THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
12 December 2017
Articles
Jul 31 2017
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MUNICIPAL WASTE
Holding a municipality accountable
Hasmukh Dhumadiya describes the ordeal of residents of Bakshipunch Society in Dwarka, Gujarat, and their efforts in overcoming it.
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Jul 23 2017
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EPW CHAOS
Why shoot the messenger?
If the members of the board were concerned about protecting the academic research character of the journal they chose the wrong person to serve as the editor. Anup Kumar explains
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Jul 14 2017
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TRIPLE TALAQ
Misery personified
Activists and supporters are urging the Supreme Court to ban the practice of triple talaq. Ramesh Menon says that the government will have to courageously act on the sticky issue to ensure that thousands of women get justice.
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Jul 05 2017
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URBANISATION
Financing urban development
Several schemes to address different Indian urban issues are introduced by the government. Prachee Mishra discusses the fiscal and policy level challenges these schemes will encounter.
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Jun 29 2017
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NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY
Mapping India’s doctrinal movement
The recently released joint doctrine shows a movement in India's strategic, nuclear, conventional and sub-conventional doctrines. Firdaus Ahmed claims that this necessarily will not make India any safer.
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Jun 19 2017
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NDA GOVERNMENT
Popularity vs Performance
Pradeep Baisakh analyses a recently released report by human rights activists and civil society organizations to see how the present government has performed in the three years it has been in power.
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Jun 11 2017
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UID DEBATE
Overview of the legal issues around Aadhaar
Anviti Chaturvedi of PRS Legislative Research discusses how the Aadhaar project started, why the courts have stepped in to examine its legality, and some aspects of the recent judgement.
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May 31 2017
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COAL HANDLING
Residents using rule of law to secure justice
Hasmukh Dhumadia narrates his experience of helping the local residents of a village in Gujarat in their fight for environmental justice.
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May 24 2017
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MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
The need to reform environment clearance process
Debadityo Sinha discusses how a coal power plant managed to receive environmental clearance by giving false information, which the National Green Tribunal finally overturned.
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May 17 2017
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KASHMIR PROTESTS
PDP govt circumvents its own social media ban
Two weeks into the ban, the question to ask is whether the situation has improved and whether protests in Kashmir have abated. Moazum Mohammad says the answer is no.
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May 08 2017
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FILM REVIEW
Tackling demonetisation
Shunyota, a feature film in Bengali, has an all-India resonance that will echo across the country if and when it’s subtitled version will be screened, writes Shoma Chatterji.
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May 02 2017
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JUDICIAL CAPACITY
Speedy disposal of court cases
High Courts and subordinate courts have been directed by the Supreme Court to expedite the disposing of criminal cases, yet cases languish for years in these courts. Harish Narasappa explains why it is so and how it can be fixed.
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Apr 25 2017
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NUCLEAR THREAT
The hovering nuclear clouds
Is India shifting its nuclear strategy in a new direction? Firdaus Ahmed analyses what that would mean.
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Apr 17 2017
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CRITICALLY POLLUTED AREAS
Crying out for strong environmental regulator
Himanshu Upadhyaya takes a close look at the Critically Polluted Areas mentioned in a recent CAG audit report on the environmental clearances and post clearance monitoring process of Ministry of Environment.
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Apr 10 2017
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COMMERCIAL SURROGACY
To be banned or not?
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 introduced in the parliament proposes a ban on commercial surrogacy. Shoma Chatterji finds out if this will help in checking exploitation of women.
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Apr 03 2017
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ELECTRONIC VOTING
EVMs: conspiracy of silence?
Why have the media bought the view that EVMs are infallible when some experts – and the Supreme Court – disagree? Ravikiran Shinde dissects the issue.
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Mar 27 2017
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ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVALS
Environment Ministry to bend over backwards to whitelist illicit projects
A new notification from the ministry lays out a process by which illegal units can be granted clearance and “brought into compliance” within the next six months. Manju Menon and Kanchi Kohli report.
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Mar 20 2017
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ENTERPRISING WOMEN
Weaving harmonious threads of change
Women of a small village in Uttar Pradesh are weaving not just colorful yarn but also communal harmony in their region. Swapna Majumdar reports.
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Mar 15 2017
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AIDS AWARENESS
HIV-positive or not
Shoma A. Chatterji reviews Tamil film Sila Samayangalil, a touching film on AIDS directed by Priyadarshan.
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Mar 08 2017
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WOMEN'S DAY
Revisiting the mothers who protested AFSPA
A new book tracks down the women who stripped naked 12 years ago to protest against rape and rights abuses under AFSPA. Banamallika Choudhury reviews Mothers of Manipur.
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