105.Hon'ble Members, my Government is showing a new path towards rapid development and modernisation based on the belief that a prosperous society can be built on the principles of humanity, equality and fraternity which the founding fathers of our nation so cherished. We are presenting a new template of a society where livelihoods can be secured for millions of underprivileged and the aspirations of our youth for a better life can be met; a society where massive developmental projects do not impinge on the security of the ecology and environment; a society that is open, democratic and transparent, but where national security is always paramount. … [Read more...] about President Pratibha Patil’s address to Parliament – March 12, 2012
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It seemed that a nuclear triad armed India had again caved in to the aggressor. Was this because of the powerful relationships that had been built by the Chinese companies with corporate India and by extension with the political establishment across parties and ideologies? … [Read more...] about Did Modi ignore Xi’s betrayal in Ladakh?
A 2019 report by environment group Vanashakti using satellite images said 1,281-ha of wetlands (the size of 1,740 football fields) had been lost to reclamation, and over 10,000-ha of mangrove forests had either dried up or been destroyed over two years. “Large mangrove and wetland stretches have been recklessly buried. Any further reclamation would spell ecological disaster for the entire Uran taluka,” said Kumar. … [Read more...] about Maharashtra: Barely any rain yet Uran village flooded again; Environmentalists blame wetland burial
“The project uses technologies such as machine learning, augmented reality and digitisation with high-definition robotic cameras, to showcase these special works of art in a magical new way. On the Google Arts & Culture app, online viewers can experience the first augmented reality-powered art gallery designed with traditional Indian architecture, and explore a life-size virtual space where you can walk up to a selection of miniature paintings,” the statement said. … [Read more...] about National Museum’s miniature paintings on Google Arts & Culture app
But Kate maintains her matter was not effectively managed, and is concerned that without significant changes to police policy, other women experiencing domestic violence by serving officers will be let down. "If the charge against me had stuck, it would have placed me and my family in danger of further abuse," she said. … [Read more...] about When police investigated a fight between Kate and her cop ex-husband, the red flags appeared early