IPA Special

Hacking Of AIIMS Servers Exposes Incompetence Of IT Professionals

  By Arun Kumar Shrivastav The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, suffered hacking of its servers on November 23. Over 50 of these servers that store patient data and run hospital management software were out of order. It resulted in a complete shutdown of computers at...

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G20 Presidency Has Given A Golden Opportunity To India To Emerge As A Leader

By Sushil Kutty Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the opportunity of his lifetime to make a global difference to India’s status on the world stage when India assumes the G20 presidency on December 1 for a period of one year. The Prime Minister himself has called it a “huge...

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Protests Emerge As Mixed Blessing For World Cup Host Qatar

By James M Dorsey Protest on the soccer pitch has proven to be a mixed blessing for World Cup host Qatar, exposing double standards in the Gulf state’s position as well as that of its critics. Qatar embraced protest when it supported Qatari policies, such as the Gulf state’s...

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Sri Lankan Booker Prize Winner Shehan Karunatilaka Is A Chronicler Of His Time

By Harihar Swarup Up until October, Sri Lankan writer Shehan Karunatilaka, 47, was quite content living in the quiet life. Cocooned in his room at his Colombo home, surrounded by books and his stories, he’d at most of his day talking to no one apart from himself and his...

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Elon Musk, Claims He Is A “Free Speech Absolutist,”, But He Is Not

By Branko Marcetic No one should’ve honestly believed Elon Musk would use his ownership of Twitter to champion free speech. Besides the fact that the man is a professional bullshitter, it was always dubious that a guy who slaps employees with gag orders and bars them from wearing pro-union...

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Mexican Ruling Coalition Morena Completes Four Years In Office

By W. T. Whitney Jr. “Sometimes there are revolutions but people keep on thinking the same way. But now we are seeing a peacetime transformation process and there is a change of mentality… I said yesterday that we are winning the battle against racism, classism, discrimination. This is not...

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Another Biden-Trump Contest Is Likely In 2024 Presidential Elections

By Kalyani Shankar Will a potential Joe Biden versus Donald Trump presidential race happen in 2024 in the United States? It is the question after the two current and former presidents have thrown themselves in the presidential ring two years in advance. Democrats and Republicans are already preparing for...

Nov 29 · >

Pre-Budget Consultations Make Finance Ministry Officials No Wiser

By Dr. Gyan Pathak The conclusion of India’s pre-budget consultations on November 28, 2022 have left the Union Ministry of Finance in such a worried state of mind that it lost its temper on the demand and boycott by the joint forum of 10 Central Trade Unions. A government...

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Is Ready To Take The BJP Leadership Head On

By Arun Srivastava Last week Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren got a relief from the Supreme Court with it setting aside a high court order upholding the maintainability of a public interest litigation (PIL) for a probe against the chief minister in a mining lease case but Hemant is...

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