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Jan 08, 2019
Swachh Bharat Mission in Odisha hits roadblock as abundant open defecation, insufficient toilets defeat cleanliness driveStatistics claim that the Bantaligram panchayat, which hosts 1,293 households, has only 234 toilets constructed, while 1,059 toilets are yet to be constructed.
Jan 04, 2019
'Consensual sex of live-in partners not rape if man fails to marry': SC ruling tackles sensitive issues like consent, but lacks nuanceWhile the Supreme Court judgment takes a hard look at consensual relationships, rape, and consent itself, and is progressive to some extent, it lacks nuance. The Supreme Court, on 22 November, 2018, held that if a person had not made the promise to marry with the sole intent to seduce a woman to indulge in sexual acts, such an act would not amount to rape.
Dec 05, 2018
Mizoram Assembly polls: Phones of observers lying unused on voting day shows how state adheres to electoral code of conductA year before any election, the church assumes the role of a political preacher and explains to the religiously-inclined Mizos the value of a single vote and the importance to elect the most eligible candidates.
Oct 10, 2018
Stubble burning: Neither subsidy nor penalty can stop debt-ridden farmers of Punjab from torching strawLike China, Punjab has tried many solutions, even drafting an agricultural policy that talks about a paddy straw challenge fund to reduce the menace.
Oct 09, 2018
Stubble burning: Delhi at risk of another smog attack as Punjab farmers have little alternative but burn strawThe idea to generate electricity by stubble-burning also never took off, as it was currently impossible to set up powerhouses that could consume 15 million tonne of paddy straw.
Oct 05, 2018
Instagram brings QR code-like Nametags for users to scan and search peopleInstagram's Nametags allow users to search for people by scanning their nametags.
Oct 02, 2018
Google has a cool ‘text adventure’ game hidden in Search: Here's how to play itThis new easter egg in Google Search is everything. You really don’t want to miss it!
Oct 01, 2018
India should avoid trading insults with Pakistan at UN, act in a manner commensurate with emerging-power statusWhat Sushma Swaraj inadvertently did was create the space for a slanging match, and Shah Mahmood Qureshi didn’t let go of the opportunity.
Sep 25, 2018
Assam Police seeks to form ATS after discovery of Hizbul Mujahideen module rings alarm bells among security establishmentWhat is surprising is the daring effort to supplant the Hizbul Mujahideen ideology in the northeastern state as is the ready availability of a ragtag band of wannabe militants.
Sep 14, 2018
Punjab labour shortage: Rising scarcity of farm workers pushes up production cost, inclination towards machine farmingA report prepared by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry states that between 2004-05 and 2011-12, a large percentage of the workforce across states moved away from agriculture.