Centre reviews swine flu control measures

The Centre on Tuesday reviewed the steps being taken by States to control and treat H1N1 (swine flu) cases. Health Secretary B.P. Sharma held a meeting through video conferencing with senior health officials from Telangana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi and shared the instructions on

Terrorism threatens Japan

The purported beheading by Islamic State (IS) of two Japanese journalists, and its warning that Japan would be one of its military targets in future, pose a challenge to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government. Its impact would perhaps mark a critical shift in Japanese foreign policy and public opinion. Japan

Obama-Modi talks high on optics, many pacts not signed

Negotiations over the India-United States nuclear deal continued until “Air Force One landed in Delhi” carrying President Barack Obama. According to sources, the nuclear deal and other agreements announced during Mr. Obama’s visit to India for Republic Day were being finalised right down to the moment his plane touched down.

Leaving people out of development

In the urgency to grant industry its due with promises of ‘Make in India,’ the marginalised cannot continue to be victims of grave policy neglect and continuing alienation For some years now, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)has been perceived as a roadblock to development or a facilitator for

Importance of underenforcement

Illustration: Satwik Gade Given the secure institutional position of courts, we should err on the side of underenforcement rather than overenforcement On January 30, 2015, the Supreme Court sent M.V. Jayarajan of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to four weeks in prison for criminal contempt of court. In a