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Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 05:08
By Shobha Shukla - CNS (Citizen News Service)
Overuse and/or misuse of antibiotics has led to antimicrobial resistant superbugs pose a global health emergency. This threat is particularly great in India, that has the highest burden of TB in the world and is also the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics. In a first of its kind study, led by Dr Srinath Satyanarayana of McGill University, and published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases,.....Read More...
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 04:59
By Oken Jeet Sandham
We are happy that as per the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission (FFC), the States’ share in the net proceeds of the Union tax revenues will now be 42% than the 32% recommended by the 13th Finance Commission (TFC). Although the transfers to the States will be seen as a quantum jump, the States which were earlier treated as Special Category States will still continue to suffer. Because.....Read More...
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 04:28
By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
Many in India, including old time journalists, who rarely, if ever, received any cash incentives from employers, except in the form of a paltry—rather, reluctant--raise at the end of the year, must have been astonished to see a sort of competition in announcing huge cash awards for the two Olympic medal winners—both women. This at once raises the question whether a medal starved India considers.....Read More...
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 04:21
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) stated recently that Tamils continue to face discrimination in Sri Lanka and questioned the island-country if Indian Tamils were allowed to get back to their homeland – while reviewing a report on the anti-discrimination efforts undertaken by the country. UN CERD is a body of independent human experts monitoring the.....Read More...
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 23:18
At its meeting held on August 16 2016, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a “National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict-Affected Displacement” for persons displaced as a result of the conflict. The policy was drafted by the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, at the request of the President Maithripala Sirisena. Seven years after the.....Read More...
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 09:56
By *Malladi Rama Rao
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given notice of getting tough on Islamabad in a manner no previous Indian government has been. There are critics of this new tough line but most Indians would think that it was long overdue. Pakistan has long derived advantage from the Indian refusal to compete with it in propaganda warfare. Even before conveying the stories of Pakistani excesses in territories it.....Read More...
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 03:25
By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
At his first US ‘town hall’ type address on July 6, Narendra Modi was at his theatrical best. Using his trademark 1940-50 era filmy style of delivering dialogues in stentorian voice. With much flailing of hands he told a selected audience at a stadium in Delhi how ‘angry’ he gets when he finds ‘anti-social elements’ going wild in the name of ‘cow protection’. The Prime Minister has used ‘Maun’ (.....Read More...
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 03:03
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Indian Supreme Court on August 24 asked the Tamil Nadu government to chin up and face criticism of its policies. The apex court observed No other State in the country seemed to have filed so many criminal defamation cases, that too using the state machinery and the public prosecutor’s office, in the recent past. Rebuking Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a hearing on a defamation.....Read More...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:11
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
The 31st Olympics Games held in Rio of Brazil from 5 August to 21 August 2016 ended after 16 days of healthy competition, featuring 11,303 athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team. The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a major international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in Latin America on 5-21.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 08:01
A French-Algerian businessman has challenged a ban on Muslim women’s full-body swimwear, known as burkini, saying he would pay the penalty for any woman who was charged for defying the law. Rachid Nekkaz, said he has decided to pay the fines of any women breaking the partial law, which came into force on July 28 and runs until August 31 at some French beaches. Nekkaz, who has so far paid three.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 07:47
In order to promote and rehabilitate agrarian community of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, the Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka yesterday handed over a made in Pakistan Tractor worth of US $ 10,010.00 to the Palayadivadai Farmers Association, Pottuvil in an impressive ceremony held at the High Commission of Pakistan. The Chief Minister of Eastern Province of Sri.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 06:55
he Government has allocated Rs.14 billion for high impact resettlement projects in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to socially upgrade and integrate the war affected families into the mainstream of development. These projects are currently being implemented on an accelerated manner by the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs through District.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 06:45
The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) will be hosting the 2016 edition of its flagship programme, World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), formerly known as Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), in New Delhi on 5-8 October 2016. According to a press release from the Indian High Commission in Colombo - Ranked globally as one of the five most impactful think tanks by the.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 06:34
By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
The sports and youth affairs minister, Vijay Goel, rightly drew criticism for his boorish behavior at the Rio Olympics by invading restricted sporting arenas, as pointed to him by an Olympic official in a letter, with his battery of bureaucratic flunkies. As was to be expected, he feigned ignorance about his team flouting any rule and blamed it all on ‘misunderstanding’ because of the ‘language.....Read More...
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