Bengaluru, Shamed By Frothing Lake, Summons International Help

Bengaluru, Shamed By Frothing Lake, Summons International Help

Bengaluru’s lakes have turned into showstoppers for reasons the city should be ashamed of. The two largest ones – Bellandur and Varthur – have, in the last 20 years, frothed, foamed and burst into flames, the result of relentlessly being forced to accommodate toxic chemicals and untreated sewage. Today, experts from Britain and Israel visited […]

US-led coalition air strike in Syria kills more than 30 people in school near Isis-held Raqqa, says human rights watchdog

US-led coalition air strike in Syria kills more than 30 people in school near Isis-held Raqqa, says human rights watchdog

At least 33 people have been killed in an air strike on a school sheltering displaced people near the Isis-held city of Raqqa, Syria, a monitoring group has said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was believed the US-led coalition had carried out the attack. Observatory activists counted at least 33 bodies […]

Professor Beaten Up, Arrested, For Questioning Why Shivaji’s Birthday Celebrated Twice A Year

Professor Beaten Up, Arrested, For Questioning Why Shivaji’s Birthday Celebrated Twice A Year

A 38-year-old professor from Maharashtra has been arrested after questioning why Chhatrapati Shivaji’s birthday was celebrated twice a year. A report in Mid-Day says that professor Sunil Waghmare, the head of department of commerce at the KMC college in Raigad, had posted the question on a WhatsApp group which also had teachers on it. Shivaji’s exact date-of-birth […]

If Gorsuch is confirmed, the legitimacy of the US supreme court won’t recover

If Gorsuch is confirmed, the legitimacy of the US supreme court won’t recover

While Russia’s involvement in our elections is unquestionably horrible, and it will likely take many more drip, drip, drips before we know the full extent of it, our democracy is facing an equally devastating threat much closer to home. On Monday, when Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin, the Republicans will attempt to […]

Kuldip Nayar journalism awards: First winner Ravish Kumar says journalists ‘have to rise above flattery of establishment’

Kuldip Nayar journalism awards: First winner Ravish Kumar says journalists ‘have to rise above flattery of establishment’

For his contributions in the world of journalism, eminent TV journalist Ravish Kumar on Sunday was honoured with the first Kuldip Nayar journalism award. He was conferred with an award plaque along with a cash amount of Rs 1 lakh. In the event organised by the Gandhi Peace Foundation at the India International Centre, veteran journalist […]