The Emergency and the post-Emergency era witnessed attempts by the executive to muzzle the judiciary. It was to check this erosion of independence of the judiciary that the ‘Collegium’ system was evolved.
The army says fresh elections will be held and that it will then resume its normal duties, and there was huge public cheering when a council comprising General al-Sisi, Constitution Party leader Mohamed ElBaradei, Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb, and Coptic Pope Tawadros II announced President Morsy’s ouster.
The most notable common provision in the new treaty and India’s copyright law is the waiver of prior approval from authors and publishers for the reproduction and distribution of works into any alternative format, precluding commercial gain.
With loss and tragedy at its heart, the debate on appropriate planning in seismically and hydrologically sensitive areas has been rekindled, with the need to relook the very idea of a zone that is “ecologically sensitive.”
Three conclusions stem from the exposé by Der Spiegel of documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden on the extent of American spying on foreign governments.
India’s external debt was a little just over $100 billion in 2004; by March 2013, this had grown to $390 billion. More worryingly, the short term debt payable within a year, an indicator of immediate vulnerability, has ballooned to $172 billion in 2013, from $54 billion in 2008.
The Obama administration has shifted from its original, unconditional stand of technology transfer to one based on “innovation” and “investment” in clean energy to favour western companies.
The ruling, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, holds that Section 4 is no longer necessary because African-Americans in the relevant States now have higher voter registration rates than whites, and because “blatantly discriminatory” violations of federal decrees are now rare.
Health department officials say that a woman (given the average height of tribal women in this area) should weigh at least 48 kg before she can bear a child. But most women here weigh just 35 to 38 kg.
The current shortcoming raises serious doubts about the government’s ability to meet the increased drug demand when more MDR-TB cases are detected using the advanced molecular test.
Today, the country takes the first step to launching its own navigation satellite set-up to tap civilian and military applications that the system can offer.
In going with the formula recommended by the Rangarajan Committee for pricing natural gas produced in the country — even if it means considerably higher prices — the government has chosen the practical way out of a sticky situation.
In order to create maximum development value, the bureaucracy needs to bring changes at the bottom of the public service pyramid, the citizen’s first point of contact with the state.
Slack functioning of trial courts is not the only reason for delays in disposal of cases
When the Shah Bano controversy was at its peak, Muslim women had told this reporter, “The court is our jamaat”. This was their forthright reply to their leaders who were urging them to approach community heads to resolve marital issues, instead of going to court.
What is at stake is not just the future of Delhi, but also that of other rapidly expanding cities, which often look up to the Capital for ideas worth emulating.
A book that runs to more than 600 pages and purports to be based on research ought not to be banned simply because its thesis and arguments are controversial.
Cleaning the mess in India’s medical education first needs a strengthening of the Medical Council of India through the appointment of members by an independent and rigorous selection process.
Unorthodox models of conservation are needed to save this elusive and magnificent big bird.
In his passing, India’s strategic community has lost one of its finest minds, and the country’s intelligence world, a rare role model.