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Google: An emerging global actor in the Internet world

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | Harun Yahya | in Agenda

The diversity of information that Google provides is also a subject of criticism. The Internet is an environment with no quality control; anyone can gather whatever batch of information they wish and present it to the whole world It employs over 70,000 people around the world. It owns five of the...

Decoding versions of Pakistan’s ideology

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | Nadeem Paracha | in Agenda

Recently, the head of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), a component of the Khyber Pkhtunkhwa (KP) Government, congratulated his Government for expunging “secular content” from textbooks being used in the Province's schools. The KP Government's two main component parties are the populist Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the conservative JI. A page from...

Communist takeover in Kathmandu

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Agenda

With the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre forming an alliance in Nepal, the ‘domino theory' is perhaps dead (or at least dormant), and the country is ready for a communist takeover. Surprisingly, this development is making no difference to the world The communists are taking over in Nepal, and nobody cares. Thirty...

The Indian media and its shifting roles

Sunday, 07 Jan 2018 | VV SUNDAR | in Agenda

With the start of a new year, one hopes Indian television news loses some of its immaturity and grows up. Consumers deserve a more temperate mass media Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right”, said Oprah Winfrey, a famous American media personality. From the...

Clamp down on illegal constructions

Sunday, 07 Jan 2018 | SK Srivastava | in Agenda

Several courts have come down heavily on the rampant practice of unauthorised construction in prime Delhi localities but to no avail. It's high time for the judicial system to move beyond prodding, writes SK Srivastava In a sudden demolition drive, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation on December 22, 2017, sealed...

Zia-ul Haq: The man with an iron mask

Sunday, 07 Jan 2018 | Nadeem Paracha | in Agenda

General Zia-ul Haq was perhaps the most controversial ruler of Pakistan. His 11-year-long regime folded in August 1988, when a plane he was travelling in crashed near Bahawalpur. Sabotage was suspected but was never investigated. Surprisingly, very little has been written about him, apart from what he did as a...

India’s health: Past, present and future

Sunday, 31 Dec 2017 | Chandrakant Lahariya | in Agenda

2017 can largely be summed up as the year of policies and regulation for the health sector. Next year, the Government must kick-start the ‘decade of implementation and actions’ The year 2017 started with a high note of 27 per cent increase in financial allocation for the health sector in the...

Karachi’s reach across the world

Sunday, 31 Dec 2017 | nadeem paracha | in Agenda

On October 9 this year, the website of the British tabloid Daily Mail ran a piece on a street robbery taking place on Limestone Street in Ipswich — an urban town near the state of Queensland in Australia. The website also posted an accompanying video in which two very South...

When nature starts to lose the eco-battle

Sunday, 31 Dec 2017 | Gwynne Dyer | in Agenda

Half of the world's coral reefs are already gone and the destruction continues relentlessly. To top it all, interventions in natural systems will get much bigger and penalties for mistakes much more costlier. It's up to us to regulate and maintain them Whenever I get a chance, I go diving. The...

The Rahul I (did not) know

Sunday, 24 Dec 2017 | Ishan Joshi | in Agenda

As an old pal put it, RG owes all of us roughly co-terminus in age with him an apology for the calls we got from our mothers on the day of his accession… So, he was in your batch in college. No, Ma he was a year junior but he’s older...


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State lags behind in education status, reveals ASER report

17 Jan 2018 | PRAGYA PALLAVI | Ranchi

Annual Status of Education Report (ASER-2017) released on Tuesday covering 28 districts of 24 States on ‘Beyond Basics’- A survey of rural India youths, presented a gloomy picture of Jharkhand on a few basic parameters in comparison with the districts of Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. The survey based on 4 As (Activity, Ability, Awareness, Aspirations) covering the age group 14-18 years, Jharkhand lags behind in enrollment status, digital use,...

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