Announcement has been made by the Government of India to confer Bharat Ratna titles on the scientist Dr.C.N.R.Rao and the cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for their outstanding contributions in their fields. But this announcement has brought along with it controversies as usual in Indian polity.
The award for the cricketer is attributed to the political sagacity of the ruling political party with an eye on the vote bank in the elections for five state assemblies to be held very soon. There is nothing new about this as both the rulers and the citizens in our country are well accustomed to such politicisation in every move of the governments. The obvious cannot be ruled out in this move also.
Dear Mr.David Cameron,
Greeting to you !
At first, we congratulate you with humanist fervour, your open initiatives and explicit appeal and action on the humanistic cause of the discriminated as well as injustice inflicted Eelam Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government, rendered by you at the time of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM ) held in Colombo recently.
Holy smoke arising from Hindu funeral pyres, Muslim cemeteries and Buddhist temples are responsible for almost a quarter of the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming on the Indian subcontinent and the melting of the Himalayan glaciers, a new study has claimed.
Researchers have long suspected that the rituals of religious devotion in India, Nepal and South Asia, may be a factor in the level of brown carbon and soot which pollutes the air in the region, but until now little work has been done to quantify the size of the problem.
The ASI calling off its 12-day-long treasure hunt at Daundia Kheda village in Unnao, UP, failing to discover a single gold coin has been a relief to many who still believe in science and sanity.
The Europe Parliament’s recent resolution circumvents India’s contention that caste oppression does constitute racial discrimination
On October 10, the 766 members of the European Parliament, who represent just over half-a-billion people in 28-member-states, passed a historic resolution recognising caste-based discrimination and discrimination based on work and descent as a violation of human rights and an obstacle to development.