Juvenile legislation provides for a distinct system to deal with all children who have committed offences, irrespective of the crime committed. Reformation and rehabilitation as opposed to punishment is the essence of juvenile justice – treatment of a child who has committed an offence depends on the child’s circumstances, and not solely on the nature of the offence.
WHO ARE TRANSGENDER: Transgender is generally described as an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior does not conform to their biological sex. TG may also takes in persons who do not identify with their sex...
The global climate conference held in Paris ended Saturday with the approval of an agreement that commits none of the 196 signatory nations to a single action. The 31-page document sets nonbinding targets for the emission of greenhouse gases, based on voluntary submissions by each country, which in many cases do not even represent a reduction in projected future emissions.
टीपू के सबसे बड़े दुश्मनों में से एक हैदराबाद के निज़ाम थे. इस मामले को एक सांप्रदायिक रंग देना ग़लत है. सच तो ये है कि श्रिंगेरी मठ में लूटपाट मराठों ने की थी, टीपू ने तो उसकी हिफ़ाज़त की थी.
Child Refugee Crisis Hungary has announced that it is closing its border with Croatia. With the Hungary-Serbia border already closed, this means that child refugees and their families who were using Hungary as a passage to their final destinations in Austria...
On September 4m, 2014, Aniket Ambhore, a fourth year dual degree electrical engineering student at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, committed suicide. He was a Dalit student. After his death Aniket’s parents Sunita and Sanjay Ambhore submitted a 10-page testimony to the IITB director which raised the various forms of caste-discriminations faced by Aniket in the campus. After this, an enquiry committee was set up to look into the circumstances of the death. In spite of continuous demands from Aniket’s family and friends the report has not been made public or even shared with IITB community.
Well-known adivasi leader Manish Kunjam speaks on the serious threats to adivasi identity today   As president of the All-India Adivasi Mahasabha, affiliated to the Communist Party of India (CPI), Manish Kunjam, one of the best known adivasi leaders in the...
हमारे देश- जैसे बुरे हालात किसी दूसरे देश के नहीं हुए। यहाँ अजब-अजब सवाल उठते रहते हैं। एक अहम सवाल अछूत-समस्या है। समस्या यह है कि 30 करोड़ की जनसंख्या वाले देश में जो 6 करोड़ लोग अछूत कहलाते हैं, उनके स्पर्श मात्र से धर्म भ्रष्ट हो जाएगा! उनके मन्दिरों में प्रवेश से देवगण नाराज हो उठेंगे! कुएं से उनके द्वारा पानी निकालने से कुआँ अपवित्र हो जाएगा! ये सवाल बीसवीं सदी में किए जा रहे हैं, जिन्हें कि सुनते ही शर्म आती है।
According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, a total of 3365 communal incidents occurred in the country from 2011 to October, 2015. This is an average of 58 incidents a month. Eight states Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh account for 85% of all the incidents. These states were ruled by various parties at different points in time in these 5 years and not a single party. Seven states did not report a single such incident in these five years and all of them belong the North East.
The government’s demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes is a contentious issue, but is understandable. Such schemes may have not worked in the past, but a political commitment had to be honoured. The question is not whether the government...





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