Monthly Archives: December 2018

Theresa must

Having survived a party challenge, the British PM should spell out London’s next steps British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a trust vote on her Conservative party stewardship. But there is little sign that the bitter infighting within the ruling party will abate. Nor is there any assurance that …

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Idyllic no more

The pursuit of solitude has led tothe decline of Goa A poet who recently spoke of the need for solitude as a precondition for writing said that solitude made life simple, for example in terms of how much cooking was needed to sustain the person. She added that only the …

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The anatomy of a police station

Lacking personnel, funds and motivation, the thana is not structured to enforce the rule of law The death of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, shot while trying to control a mob of cow vigilantes in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, is a vivid expression of the contempt of our ruling classes, …

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Is it time to abolish the death penalty?

The death penalty is error-ridden, arbitrarily imposed and unfairly targets the poor As a punishment, the death penalty makes no sense: how does killing a person who has killed a person show that killing is wrong? Most of the civilised world has abolished it. India certainly does not need it …

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The fear of executive courts

India urgently needs the return of a thriving legal culture that uncompromisingly calls out political posturing On Monday, Justice S.R. Sen of the Meghalaya High Court observed in a judgment that “anybody opposing… Indian laws and the Constitution cannot be considered… citizens of the country.” The case involved the denial …

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India, China join hands to promote tea globally

Eye green, black tea consumption in Europe, U.S., Russia, West Asia Two apex industry organisations, Indian Tea Association (ITA) and China Tea Marketing Association (CTMA), have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote green and black tea consumption in major tea markets in Europe , the U.S., Russia and West …

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Singapore editor charged with defaming government

Editor in Singapore charged with defamation The editor of a website in Singapore was charged with defamation late on Thursday for publishing a letter alleging corruption among the city-state’s leaders. Rights groups in Singapore denounced the “heavy-handed” response from the authorities. Source :

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Gandhi statue removed in Ghana

Professor says that its removal was an ‘issue of self-respect’ A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana’s most prestigious university after complaints that “he was racist against black Africans”. India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee had unveiled the statue of the global peace icon at the University of …

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