Daily Archives: August 15, 2018

Acquitted of Negligence.

Their Lordships [Sadasiva Aiyer and Napier, J.J., of the Madras High Court] disposed of a criminal revision case from North Arcot in which the question was whether negligence on the part of a driver of a Motor car could be inferred from the fact that the car ran over a …

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Rajasthan alert on infiltration

Faced with the danger of large-scale Pakistani infiltration into Barmer and Jaisalmer, the Rajasthan Government has asked the Centre to annul forthwith the citizenship of some 18,000 persons who had crossed over to Pakistan during the September 1965 conflict between the two countries. Although these persons ran away to Pakistan …

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An election eye-opener

On fake news and communalised debates in Karnataka Away from the rallies, politicking, coalition talk and door-to-door campaigns, election coverage usually involves attempting to find a logical voting pattern in an otherwise unpredictable electorate. The Karnataka Assembly elections provided an opportunity to tour many parts of the State and ask …

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Currency crossfire

The weakening rupee is anopportunity to boost exports For the Indian rupee, already grappling with high crude oil prices and the growing heft of the U.S. dollar, the latest shock has come from a most unexpected quarter. The currency, which was valued at 63.84 to the dollar at the end …

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Siege of Ghazni

The Taliban assault on the city could alterthe balance in Afghanistan’s civil war The massive Taliban assault on the strategically important Ghazni city in southeastern Afghanistan has exposed the vulnerabilities of Afghan troops once again. If the city falls, it could alter the balance in the stalemated war, rendering the …

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Bringing up a science

The lack of research in evolutionary biology in India is a matter of concern The marginalisation of research and education in evolutionary biology in India has justifiably been a matter of concern for some time. Evolutionary biology is important in understanding multi-drug resistance in microbes, for instance. The Nipah virus …

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The market across the border

India and Pakistan will both gain immensely by encouraging bilateral trade In his speech on July 26, after his electoral victory, Pakistan Prime Minister-elect and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan conveyed a sense of hope when he spoke of the need for harmonious relations with neighbouring countries, including India. …

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Words of freedom

Our Independence Day is, very specially, our Prime Minister’s day. It has been that way since our very first Independence Day, August 15, 1947, when Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first Prime Minister, chiselled his name for all time into that date with his ‘Tryst with Destiny’ speech in Parliament House. …

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WPI inflation slows to 5.09% in July

Inflation at the wholesale level slowed to 5.09% in July largely due to a cooling down of food price inflation, according to official data released on Tuesday. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation was lower than June’s 5.77%. The primary articles category saw growth slowing significantly to 1.73%, from …

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