Category: Editorial

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Alliance divided: on Sri Lankan politics

Sri Lanka is in the throes of a political crisis after the two main parties in the ruling coalition suffered a dramatic defeat in the recent local government elections. Fissures between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, led by President Maithripala Sirisena, and the United National Party, led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, have deepened. The fragile...

GST – Analysis and Opinions
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GST – Analysis and Opinions

GST has brought in ‘one nation one tax’ system, but its effect on various industries is slightly different. The first level of differentiation will come in depending on whether the industry deals with, distributing and retailing or is providing a service. Impact of GST on Manufacturers, Distributor, and Retailers GST is a boost competitiveness and performance in India’s...

CPM conclave: Brace for Sitaram Yechu ry vs Prakash Karat battle in April
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CPM conclave: Brace for Sitaram Yechu ry vs Prakash Karat battle in April

  By Nithin Madhu Prakash Karat (left); Sitaram Yechury   The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is headed for a showdown between party chief Sitaram Yechury and predecessor Prakash Karat, and their respective factions, when its party conclave, the highest decision making body, meets in Hyderabad this April. -Central Committee meeting of the CPI(M) ended...

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When conspiracy theories seep into politics

At a time when smaller parties in the State are jostling for political space and legitimacy, conspiracy theories are being peddled as part of the political discourse. For instance, during the jallikattu protests in early 2017, a section of the protesters, with all the earnestness that they could command, argued that there was a transnational...

Central Government bans crash guards in vehicles, Narendra Modi continues his Tughluq reforms
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Central Government bans crash guards in vehicles, Narendra Modi continues his Tughluq reforms

In one of the most hilarious moves Indian history has ever witnessed, the Central Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has banned crash guards in vehicles. The Central Government has asked all the transport commissioners in the states to take strict actions against people who use crash guards in vehicles. So, what are the problems with...

Women in cinema collective, a group of pseudo intellects who loves to blabber anything in the name of feminism?
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Women in cinema collective, a group of pseudo intellects who loves to blabber anything in the name of feminism?

The hottest talking topic in Malayalam film industry is now the comments made by Parvathy on the movie ‘Kasaba’. During the open forum discussion at the IFFK, the ‘Take Off’ actress lashed out against Mammootty for making mean comments on the entire women community on the movie ‘Kasaba’. Throughout the speech, Geethu Mohandas, and Rima...

Better late than never, A message to the judiciary and Government on Hadiya issue
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Better late than never, A message to the judiciary and Government on Hadiya issue

The buzz has now come down, and people are slowly stopping talks about Hadiya case. So, what is so peculiar about this case? The answer is very simple, religious fundamentalists of Hindu and Muslim religion took up this issue, and otherwise, it would have emerged just like any other inter-caste marriage. And after months of...

NATURE AND YOU
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NATURE AND YOU

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY – JUNE 5th 2017 “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed” – Mahatma Gandhi   ‘Connecting People to Nature’, the...

Zika virus ‘found’ killing more than 4800 babies
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Zika virus ‘found’ killing more than 4800 babies

Researchers show the Zika virus kills the tissues in the developing brain. According to lab tests, the virus was able to destroy or obstruct the development of neural progenitor cells, which is tasked with the formation of the brain and the nervous system. The discovery, which was published in the Journal Cell Stem Cell, adds...

Eating peanuts can ward off allergies, a new research claims
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Eating peanuts can ward off allergies, a new research claims

In 2015, a study asserted that eating peanut products can lower the risks of allergy by 80% has now been confirmed by a new research. Scientists have said that immunity can be maintained- even when the snacks are not eaten over a year. The New England Journal of Medicine studied 550 children diagnosed with developing peanut...