Jul 23, 2014 12:42 AM
The line between a whistle-blower and a motivated accuser can be very thin, and too often those making controversial disclosures face troubling questions over their motive and timing. Former Supreme Court judge and Press Council of India Chairman Markande
Jul 23, 2014 12:41 AM
That getting papers published in scientific journals, reputable ones included, using manufactured data is virtually child’s play has been made painfully evident by a team of scientists at the Chandigarh-based Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTEC
Jul 22, 2014 12:35 AM
After what Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah described as a “comprehensive” rout of the National Conference-Congress alliance in the State in the Lok Sabha elections, it was only a matter of time before the two parted ways. The
Jul 22, 2014 12:34 AM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s promise in his maiden budget to make rupee notes and coins more accessible for the blind echoes a broad commitment to correct long-standing disadvantages that arise out of physical disabilities. Mr. Jaitley’s id
Jul 21, 2014 12:15 AM
The promise and performance of genetically modified crops in agriculture is once again under the spotlight, with the sanction given by the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee for confined field trials of several food crops. In its last days, the UPA go
Jul 21, 2014 12:14 AM
Change is the only constant, they say. But exceptions abound, and one of those is the dress code in that pillar of the establishment — the private social club. A Chennai club recently denied admission to a Madras High Court judge as he was wearing a
Jul 19, 2014 02:33 AM
The tragic and outrageous shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over Ukrainian airspace on Thursday is a direct consequence of the ongoing war in Ukraine. Even while offering solace to the fam
Jul 19, 2014 02:28 AM
It is indeed noteworthy that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has increased the specific excise duty on cigarettes in the range of 11 to 72 per cent and by 10 per cent on chewing tobacco. While the revenue generated from tobacco sale will increase subs
Jul 18, 2014 02:47 AM
What might have been dismissed as an impossibility just five years ago is now a reality. Defying sceptics and critics, five countries that between them account for 40 per cent of the world’s population and 20 per cent of its GDP have signed an agree
Jul 18, 2014 02:46 AM
In both the railway budget and the general budget, the BJP-led NDA government has made it clear that Public Private Partnership (PPP) is the preferred mode for driving major infrastructure development projects. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley even announced
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