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How many likely to be out of NRC?

How many likely to be out of NRC?

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Updates from :  the hindu Predictions have varied from a minimum of 10 lakh to a maximum of 20 lakh With just four days to go for the publication of the final updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the State is rife with debates and predictions of the number of people likely to be excluded. The figures have varied from a minimum of 10-12 lakh to a maximum of 20-22 lakh — roughly half of the 41,10,169 mentioned in the two exclusion lists. However, most analysts agree the NRC-exclusion list is likely to be split between migrant Muslims of Bengali origin and non-Muslims, a majority of them Bengal-origin Hindus. Lawyers who have represented stakeholders in filing petitions at the Supreme Court, which is monitoring the updating exercise since 2013, hazard a guess “h
How catastrophic will climate change in the Himalayas be for the rest of India (and the world)?

How catastrophic will climate change in the Himalayas be for the rest of India (and the world)?

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Updates from :  the scroll.in ‘Wild Himalaya’ is Stephen Alter’s monumental history of mountain range explores its present and its future as well as its past. If we trace the latitude of Mount Everest, which coincides with the 28th parallel north, and follow that line around the world, it leads us westward through Nepal and North India into the deserts of Rajasthan and Sindh, beyond the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Peninsula. After dividing the Red Sea, the line passes over Egypt and the Sahara, all the way across North Africa to Morocco, keeping well below the southern coast of the Mediterranean. In the Atlantic Ocean the 28th parallel north grazes the Canary Islands before making landfall in Florida and continuing on through the badlands of Texas, into Mexico’s Baja Peninsula
With Pressure Tactics and Opposition Disarray, Rajya Sabha No Longer a Hurdle for BJP

With Pressure Tactics and Opposition Disarray, Rajya Sabha No Longer a Hurdle for BJP

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Updates from :  the wire Cakewalk over RTI and Triple Talaq Bill an indicator of future path for Modi government. New Delhi: The debate over the Triple Talaq Bill was never about whether the archaic practice should go or not. It was about two contentious issues. One, whether the government bringing in a punitive law on triple talaq set a larger precedent for the government to override the Muslim Personal Law, which enjoy a degree of autonomy in family disputes. And two, whether such a law to criminalise Muslim men who end their marriages through triple talaq is exclusionary as there is no law for men of other religions who abandon their wives. The opposition has been pointing out that given the government’s Hindu majoritarian biases, the law could be misused to attack Muslim
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