“Whether it is a hydro electric project, Indus water treaty, it is the people of Kashmir who have to live with the consequences”

Beyond the visible causes for September 2014 deluge in valley, lie the subtle reasons rooted in the network of occupation. The recently released document by Coalition of Civil Society (CCS), entitled ‘Occupational Hazards’ has brought to fore the uncounted repercussions of militarization of Kashmir. In conversation with Saima Bhat, the researchers behind the report, have…

OSS: Consulation for Government Personnel Held

The new policy of Government of India, which mandates the use of Open Source Software (OSS) for e-governance applications, will add strategic value to the Digital India Initiative, B Ramani, Director of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) has said. He was inaugurating the ‘CDAC-ICFOSS Joint Consultation on the OSS Policy of Government…

E-governance centres to accept applications for marriage aid

Applications for the government’s marriage assistance and child protection schemes can be submitted at the 169 public service centres set up under the State government’s e-governance project in the district, Collector K.S. Palanisamy said on Friday. While 146 of the public service centres are run by various primary agricultural cooperative societies, 12 are run by…

Kannada and Culture Dept. going paperless soon

Office of the Director of Kannada and Culture will be the first in the State to turn into an entirely paperless office (PLO) shortly, under the core-Mission Mode Project of National e-Governance Plan of the Centre. Officials in the department said unlike a few offices, which claim to have become PLOs with the support of…

Boxers have long history of fighting for human rights

What do Mahatma Gandhi and competitive boxers have in common? They’ve both been powerful advocates for human rights, a group of fighters and advocates said Sunday at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. A Romani-German boxer the Nazis discriminated against bleached his hair blond and covered his body with flour to mock the regime’s vision…

Do Human Rights Increase Inequality?

Imagine that one man owned everything. Call him Croesus, after the king of ancient lore who, Herodotus says, was so “wonderfully rich” that he “thought himself the happiest of mortals.” Impossibly elevated above his fellow men and women, this modern Croesus is also magnanimous. He does not want people to starve, and not only because…