The Women and Child Development ministry’s latest proposal to overhaul the Dowry Prohibition Act fails to answer basic questions — failure of the law to prevent dowry even 50 years after its enforcement and its gender bias. Read more

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With the Central Information Commission joining hands with the Government, country’s Right to Information (RTI) Act is surely heading for slow death, a desire of both politicians and bureaucrats. Read more

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Decoding the Supreme Court’s order banning tourism activity in core area of tiger reserves shows that the court’s intention was to have zones inviolate from human interference to protect tigers. Read more

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Country’s top agriculture leadership may be in denial and pushing the threshold but the drought fear is for real. Read more

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Media is abuzz with sensational charge of rape of his less than four year-old daughter against French diplomat Pascal Mazurier but little attention is being paid to an ugly fact — India is home to around 69 percent of world’s sexually abused children. Read more

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The National Green Tribunal has showed that how environment ministry turns a blind eye towards ecological protection in name of development. Its order in the Posco case is laudable as it shows that how the environment ministry overlooked recommendations of its own committee to give clearance to Posco in 2011. Read more

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Voice of poor Indians is seldom heard in Raisina Hills, the power center of Indian government. Only when civil society leaders such as Aruna Roy or Anna Hazare hit the streets the political class in the corridors of power wake-up from the slumber. Read more

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In election bound Uttarakand, wild-lifers managed to catch a rogue elephant alive on Saturday morning even as hundreds of locals demanded that the tusker be killed for attacking them. Read more

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The momentum is sluggish and hopes are down at the 17th round of climate conference at Durban, South Africa, with nations not willing to budge from their stand. Read more

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India’s tiger tourism has not benefited the big cat nor the people living in over 600 protected areas in the country. Read more

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