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IPIRTI runs trials on bamboo lumber for the first time in India

The bamboo industry will soon have a new ‘engineered lumber’, which could lead to the increased usage of the fastest growing plantation timber, …

Bamboo

PMLA court issues LoR against Lalit Modi

The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court here on Wednesday issued a Letter of Request (LoR) against the former Indian Premier League (IPL) …

India

India sucessfully test-fires surface-to-air missile

In a bid to galvanise its air defence capabilities, India on Tuesday successfully test fired its new, long range surface-to-air missile jointly …

India

Story of Rosetta, the comet chaser

On September 5, the Rosetta spacecraft detected its lost lander Philae, wedged in a dark corner of comet 67P-Churyumov-Gerasimenko, according to …

Space

Cauvery row: Karnataka CM to meet floor leaders, MPs tomorrow

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has convened a meeting of floor leaders of both Houses and MPs from the State on Tuesday to discuss the …

India

ISRO to launch two satellites in September

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) that had braced itself for one launch every month is planning two launches this month.<p>“INSAT-3DR is …

Space Exploration

ISRO successfully test-fires scramjet engine

1<p>India successfully tests its own scramjet engine in flight on board an Advanced Technology Vehicle rocket.<p>2<p>Two scramjet engines were tested during …

New evidence for northern movement of eastern Himalayan syntaxis

The eastern Himalayan syntaxis (convergence of mountain ranges, or geological folds), a gorge along the Parlung river in Tibet, is tectonically …

Earth Science

It is disinvestment, not privatisation

Although the moratorium that the United Progressive Alliance government had placed on strategic sales in 2009 has been lifted, it is quite evident …

India

Insure farmers against climate change

Bundelkhand is where India’s marginal farming dream died. Known for the dacoits of Chambal and the Rani of Jhansi, the arid region, occupying …

Farming

The ‘everydayness’ of our violence

India is a country that loves decentralisation and it covers almost every area. I will focus on the subject of tyranny. For example, look at our …

Human Rights

Coal scam: New twist in Jindal case as CA to turn approver

In his plea, Singhal has claimed that co-accused Rajeev Jain, Director of Jindal Realty Pvt Ltd, had purchased NDEPL at the instruction of Sushil …

India

India's very own GPS is ready with seventh navigation satellite launch

India’s own navigational system, the set-up for which was completed on Thursday with the launch of the seventh and final satellite, will be called …

Generic medicines

Many a doctor prescribes branded medicines without suggesting alternative generic medicines, which pharmacies have no incentive in selling either as …

Selling

AgustaWestland deal

It has been proven umpteen times that almost nothing moves without greasing the palms of politicians or civil servants in our country (“Slugfest in …

India

Parched Latur

Blaming natural calamities for all our problems has become fashionable ( >“Indiscriminate use of ground water, Latur’s bane”, April 19). Recently, …

India

Water levels in 91 major reservoirs alarmingly low

Water levels in major reservoirs of the country are alarmingly low, weekly data released by Central Water Commission (CWC) shows.<p>CWC, a technical …

Water

India's coastline can become engine of growth: PM Modi at Maritime Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the Maritime India Summit to be held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre in Goregaon …

India

Towards restorative criminal justice

The way criminal justice is designed and administered today hardly serves any of the purposes for which it is set up: towards securing life and …

Crime

The Pathankot paradigm

How does one make sense of the current state of India-Pakistan relations? Is there an unstated, underlying storyline to the many seemingly chaotic, …

India

Clearing the smoke on LPG reform

One of the less discussed but potentially far-reaching features of this year’s Budget was the launch of the >Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). …

India

Staying accommodative

The Reserve Bank of India’s reiteration of an accommodative stance after it <b>>cut the repo rate by 25 basis points</b> on Tuesday is a clear and …

Economics

Appropriation Bill cannot be altered or voted upon: Singhvi

Arguments continued in the Nainital High Court, on Wednesday on the imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand where the former Chief Minister, …

Judiciary

Road map for a robust defence industry

After the Modi government came to power, one of the early reforms ushered in was the raising of the Foreign Direct Investment limit in defence from …

India

Coal scam: court to pronounce jail term of Rungtas on April 4

A special court on Thursday reserved for April 4 its order on the quantum of punishment for Jharkhand Ispat Private Limited (JIPL) and its two …

Regulation

India supports UN instrument on conservation of biodiversity

India has supported the process to develop an international legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity …

Conservation

Why we must have water budgets

The protest by farmers in Chikballapur recently, over the scarcity of drinking water, received extensive news coverage as it halted Bengaluru in its …

Water

Undermining the SYL Canal

March 19, 2016 00:37 IST<p>Updated: September 06, 2016 13:48 IST<p>more-in<p>The Punjab Assembly continues to thumb its nose at the law of the land. > <b>A day</b> …

India

Aadhaar disquiet in the House

March 18, 2016 00:25 IST<p>Updated: September 06, 2016 13:19 IST<p>more-in<p>When the Narendra Modi government chose to introduce the > <b>Aadhaar Bill in the Lok</b> …

India

Pay consumers to take back e-waste

March 28, 2016 01:06 IST<p>Updated: September 12, 2016 20:49 IST<p>more-in<p>The new rules proposed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests to manage …

E-waste