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    Bridging The Gap

    The 21st century is the era of information and speed. People have a rare time to spare. People want to accomplish everything within a very short time

    Bridging The Gap

    The 21st century is the era of information and speed. People have a rare time to spare. People want to accomplish everything within a very short time

    Public Roads Not For Protest

    The Supreme Court has appointed two senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sudha Ramachandran as interlocutors to resolve a deadlock created at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi. Hundreds of women and children have been sitting over there since December 15th, 2019, resulting into the closure of a main arterial road connecting Delhi to Noida. The protesters opposed to CAA-NPP-NRC are being persuaded to shift their venue. Because their sit-in has caused hardships to thousands of people travelling daily through the road. Howsoever genuine may be the grievance of a citizen, he or she cannot create hurdle in the exercise of fundamental rights of other people. It is important to remember that over a...

    Fair Deal

    The Supreme Court has shattered another glass ceiling by opening the command position in the Indian Army for women officers. It has rightly held that denying women Army officers an opportunity to be in the permanent commission on the ground of social norms and physiological features was disturbing and premised on stereotypes. Though the women in the Army have worked shoulder-to-shoulder to their male counterparts and brought laurels to the force. Yet, they were deprived of permanent commission, despite their readiness to render their service. It has taken more than a decade for the women officers to get their long-pending due. The Union government has already made a policy decision on...

    Connecting The Dots

    In the last decade, India witnessed change not only in the party at the Centre but the nature of works. The previous central government under the Prime Ministership of Manmohan Singh mooted the so-called ‘Look East Policy’ which has been changed to ‘Act East Policy’ by the National Democratic Alliance government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday emphasised the re-opening of the Stilwell road. He said that a committee on Stillwell Road Development would be formed and would appeal the Centre for prioritizing on the restoration of this road by both the countries, India and Myanmar, as it would be mutually...

    Collaborative Action

    India is known for its rich biodiversity and is one of the seven megadiverse countries in the world. India has four biodiversity hotspots namely– Eastern Himalayas, Western Ghats, Indo Myanmar landscape and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The country is home to as many as 500 species of migratory birds from across the globe. Migratory birds, mammals and aquatic species are increasingly in danger on their migration routes. India needs to work together with other countries to protect them. It is worrisome that the population of most migratory species protected under the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) is declining. Caring and protecting all animals and natural life on earth is part...

    Survival Of Scavenger

    10 endangered vultures died at Bamunigaon under Chaygaon police station in Assam’s Kamrup district after reportedly feeding on pesticide-laced cattle carcass. Death of vultures in Assam due to poisoning has now become a common phenomenon. Actually, vultures are the unintended victims in the tiff between cattle farmers and predators like feral dogs, leopards, and jackals. The villagers to save their cattle, they try to kill the predator by poisoning a sick cow or dog. Vultures come, eat and die. The poisons they use to kill the goats are organophosphates and carbamate pesticides. However, Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs such as diclofenac are a much bigger threat than secondary poisoning, experts said.

    Assam Accord

    With Assam continuing to reel under protests triggered by the CAB, the high-level committee finalised its report on suggestions to implement Clause 6

    Liberalise Abortion Laws

    The Union Cabinet has recently approved an amendment to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 by increasing the gestation limit from 20 to 24 weeks for abortion for special categories of women. This has come at a time when there was a growing demand to strengthen women's reproductive rights and to check illegal unsafe abortion. The MTP Bill 2020 is aimed at expanding access of women to safe and legal abortion services on therapeutic, eugenic, humanitarian or social grounds. The women who can choose for abortion in increased time limit are the vulnerable ones like survivors of rape, victims of incest and others like differently-abled, minors etc. The upper gestation limit will...

    Ruling On Reservation

    The Supreme Court has in an important judgement on February 17th, 2020 ruled that an individual cannot seek reservation in public jobs as a fundamental right. It has also said that the State is not bound to provide quota in promotion to the members of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe in government services. The ruling is going to cause much unease among the political parties. The oppressed classes are likely to deal with the heat as they are direct beneficiaries of such a concession and positive discrimination in our society, introduced due to historical reasons. The reservation in our country has always been an emotive issue. Before political parties...