Wednesday 11th of December 2019 ,  

opinion

Doomsday Clock: It is now two minutes to midnight

The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 by the Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago. Original members of the Board were a group of scientists who worked under the auspices of the Manhattan Project, the secret scheme responsible for developing the first nuclear weapons.

Bengal’s Bypoll Bellwether and BJP’s NRC Blues

Mamata Banerjee-led ruling Trinamool Congress and its principal challenger Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be sworn political rivals in West Bengal but both parties know that the fear about the controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC) among Hindus and Muslims alike was the most important determinant of the outcome of the bypoll held in three assembly constituencies on November 25.

Fake News: How to Fight It?

For quite some time now, the term “fake news” has been the buzzword and everyone seems to be anxious about it. We often see high government officials speaking emphatically about how bad “gujob” (rumour) or fake news is for the society and how it should be eliminated for the sake of people and the country.

High stake exams for children

Issuing a suo moto rule on November 20, the High Court questioned the legality of the expulsion of children from Primary Education Completion Examination (PECE) and its madrasa equivalent Ebtedayee terminal examinations.