Oct 25, 2014 02:36 AM
‘The government has taken steps to destroy MGNREGA, an act that gives purchasing power to the rural poor, following prejudicial contentions of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders’ It’s no secret that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not
Oct 25, 2014 02:20 AM
The U.S.-based lawsuit filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi is progressing A federal court in New York has signalled its intention to take forward a lawsuit filed in the U.S. against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by issuing an order on Octobe
Oct 25, 2014 02:06 AM
Alaska’s governor signed a bill on Thursday to officially recognise the State’s 20 indigenous languages in a symbolic move that gives a nod to tribal efforts to save Native American tongues which are at risk of dying out. The move would make
Oct 25, 2014 01:44 AM
Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Unprecedented as the attack on its Parliament building might appear — it has even been described as “the end of Canada’s innocence” — the country has had long experience of terrorism, from
Oct 25, 2014 01:41 AM
In late July this year, the international airport in the bustling Nigerian metropolis of Lagos received an extremely unwelcome visitor. A man from Liberia, a West African nation where Ebola is rampant, had been caring for his sister when she came down wit
Oct 25, 2014 01:30 AM
Civil servant independence in the country is at best nominal. Nonconformity even to spurn whimsical and arbitrary directives received from above is widely recognised as a very risky proposition The right to judicial remedies … is a constitutional r
Oct 24, 2014 02:41 AM
Senior advocate Fali S. Nariman appearing in cases before the Supreme Court where his son is a judge has revived an old debate regarding the appropriateness of such appearances In 1967, when U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the son of U.S. Sup
Oct 24, 2014 02:30 AM
As Maths is compulsorily taught in schools, it sets a healthy democratic precedent to decide the nature of Maths education through a public debate which James Glover has initiated in his response (“Everything Vedic in Vedic Maths,”Oct. 15) to
Oct 24, 2014 02:23 AM
It is not often that a first-time legislator gets to be Chief Minister. In Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar was chosen by the Bharatiya Janata Party for the top job not for his legislative experience or administrative expertise, but for his organisational ski
Oct 24, 2014 02:19 AM
Pope Francis famously asked last year: “If a person is gay and has goodwill, who am I to judge?” Last week, it almost looked like the Catholic Church, led by the first Pope in a thousand years from outside Europe, was set to make a bold transi
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