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   Sunday, February 17, 2019
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Finding Fault with Indian Cows: Their Alleged Contribution to Global Warming
By Madur Singh  | 11 Apr 2009

Poor Immunisation Record
By d-sector Team  | 10 Apr 2009

High child mortality rates and resurgence of communicable diseases that were more or less eradicated, should be a matter of grave concern.

Exports fall, and it's felt on the Farm
By d-sector Team  | 09 Apr 2009

Saudi Arabia is striving to diversify
By Morten Andersen  | 08 Apr 2009

Organic Farming can help remove Hunger
By Jessica Wiens  | USA | 04 Apr 2009

Order 81 and the plunder of farming
By Latha Jishnu  | 01 Apr 2009

God 'will not give happy ending'
By d-sector Team  | 26 Mar 2009

God will not intervene to prevent humanity from wreaking disastrous damage to the environment, the Archbishop of Canterbury (UK) has warned.

Ex-convicts' can contest elections, says Indonesian Court
By d-sector Team  | Jakarta | 25 Mar 2009

Luxembourg bans GM Corn
By d-sector Team  | 22 Mar 2009

WHO Publishes Global tuberculosis control 2009
By d-sector Team  | 20 Mar 2009

Leprosy Human Rights Conference in North India
By d-sector Team  | Lucknow | 13 Mar 2009

Is India poor, who says? Ask Swiss banks
By d-sector Team  | 09 Mar 2009

Tax havens are a universal scourge. But an astounding amount of ill-gotten wealth seems to have been stashed away by Indians in Swiss banks.

Price of suicide: Rs 2 lakh
By Divya A  | 08 Mar 2009

NRHM has produced significant results
By d-sector Team  | New Delhi | 03 Mar 2009

The National Rural Health Mission has indeed delivered significant results, says the report of the NRHM Review Mission.

World Consumer Rights Day 2009
By d-sector Team  | 02 Mar 2009

Be a Smart Consumer... Empower Yourself

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Corruption Watch

The bad news is that corruption has not only sustained but has grown in size and stature in the country. With scams being a regular feature, seventy per cent respondents in a survey have rightfully opined that corruption has continued to increase in India. One in every two interviewed admit having paid a bribe for availing public services during last one year. Transparency International's latest survey reveals that the political parties top the chart for the most corrupt public institutions, followed by police force and legislatures. No wonder, India continues to make new records on the global corruption arena!

The shocking revelation is that the health and education sectors haven't remained untouched by this phenomenon. With 5th and 6th positions respectively for these sectors on the public perception chart on corruption, corruption has crept insidiously into these sectors of hope for the masses. With bureaucracy being fourth in the list of corrupt institutions in the country, corruption seems to have been non-formally institutionalized with little hope if public services would ever be effective in the country. With economic growth having literally institutionalized corruption, are we now expecting corrupt to be socially responsible - a different CSR.

Poor. Who?

Not giving 'aid' to India is one thing but calling it 'rich' is quite another. If one in three of the world's malnourished children live in India, what does average daily income of $3 indicate? It perhaps means that there is a relative decline in poverty - people are 'less poor' than what they used to be in the past. But having crossed the World Bank arbitrary threshold of $2 a day does not absolve the 'developed' countries of their obligation to part with 0.7 per cent of their Gross National Income in development aid. Should this three-decade old figure not be revised?  

An interesting debate in UK's House of Commons delved on future of development assistance by the British Government. While prioritizing limited resources has been a concern, there has been no denying the fact that development aid must be guided towards tangible gains over a short period of time to start with. There are difficult choices for elected governments to make - should they invest in long-term primary education or in short-term university scholarships? Which of these will bring gains and trigger long-term transformation in the society. As politicians continue to be divided on the matter, poverty persists!!   

Lead View
People, Partition and the Pain
By Rina Mukherji
15 Aug 2013

Dr Jayanti Basu's book analyzes the complex feelings of hatred and longing for the homeland that have contributed to shaping the personalities of a generation of people who were forced to ..
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