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February 23, 2018 9:31 am

Leaders of the TDP and BJP have been trading accusations over central assistance since the Union Budget was presented, with the former alleging that Andhra Pradesh had been ignored. The Indian Express explains the reason why ties between TDP and BJP are under strain — what Andhra wants, and the context of those demands.

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February 23, 2018 6:15 am

The report pointed out that the path of inequality has changed in India — from being stagnant in the 1980s, to increasing since 1991, and to a subsequent and continued surge up to the present.

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February 23, 2018 1:04 am

The study was conducted in India and the Philippines. Most vendors fell back into debt within 4-6 weeks and 2 years after they had been rescued by a grant.

Supreme Court on Lokpal
February 23, 2018 12:57 am

What are the cases that have led the Supreme Court to consider the question of whether a three-judge Bench could overturn the verdict of another three-judge Bench? The Indian Express gives the background.

February 22, 2018 7:14 am

Indians used rod and string to determine east and west, recent study suggests ancient Egyptians used a variant with no strings attached.

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February 22, 2018 10:24 am

At least 15 deaths in as many years; homeless, hapless especially vulnerable in the conflict zone.

February 22, 2018 10:02 am

India will host the official global World Environment Day celebrations on June 5. The theme will be ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. But MPs also seem interested in the many uses of plastic — from parks to notes to roads.

February 21, 2018 1:31 am

Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop One has signed an agreement with the Maharashtra government to build a Hyperloop that will cut the travel time between Mumbai and Pune to 25 minutes.

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February 21, 2018 12:41 am

Doctors are divided on the use of Buprenorphine to help treat drug addiction. Punjab has started a pilot project to test the impact.

February 21, 2018 3:24 pm

How will WhatsApp Payments work? Is it safe, and is it private?

February 20, 2018 4:46 am

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

February 20, 2018 4:38 am

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

February 20, 2018 8:05 am

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.

In 2016, the Supreme Court said, “We find that it is becoming a common phenomenon... that in criminal cases witnesses turn hostile”
February 19, 2018 1:16 pm

The Delhi government notified a witness protection scheme on July 31, 2015. On February 7, 2017, MoS (Home) Hansraj Ahir told Rajya Sabha there was no consensus on witness protection, and law and order is a state subject.

Supreme Court to hear PIL seeking SIT probe on PNB fraud
February 19, 2018 4:53 am

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.

Cauvery water dispute: K'taka welcomes SC verdict as TN sees setback; Rajnikanth calls it 'very disappointing'
February 17, 2018 9:41 am

Supreme Court ruled that 177.25 TMC of Cauvery water will be released for Tamil Nadu and Karnataka will get an additional 14.75 TMC.

February 16, 2018 10:03 am

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'
February 16, 2018 10:04 am

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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February 16, 2018 10:34 am

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.

February 16, 2018 9:30 am

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

February 15, 2018 1:03 am

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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February 15, 2018 11:15 am

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”.

February 15, 2018 9:03 am

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.

Why new Poland law reopens wounds of WWII
February 14, 2018 8:24 am

Rightwing nationalist government outlaws discussion on Polish involvement with Nazis to stop ‘slander’, Israel frowns.

Shopian firing
February 14, 2018 1:28 pm

In over 27 years of militancy, no Army or paramilitary forces personnel has faced a civilian court on charges brought by the Jammu and Kashmir Police. This is because the Centre has not given permission that is required under the AFSPA.

February 13, 2018 6:27 am

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

February 13, 2018 6:18 am

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.

February 13, 2018 11:50 am

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

February 12, 2018 1:38 am

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

February 12, 2018 1:31 am

What is the alleged espionage case that rocked the Naval establishment in 2005? Why has the investigation lagged in a matter with serious national security implications?

February 12, 2018 5:58 pm

How would Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel have handled the Kashmir problem if he, instead of Jawaharlal Nehru, had been India’s first Prime Minister? The picture of Patel’s thoughts that emerges from his letters and conversations are complex and multilayered.

Supreme Court quashes iron ore mining leases in Goa
February 9, 2018 9:22 am

Today is stakeholders’ last chance to send feedback to the draft National Mineral Policy 2018. That includes everyone, including coming generations

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February 9, 2018 4:53 am

The Indian Express explains the issues in the controversy over the deal to buy the Rafale warjets

PM Narendra Modi Pariksha Par Charcha session today
February 9, 2018 4:32 am

Prime Minister arrives tomorrow in a fraught region where India has delicate relationships.

Maldives Crisis
February 8, 2018 12:49 am

Back in 1988, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom had faced another siege from another group of opponents. In a lightning operation, the Indian Armed Forces had prevented a coup in the island nation. Another Operation Cactus cannot be expected today — here’s why.

Ayodhya hearing in SC today
February 8, 2018 10:33 am

Babri masjid demolition case: The appeal, which was last heard on December 5, 2017, is before a three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, and also comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.