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Virginia’s Republicans Turn Back the Clock

In the last couple of decades, states have begun to recognize the particular viciousness of laws that prevent people with felony convictions from voting. Virginia Republicans, on the other hand, appear eager to return to the 19th century, when most of these laws were drafted explicitly to keep African-Americans...

A Way to Protect Planned Parenthood Services

Opponents of Planned Parenthood in recent years have cut funding to the organization that goes through the Title X Family Planning Program, which provides federal money for services like contraception, testing for sexually transmitted infections and cancer screenings. (Like all federal programs, it is largely barred from paying for...

Crisis in Calais

Europe’s ability to accept more refugees is “close to the limits,” warned the European Council president, Donald Tusk, at the G20 meeting on Sunday. For the truck drivers and local citizens who staged a protest on Monday in Calais, France, where the population of a migrant tent camp has...

President Mukherjee calls on armed forces to ensure stability and peace

He was addressing the passing out parade at the Officers Training Academy Read full post at : President Mukherjee calls on armed forces to ensure stability and peace Source: Business Standard

Poke Me: We're being kept in the dark (Readers react)

When the Prime Minister claimed that the village of Nagela Fatela had "finally been electrified 70 years after Independence", little did he realise that he had spoken too soon. Read full post at : Poke Me: We're being kept in the dark (Readers react) Source: Economic Times - Opinions

Dark clouds over the PDS

India’s Public Distribution System (PDS) has improved steadily during the last 10 years. The system used to be most ineffective and corruption-ridden, with leakages of around 50 per cent at the national level, going up to 80 or 90 per cent in some States. Around 2007, Chhattisgarh took the...

'Singapore likely to be world’s first market for self-driving cars'

Karl Iagnemma is the CEO of nuTonomy (the company behind the deployment of self-driving taxis in Singapore last month) and also a Principal Research Scientist at MIT. He spoke to Narayan Lakshman abo... Read full post at : 'Singapore likely to be world’s first market for self-driving cars' Source: The Hindu...

‘Singapore likely to be world’s first market for self-driving cars’

Karl Iagnemma is the CEO of nuTonomy (the company behind the deployment of self-driving taxis in Singapore last month) and also a Principal Research Scientist at MIT. He spoke to Narayan Lakshman about the potential of autonomous vehicles to transform the future of the transportation industry worldwide. Edited transcript: How...

Effective, but not equitable

The dynamic fare pricing announced for the Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains on an “experimental basis” has been justified by the Ministry of Railways as a means to shore up lagging passenger revenues. The Ministry says the cost per passenger kilometre today is around 73 paise, while the Railways...

Reining in the adventurist North

North Korea’s fifth nuclear test may have had an explosive yield of no more than ten kilotons, somewhat less than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, but its reverberations have set alarm bells ringing around the region, even across the Pacific. This underground test of a nuclear warhead could herald...

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