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Friday, January 11, 2019

Attappadi’s short-lived babies: Why Kerala’s welfare model could be harming a tribal community

Attappadi’s short-lived babies: Why Kerala’s welfare model could be harming a tribal community


Source: TIE

Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins join Mark Ruffalo’s DuPont lawsuit film

Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins join Mark Ruffalo’s DuPont lawsuit film


Source: TIE

Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid: Virender Sehwag’s wish for ‘The Wall’ is winning hearts online

Happy Birthday Rahul Dravid: Virender Sehwag’s wish for ‘The Wall’ is winning hearts online


Source: TIE

Copa del Rey: Barcelona suffer loss but late goal boosts second-leg hopes

Copa del Rey: Barcelona suffer loss but late goal boosts second-leg hopes


Source: TIE

Faulty hip implants by Johnson & Johnson: SC disposes of case after Centre’s assurance

Faulty hip implants by Johnson & Johnson: SC disposes of case after Centre’s assurance


Source: TIE

Second Act movie review: A wasted effort

Second Act movie review: A wasted effort


Source: TIE

Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn indicted on two new charges of financial misconduct

Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn indicted on two new charges of financial misconduct


Source: TIE

Norovirus outbreak sickens 277 on ‘Oasis of the Seas’

Norovirus outbreak sickens 277 on ‘Oasis of the Seas’


Source: TIE

Older people shared fake news on Facebook more than others in 2016 race: study

Older people shared fake news on Facebook more than others in 2016 race: study


Source: TIE

India vs Australia 1st ODI: Peter Siddle returns after nine years

India vs Australia 1st ODI: Peter Siddle returns after nine years


Source: TIE

Facebook, Twitter, others seek legal opinion on India’s new internet rules

The draft rules require a platform to break end-to-end encryption and introduce systems for retaining data
Source: LM

It’s election fever, even in cinemas

Beginning with ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ today, a string of political biopics has been lined up for release in different languages just as 2019 Lok Sabha elections loom
Source: LM

BEST bus strike to continue in Mumbai for the fourth day today

“The officials have refused to relent on our demands to merge the budget of BEST with that of the BMC,” BEST Workers Union president Shashank Rao told
Source: LM

Winter session over, Congress & BJP return to their war rooms

The BJP would keenly look at the performance of government in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which together hold 120 Lok Sabha seats
Source: LM

Why Karnataka’s irrigation plans are no solution to farming woes

Area under irrigation in the state is around 3.1 million ha in 2016-17, which is below 30% of total farm area
Source: LM

Bipin Rawat says Army won’t tolerate homosexuality within its ranks

On Afghanistan, army chief Bipin Rawat says New Delhi could not afford to not engage with the Taliban
Source: LM

Ayodhya case: Supreme Court adjourns matter as Justice Lalit recuses

Justice Lalit, as a lawyer, had appeared in a connected matter in 1997. A new bench will now be formed to hear the case
Source: LM

13 years on, stage set for another anti-quota stir?

Reservation for upper-caste poor may spark protests, say some college authorities
Source: LM

Cash transfer schemes may be big vote-winners: Study

A study that analysed cash transfer schemes in Brazil, Pakistan and Philippines found that the programme generated political returns for leaders in all three countries, and helped consolidate their vote base
Source: LM

Karnataka changes Bengaluru Metro route to city’s airport

The Bengaluru metro route from Nagawara will now go through Hebbal and Jakkur covering approximately 9km more, taking the total length to 38km
Source: LM

CBI director Alok Verma transferred a day after reinstatement by SC

CBI director Alok Verma has now been made director-general, fire services, civil defence and home guards
Source: LM

Quota bill challenged in Supreme Court, day after passage

The petition challenging the quota bill in Supreme Court says the 124th amendment violates several basic features of the Constitution, including the equality code
Source: LM

Nation obsessed with quotas isn’t putting right emphasis on policy: Abhijit Banerjee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Abhijit Banerjee says there is mismatch between people’s expectations and what jobs are available. That mismatch creates a huge problem
Source: LM

Government will unveil draft education policy soon, says Javadekar

After the ministry makes the draft report public, it will wait for comments from all stakeholders
Source: LM

US, China leave next steps for trade talks unclear

China’s Ministry of Commerce said Thursday the two sides would “maintain close contact.” But neither side gave any indication of the next step during their 90-day cease-fire in a tariff fight that threatens to chill global economic growth.
Source: LM

Felix Tshisekedi wins DR Congo’s presidential election

In a pre-dawn announcement, the election commission named Tshisekedi, son of the country’s late veteran opposition leader, as provisional winner of the bitterly-contested December 30 vote.
Source: LM

Govt launches mission to fight air pollution

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said besides reducing air pollution concentration, pollution monitoring networks will be enhanced and activities will be put in place to improve awareness
Source: LM

In December, road construction hit a record 31.87km a day

Construction of highways gathered pace to touch a record average of 31.87km per day in Dec, but was still far from Nitin Gadkari’s target of building 41km per day
Source: LM

Sheila Dikshit appointed Congress’s Delhi unit chief ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Sheila Dikshit would be assisted by three working presidents —Devender Yadav, Haroon Yusuf and Rajesh Lilotia
Source: LM

Farm loan waiver is not as silly a policy as you might think: Amartya Sen

Loan waiver is not a completely wrong thing. It has an incentive problem, but many equality policies have incentive problem, says Amartya Sen.
Source: LM