India and China are normally compared for economic growth. But the two are poles apart the way they push reforms to foster growth. Read more

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With a United Nations report saying this week that the world is straying away from commitments to combat climate change, there will be renewed pressure on China and India to check its growing global warming causing carbon emissions at the global conference of 200 countries at Doha, Qatar to vet second commitment period for Kyoto Protocol, the existing climate treaty. Read more

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Two high profiling allegations of corruption in the last fortnight has exposed match fixing between political parties to keep people of this country in highest level of political bliss. Read more

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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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It is election time again and the Election Commission is back in business with the usual toothlessness. Read more

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2011 had two contrasting dimensions for Indian environment — Jairam Ramesh and Jayanthi Natarajan as environment ministers.

Ramesh was the minister for first seven months of the year when he was replaced by Jayanthi. Read more

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Election Commission has given a real challenge to social activist fight Anna Hazare, who has announced a war against corruption. Read more

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The Durban climate agreement created brouhaha over a breakthrough in climate negotiations but it has failed the environment. The deal, if fructifies in 2020, could lead to four degree rise in global temperature by turn of the country, scientists have warned. Read more

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Two unrelated reports have indicated that world is heading for climate disasters if countries fail to shun their parochial outlook at Durban climate conference and join hands for welfare of mankind. Read more

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