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    Racism in another form

    By Nitin Gokhale New Delhi: For a couple of hours last week, Mizoram Chief Minister Lalthanhawla created a international flutter by supposedly telling an audience in Singapore that even he faced racism within India, giving us all in the media a subject to debate, discuss and deliberate at length.  As it turned out, Lalthanhawla, a veteran

    Hindutva posterboy now a hot potato for UP BJP

    Manjari Mishra, TNN LUCKNOW: He’s the new villain on the saffron block: Varun Gandhi’s journey from the much-feted ideologue to almost an outcast has been remarkably brief, spanning barely four months in his home state. Suddenly, the saffron camp finds nothing right with its former posterboy of Hindutva.  Charges against him range from purely personal to

    Weakened farm sector may hit economic recovery

    NEW DELHI: In what could send the government back to the drawing board to rework the route to economic recovery, rainfall prediction was lowered by the earth sciences ministry putting the foodgrain belt of India — Punjab and Haryana — on notice for a failing monsoon.  UPA pundits hoping to post an economic recovery on the basis

    India\’s older population to quadruple by 2050

    WASHINGTON: India’s older population is projected to quadruple by mid-century, while that of the world is expected to triple, the US Census Bureau has said.  In its latest report, the Census Bureau said the world\’s 65-and-older population is projected to increase from 516 million in 2009 to 1.53 billion in 2050. The older population of the

    Dalit kids cannot use school loo but have to clean them

    Akshaya Mukul, TNN “In Bihar, teachers complain to the Dalit parents that their children wear dirty clothes and they smell in the classrooms”   “During a school visit in Rajasthan, while asking who gets beaten up regularly and why, children immediately pointed out to a student. He was a Dalit”  “Teachers don’t give proper attention to

    1984 riots: Court rejects Sikh body’s plea

    A city court Wednesday dismissed the plea of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) to make a representation on behalf of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots allegedly involving former union minister Jagdish Tytler. The court, however, allowed Lakhwinder Kaur, wife of Badal Singh who was killed in the riots, to take part in