Day: May 4, 2019

Kargil’s lessons remain relevant after 20 years (Hindustan Times)

It was on this day — May 3 — 20 years ago that some local shepherds in the Kargil area of Jammu and Kashmir detected Pakistani infiltrators. Thus started the Kargil War, a rare instance of a conventional conflict between two nuclear-armed neighbours. Both India and Pakistan had just become overt nuclear weapons states a...

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धर्म गुरुओं का घिनौना रूप, अत्याचार शिकार पीड़ितों के लिए न्याय की लड़ाई बहुत कठिन (दैनिक जागरण)

सुभाषिनी अली सहगल। एक बड़ी खबर जो चुनावी कोलाहल में दब गई कि इसी 26 अप्रैल को आसाराम बापू के बेटे नारायण साई को सूरत की अदालत ने दुष्कर्म का दोषी पाया। 30 अप्रैल को उसे आजीवन कारावास की सजा भी सुनाई गई। 2013 में दो बहनों ने बाप-बेटे, दोनों के खिलाफ लगातार दुष्कर्म और...

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Congress could use Manmohan Singh’s message to good effect (Hindustan Times)

One of the gaps in the Congress’s campaign so far has been its inability to confront Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on three issues. All surveys and anecdotal evidence suggest that Mr Modi’s popularity is high — and this arises from faith in his integrity, which, in turn, stems from...

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हमारे शरणगृह (Shelter Homes) तबदील हो रहे हैं यौन-यातना गृहों में (पंजाब केसरी)

हालांकि देश में सरकारी और गैर सरकारी तौर पर चलाए जा रहे महिला एवं बाल शरणगृहों से अपेक्षा की जाती है कि वहां जरूरतमंद, बेसहारा और लाचार बच्चे एवं महिलाएं सुरक्षित वातावरण में रहेंगी परंतु वास्तविकता कुछ और ही है तथा वहां लगातार महिलाओं का शोषण एवं उत्पीडऩ हो रहा है जिसके चंद ताजा उदाहरण...

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A dismal start to the fiscal year (Livemint)

The latest indicators on India’s economy aren’t sending out positive signals at the start of the fiscal year. Two important pieces of data—car sales and manufacturing PMI—suggest the economy is finding it hard to gather pace. Take car offtake first: Sales of Maruti in April fell 20% from the same month a year earlier. That...

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Why the Reserve Bank is playing with fire with currency swaps (Livemint)

Important changes are afoot in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) liquidity management system, and yet this has elicited relatively little serious analysis or scrutiny. Earlier this spring, the RBI conducted a foreign exchange (forex) swap of $5 billion and, on 23 April, a second swap of the same amount. Like the first, this second...

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A new definition of women is strange but popular (Livemint)

On Wednesday, a respectable body of people that included scientists, defined women. As humans who are deficient in a very useful hormone. And it appears that a majority of women in the world see the wisdom in this. The Court of Arbitration for Sport, the highest court for settling disputes in international sports, was looking...

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जापान के नये सम्राट से उम्मीद (प्रभात खबर)

तरुण विजय, वरिष्ठ भाजपा नेता जापान से हमें बहुत कुछ सीखना चाहिए, क्योंकि जापान एक ऐसा देश है, जो अपनी परंपराओं की रक्षा और निर्वाह बखूबी करता है. भारत में यदि कोई प्राचीन परंपराओं को संभालने की बात करता है, तो उनके बारे में यह कहा जाता है कि ये लोग अतीतजीवी हैं. ऐसे लोग...

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उत्साहजनक नतीजे (जनसत्ता)

परीक्षाओं के नतीजे विद्यार्थियों की पढ़ाई-लिखाई में रुचि के साथ-साथ शिक्षा की गुणवत्ता को भी रेखांकित करते हैं। इस लिहाज से इस साल भी सीबीएसई यानी केंद्रीय माध्यमिक शिक्षा बोर्ड के बारहवीं के नतीजे उत्साहजनक कहे जा सकते हैं। इसमें फिर एक बार लड़कियों ने लड़कों से बाजी मारी। सर्वाधिक अंक हासिल करने वालों में...

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Will the history of our times be controlled by Facebook? (Livemint)

Sandipan Deb A recently released study by the Oxford Internet Institute, provocatively titled ‘Are The Dead Taking Over Facebook?’, predicts some very interesting numbers. The researchers look at two scenarios, using United Nations figures on expected mortalities and total populations for every country in the world distributed by age, and data from the Facebook Audience...

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