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Yamuna’s floodplain: What it is, how building on it can be harmful

Art of Living can hold its mega festival on the Yamuna’s floodplains, but must take steps to restore the area to its original state afterward. What …

The miracle of Kolkata's wetlands – and one man's struggle to save them

The wetlands are this Indian city’s free sewage works, a fertile aquatic garden and, most importantly, a flood defence – but they’re under threat from developers. One environmentalist is leading the resistance<p>The trees on the streets of Kolkata in January are dusty, like neglected pot plants. At …

Mega Cities

India’s startups feel stood up by Arun Jaitley

By 11 am on Feb. 29, several entrepreneurs and investors in Bengaluru—India’s Silicon Valley—had shelved all their work to sit before their television sets.<p>Some entrepreneurs stayed at home; some watched with colleagues at work. Others, like eight entrepreneurs and investors from iSPIRT, a software …

Behind ABVP’s confidence, govt and growth

Over 9 lakh new members added to 22 lakh in 2014, first seat won in JNU union since Atal govt, victories in several state universities; leaders say …

India

In Haryana, smouldering Jat rage over reservations is spreading like a fire

Farmers, workers and youth say they are facing multiple crises.<p>Protests by Jat agitators demanding reservations in public employment intensified and …

Kerala elections: The Congress vs Communist battle gets a spoiler as BJP enters the fray

It's not just the United Democratic Front versus Left Democratic Front this time – all eyes will be on the newly formed Hindu Front.<p>Kerala’s upcoming …

India

26/11: Headley naming Ishrat Jahan allows BJP to play victim and hero

David Coleman Headley’s deposition that Ishrat Jahan – killed in an encounter in 2004 – was involved with the Lashkar-e-Taiba has created a political …

The blockade is over but Nepal's young Madhesis are determined to keep their agitation alive

An old demand that their Terai region should secede from the country is gaining new currency.<p>Madhesi protestors have lifted the four-month blockade …

Governor asks Mehbooba Mufti, BJP to clarify stand on govt formation

<b>New Delhi:</b> The alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is on the brink of collapse after the latter put …

India’s growth more vulnerable to external risks: Moody’s

<b>New Delhi:</b> India’s growth story is now more vulnerable to potential spillover of external risks such as interest-rate tightening in the US and …

Economy

Behind Rohit Vemula’s suicide: how Hyderabad Central University showed him the door

From July, the university stopped paying Rohith his monthly stipend of Rs 25,000 (excluding HRA), with friends alleging that he was targeted for …

India

The era of sanctions is over in Iran. So why no celebrations? | Azadeh Moaveni

High prices, corruption, media censorship – some things won’t change soon despite the nuclear deal, and Iranians know it<p>When Iran signed its historic nuclear deal with the west last July, the prize was the end of sanctions after implementation, and the nation was exuberant. Mobile phones buzzed …

'It makes you look like a fool': Even BJP MPs are ditching Modi's village development project

Parliamentarians initially jumped at the idea of adopting a village, but project flaws and unfair expectations have killed their enthusiasm.<p>More than …

After Start-up India launch, focus turns to implementation

<b>New Delhi:</b> After the hype of Start-up India, the government initiative that brought young entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and policymakers under …

The Tennis Files: Have top players been paid to lose?

<b>The world tennis authorities have admitted they took no action to pursue 28 top-level players, including winners of Grand Slam titles, named in a secret 2008 report into suspected match-fixing. All were allowed to continue playing and a third were flagged up again after playing in more suspicious</b> …

A look at party prospects as four states begin run up to 2016 polls

The Budget session of Parliament is normally spread across two halves: February-March and April-May. But in 2011, it became so politically urgent to …

Rouhani hails 'turning point' as Iran embraces post-sanctions era

President says lifting of sanctions signals a ‘golden page’ for country amid warm reaction from international community<p>Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, has hailed a “golden page” in the country’s history and a “turning point” in its economy as Iranians enjoyed the first day without sanctions, with …

Linking India’s rivers: critics rally to protest ‘illegal and unnecessary’ plans

Plans to connect 37 rivers in India to prevent flooding and drought have been criticised for large-scale displacement and environmental destruction<p>After four decades of debate, India’s plans to connect its rivers finally got underway last September. Drums were played, bright yellow flowers were …

India

Nobel and Fields wisdom: For Make in India, first need Discover and Invent in India

Make in India programme, will not benefit the country in the long term unless backed by sustained investments in basic science and the fostering of …

India

The ecommerce boom: A reality check

There are pockets of overvaluation and investors are now asking companies to show them the money Read more

Trai aims to resolve some net neutrality issues by early 2016

<b>New Delhi:</b> As the debate over the net neutrality resurfaces, telecom regulator Trai has said it is looking to solve the issues “part-by-part” and …

Net Neutrality

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

Savvy hiring managers can glean a ton of information about you by asking just a few, well-chosen questions.<p>But while they may seem simple — that’s …

Employment

Do You Need Your MBA to be a Successful HR Leader?

<b>Remember when learning to code was a thing?</b> Back in 2013, a not-for-profit organization called Code.org partnered with people like Ashton Kutcher and …

Kathmandu blinks on its Constitution

New Delhi welcomed Kathmandu’s decision and urged all political forces in Nepal to demonstrate “maturity and flexibility” .<p>Written by , | Kathmandu …

India

Rajya Sabha passes SC/ST Bill unanimously through voice vote | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

After seeing several days of adjournments, the Rajya Sabha on Monday unanimously passed Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of …

India

WPI to be in range of minus 1.10% to minus 0.90% in December, says Dun & Bradstreet | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Inflationary pressures are likely to see an uptrend largely due to the deficit monsoon and weakening of rupee, while the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) …

Economics

Google vs FB: What FreeBasics fervour

Two seemingly unrelated events were significant last week. One was a visit to India by search giant Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, and the other, a …

In National Herald court appearance, Cong makes a statement

Congress president Sonia Gandhi entered a court premises for the first time on Saturday, accompanied by son Rahul, daughter Priyanka and a battery of …