Tougher law to deal with youth crime

Issue 366 April 1, 2017 –  Increasing incidents of robbery, aggravated robbery, violence and other criminal offences witnessed in dairies, superettes, liquor stores and petrol service stations in Auckland in recent weeks are a cause for serious concern. In a few cases, owners or workers at these retail outlets have been subject to brutal attacks. Many of them say that…

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Yogi replaces Upper Caste Mafia in Uttar Pradesh

Sudha Pai and Sajjan Kumar – From thewire.in The appointment of Yogi Adityanath as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has come as a surprise to political observers. During the Uttar Pradesh campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was the main campaigner, largely concentrated on the agenda of development or vikas. This was true despite his attempts, halfway through the election, to consolidate the Hindu vote using…

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Resilience overcomes trauma of sex workers in Kolkata

Supplied Content –  Massey University Empowering sex workers to quit India’s largest red-light district has consumed Kiwi humanitarian worker Pip Rea for the past seven years. She aims to share her insights on what is an ultimately heartening story – of how prostitutes from the poorest of backgrounds are making a fresh start. She is halfway through researching a Development…

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Market-driven Space Programmes lift the game

Vasudevan Mukunth –  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is a state-backed, not market-driven organisation, while its two launchers were conceived 30 to 40 years ago to meet specific domestic needs. After the PSLV C37 Mission was successfully completed on February 15, multiple articles published in the media have been full of praise for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Granted, the…

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