| Updated at 10:28pm on February 09, 2017
IT IS disappointing that the government has put on hold negotiations on the sharing of water of six transboundary rivers — the Manu, Muhuri, Khowai, Gumti, Dharla and the Dudhkumar — as there is no possibility of signing an agreement on sharing water of the Teesta and the Feni...
| Updated at 10:27pm on February 09, 2017
THE appointment of 12 senior lawyers by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court as amici curiae, or friends of the court, to assist the court by giving information and opinion that bear on a government appeal against a High Court verdict of May 5, 2016, which declared illegal and contradictory to the constitution the 16th amendment to the constitution is welcome...
by Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:05am on February 10, 2017
WHAT is the role of the ministry of environment and forestry in giving approval to a government project? I wanted to ask the very question to the minister directly in a TV show in which he featured recently. I couldn’t get through. So here I am asking the question for his kind attention...
by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 12:05am on February 10, 2017
THE 2017 union budget presented by Indian Union government’s finance minister Arun Jaitley has many aspects. His speech touched upon some of them. I will not discuss all of them as there is nothing transformative or game-changing there...
by Robert Hunziker | Updated at 12:10am on February 10, 2017
HUMAN extinction by 2026, a controversial/questionable idea, is examined in some detail on the web site: arctic-news.blogspot.com. Within the posted article, a bright red box highlights the hypothesis: ‘Will humans be extinct by 2026?’ Of course, simply posing the question is tantamount to endorsing the conclusion in the affirmative...
by António Guterres | Updated at 10:30pm on February 09, 2017
FAR too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems. When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential...
| Updated at 10:30pm on February 09, 2017
IT STARTED in June 2015 with that Trump Tower escalator ride into the presidential race to the tune of Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ in the Free World.’..
by Rebecca Sentance | Updated at 10:25pm on February 09, 2017
On January 17, 2017, whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison sentence was commuted to seven years from her date of arrest, in one of president Obama’s last acts before leaving office...
by Scott Ritter | Updated at 10:15pm on February 09, 2017
LAST Wednesday, national security adviser Michael Flynn appeared in the White House briefing room to issue a statement...
| Updated at 10:10pm on February 09, 2017
THE High Court order for the government to immediately withdraw the police superintendent of Gaibandha, along with the entire police force deployed on November 6, 2016 at Chambari Beel at Gobindaganj when Santal houses were burnt after clashes between the Santals and the police is welcome...