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Kerala Floods: The havoc and after


Incessant Monsoon Rains South Indian state of Kerala witnessed torrential monsoon rains since late July 2018. As the torrential rains continued incessantly well into the first week of August with ferocity, it led to unprecedented flooding, the worst in this century, affecting life, ceops, infrastructure and property. Kerala received heavy monsoon rainfall on the mid

Rape culture

Rape Culture

“A slut is someone, usually a woman, who’s stepped outside of the very narrow lane that good girls are supposed to stay within. Sluts are loud. We’re messy. We don’t behave. In fact, the original definition of “slut” meant “untidy woman.” But since we live in a world that relies

India State of Forest Report 2017

India’s total forest cover

According to  India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017, released by Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan on February 12, 2018. India’s total forest cover is 708,273 (about 21.54% of India’s total GA) and tree cover is 93,815 (about 2.85% of the total GA).Taken together, it marks an increase

Unsettling the status quo in Jammu and Kashmir

“Or call it winter, which being full of care, Makes summer’s welcome, thrice more wished, more rare.” — William Shakespeare Whatever the motivation, the appointment of the former Director of the Intelligence Bureau (DIB) Dineshwar Sharma as the interlocutor for Kashmir is to be welcomed. Better late than never. Predictably, the beleaguered Chief Minister

A new Doctrine for the Indian Armed Forces

Top commanders of the Armed Forces and the civilian government discussed the concept of a new doctrine at length during the six-day armed forces commanders' conference held in New Delhi in the month of April 2017. The previous joint doctrine, which was released in 2006, was based on the successful joint operation made during the Kargil War against Pakistan in 1999. Major

Government approves Rs 25,000-crore package for police reforms

The Union Cabinet approved (September 27) a Rs 25,000-crore outlay for upgrading the internal security apparatus in states by upgrading and reforming the police system. According to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved an umbrella scheme, Modernisation of Police Forces, with the