COMMENT NEW DELHI: Although India and Nepal have shared cordial and friendly ties without much tensions, there was a perception in Kathmandu that New Delhi no longer took the Himalayan country seriously.
According to many observers in Nepal, this was evident from the one-way, high-level political visits from the Nepalese side during the last decade, which mostly went unreciprocated from the Indian side. Continue reading
COMMENT, NEW DELHI: A quirky anthropologist once exclaimed: “Biotechnology is sheer drama.” He explained his cryptic headline by saying all great contemporary philosophical and ethical debates intersect around it.
He added that the city might be the basis for the 21st century imagination but it is the fate of Indian agriculture that would trigger some of the great dilemmas of the century. Continue reading
COMMENT, NEW DELHI; One of the first declarations of the newly elected government in June was a proposal to ban unhealthy or junk food (defined as food high on fat, sugar and salt) in school canteens across the country.
This was followed up with an increase in the prices of soft drinks in the recent budget. Continue reading
CHENNAI: Service in government hospitals were affected as hundreds of postgraduate medical students and house-surgeons across the State launched an indefinite strike on Monday demanding a hike in their stipend.
The non-service postgraduate students and students on compulsory rotatory residential internship are striking under the banner Interns and Postgraduate Association of Tamil Nadu. Continue reading
IBHWisdom wishes all its readers a harmonious Idul Fitri celebration and a happy holiday.
We are taking a break and will be back with new postings on Wednesday, July 30. Continue reading
KOCHI: Kerala is fast emerging as a lucrative market for unskilled labourers across the country as wages in the State have galloped over 50 per cent in a span of 19 months.
The wages for non-agriculture workers have risen from `10,050 per month to `15,100 per month, the fastest growth anywhere in the country, indicating further inflow of unskilled workers into the state. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law.
The CBI registered the PE based on a complaint filed by Surveyor General of India’s office to the Union Home Ministry in which Google was accused of had been indulging in activities of mapping several areas which were not included in the maps of the country, official sources said here. Continue reading
CHENNAI: Seeking enhancement of Tamil Nadu’s quota of seats for Haj pilgrims, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the matter and to have the External Affairs Ministry advised to release an additional quota for the State.
In her letter sent to Modi, the Chief Minister referred to receipt of 13,159 applications by the Tamil Nadu State Haj Committee for Haj 2014. Based on the Muslim population, the Haj Committee of India in Mumbai allotted a quota of 2,672 seats to the State. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an online platform mygov.nic.in to engage citizens in the task of “good governance” (surajya) as he completed 60 days in office on Saturday.
MyGov is a technology-driven platform that would provide people with the opportunity to contribute towards good governance. Continue reading
KATHMANDU: External Affairs Minister on Saturday met Nepal’s key leaders, conveyed India’s goodwill for the neighbour and pledged engagement at the highest level, officials said.
“The message is that the new government in India is ready to impart renewed momentum to the multifaceted relations between the two countries,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told a press conference at the venue of the meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission (JC), where officials were negotiating on a range of bilateral issues. Continue reading