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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) recently announced that it would initiate steps to get the Indian Penal Code amended if any section of the code stood in the wa... »
The last column (“How The Hindu covered the 1984 Bhopal calamity”), published on June 21, 2010, has been well received. Referring to an observation made on the Three Mile... »
With a former Chairman of Union Carbide India Limited, Keshub Mahindra, and seven others convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment by a trial court, the 26-year-old Bhopal tragedy case has... »
There is no denying that media coverage of Dalit-related incidents and issues in Tamil Nadu has improved in the last two decades. In the early years of Independence, the typical attitude to... »
The June 1 announcement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while releasing the Report Card for the first year of the second term of the United Progressive Alliance Government, that the Food S... »
A recent editorial in this newspaper (“Drift, dissonance, disappointment,” May 25, 2010) noted with concern that “under UPA-II, the employment guarantee programme, now know... »
In a significant intervention, the First Bench of the Madras High Court directed the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) on May 18 “to take all possible steps to release at an early... »
“The tension between the courts and the media revolves around two general concerns. The first is that there should be no ‘trial by media’; and the second is that it is n... »
Can a high level of literacy, excellent human development indicators, a reputation for being a developed region, and the presence of a good many institutions of higher learning ensure a significant... »
Three weeks after District and Sessions Judge Vani Gopal Sharma sentenced in Karnal, Haryana, five persons to death and awarded life imprisonment to one person in a 2007 case of ‘honour killi... »
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