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Afghanistan opium trade Op-Eds

Afghanistan opium trade

On 23 October 2016, UN Office for Drugs & Crime (UNODC) announced that in 2016, Opium cultivation in Afghanistan had grown 43% over 2015. The report shows that 201,000 hectares of land, were used…

The Website Attack Op-Eds

The Website Attack

On 21st October 2016, a cyber-attack on Dyn (Domain Name Service provider) disrupted traffic to hundreds of websites including Twitter, Amazon, the Financial Times, Airbnb, PayPal and Spotify,…

After Snowden: How vulnerable is the internet? Op-Eds

After Snowden: How vulnerable is the internet?

The technology pioneers who designed the net's original protocols saw their creation as a way to share information freely across a network of networks. Yet Edward Snowden's leaks of classified…

Accenture ties up with IITs for research into Artificial Intelligence Op-Eds

Accenture ties up with IITs for research into Artificial Intelligence

MUMBAI: Accenture has entered into a joint research collaboration with IIT Bombay and IIT Patna focused on the different application aspects of Artificial Intelligence. The research, focused on IT…

The tragedy of Kashmir Op-Eds

The tragedy of Kashmir

India and Pakistan have fought four wars over it, and remain on tenterhooks with their forces deployed along the borders facing each other in tripwire readiness for the last seven decades. Both…

 The Ray of Hope- Haji Ali Op-Eds

The Ray of Hope- Haji Ali

On 24 October 2016, Haji Ali Trust informed the Supreme Court that it would rescind the ban on women entering the shrine. The ban had been imposed in 2012 and Muslim clerics stated that it was a…

The perils of de-monetization Op-Eds

The perils of de-monetization

The PM’s initiative to de-monetize 1,000 and 500 rupee notes has dealt a knock-out punch for both ‘Black Money’ and counterfeit currency. Every Indian, even crooked politicians and unscrupulous…