Anirudh Kishore, project associate, Care Earth Trust, who is currently engaged in a study of the region, including the Muttukadu backwaters and estuarine system, as part of an exercise that seeks to identify what can be done to ensure water sufficiency over the years, states mudflats are rarely seen as an ecosystem by themselves, and that they should be. … [Read more...] about Have you ever walked down the mudflats?
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"[Morales] said he'd gone to the 'dark side', referring to himself as a casual collaborator with US authorities, and he said that as a result of this collaboration, 'The Americans will get us contracts all over the world'," one witness said in his statement. … [Read more...] about Julian Assange and his Australian lawyers were secretly recorded in Ecuador’s London embassy
The year 2019 continued to see a string of accidental fires in public places across India — a coaching centre in Surat, a hotel in Delhi, the Aero India show in Bengaluru, to name a few. There were also fires in illegal factories in Delhi. Over a hundred people died in just eight publicised accidents. … [Read more...] about Beyond immediate news frenzy, no sustained efforts to address fire accidents
WhatsApp is one of those instant messenger apps that has garnered millions of users in just a few years and has managed to maintain its lead in the ‘Most downloaded apps’ section across platforms. Although it is a part of Facebook, over the years it has successfully won the trust of users by keeping its chats ‘encrypted’. A small message in a new chat window even shows that the message is encrypted. But how secure are they really? The questions raises because a few hours ago a report from Vice revealed that it is possible to gain access to private chat groups (content, members and their contacts) on WhatsApp by a simple Google Search. Yep, that’s right. … [Read more...] about Your private WhatsApp group chats are on Google search and Facebook knows about it
As a result, customs duties levied by the State Government are being removed, trade between the State and other parts of the Union will now be free and is bound to expand, and the people of the State relieved of a heavy load of taxation. While the bulk of the Union List will be applicable, there are important exceptions, for example, the State will retain exclusive competence in regard to matters relating to industrial and mineral development, census and company laws. Similarly, powers relating to the constitution and organisation of the State High Court, its powers and jurisdiction are also matters within the exclusive competence of the State. The Concurrent List will not also apply. Again, residuary authority vests in the State. These exceptions mark the special position accorded to the State within the constitutional framework. … [Read more...] about From the archives: The Hindu’s report on the President’s Order in J&K, 1954