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Wrongly-Framed Persons: Scars of Innocence

A new network of lawyers, rights activists and those exonerated in terrorism-related cases dedicates itself to fight for compensation and rehabilitation of those wrongly...
(L-R) The Taj Hotel up in flames after the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks; Soldiers guard near the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot in January this year, after an attack on it. Photo: UNI

Isolating the “Mother Ship” of Terrorism

In a move to tighten the screws on Pakistan, a private member’s bill wants our neighbor to be declared a terrorist state in the...
(L-R) The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with the President of USA, Barack Obama, the President of France, Francois Hollande, the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, Bill Gates and other dignitaries, at the Innovation Summit in COP 21, in Paris on November 30, 2015. Photo: PIB; a typhoon in Manila, Philippines. Photo: UNI

Paris Climate Pact: India’s Bargaining Chip

The climate agreement of December 2015 needs to be ratified by at least 55 of 174 countries. India still has to do it but...
(L-R) A screenshot of the website of e-courts; Litigants at the National Lok Adalat organized by the district legal services authority in Mirzapur, UP. Photo: UNI

Unique ID for Judicial Officers

In an effort to speed up justice and monitor performances, the center will allocate a unique identification number to these officers in district and...
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda (C) administering the first dose of Rotavirus vaccine to a girl child at the launch of the Pilot Rotavirus Universal Immunization program, at Bhubaneswar, in Odisha on Saturday. Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (I/C) Dharmendra Pradhan is also seen

The secret behind Rotavac vaccine trials

Even before the full data on these trials has been made public, the vaccine is out in four states. A petition in the Supreme...
Burkinis beached in France

Burkinis beached in France

This outfit of Muslim women and the saree have been banned on the country’s beaches. Is this an Islamophobic piece of legislation or a...
Social media star Qandeel Baloch

No “Honor” Killing This!

Social media star Qandeel Baloch’s death at the hands of her brother for leading a lifestyle which challenged conservative societal norms in Pakistan reflects...
Musilims on the occasion of first day on ramjan Near Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India. Photo by -- anil Kumar Shakya 30 june 2014

When Fat Gets Taxing

Kerala has introduced a fat tax, while the Delhi High Court asked Delhi to issue directions to schools on junk food. But can this...
GUWAHATI, AUG 20 (UNI)- A wild elephant crosses the NH-37 at Beharbari in Guwahati on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-23U

Stopped in Its Jumbo Tracks

All too often, environmental laws are breached with impunity. A National Green Tribunal ruling has put paid to Numaligarh Refinery’s encroachment into reserve forests...
(Left) Vyapam Building. (Right) Members of All India Mahila Congress burning MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s effigy at a demonstration in Bhopal. Photo: UNI

Vyapam probe: A dead end for CBI?  

With 700 accused and suspects absconding in this huge job-cum-admission scam and many let off on bail, observers now wait for the CBI to...

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