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Vol 6 Issue 26, Jun 26 - Jul 2, 2015
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Making A Mockery of Democracy

Does ordinance uphold the spirit of democracy? Britain, whose system of governance we follow, does not have ordinance. The USA, oldest democracy, manages without the power of ordinance. The Constitutions of former British colonies like Australi  

Posted    04 Jun 2015   

IIT Madras Has to Respect Fundamental Rights

The ban on the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle, a student group of IIT Madras, is an attack on freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution. Freedom of speech and expression includes right to acquire and dissem  

Posted    01 Jun 2015   

Educate Indian Coast Guard on rights of fishermen

An affidavit filed by KR Nautial, Deputy Director-General of Indian Coast Guard, in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on a contempt petition against officials for disobeying orders to provide security to fishermen in the Palk Bay betra  

Posted    30 Apr 2015   

Another Attempt on Personal Liberty in Gujarat

Ever since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister, ‘the Gujarat model’ has come to occupy the center-stage. The Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill, which was passed by the State Assembly on 31 March amid strong o  

Posted    10 Apr 2015   

Going Gaga Over a Raw Deal
Posted    28 Jan 2015   
Move for a new dam defies logic

The clearance given to the Kerala government for carrying out an Environmental Impact Assessment Study for a new dam within a 10 km radius of the Mullaiperiyar Dam by the Union Environment and Forest Ministry defies logic and passes understandi  

Posted    17 Dec 2014   

Caste census has its advantages

The recent Supreme Court order striking down a Madras High Court directive to the authorities to hold a caste-wise census has caused consternation in Tamil Nadu where the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) launched in 2011 is in progress an  

Posted    21 Nov 2014   

False Narcotics Cases, Colombo’s new threat

The sentencing of five Indian fishermen to death by a Colombo court last week was a political act and not a legal one and India’s response also should be political rather than legal. Appeal against the death sentence in the Sri Lankan Sup  

Posted    04 Nov 2014   

Deepika cleavage issue: Dumbing down of social media
Posted    26 Sep 2014   
Save lives first, Bullet trains can wait

The death of 18 children and injuries to 15, aged between six and 12, in a bus-train collision at an unmanned level crossing in Medak district, Telangana, last week, could have been averted had the Indian Railways lived up to its promises.

 

Posted    30 Jul 2014   
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