Vijay Raghavan, principal scientific advisor, PSA, goi, indian express
April 9, 2018 12:36:14 am

VijayRaghavan, who took charge last week, is a chemical engineer and molecular biologist, a Padma Shri winner, and former director of National Centre for Biological Sciences.

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April 9, 2018 10:02:42 am

UIC’s Alexander Mankin and Yury Polikanov found ODLs act on the ribosome — the molecular machine that makes proteins cells needed to function — of bacterial cells.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File)
April 9, 2018 12:51:05 pm

The Law Commission has agreed with the proposal to bar a person from contesting more than one seat at a time but has not endorsed the alternative proposal that winning candidates also shoulder the cost of ensuing by-elections.

Soft hands and hard bargaining: What to watch in Modi-Oli meeting
April 6, 2018 7:35:38 am

Nepal PM in India: On Saturday, after their talks in Hyderabad House, KP Sharma Oli and Narendra Modi will push a button to virtually lay the foundation stone of the 900 MW Arun III hydroelectric project that the Sutlej Jal Vikas Nigam will build at a cost of $ 1.5 billion.

April 6, 2018 10:18:01 am

Booming Indian antelope populations threaten crops in many areas. Farmers are reluctant to strike against them, so the herds have only feral packs to fear.

How a US-China trade war can hit Indian market
April 6, 2018 10:23:46 am

Inflation may compel the US Federal Reserve to hike interest rates, and this may lead to capital outflow from emerging markets as American investors look to chase better returns back home.

April 6, 2018 10:33:51 am

In study that raises questions about the way people learn to read and write, university students flounder with common print form of letter 'g'.

April 5, 2018 8:29:11 am

The Gujarat Assembly has issued an order restricting the number of unstarred questions an MLA can ask to three per week. Is that unusual?

April 5, 2018 8:10:32 am

Several state Assemblies have attempted to enact their own laws along lines of Maharashtra’s MCOCA, but have been thwarted by the central intervention. The Indian Express examines the issues in the disagreement over jurisdiction in fighting terrorism and organised crime in the states.

April 5, 2018 5:32:19 pm

Barely a month and a half after the court passed its order on the sharing of waters, the Cauvery will be back before judges — where it has been in some form or another since 1990.

April 4, 2018 1:25:23 am

The PIB accreditation card has two important advantages. First, in certain events involving the President and Prime Minister, and other Ministers, only PIB accredited journalists are allowed entry. Second, accreditation allows a journalist to protect her sources.

April 4, 2018 8:43:51 am

Before this week, governments have pushed the narrative of ‘fake’ or ‘false’ news earlier in 1982, 1988, and 2017. The circumstances and fallouts of attempts at putting curbs on journalists have several similarities. A recall of the battles for media freedom in India.

April 3, 2018 1:22:01 am

While it would be unfair to prejudge some of the cases now in the spotlight, there is a possibility of the debate on the ugly side of capitalism — under attack in the West — playing out in India as well.

Neutrino Observatory
April 3, 2018 9:16:02 am

Changing the original location of the neutrino lab did not help matters. Environmental clearance for the project has given a fresh boost to protests by local people who fear — mistakenly — radiation exposure.

Reading between the lines of General Bajwa’s ‘doctrine’
April 2, 2018 10:16:48 am

Pakistan Army chief has spoken of peace with India and ‘de-weaponisation’ in his country. Is it an old trope or a nod to a new geopolitics?

Kaziranga rhinoceros Census, 2018: How poaching was curbed, and what it would take to step up conservation
April 2, 2018 10:06:30 am

Kaziranga lost over 500 rhinos in the last two decades of the twentieth century. The situation improved in the new millennium when an average annual loss to poaching came down to single digit.

How new GSLV launch boosted India’s second mission to Moon
March 30, 2018 7:29:44 am

The launch was the 12th satellite launched on board the GSLV rocket and the fifth consecutive success for a GSLV equipped with an indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage engine.

In fact: For Kannadigas, a breathing, living presence
March 30, 2018 12:15:38 pm

Elections are a prosaic business. Why then are Amit Shah and Siddaramaiah quoting Karnataka’s rashtra kavi Kuvempu at each other in the run-up to the Assembly elections? Where does Karnataka’s beloved poet, novelist, playwright and intellectual stand in its culture and politics?

Why new fixed-term job Rules are drawing praise, concern
March 30, 2018 12:52:36 am

The move is expected to promote ‘ease of doing business’, as it reduces the role of middlemen and allows companies to hire workers based on seasonal trends.

March 29, 2018 4:58:55 am

The tissues were seen in areas that suffered force, suggesting that the fluid-filled spaces may act like shock-absorbers.

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