Economic remedies for water crisis

Economic remedies for water crisis

At Longmisa village, under Mokokchung district, two boys carry water back home in plastic can and aluminum bucket with bamboo bar-support from a water source which is fast drying up. Depletion of water resources and scarcity of potable water is growing into a major threat in Nagaland. Photo by Toshi Kichu By Amit KapoorIANS | […]

Congress leadership conundrum

Congress leadership conundrum

By Jayanta Ghosal IANS | July 17 The opposition’s role in democracy is always very important. Ruling party and opposition dialectics is the core strength of democracy. It keeps the balance of power in the system. The ruler becomes a dictator if the opposition is weak. From President Donald Trump to Russia’s Vladimir Putin, a new […]

Emboldened by Bolsonaro, armed invaders encroach on Brazil’s tribal lands

Emboldened by Bolsonaro, armed invaders encroach on Brazil’s tribal lands

An indigenous child of Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe, plays a musical instrument during a meeting at Alto Jamari village, called to face the threat of armed land grabbers invading the Uru-eu-wau-wau Indigenous Reservation near Campo Novo de Rondonia, Brazil, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino Tribes and indigenous rights groups say a surge of threats and illegal incursions […]

Flying high: Rural India’s pad-women bringing bottom-up change feature in Oscar-winning documentary

Flying high: Rural India’s pad-women bringing bottom-up change feature in Oscar-winning documentary

Kathikhera (Hapur, Uttar Pradesh), March 3 (IANS) It’s 9 a.m., and as most Kathikhera locals head to the fields, the village’s seven women prepare their two-room pad-manufacturing factory unit for the day. An avenue for employment and financial gains, the unit has turned around the lives of not just these young harbingers of menstrual health, […]

India’s air strike on Pakistan: the strategy and the risks

India’s air strike on Pakistan: the strategy and the risks

A Mirage-2000 fighter jet. REUTERS Photo NEW DELHI, February 26 (Reuters): India said its warplanes struck a militant training camp inside Pakistan on Tuesday, raising the risk of conflict between the nuclear-armed neighbours. The airstrikes hit a training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), the group that claimed credit for a suicide bomb attack that killed at […]

Kashmir insurgency: Need to win hearts and minds

Kashmir insurgency: Need to win hearts and minds

Soldiers examine debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Younis Khaliq By Amulya Ganguli IANS | February 16 One of the most disturbing aspects of the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama was that the suicide bomber was a local, Adil Ahmad Dar, who lived in a village near […]

Long way to go: Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ film splits audiences

Long way to go: Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ film splits audiences

Gazal Dhaliwal, a trans woman and writer of Bollywood film ‘Ek Ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga’, poses for a picture in Mumbai, India, on February 7, 2019. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Roli Srivastava Gazal Dhaliwal, the transgender writer of Bollywood’s first lesbian romance says she feels “responsible” for telling LGBT+ stories MUMBAI, February 13 (Thomson Reuters […]

The impossible job: India’s pollsters face uphill battle to call election

The impossible job: India’s pollsters face uphill battle to call election

A man displays his finger marked with indelible ink as he poses for a photo outside a polling station during Karnataka assembly elections in Bengaluru, India, May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo NEW DELHI, February 12 (Reuters) – Thousands of candidates, hundreds of parties, endless combinations of possible coalitions – spare a thought for […]

Eradicating TB by 2025 in India a tough task: The Global Fund

Eradicating TB by 2025 in India a tough task: The Global Fund

A lab assistant performs an experiment during an inauguration visit of a new P3 level research laboratory against tuberculosis at the School of Life Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) near Lausanne, Switzerland March 17, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse /File Photo New Delhi, February 8 (IANS) While the government’s goal of ending tuberculosis […]

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