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Classroom Attendance In JNU Is Mandatory: What Is The Rationale?

The unrest provides an opportunity to both faculty and students to undertake a cost-benefit analysis of either attending or non-attending classes. The piece by Arunoday Majumder on the student agitation in JNU against the university’s decision to make minimum 75 per cent attendance compulsory for all students, deserves serious attention …

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The New ‘Orange Passports’ For ‘Underprivileged Indians’ Is Plain ‘Discriminatory’

This would impact millions of Indian migrant workers working in the 18 ECR countries. Often, a small change in a document as vital as the passport makes for an enormous difference in the lives of those affected. However, when the change is as stark as the very colour of that …

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What Is To Blame For The Mounting Shortage Of District Court Judges In India?

Not the current recruitment system as is generally believed. For a while now, the ever increasing vacancies in the judiciary have invited attention to the process of appointing judges to High Courts and the Supreme Court – but not to lower courts. With 23% posts lying vacant and nearly 2.62 …

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Now Onwards, Passport Won’t Work As Address Proof Anymore, Some To Turn Orange

The last page of the Indian passport includes names of the father or legal guardian, mother, spouse, and address. Passports will soon stop serving as valid proof of address, with the foreign ministry announcing that the last page will not be printed anymore. A new series of passports are being …

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A Gentle Woman’s Journey From Social Work To Prison!

Anu Mishra was arrested and jailed for two years. Cases against her are still being heard. So why was she in prison for so long? Anu Mishra was arrested from her home in New Delhi in 2010. Plain-clothed policemen showed up at her house and took her away. They told …

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Chip Industry Meltdown: An Insider’s Account Exposed

Researchers began writing about the potential for security weaknesses at the heart of central processing units, or CPUs, at least as early as 2005. It was late November and former Intel Corp. engineer Thomas Prescher was enjoying beers and burgers with friends in Dresden, Germany, when the conversation turned, ominously, …

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Alarming Pressure: One Student Commits Suicide Every Hour In India

The suicide crisis in India’s schools and colleges is worsening. In the three years since 2014, over 26,000 students killed themselves in India, the latest data sent to the ministry of home affairs by all Indian states and union territories shows. The number for 2016 alone stood at 9,474—that’s one …

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An Intricate Issue Of Banking Bankruptcy In India

As the banking sector battles mounting bad loans, Parliament on Tuesday passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill that effectively shut doors on the promoters in the resolution process of a company that they founded or ran, but defaulted on repayments. With bad loans in PSU banks reaching an …

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