• Fri, Apr 20, 2018
  • Need of the hour is to analyse cause for crime against women and take action

    Updated: Apr, 20, 201807:30 AM

    Even a casual perusal of print, visual and social media shows a phenomenal increase in reporting of crimes against women and children.
    Need of the hour is to analyse cause for crime against women and take action
    There is no reliable empirical data to compare the rise in crimes as it is common knowledge that in our country, women suffer in silence and many crimes go unreported. No strata of society, no class of people seem safe in our present set-up. Despite extensive amendments to the criminal laws relating to crimes against women and children after Nirbhaya, the scenario is still bleak. On a query by Justice N Kirubakaran, the TN State has informed the Madras High Court that in the past 10 years, rate of conviction in rape cases is only 20% in our State compared to the national level of 25%. The insensitivity of the States to provide a safe atmosphere for women and children is evident from the fact that Rs 3,100 crore of the Nirbhaya Fund is lying unused between 2013 – 2017 as per a news report. The rising crimes against women and children sends...
  • Will we have only Jallikattu and not cricket in TN? Will we have only Jallikattu and not cricket in TN?
    Updated: Apr, 13, 201808:00 AM

    Will Vadippatti be shifted to Chidambaram Stadium? Will we henceforth have only Jallikattu (the only proclaimed Tamil sports) and not Cricket?

  • Will Trump’s strategy ensure a perfect trade-off? Will Trump’s strategy ensure a perfect trade-off?
    Updated: Apr, 08, 201806:45 AM

    Trump wants China to reduce its bilateral trade surplus with the US by $100 billion but whether China was to reduce its purchases from elsewhere or simply sell the US oil or gas on to other places,...

  • Election Commission of India: Quo Vadis? Election Commission of India: Quo Vadis?
    Updated: Apr, 06, 201807:30 AM

    It looks as if the Election Commission of India (ECI) seems to believe that it is nothing but an extension of the government of the day or what is worse, the political party that controls the...

  • India’s war on antimicrobial resistance India’s war on antimicrobial resistance
    Updated: Apr, 05, 201807:30 AM

    Each year, an estimated 750,000 people die from antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) infections, and the death toll will climb unless the global health community acts decisively

  • Should tech firms be more tightly regulated? Should tech firms be more tightly regulated?
    Updated: Apr, 01, 201807:00 AM

    In the wake of recent high-tech mishaps, do we really need to establish new regulatory principles and agencies to manage emerging risks? While the European Union certainly seems to think so, following...

  • Kids in Norway can change gender with a click Kids in Norway can change gender with a click
    Updated: Mar, 31, 201806:45 AM

    In Norway, any child over the age of six can now legally change his or her sex. “Daddy, guess what, I’m a female now! Daddy, what does female mean?” Gender trends in the West are astonishing.

  • The neglected menace of pollution The neglected menace of pollution
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201806:30 AM

    Pollution is not some ‘necessary evil’ that inevitably accompanies economic development. With leadership, resources, and a well-formulated data-driven approach, pollution can be minimized

  • A rash of crimes by animals gets us thinking A rash of crimes by animals gets us thinking
    Updated: Mar, 24, 201807:00 AM

    Two large sums of public money went missing in Nigeria recently. In one case, the official concerned said a monkey had run off with the cash and, in the other, an official said that a snake took it.

  • ‘Red market’ crimes easy to commit, courtesy poor prosecution in India: Author ‘Red market’ crimes easy to commit, courtesy poor prosecution in India: Author
    Updated: Mar, 12, 201806:30 AM

    After a decade of investigation and research, US-based author Scott Carney got a real sense of the ‘red market’ in India, which has been illustrated in his 2011 book The Red Market: On the Trail of...