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Chinese Dam   By Dr P K Vasudeva It is believed that future wars are likely to be fought on water due to its shortage for ecological reasons. In recent times, the world has witnessed a major surge in regional unrests caused primarily by the shortage of water. Tension builds up between two or more countries when an effort is made by any upper [Full Article...]

Adios liquor, corruption

Bihar Agenda By Insaf Come April 1 and Bihar will go dry. Well, prohibition is uppermost on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s list of poll promises to be kept. His pronouncement will obviously make the men-folk frown. But that should be of little concern. It’s the die-hard women supporters, who outnumbered the men in casting their vote this election, that Nitish seeks to please. Liquor [Full Article...]

So many laws to protect women…but???

By Patricia Mukhim November 26 this year marks the 125th birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar who is referred to as the Father of the Indian Constitution. This day was observed by the Political Science Department, NEHU as Constitution Day. There was a reflection on the Constitution vis –a-vis women’s empowerment. The Indian Constitution guarantees women several rights that are enshrined in the Preamble, [Full Article...]

Political delicacies

By Nora Chopra HAMID ANSARI HAS HIS EYES ON RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN The country is gripped with the raging debate on intolerance with both filmi icons Amir Khan and Shahrukh Khan reacting against intolerance. President of India Pranab Mukherjee has thrice warned the nation on intolerance. But one person who has so far not uttered a word. Is Hamid Ansari, the vice president of India. [Full Article...]

Why it’s silly to link FDI and intolerance

  By Kanwal Sibal Many believe that rising intolerance in India is becoming an issue in our foreign relations, to the point that foreign investment flows into the country may be affected. The murder of a Muslim for allegedly stocking beef in one state, those of a couple of Dalits in another, the killing of a ‘rationalist’ in still another state, and some statements [Full Article...]

Politics of changing leadership in Congress

  By Sajay Laloo The incumbent Chief Minister, Mukul Sangma under whose leadership Congress has managed to convince and impress voters that he is a real leader who means business, has provided political stability to Meghalaya. By giving a stable government which is the precursor to development, he has created history in leading his party to win the most number of seats in the [Full Article...]

Indigenous innovations for decent modern living

  By Fabian Lyngdoh      We are interested to know what the future has in store for us. But the ‘future’ has always been an abstract and vague concept. It has an existence only in the mind, conjured up by hope, and sometimes by despair. The only events we can analyse are those of the past, and the only life we can possibly live [Full Article...]

Weakened Modi vs unsteady Rahul

By Amulya Ganguli It will not be till 2018 that the BJP and the Congress, purportedly the two poles of Indian politics, will meet in a frontal confrontation in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. Before that, there will be a face-off in Assam next year, but the north-eastern state is not politically important enough for the outcome to make a significant impact on the [Full Article...]