Mind the treatment gap

Vani S.Kulkarni, Raghav Gaiha The Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on March 27, 2017, has been hailed as a momentous reform. According to the Bill, every person will have the right to access mental health care operated or funded by the government; good quality and affordable health care; equality

At home in India

Pulapre Balakrishnan North Indian coexistence with ‘dark-skinned’ south Indians spells the defeat of the Aryan supremacist project Even before the remarks made by former Member of Parliament Tarun Vijay had been aired on international television, it was clear that we were in for a rambunctious debate on racism in India. After news of the unspeakably

Positives, challenges for 2017

Shivaji Sarkar In the aftermath of the demonetisation decision that has led to nationwide debates and discussions, the creditable performance of the Modi Government on the international front, highway construction, dole-denial or decision-making, has slipped into the background The note-ban is to change the course of economy and politics in 2017. It has raised aspirations

Patients suffers due to snowfall

With the heavy snowfall in the state especially in hilly regions, authorities failed to clear snow from the vital points and put the lives of locals at risk. However, the tall claims of government falls flat, as the roads have not been cleared yet in rural areas due to which emergency services have been hit

Running into the Chinese wall

Suhasini Haidar On December 30, China’s decision to veto India’s proposal to ban Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar at the UN capped a terrible year in bilateral ties. China’s economic corridor through Pakistan, India’s invitations to Uighur, Falun Gong and Tibetan activists, the expulsion of Chinese journalists from Mumbai, the Chinese block on Nuclear Suppliers

Declare winter break in Valley

The education department is yet to come out with the announcement of declaring winter break for college as there has been no communication sent to degree colleges in Kashmir Division over the declaration of winter break and that the colleges have been asked to function as per the routine. Even the heavy snowfall across Kashmir

Death of a naturalist

Jairam Ramesh Peter Jackson’s death last month in England after a prolonged and sad illness went virtually unnoticed in this country. This is a pity given his lifelong association with India and his two signal contributions to nature conservation, one in Haryana and the other in Gujarat. Jackson came out to India in the early

Separatists responsible for delaying progress works in Valley

The development works in the Kashmir valley were delayed throughout the summer months by Separatists who issued protest calendars after the killing of Hizbul Commander Burhan Wani. Through which state suffers huge loss. This is not the first time when separatists stopped the progress work but instead of taking any remedy the state government put