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Land record digitisation in limbo?

It was around a decade ago, in 2010 to be precise, when two projects for land record digitisation were taken up by the government. The projects did inspire much hope to gradually make way for a major transformation in land record maintenance from manual to digital format. The two projects...

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Improving rankings of universities

Of the 28,000 or so universities in the world, the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2022, in its 18th edition, released on June 8 last, has come up with 1,300 top such institutions. There are certainly those that are more equal than the rest. Even the Ivy League members,...

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Black money: Special facility or raids?

A news story published in this paper some days back on the possibility of continuing the special facility for legalizing undisclosed funds in the next financial year (FY) must have disheartened many who have opposed it.The Finance Bill-2021 that was placed in parliament by the finance minister on June 03...

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Renovation of state-owned sugar mills

Most of the state-owned sugar mills in the country have been incurring losses for years after years. To cut its losses, the government has decided to shut down production at six of the 15 sugar mills. The closure of the mills has made thousands of workers jobless, and thrown them...

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Imposing curfew in border districts

The numbers of coronavirus deaths and confirmed cases are continuing to increase every day in the border districts. Hospitals in these districts are grappling with an increased number of coronavirus patients for the past several days. In the meantime, major hospitals there are having a shortage of frontline physicians and...

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Preserving mental well-being

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only taken its toll physically but has also affected our mental health. Students, who have been stuck into their homes, are suffering from depression and uncertainty. A noticeable increase in mental illness among the youths has been witnessed. Suicidal tendency has alarmingly risen among many...

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