Editorial

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Electronic waste and environmental pollution

Dr Kabita Sharma Electronic waste or e-waste is one of the rapidly growing problems of the world. E-waste comprises a multitude of components, some containing toxic substances that can have an adverse impact on human health and the environment if not handled properly. Electronic waste is a name given to

Hectic Assembly poll activities in Assam

The electoral prospects of the grand alliance, however, could possibly have been brightened to a large measure if the AJP and the Raijor Dal had joined the six-party alliance. But they have made it crystal clear that they would maintain equidistance from the BJP, the Congress and the AIUDF.

NRL stakes

The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) is set to exit the Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) by selling its entire stake to a consortium of the Oil India Ltd (OIL) and Engineers India Ltd (EIL) for Rs 9,876 crore, paving the way for privatization of India’s second-largest fuel retailer.

Logical move

Since the colonial days Assam has been subjected to exploitation of its resources without the indigenous Assamese people getting any economic benefit for the same. A case in point is the tea industry. Assam was the original home of the alternative tea industry which the British had erected when they

Prison reforms

It is heartening to learn that the Gauhati High Court has asked the Assam Government to constitute Mental Health Review Boards to inspect prisons and report on the condition of mentally ill inmates. The direction came on a Public Interest Litigation filed by an NGO, the Collaborative Network for Research

Women entrepreneurship and challenges

The fear of failure, timidity and hesitation caused by lack of proper communication and interpersonal skills are some of the other psychological factors that may prevent a woman from starting a business or chasing leadership roles.

War preparations

In India, elections are akin to wars, except that mass slaughter does not take place, though a few lives are occasionally lost in clashes! Elections in Assam are expected to be particularly warlike this year, given the polarization of positions vis-a-vis issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act. With the announcement