Kashmir – The Way Forward

The current situation of J&K with the abrogation of Articles 370 & Article 35A is, no doubt, a bold step

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66 Civil Servants Sign Open Letter to President over “Weak-Kneed Response of Election Commission”

66 civil servants have urged President Ram Nath Kovind, along with the Chief Election Commissoner, to ensure the elections are conducted with independence, fairness, impartiality and efficiency.

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Low soil-moisture posing threat in most river basins

According to an index based on data of rainfall and soil moisture from 1982-2010, two-thirds of the country’s total cropland has been found to be sensitive to vegetation drought, raising the concern for food security.

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Study finds gaps in conservation efforts of Asiatic wild dogs in Western Ghats

A team of scientists have estimated the dhole population and its occupancy pattern in 16 protected forest reserves and adjoining landscapes covering an area of 37,000 sq km in Karnataka portion of Western Ghats. They have found that there are 49 sites in the surveyed areas, which faced threats of local extinction of the animal.

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Reducing Child Malnutrition – Action Backed By Data

In the last 15 years, we have been snowed under with programmes designed to improve access to healthcare, employment & food. Most programmes to tackle child malnutrition have not fit in with the lumbering public service delivery mechanisms that are a characteristic of most Indian state governments.

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Meeting India’s Healthcare Needs

A program for universal healthcare insurance like the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) is a step in the right direction for India. It has the potential to tackle problems of financial insecurity in healthcare spending, increase usage of healthcare facilities, and lead to better diagnoses of diseases and broader access to good care.

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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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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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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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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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Tiger Reserves And Core Area Inviolability

We had travelled to Kanha to change the battery of the radio-collar of a particular tiger. We followed the tiger sedulously but it kept eluding us.

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