under Pallavi Polanki

Tea growers of Assam have urged the Centre to declare the beverage India’s national drink.

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18 Aug 2011 | BY Pallavi Polanki

Residents of 20 villages in Andhra Pradesh’s Zaheerabad region are fighting a unique struggle to have their region declared a biodiversity heritage site under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002.

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11 Aug 2011 | BY Pallavi Polanki

A young company called India Vibes, a Kochi-based web TV outfit, is in the news for winning the Bloomberg UTV-Aegis Graham Bell Award for innovation in mobile content.

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1 Aug 2011 | BY Pallavi Polanki

Earlier this month, Asalat Nagar village in Moradabad, the constituency of MP Mohammad Azharuddin, was in the news for violent clashes between the police and villagers.

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1 Aug 2011 | BY Pallavi Polanki

The decision of the BJP government in Karnataka to allow the teaching of The Bhagvad Gita in government schools has created an uproar in the state.

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21 Jul 2011 | BY Pallavi Polanki

An Indian spy who returned in April after spending 27 years in Pakistan’s prisons has taken the Indian Government to court.

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20 Jul 2011 | BY Pallavi Polanki

As Parliament gets set to reconvene, a bill to protect children from sexual abuse is on the agenda.  Author Pinki Virani explains where the draft bill falls short

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20 Jul 2011 | BY Pallavi Polanki

A recent Karnataka High Court judgment has observed that ‘girls below the age 21 years are not capable of forming a rational judgment as to suitability of the boy, who is in love’.

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11 Jul 2011 | BY Pallavi Polanki

If its proposal to the Home Ministry for the grant of a semi-open jail facility is granted, Tihar will join the ranks of 30-odd jails in the country.

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11 Jul 2011 | BY Pallavi Polanki

The Union health minister’s attitude to alternative sexuality is typical of a prejudiced majority. For queer students who suffer alienation or worse, relief comes in the form of a campus network

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7 Jul 2011 | BY Pallavi Polanki
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