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Marital rape is unacceptable: Maneka Gandhi

By Preetha Nair

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Marital rape is condemnable as is violence against women in any form, said Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi. Her view assumes significance as it runs contrary to the government's position that charge of marital rape was untenable in India due to the nature of the society and its beliefs and mindsets.

96 percent of Swachh Bharat money in J&K unspent

Sofi Ahsan

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS/IndiaSpend) Sanitation in Jammu & Kashmir is among the worst in India, with more than 54 percent of more than 1.2 million households without toilets and the 2014-15 target for household latrines falling short by 86 percent, according to government data.

While J&K is ranked third, the two worst states are Odisha and Bihar, according to the Baseline Survey 2012 of the union ministry of drinking water and sanitation.

Dynastic politics does not go well with democracy: Kuldip Nayar

By Prashant Sood

New Delhi: India is unlikely to see the imposition of another Emergency due to changes made in the Constitution and people being more vigilant, veteran journalist and political commentator Kuldip Nayar has said, noting that the Congress should have learnt the lesson of not pursuing dynastic politics from the period that saw a curb on civil liberties under Indira Gandhi.

Maharashtra needs to get its act together against floods, stampedes

By Arun Bapat,

Will it be flood or a stampede next? Maharashtra can expect more disasters if remedial action is not taken immediately.

Fleeting hours of God’s grace

Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah, everybody. We are meeting in the first ashra (10 days) of the holy month of Ramadan. This part of the month is rightly called Ashrah rahmat (Ten days of Allah’s Grace). Like any good thing in life these moments, days and nights of God’s grace, pass quickly. Before we know, half of this period of ten days is gone.

Changing pattern of struggle against land acquisition in India

By Soroor Ahmed,,

Until the tribes and other weaker sections of the remote, and mineral-rich rough terrains of east-central India were getting displaced from their homes in the name of forcible acquisition of land for projects of ‘public purpose’ there was little opposition at the national level to the Land Acquisition Act enacted way back in 1894 by the British.

​How about apolitical Yoga Day next year?

Now that the brouhaha over International Day of Yoga is over, it is time to think of how a yoga day for all can have better impact and reach the ‘Last Person’, the one that Mahatma Gandhi spoke about.

By Ravi Nitesh,

Experimental drug shows promise to treat Alzheimer

New York: An experimental drug has been found to protect Alzheimer's-inflicted mice from memory deterioration, despite a high-glycemic-index (GI) diet meant to boost blood sugar levels.

The experimental drug from the US-based Eli Lilly and Company mimics the hunger-signalling hormone ghrelin.

"The present results suggest that ghrelin might improve cognition in Alzheimer's disease via a central nervous system mechanism involving insulin signalling," authors of the study published in the journal Scientific Reports wrote.

On Father's Day: Letting go

By Andaleeb Wajid

My father died when I was 12. For many years, this was what defined me.

While the tears dried up after the first few months or so after his death, the hollowness refused to replaced by anything or anyone. I stuck to my tragedy like I meant it to embrace me and never leave me.