The government should impose a moratorium on fracking as the negative consequences outweigh the benefits Many scholars believe that fossil fuel energy will decline markedly by 2050. Such conclusions have been challenged by others who say that the earth has enough resources to quench humankind’s thirst for development for many centuries to come. Among other
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Alleged scandals, and their cumulative effect, have eroded trust in the Japanese Prime Minister Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe, is in the eye of a scandal-generated storm. Usually apolitical Tokyoites are taking to the streets in the tens of thousands questioning his trustworthiness. He has faced hours of questioning in Parliament and his popularity ratings
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The genie of Dalit unrest has escaped from the bottle of social control. We must understand why At the First Round Table Conference in 1930, B.R. Ambedkar reminded his audience: “The men who fought with Clive in the battle of Plassey were the Dusads, and the Dusads are Untouchables. The men who fought in the
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Why PM Modi needs some disruptive policy measures for a high voter turnout in 2019Mr. Modi is neither an outsider nor anti-establishment. His only option is to reinvent his brand before 2019 Right-wing populists are in power in many parts of the world. Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump are among the
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Focus is on revival of ties post-Doklam Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman left for China on Monday morning on a three-day visit during which the ongoing efforts at resetting India-China relations would be a major focus. Ms. Sitharaman’s April 23-25 visit is to participate in a preparatory meeting for the upcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation
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On the 48th Earth Day, organisers seek a ban on plastic straws, coffee stirrers Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world’s plastic pollution problem. This was also the central theme of the 48th annual Earth Day organised on Sunday. Australian scientists Denise Hardesty and Chris
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Classifying tree plantations as forests is deceptive. We need to work with local communities to restore lost forest cover The latest Forest Survey of India report has changed the calculation method for India’s forest cover to include plantations on private lands. It is common knowledge that private plantations of teak, eucalyptus and poplar are undertaken
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CHOGM again failed to make a casefor its relevance in the 21st century The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in London came with hopes of a “re-energised Commonwealth”. To begin with, the summit was being held in the U.K., the founder of the grouping of mostly former British colonies, after 32 years. Besides,
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