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Geneva test

India is reported to have assured Sri Lanka of support in international forum, says Sam Rajappa, wondering if she would betray Tamils yet again in the human rights review meet in Geneva

Fire fighting

Under fire for refusing to create a 3-km buffer zone around wildlife sanctuaries where over 40 mining companies operate, Goa govt to identify private forest areas on directions of Bombay HC

Ray of hope

There appears to be fresh hope for victims of the 2008 Kandhamal riots, as the Supreme Court issues notice to Odisha government on a PIL that has sought reinvestigation of cases by the CBI

Neo zamindars

If you thought democracy has done away with zamindars in India, hang on. A land reform activist sees a modern zamindari in corporate houses, acquiring huge chunks of land, says Anjali Ojha

Able college

Delhi’s Manovikas College is a distinguished institution of higher education. Rahul Vaishnavi tells out how it has helped youth who failed to cope in other colleges, stand on their own legs

Saving the sand

Environmentalists recommend developing alternatives to sand from industrial waste, recycled glass or debris, for usage in construction and development activities, says Mohammed Shafeeq

Hidden report

National Advisory Council member and activist Aruna Roy demands explanation from government on denial of information to activists under RTI on safety of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant

Hail Jairam

Whatever some political outfits may have to say of Union Minister Jairam Ramesh’s remarks on ‘toilets vs temples’, common people stress the need for more clean public toilets in the country

Joy of seeing

On this World Sight Day, Elizabeth Kurian shares the stories of Daniel, Venkatesh and Maniki, who got their sight back thanks to the organizations working among the visually impaired

Cornering Vadra

Arvind Kejriwal continues his charge against DLF and Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. He has now sought a white paper on dealings between the Haryana govt and DLF

A cry for help

Encouraged by a recent statement of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, anti-nuke activists in Kudankulam have appealed to her for help. Sam Rajappa presents the Kudankulam case to her

Sans nuclear

A study by two professors in IISc has revealed that India’s energy needs can be met by solar and other renewable sources, says K S Jayaraman, adding that the country needs no nuclear plants

Disarming Bhatt?

In a letter to Chief Minister Narendra Modi, IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt accuses his government of seeking to jeopardize his security by striving to dispossess him of his service weapons

Safe eating

In these times when activists talk about various rights, why is ‘right to safe food’ not an issue? Hemant Goswami stresses on the need to reclaim the right as it is linked to ‘right to life’

Beyond power

IITian Yogeshwar Kumar, who has set up micro-hydroelectric plants in neglected hilly villages, looks beyond rural household lighting. His community-run power stations also operate rural enterprises like flour mills, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

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