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Justice Leila Seth, 1st woman CJ of state high court, dead

New Delhi: Justice (retd) Leila Seth, the first woman chief justice of a state high court in the country and mother of celebrated author Vikram Seth, has died. She was 86 and passed away last night at her residence in Noida.

Indore: National symposium at Ambedkar University

Mhow: Dr BR Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Dr Ambedkar Nagar organised a national symposium sponsored by social justice and empowerment ministry, Government of India, here on Tuesday.

China’s rise threatens Asian stability

A conference on Afghanistan without Afghanistan is even more absurd than Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. Yet, there is no denying that Russia, which hosted a meeting of Pakistani and Chinese representatives to discuss the Afghan conflict 37 years after the Soviet invasion in December 1979, has a legitimate interest in a landlocked country that was at the heart of the Great Game that obsessed the British during the 19th Century.

India Makes The Right Call; Turns Down An Aluminum Minimum Import Price

2016-12-29 agmetalminer
India is becoming a growing powerhouse in the base metals industry and - although producers seem more intent in expanding outside the country, witness Aditya Birla's smart acquisition of Novelis - the country has the two significant advantages that encourage an expectation of rapid domestic growth. These are low current per capita consumption and the world's fifth-largest domestic reserves of bauxite.

Democracy and Dissenters

Ramachandra Guha’s latest book Democrats and Dissenters is a collection of sixteen essays. The book often moves beyond India to neighbouring countries to consider parallel process in South Asia and beyond. His earlier three books of a series explore the creation and subsequent career of the Republic of India. The first was India after Gandhi, the second was Makers of Modern India and the third was Patriots and Partisans.

Prime Minister inaugurates CSIR Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

“CSIR is a reflection of India in its diversity and heterogeneity and has left its indelible mark in every sphere of activities of the nation while playing a pivotal role in the development of Modern India by its all-round approach to Research & Development”, said the Prime Minister of India and the President of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). Narendra Modi was addressing a distinguished gathering on the occasion of Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of CSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology here.

India’s poor sanitation is damaging millions of children. There’s no excuse | Rose George | Opinion | The Guardian

2016-08-09 theguardian
Earlier this year, in a sweltering classroom in Delhi, I met a young Indian boy named Ram. His father is a watchman in a government apartment block, and the family live in the building’s garage. But there is no toilet, so Ram, a small, whipsmart and endearingly cheeky boy, must cross two busy highways to get to the overcrowded public toilet in a nearby slum.

William Dalrymple takes to smartphone photography to make the ‘vision count’

2016-06-26 financialexpress
WHEN NOTED writer-historian William Dalrymple is not busy penning down his thoughts or working on his next bestseller, he’s probably clicking pictures with his Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone. Not too many people know that the 51-year-old author of books such as City of Djinns (1994), White Mughals (2002), Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (2009) and Return of a King:

Save nation from ideology that murdered Mahatma Gandhi: Digvijaya

2016-05-21 financialexpress
Calling upon the youth of the country to wage a war against the ideology that kept on opposing Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, murdered Mahatama Gandhi and exercising their power in the country today, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said there was a dire need to unmask the people practising that ideology to save the nation from destruction.

Ambedkar’s Legacy: Critique Of Religion, Quest For Social Justice & The Paradox Of Constitutionalism

2016-04-27 colombotelegraph
May I begin my talk this evening by thanking His Excellency Y. K. Sinha the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo for inviting me to deliver this lecture on B. R. Ambedkar? This event is part of a series of celebrations in connection with the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, which fell on the 14th of April. I am afraid my talk may not celebrate great Ambedkar’s memory and legacy as such.

Idea Exchange: ‘What’s happening now is troubling investors… this isn’t the India they have been told about’

2016-04-10 financialexpress
Author-historian Sunil Khilnani on the 50 ‘angry men and women’ of his latest book Incarnations, why India has a  ‘small time horizon’ to seize the moment, the connection between inequality and ‘some of the politics today’, and why universities must be ‘republic of ideas where you say the unsayable’

Finance Ministers: Architects of Modern India post liberalization period

2016-02-27 indiainfoline
Of all, Palaniappan Chidambaram holds the distinction of presenting the maximum number of Budgets -- six in all (two under the United Front government and four under the United Progressive Alliance regime)