India: A corrupt dynasty or democracy?

  India: A corrupt dynasty or democracy? India’s former finance minister says “dynasticism” played a leading role in fostering culture of political corruption.  Is corruption crippling India? At first glance, such a question seems absurd. After all, India has had a functioning democratic order since before 1947, and its economy weathered the recent global economicRead More

A Simple Protest against Tution Fee Hike becomes one of the biggest social discord in Quebec

  A mass student strike in Quebec over rising university tuition fees is quickly turning into a major social movement and a real challenge to the provincial Liberal government. Despite growing international attention and constant protest, including demonstrations among the largest in Canada‘s history, Liberal politicians continue to hold firm on a decision to hikeRead More

Syria crisis worsens

  Pessimism at UN as Syria crisis worsens Fears voiced as opposition Free Syrian Army says it will stop adhering to truce by Friday if Assad forces ignore it.  UN Security Council members have voiced fears about the direction of violence-wracked Syria as the rebel Free Syrian Army gave the government of President Bashar al-AssadRead More

Mining boom threatens Tasmania’s forests

  Conservationists say mineral-rich areas in Australia under threat as resources companies continue operations. The ancient forests of the Tarkine in northwestern Tasmania were protected by the Australian government as a site of “national heritage”. However, that listing has lapsed, and the government seems in no hurry to re-impose it. At the same time, resources companiesRead More

Arrests reported after Tibet self-immolations

  Hundreds detained in Lhasa after two monks set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese rule, radio station says. Hundreds of Tibetans have been reportedly detained by Chinese security officers in Lhasa, Tibet‘s capital, after two Buddhist monks set themselves on fire in protest against China‘s rule over the Himalayan region last week. Late onRead More

Many Challenges of Land Acquisition

 ‘There are many challenges, including land acquisition’ V. RISHI KUMAR,   VINAY KAMATH The Head of the diversified Hyderabad-based infrastructure company is charting out plans for the $10-billion coal-mine project and related infrastructure, which is by far their biggest. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/article3473800.ece

SEZ: Goan Cheif Minister wants to clean up GIDC

Special Economic Zone issue: Chief minister says he wants to clean up Goa Industrial development Corporation  The Goa Industrial development Corporation (GIDC)’s first board meeting after constitution of the new panel will discuss the issue of filing a police complaint against former CM and speaker Pratapsingh Rane, former industries minister Luizinho Faleiro and former GIDCRead More