrants the chance to integrate, contributeRefugee crisis is an oft-heard term in regular parlance these days. Ever since German Chancellor Angela Merkel's famous 2015 "Wir schaffen das!" (We'll manage it) speech, Germany has emerged as a European nation taking in the most number of refugees.
Aug 02, 2017
Last few minutes of Abu Dujana: LeT militant refused to surrender, wanted to die a 'martyr'For nearly eight hours after forces launched a cordon around a single-storey house in which Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Dujana was trapped on Tuesday, they didn’t fire a single shot.
Aug 02, 2017
LeT Kashmir chief Abu Dujana killed in Pulwama encounter: Stone-pelting youths tried to help militant escapeSecurity forces in Kashmir's Pulwama gunned down one of the longest serving militant commanders of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Abu Dujana, in over seven-hour-long encounter which started early on Tuesday.
Jul 31, 2017
Assam floods aftermath: Relief camps turn hunting ground for human traffickers as populace chases false ray of hopeWhile the administration is making efforts on the ground level to curb trafficking, it has a long way to go, given how deeply Assam is in the grip of the syndicate for whom women and children are merely resources to be procured and sold off.
Jul 19, 2017
Supreme Court hearing Aadhaar petitions: Right to privacy is sacred; Govt must salvage UID schemeThe government's idea of Aadhaar, as a mandatory factor to live as a law-abiding citizen, hinges upon what the Supreme Court's constitutional bench is about to rule on 'Right to Privacy' issue.
Jul 17, 2017
Presidential Election 2017 today: A primer on polls which will decide Pranab Mukherjee's successorThe current President will complete his five-year term in July 2017. The Election Commission has announced that elections for the next President will be conducted on 17 July.