Aug 1, 2014 01:46 AM
The main feature of the Kumbakonam fire tragedy, in which 94 children died in the Tamil Nadu town in July 2004, was that it need not have happened. If only laws regulating schools had been enforced, and education officials had been more scrupulous in the
Aug 1, 2014 01:40 AM
That India still has no anti-discrimination law to protect the interests of HIV positive people shows how little the nation as a whole cares about them and how callous society is to their plight. As a result, discrimination against HIV positive people, in
Jul 31, 2014 01:29 AM
For the second successive year, a large number of civil services aspirants are up in arms against the Civil Service Aptitude Test introduced by the Union Public Service Commission in the preliminary stage of the selection process. CSAT seeks to test a ran
Jul 31, 2014 01:26 AM
The tragic loss of more than a couple of hundred European lives in the horrific downing of Flight MH17 appears to have been the final provocation for the European Union and the United States to impose sanctions on Russia for backing the Ukrainian separati
Jul 30, 2014 01:28 AM
The killing of two Indian security guards by a Taliban suicide bomber during a recent attack on the Kabul airport, coupled with the successful evacuation from the line of fire of 40 nurses from Kerala, who were employed at a hospital in Tikrit in Iraq, hi
Jul 30, 2014 01:15 AM
The state, and individual schools, are not doing enough to protect children from physical abuse. The recent gruesome incidents in which three students were brutally thrashed by the principal of a school in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, and equally despicabl
Jul 29, 2014 01:12 AM
The Attorney General’s opinion that the Congress is ineligible to claim the post of Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha as it does not have the requisite number of 55 members to be recognised as a Parliamentary Party is based on preceden
Jul 29, 2014 01:04 AM
The four-month extension of talks to halt Tehran’s bid to make an atomic bomb is an indication of the positive if limited fallout from the historic late-2013 interim agreement. Beneath that was well-founded and deep scepticism — in the United
Jul 28, 2014 01:06 AM
It is easy to dismiss as a needless controversy the opposition from a Bharatiya Janata Party legislator to the appointment of tennis star Sania Mirza as a brand ambassador of the young State of Telangana, but one cannot afford to ignore the implications o
Jul 28, 2014 12:57 AM
A long and complex electoral process in Indonesia finally concluded with the remarkable victory of Joko Widodo, who was officially declared the winner in the presidential elections. An outsider to Indonesia’s entrenched military and political establ
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