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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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Cyclonic storm Gaja batters South India

A severe cyclonic storm, Gaja, battered the coast of the southern Indian state Tamil Nadu on Friday, leaving at least 15 people dead and causing widespread destruction.

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Iran, India discuss trade cooperation under US sanctions

India and Iran discussed ways of continuing biliateral trade under reimposed US sanctions, Eghtesad Online news website reported.

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