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Colonial Era Laws: Reason for unhealthy Democracies and low Human Development

Colonial laws have been acting as clogs in the wheel of development and democracy in South Asian Countries. On the International Day of Democracy, it's important to rethink about the existence of colonial laws.

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Justice Rajinder Sachar: A man of clear principles and Constitution defender

Justice Rajinder Sachar (b. 1923), a former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court  who passed away on Friday (April 20), will be long remembered as an empathetic and caring  people’s judge, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor. 

How earth’s gravimagnetic field affects human mind

There is an interesting story in the Indian epic Ramayana about Shravan Kumar who carried his aged and blind parents in two baskets hanging on his shoulders, taking them to various holy places for pilgrimage, writes Anil K. Rajvanshi

Let us treat persons with disabilities as resource, not burden

People with disabilities can be Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist but he/she is a human being from the same source. Our social bonding teaches us that we have our societal obligation to stand besides these persons whenever they need us, writes Jakir Hossan from |Dhaka

Sustainable development should be part of democratic functioning

For the future of the planet, it is necessary to prominently include environment, biodiversity and sustainable development as part of democratic functioning. This aspect makes projects like ISA commendable as it can take democracies to a more environmentally sensible future

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Lowest solar tariff underpins India's clean energy transformation: IEEFA

Gujarat's 500 MW solar tender results have delivered India's record low tariff of Rs 2.44 per kilowatt and this underpins the country's transformation to clean energy, US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Tuesday.

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Amid trade war, India looks to resume oil meal export to China

Amid the ongoing trade war between Beijing and Washington, an Indian business delegation on Wednesday held talks with Chinese oil meal importers as New Delhi looks to resume export of its crop b...

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