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Cloth, idea, brand: What is khadi, to whom does it belong?

KVIC has argued that khadi is a specific type of product created by a specific process, which is different from factory-made cotton garments.

The Birds and the (coffee) Beans: any variety will do

The survey results suggest that coffee cultivation in the Western Ghats has not been inimical to the ecosystem or the endemic avian population.

How results of local elections have triggered political crisis in Colombo

A shock sweep by a party backed by former President Mahinda Rajapakse has raised the spectre of the Sri Lankan government collapsing. Here is why India is watching the situation with concern.

Supreme Court to hear PIL seeking SIT probe on PNB fraud

Punjab National Bank fraud: How the system was gamed

In a regulatory filing last week, Punjab National Bank reported a Rs 11,394 crore fraud involving billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi. The government has ordered a probe by agencies such as the CBI, Enforcement Directorate and the Income-Tax Department.

What’s the mystery bug stalking the Winter Olympics in Korea?

Norovirus is highly contagious, and can be transmitted through contaminated food, water, and surfaces. The primary route is oral-faecal.

Cauvery water dispute: K'taka welcomes SC verdict as TN sees setback; Rajnikanth calls it 'very disappointing'

Cauvery verdict today: What is this dispute?

The Cauvery water dispute was adjudicated by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) in 2007. The tribunal’s order was challenged by Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. 

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Diesel or electric: Questions of infrastructure costs, logistics and flexibility for Indian Railways

The chief of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Bibek Debroy has now presented a paper saying the policy of 100 per cent electrification needs more study.

India, Iran: New priorities drive an old, up-down relationship

For India, with the passage of time, priorities of engagement with Iran, too, have changed. Now, the main pillar of engagement is connectivity.

Paper Clip: Hunt for new antibiotics hits pay dirt

According to the paper, malacidins are “a distinctive class of antibiotics that are commonly encoded in soil microbiomes but have never been reported in culture-based NP (Natural Products) discovery efforts”.

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Inside the Punjab National Bank fraud: What an LoU is, how case may impact the bank

PNB has alleged that two employees had “fraudulently issued Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) and transmitted SWIFT instructions to the overseas branches of Indian Banks” to raise buyers credit for companies of billionaire diamond jeweller Nirav Modi without “making entries in the bank system”.

In Fact: Why India doesn’t lose forest cover

Despite deforestation and human encroachment, the country’s forest cover has remained stable around 20% since Independence. This is because the loss of natural old-growth forests is compensated on paper by expanding monoculture plantations.

UP Board exams results show failing to cheat equals failing exam

Yogi Adityanath’s crackdown on copying has led to Class 10 and 12 students dropping out of Board exams in droves.

Beyond the News: Why light showers now bring good news for farmers

Minimum temperatures are likely to come down by 2-3 degrees Celsius in Northwest, Central and Western India over the next 48 hours, the IMD said.

Where they are, what’s in them: Why Army camps in Jammu are vulnerable

It is easy to see inside several military camps, and the holes in the perimeter walls of many are plugged with iron-sheet jugaad.

From the Lab: Using the Raman Effect more effectively to study tiny particles

While Raman Scattering is a very effective way of gaining some information about the object under observation, it is also an extremely weak phenomenon.