Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

Food Control.

It is some consolation to note that the Government of India seem, at any rate at present, to have realised the urgency as well as the importance of solving the food problem. They have decided to take over the control of the supply of food grains in the country and …

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Mysore Dasara Festivities.

His Highness the Yuvarajh opens the All-India Dasarah Exhibition [in Mysore] on the 12th evening. The arrangements for the opening ceremony are nearing completion and considerable improvements have been effected, in the accommodation of exhibits. Another useful feature is the opening of a Hindu Restaurant and hotel within one of …

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Learning to ask

Reporting on reservations and facing inconvenient questions posed by students The year was 2006 and the Central government had directed institutions of higher education to implement a 27%-reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs). With 22.5% of seats already reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), this would …

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Target 1.5

Time is running out to keep global warming below 1.5°C since pre-industrial era levels The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has come out with a clear scientific consensus that calls for a reversal of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, to prevent severe harm to humanity in the decades ahead. World leaders …

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Arrest the exodus

Gujarat must rethink the proposalto limit jobs for migrant workers Following the horrific rape of a toddler, allegedly by a migrant worker, in Sabarkantha district on September 28, there has been an exodus out of northern Gujarat of Hindi-speaking migrant workers. There have been incidents of “revenge attacks” on them. …

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We need a pro-liberty judicial approach

The judiciary is deviating from its own precedents in terms of civil liberties Article 21 of the Constitution places the personal liberty of citizens on the highest pedestal, and so it is the duty of our courts to protect it. However, two recent decisions of the Supreme Court suggest that …

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Another warning on warming

The new IPCC report makes it clear that the path forward offers no simple or easy solutions The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released a special report on global warming of 1.5°C over pre-industrial temperatures. Produced speedily, it provides details on how the global response to climate …

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Salvaging a strategic partnership

The India-Russia dialogue should not get inextricably entangled in the India-U.S. dialogue At their meeting in Goa at the India-Russia annual summit, in October 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi quoted a Russian proverb to Russian President Vladimir Putin: “An old friend is better than two new ones.” It was a …

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