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Celebrating the Spirit of Women Entrepreneurship

It's time to celebrate the spirit of women entrepreneurship and the fact that more women are taking the plunge despite the cultural biases.

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Eight million tonnes of plastic are going into the ocean each year

You might have heard the oceans are full of plastic, but how full exactly? Around 8 million metric tonnes go into the oceans each year, according to the first rigorous global estimate published in Science today. That’s equivalent to 16 shopping bags full of plastic for every metre of coastline (excluding Antarctica). By 2025 we will be putting enough plastic ...

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What clicked for Kejriwal

|By Narendra Kaushik| New Delhi:  It was sometime in July 2013. I was doing a pre-election survey in Delhi and had gone to Timarpur to speak to husband of a Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader.  After I was done with my questions, he asked me what feedback I was getting on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). I told him that ...

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A drain on left of G T Road

Cancer Spread in Greater Noida Villages

|By Narendra Kaushik| Greater Noida: Sukhpal Singh (50) looks to have grown older by a decade in last two years since his wife Bala Devi (45) was diagnosed with breast cancer. The couple has been to almost every major hospital in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) and is not yet sure whether Devi will be able to fight ...

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Innocence lost – A story of Delhi’s child campaigners

It was the last day of the political campaigning. Road shows and rallies galore, the National Capital was charged up and chaotic; scenes of traffic jams, processions, and policemen all over set the tone for the elections. After all, what else do you expected to see two days before the Delhi elections? But what caught the attention of our young ...

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Christians protest in New Delhi| Photo: Morning Star News

Christian anger likely to be displayed on ballot in Delhi

|By Shreeshan V| New Delhi : Just two days before the Assembly polls, the National Capital witnessed massive protests this morning outside the Sacred Heart cathedral, with police men in the Capital swooping down on a large number of people, including nuns, priests and children who were protesting the lack of action against the repeated attacks on churches in New Delhi. The incident in ...

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Negative campaigning gets aggressive as Delhi elections draw closer

|By Shreeshan Venkatesh| New Delhi : While political parties spend crores in promoting their candidates in run-up to elections, most rely heavily on negative campaigning and slinging mud at the opposition. And this only increases with each passing election season. According to Observer Foundation senior fellow Dr. Satish Misra: Mudslinging in elections has been increasing with every passing election and ...

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The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks with US President Barack Obama. | Photo: Narendra Modi. Creative Commons

Insuring nuclear suppliers using Indian tax payers’ money – how nationalist is diluting liability, Mr. PM?

|By Kumar Sundaram|Dianuke| On the eve of India’s Republic Day, the Modi government has announced that it will arm-twist the public-owned General Insurance Company(GIC) to provide insurance cover for the nuclear suppliers. Though the exact details are still not clear, the media reports suggest that the Indian government has found a roundabout way to placate the US nuclear suppliers’ like ...

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The art of being a good Indian woman

Yamuna Matheswaran ‘listens in’ to what her country is saying about women’s place in society. Hello there, self-declared modern Indian woman. Will you survive the beast that is Indian society? The beast that was designed specifically to crush your independence and to ensure that you never shake off your predetermined role as the torchbearer of family dignity? Why was this ...

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The good, bad and the brazen of terrorism!

|By Shreeshan V| The year gone by was very significant for the children of the world. A 17-year old won the Nobel Peace Prize and as if in commemoration of the achievement, hundreds of other children were relinquished of their right to live in this specially messed up world. Maybe targeting children was a misunderstood gesture of kindness; one born ...

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