Justice Muralidhar’s transfer to Punjab and Haryana High Court notified, Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at governmentThe timing of the transfer has become controversial as the Congress accused the Central government of transferring Justice Muralidhar after a Bench comprising him and Justice Talwant Singh came down heavily on the Delhi police for not registering a case against BJP leaders for their hate speeches. … [Read more...] about Top news of the day: Delhi violence death toll climbs to 38, two SITs formed to probe riots, and more
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By Sandeep Dutta Being so-called ‘woke’ is getting increasingly important to Gen Z as they struggle to come to terms with the flaws of the society that they have inherited from their predecessors. ‘Woke’, an American term which refers to a heightened awareness of issues concerning social and racial justice is now a part of the Gen Z lingo and has come to mean sharp social consciousness. Millennials for long were known as the altruistic generation but Gen Z seems to have surpassed them. Millennials, after all, were raised during the boom times and relative peace of the 1990s, only to see their sunny world dashed by terrorist attacks and recessions. Generation Z, by contrast, has had its eyes open from the beginning, coming along in the aftermath of those cataclysms in the era of the war on terror, hardening of national borders and economic uncertainty. A 24-hour news cycle that relentlessly pushes out information via myriad channels means these avid digital … [Read more...] about GenZ wants to ‘stay woke’. Can brands help?
Mongolia commends China's pursuit of neighborhood diplomacy featuring amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness, and stands ready to work with China to deepen mutual trust and support, enhance cooperation to promote greater development of bilateral relations, said Battulga. … [Read more...] about China Focus: Xi says China, Mongolia help each other in face of difficulties
Two judgmentsThe dangers inherent in untrammelled funding of political parties, especially by corporations, have been apparent for many years. Even as early as in 1957, in a pair of judgments outstanding in their lucidity and prescience, the Bombay and the Calcutta High Courts warned Parliament of the perils in allowing companies to freely add to party coffers. It’s a threat, wrote Chief Justice M.C. Chagla, of the Bombay High Court, which is likely to “grow apace and which may ultimately overwhelm and even throttle democracy in the country”. The court was conscious that, given the circumscriptions of the law, it could scarcely deny, in the case before it, permission sought by Tata Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. to amend its memorandum of association, to allow the company to make contributions to different political interests. But this did not stop the court from drawing Parliament’s attention to the problem. … [Read more...] about An invitation to corruption?
S. Praveen Kumar, Project Executive, Water Knowledge Centre, Dhan Academy, says there is a need to follow the wisdom of our forefathers by restoring the traditional water systems. “It is important to understand that other than the Moola Vaigai, the river receives water from a chain of interconnected tanks and channels. Hence, maintenance of these tanks is important to ensure the flow of water into the Vaigai,” he says. … [Read more...] about Dedicated development plan must for Vaigai rejuvenation