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October 18, 2017 10:06 am

The Indian Express explains the background of the Uniform Civil Code debate, and the significance of the citizens’ intervention

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October 18, 2017 10:22 am

Farmers protest over cancellation of Dadupur-Nalvi Irrigation Scheme. Among the questions raised by the farmers’ anger are those of delayed infrastructure projects and inevitably rising costs

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October 17, 2017 12:00 pm

There is a case for allowing advance directive, but there are some known limitations of such a law as well

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October 17, 2017 12:33 pm

After Einstein's prediction and LIGO's detection, 16-nation European Southern Observatory announces first direct visual identification of the source of a gravitational wave.

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October 17, 2017 12:01 pm

From October 18, over 2,200 delegates will meet in Beijing at the CPC’s 5-yearly National Congress that is likely to further cement President Xi’s power.

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October 17, 2017 12:01 pm

The Kotak committee sees a case for creating deterrence to ensure this, and recommends greater powers for accounting watchdog Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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October 16, 2017 6:15 am

Data sets read together suggest demonetisation broke domestic supply chains, and disruption caused by GST compounded problems; meanwhile, with remonetisation, demand rose, and was met by imports.

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October 13, 2017 10:00 am

PM noted that cooperatives were mainly present in the sugar and dairy sectors, and there was a need now to explore new avenues like beekeeping through which farmers could bring a “Sweet Revolution” to the cooperative movement.

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October 13, 2017 9:59 am

Over October 12-13, 1987, the Indian Army launched its war on the LTTE with a poorly planned heliborne assault on Jaffna — and came away with a heavy loss of men and blows to its military reputation

October 13, 2017 9:58 am

The only official document on the ‘known health impact’ of fireworks is a compilation of findings of surveys, put together by Central Pollution Control Board.

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October 12, 2017 6:37 am

Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on allowing a ‘Living Will’ for passive euthanasia.

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October 12, 2017 6:43 am

Buried in today’s loud anti-Congressism and the tirade against ‘Lutyens’ elite’ are echoes of Lohia, even though the essential secular, ethical underpinning of his ideas are nowhere in evidence.

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October 11, 2017 9:30 am

The Nobel Prize for Economics is awarded to Professor Richard H Thaler of the University of Chicago.

October 11, 2017 9:21 am

VijayRaghavan, who is on deputation from the NCBS, told The Indian Express, “There are several world class researchers who use the fly in labs all over the country and India is recognised as a major centre for this.”

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October 11, 2017 9:19 am

Jayaprakash Narayan would have been 115 today. In an India that is very different, but is dominated once again by a single political force, what is the significance of his righteous but, in the long term, unworkable, message?

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October 10, 2017 9:28 am

How much do commuters pay to travel by other Metros in the country? Who decides these fares?

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October 10, 2017 9:29 am

Religious education was initially compulsory at both universities, but it was made optional after independence.

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October 9, 2017 10:17 am

By employing a new way to attack the virus, new vaccine could deliver more effective, longer-lasting results, Oxford researchers tell Indian Express.

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October 9, 2017 10:18 am

Eight years after it was launched, the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana remains hamstrung by inflexible procedures and an inadequate coverage ceiling, finds new evaluation of its impact.

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October 6, 2017 12:20 am

The Wetlands Rules 2017, notified last week, dilute the 2010 version, say environmentalists.

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October 6, 2017 7:26 am

The Nobel Committee corrects course — chooses a Japan-born Briton who, despite not being Murakami, has long been considered adequately worthy of the Award.

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October 5, 2017 9:31 am

The use of cryo-electron microscopy, developed separately by the Laureates, allows biomolecules to be frozen mid-movement, and to be portrayed at atomic resolution. This technology, the Nobel Committee said, ‘has moved biochemistry into a new era’.

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October 5, 2017 9:38 am

What does an ILO-backed report say about the country? Why have its methodology and conclusions been questioned by the IB?

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October 4, 2017 8:58 am

Paddock fired from a 32nd floor hotel room, across an urban area, into a crowd about 500 yards (a little less than half a kilometre) away.

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October 4, 2017 12:05 am

The 2017 Prize underlines the continuing importance of Drosophila in the world of genetics and the Nobel.

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October 4, 2017 9:30 am

‘Indian Ligo’ is slated to begin operations in 2024. The process of recruiting scientists is currently under way

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October 4, 2017 9:24 am

Swedish Academy makes amends for 2016 ‘miss’, recognises Laureates’ ‘decisive contributions to Ligo detector and the observation of gravitational waves’ — a vindication of Einstein’s prediction, and the biggest thing in physics since the discovery of Higgs boson.

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October 3, 2017 9:20 am

The area had witnessed violence the previous day too, with the CPM accusing the IPFT of blocking roads to prevent its supporters from attending a GMP rally in Agartala.

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October 3, 2017 9:08 am

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2017 has gone to three American scientists for the discovery of the molecular mechanisms that control circadian rhythms, the biological clock that anticipates day/night cycles to optimise the physiology and behaviour of organisms.

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October 2, 2017 9:31 am

An old question — how, and from whom, to recover losses caused by violent protesters — is back. Indian Express lays down key issues and the backstory.

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October 2, 2017 10:43 am

Information such as which specific social groups are most likely to go where on their bikes is relevant to some arguments in current Indian privacy debates.

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October 2, 2017 9:43 am

Mumbai’s trains and their commuters have long been romanticised which gloss over the defeated, dejected faces of the millions on board who face everyday dangers that range from suffocation to ripped kurtas, sexual assault to physical injury.

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September 29, 2017 8:45 am

Former Foreign Secretary and strategic affairs expert Shyam Saran explained to readers of The Indian Express the ways in which China thinks, its motivations, and the changing contours of its ties with Pakistan.

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September 28, 2017 11:21 am

It’s been a month since Indian and Chinese soldiers disengaged at Doklam, ending a long and tense border standoff between the Asian giants. What led to the Doklam crisis? What were the Chinese thinking — and what were the Indians thinking? China expert Ashok K Kantha explains.

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September 27, 2017 8:57 am

Magnitude is derived from a formula involving a logarithm, which makes the scale exponential rather than linear.

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September 27, 2017 8:49 am

With the probe in the case going nowhere, police say they want to pursue a new line of investigation. The Indian Express explains what it is.