Aug 23, 2014 12:16 AM
Corruption in NREGA works has steadily declined in recent years. There are important lessons here that need to be extended to other domains One neglected aspect of the debate on the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) relates to the process a
Aug 23, 2014 12:12 AM
From Tunisia to Syria, Libya to Iraq, freelance reporters and photojournalists have reported history with a determination that old media could rarely match. For more than three years now, much of what the world has seen, read and learned about the Middle
Aug 23, 2014 12:04 AM
An offshoot of al-Qaeda, but more extreme than its parent, the Islamic State seems eager to prove its violent credentials. The execution of the American journalist James Foley by militants of the Islamic State is a shocking iteration of the group’
Aug 23, 2014 12:03 AM
It is a sign of the government’s defeat that it has been forced to arrest Irom Sharmila again, two days after she was released by a court. There are times when state and citizen are so hopelessly locked in conflict that one of them will have to gi
Aug 23, 2014 12:02 AM
Interview with Justice A.P. Shah, Chairman of the Law Commission The Law Commission of India recently submitted its 245th Report to the Law Ministry. The Report is the first scientific attempt to define and measure the backlog in India’s low
Aug 23, 2014 12:01 AM
Women are the worst sufferers in the violence perpetrated during the recent communal riots and other upheavals in Uttar Pradesh. In the wake of the riots that shook north India, I found myself in one of the many kafilas which travelled the tortuous road
Aug 22, 2014 03:23 AM
International humanitarian law has lacked mechanisms for encouraging effective compliance with the Geneva conventions One hundred and fifty years ago to the day, the first Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in
Aug 22, 2014 03:14 AM
Irom Sharmila and her inner battle against human rights abuse in Manipur. To get to the room where Irom Sharmila has spent a majority of her protest life one can pass the corridor of the main block of Imphal’s Jawaharlal Nehru hospital, turn aroun
Aug 22, 2014 03:06 AM
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang need to work out ways to avoid further confrontations. Persisting boundary disputes among the northeastern States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland, reflect m
Aug 22, 2014 02:54 AM
Mr. Modi made it clear in his address that the acquisition of more teeth by the navy was inextricably connected with India’s growth story. The commissioning in Mumbai of INS Kolkata, a formidable destroyer, has turned out to be much more than an e
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