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A Remarkable Mis-Hit

NDTV has been under probe by one or the other agencies for the last 12 or so years. An FIR was filed as early as 1997 -98 against Dr Roy and others on charges of embezzlement of public funds, Prevention of Corruption Act etc. Nobody knows what exactly happened to it. Somebody did file an RTI […]

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एक दिलचस्प बहस बिहार में शिक्षा कि दशा पर

“पत्रकारों से निवेदन है, अपने इलाके के कालेजों विश्वविद्यालयों में शिक्षकों की कमी पर एक सर्वे आज शिक्षक दिवस के मौके पर करें. शिक्षा मंत्री और कुलाधिपति से पूछें कि जहाँ शिक्षक ही नही वहां पढ़ाई कैसे होगी? छात्रों और उनके संगठनों से पूछें, शिक्षकों की कमी पर आंदोलित क्यों नही हुए? उनके माँ बाप से पूछें, बच्चे की पढ़ाई सुनिश्चित क्यों नही की? बस नाम लिखा कर आप वैतरणी पार हो गए? नीतीश से पूछें, शिक्षा और ज्ञान से लाखों बच्चों को वंचित करने लिये आप को कुम्भीपाक में कितने लाख साल खौलते तेल में पकाया जाना चाहिए?”

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The Case for Shaikha Salwa: What Papa Hemingway Would Have Said ?

“A section of the Indian social media remained divided almost for a week (16-21 August ) into pro- and anti-Islamic camps over the alleged report (Financial Times, 14.8.16) of a Qatari Princes, Ms Shaikha Salwa, having group sex with three men in her London apartment room, while three others were waiting for their turn.”
– a compelling write by Prof Chandrakant Singh

Indian Navy commandos fire flares during naval operations
demonstrations to mark Indian Navy Week in Bombay December 2, 2001. The
Indian Navy showcased its firepower to celebrate Navy Week which
commemorates India's decisive attack on Karachi harbour during the
India-Pakistan war in 1971. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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While India’s navy is certainly attracting lots of attention in the press, it faces a major challenge that might not be easily solvable.

Iskander Rehman November 4, 2014 The United States’ strategic reorientation towards the Indo-Pacific has been accompanied by a heightened interest in matters maritime. In contrast to the primary theaters of the Cold War, the region’s strategic and economic geography is strongly defined by its wide oceans, narrow choke points and contested waterways. As a result, […]