- There is currently an ideological debate brewing in Bombay regarding the preservation of ancient structures versus urban modernization. The building in question is the 139-year Crawford Market in Bombay, which is facing the threat of demolition by RNA Corp., a leading Bombay construction firm that hopes to replace the building with a high-rise.
- The Supreme Court of Delhi has established a five-person special investigation team (SIT) to re-investigate the post-Godhra communal riots. The re-investigation was spurred by the National Human Rights Commission after newfound knowledge from the Tehelka sting operation, which alleged that state functionaries such as Narendra Modi abetted the post-Godhra riots.
- Yahoo! Inc. and Computational Research Laboratories (CRL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons Limited, are partnering up to support cloud computing research. According to the article, “this effort is the first of its kind in terms of the size and scale of the machine, and the first in making available a supercomputer to academic institutions in India.”
- According to a recently released WHO report, India houses 20% of the world’s multiple drug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) patients. The report also reveals that India carries over one-third of the burden of TB globally. Source: Howrah News Service
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