Indian Cities – An Important Step Towards Economic Development

By investing in the development of sustainable cities, India needs to break away from the myth of the compartmentalized city.

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Hinduism and its complicated history with cows (and people who eat them)

A deeper look at the beef ban, cow vigilantes, Hinduism, and Hindutva vigilantism. Cows have become in India a lightning rod for human cruelty, in the name of religion.

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Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Is Gone, But Scrutiny Will Continue

In an executive order on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump dissolved the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (Voter Fraud Commission).

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Pfizer’s patent for children’s pneumonia vaccine challenged in India

The ‘PCV 13’ vaccine from Pfizer is intended for India’s universal immunisation program for children. The patent has been challenged by Doctors Without Borders.

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From internet blackouts to violent attacks, India & South Asia saw new threats to free speech & expression online in 2017

In 2017, India and other South Asian countries faced growing challenges in the field of internet freedom, censorship, and freedom of speech & expression.

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Delhi should follow Beijing’s example in tackling air pollution

India has made remarkable progress lifting millions of people out of poverty in recent years, but has singularly failed to curb air pollution in Delhi & other cities

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Behind Narendra Modi: The growing influence of the India lobby

Narendra Modi and Donald Trump each have a corporate style of administration. Modi’s frequent visits to the US have reinvigorated both India-US ties and Indian lobbying

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Triple Talaq Bill: Rushing to Judgement (A Lawyer’s Lament)

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights On Marriage) Bill, 2017, is no doubt a piece of progressive social legislation, well

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Fight against nitrogen pollution in the environment may witness a paradigm shift

The fight against environmental pollution could soon witness a paradigm shift, with a new study showing that domestic sewage is increasingly becoming a major source of Nitrogen pollution.

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Appraising Performance of Public Officials in Public Sphere

Governance opacity has gotten shriller by the day – quite an about-turn were one to recall the PM’s credo: Maximum Governance, Minimum Government; and Transparent Governance sans Corruption

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What was the “2G Scam”, and what did A. Raja & Kanimozhi do wrong?

What was the 2G spectrum allocation scam? Who were the people involved? How much money was involved? Who is Andimuthu Raja (A. Raja)? Why did the Supreme Court cancel 122 spectrum licenses granted by A. Raja in 2008?

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Full text of 2G scam judgement (A Raja, Kanimozhi) (CBI Special Court, New Delhi)

A Special CBI Court in New Delhi acquitted former telecom minister A. Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi in the 2G scam (spectrum allocation case)

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How well is India’s land record digitisation programme doing: Findings from Rajasthan

The Government of India has been running a program for improving land titles called the Digital India Land Record Modernisation Program since (DILRMP) 2008.

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Medical Marijuana Research Firm BOHECO Funded By Ratan Tata, Google India MD Rajan Anandan

Marijuana (cannabis) research firm BOHECO (Bombay Hemp Company) in India has raised funds worth 6.25 crore from Ratan Tata and Google India MD, Rajan Anandan.

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