Few insects in India are as enigmatic as the cicadas. We all have most probably heard them — they are the ones that make that buzzing and clicking noise, which can be amplified by multitudes of insects into an overpowering hum. Inside a forest, in the ... Deccan Herald, 1 week ago
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The year 2016 ended with a grim reminder of the dire state of rivers in India. An assessment of 290 rivers spread across 19 states of the country found 205 rivers to be critically polluted, thereby categorising them as 'red'. This categorisation of rivers was ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
India has ‘broken’ United Nations limits on nuclear arms and long-range missiles and Pakistan should also be accorded the same ‘privilege’, state-run Chinese media said on Thursday as it criticised New Delhi for carrying out Agni-4 and 5 missile tests whose range covers the Chinese mainland. 'India has broken the UN's limits on its development of nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missile,' the ruling Communist Party-run tabloid Global Times said in its editorial.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Reflecting a new bonhomie of Indo-United States defence ties, the Pentagon on Friday announced that outgoing Defence Secretary Ashton Carter would be visiting India next week on his final around the world trip. Slated to be in India on December 8, Carter would travel to Japan, Bahrain, Israel, Italy and Great Britain before returning to the US on December 16. This is for the first time that an outgoing American Defence Secretary has included India in his itinerary for the final overseas ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
New Delhi: Indias quest for energy security got a major push on Wednesday after a pact that will see crude oil for strategic storage flow in from a state-run company of Abu Dhabi for meeting unexpected future exigencies. The agreement was entered into between ...Mathrubhumi, 1 month ago
M S Dhoni was a byproduct of the true democratisation of Indian cricket, exemplified by the rapid and wider dispersal of the game in the new millennium. Cricket was always sequestered in India, played in vast swathes but more successfully in some pockets of ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
Adding colour to an otherwise dull and dry Economic Survey, its lead author Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian today said the endeavour was to make it look like an Amitabh Bachchan blockbuster with "some drama, some tragedy and some comedy". "Amitabh ...Deccan Herald, 3 weeks ago
Investors widened their bets on optimism that upcoming general budget -- to be unveiled next month – would contain incentives for corporates, which will help boost the economy Extending Tuesday’s rally, benchmark Sensex today surged nearly 241 points to close at a two-month high of 27,140 and Nifty reclaimed the 8,300-level on widespread buying triggered by a positive start of the earnings season and firm Asian cues. Investors cheered better-than expected Q3 numbers in IndusInd ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
“We should kill all these bastards. That will teach others not to molest women,” roared this female friend during a discussion on the Bangalore New Year’s Eve molestation. ‘Kill all molesters, kill all rapists’ is the battle cry that rings far and ...Sify, 1 month ago
'Some of the policies NITI Aayog has taken, we feel lean towards the corporates.''In a democracy, when you are making a policy decision, you are expected to take the views of all the stakeholders.' Dr Ashwani Mahajan, co-convenor of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, is an associate professor of economics at Delhi University. He has been extremely upset with the NITI Aayog ever since it supported GM (genetically modified) crops. The SJM has decided to convene a meeting of all stakeholders involved ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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