Apr 19, 2014 01:55 AM
It has been a fairly smooth ride so far with the fifth phase of polling covering the largest number of 121 parliamentary constituencies across 12 States on a single day to elect new members to the 16th Lok Sabha witnessing a heavy voter turnout on Thursda
Apr 19, 2014 01:49 AM
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures: supersession is rare in the Indian military hierarchy, and experience in heading an operational command is normally a prerequisite for becoming the Chief of the Naval Staff. The Indian Navy’s new
Apr 18, 2014 12:28 AM
Price rise is one of the key issues in this election, and the latest data on inflation spell bad news for the incumbent UPA government; the monster is rearing its head again after lying low over the last three months. Retail inflation, specifically food p
Apr 18, 2014 12:23 AM
The April 11 resignation of U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius shows both the importance of President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare legislation, passed in 2009, and the extreme partisan divisions which obtain in th
Apr 17, 2014 01:23 AM
By recognising the transgender community as a third gender entitled to the same rights and constitutional protection as all other citizens, the Supreme Court has put in place a sound basis to end discrimination based on gender, especially gender as presum
Apr 17, 2014 01:20 AM
The latest edition of the IMF’s flagship publication, World Economic Outlook, is cautiously optimistic on the prospects for the global economy. The update, prepared on the eve of the spring meeting of the IMF and the World Bank in Washington, projec
Apr 16, 2014 01:36 AM
The over-the-top reaction of the Prime Minister’s Office to a book by Manmohan Singh’s former media adviser confirms a long-known side of Indian politicians: they have a terribly thin skin, especially in respect of the printed word, unless of
Apr 16, 2014 01:32 AM
Grim statistics present the deadly reality of the spread of cancer in India: one million new cases of different cancers are diagnosed every year in the country; an estimated 600,000 to 700,000 people were killed in 2012. The fact that tobacco was singular
Apr 15, 2014 12:29 AM | 135 comments
As a candidate in the 2002, 2007 and then the 2012 elections for the Gujarat Assembly, Narendra Modi chose not to make his marital status clear in his nomination papers. Now, having set his sights on becoming the next occupant of 7 Race Course Road, the B
Apr 15, 2014 12:27 AM | 2 comments
Just as the chapter on Hwang Woo Suk, a South Korean stem cell researcher and one of the biggest known research fraudsters, came to an end recently, another major fraud by a Japan-based stem cell researcher has taken centre-stage. Two “path-breaking
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