In the season of Vyapam, Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s govt has brought a law that will identify and blacklist ‘vexatious litigants’.
Data from continued drug trials by Eli Lilly released this week show it might be possible, if the drug is taken early, to slow Alzheimer’s in patients with a mild form of the disease. However, a different set of data, presented by Biogen, failed to show statistically significant benefits for patients on a closely regulated dose. The bottom line: A final assessment will take more time and tests, even though scientists think their line of attack on the disease is the correct one
The Select Committee has merely pointed out that the additional levy would have a cascading effect, and asked the Centre to define ‘supply’.
The Delhi Chief Minister wants PM Narendra Modi to either personally supervise Delhi Police,or to give him control over the force. APURVA explains the context and background of the demand, and what must change for it to be met
The Maha Pushkaralu, similar to the Maha Kumbh, occurs once every 144 years. The next Maha Pushkaralu will be in 2159.
He was accused in Ludhiana’s Shingar cinema blast and another case, and was in jail for two years from 2009 to 2011.
Surat Singh Khalsa wants the Punjab government to release 82 prisoners prematurely. But there are laws, and a case in Supreme Court, that do not allow this.
Domestic gold prices have plunged below Rs 25,000 per 10 g for the first time since August 2011, mirroring an international trend. Harish Damodaran explains the factors behind the fall, after the bull run earlier in this decade.
If Yakub Memon is hanged on July 30, he will be the third death row convict to be executed following the rejection of their clemency pleas by President Pranab Mukherjee. Since he became President in 2012, Mukherjee has turned down mercy pleas in at least 24 cases. Under Article 72 of the Constitution, the President […]
16 years after he sent a ‘brief about myself’ to the SC, gangster Tiger Memon’s brother is about to hang for the 1993 Bombay blasts.
The SC has held that curative petitions must be rare rather than regular, and be entertained with circumspection.
At 3.20 am, Memon will be served breakfast, the menu for which would be finalised in consultation with him.
The decade of the Eighties was marked by a shift in economic policy thinking, with an emphasis on free trade, a floating exchange rate, deregulation and macroeconomic stability.
The annual chance of obese patients achieving 5% weight loss was 1 in 12 for men and 1 in 10 for women. For those people who achieved 5% weight loss, 53% regained this weight within 2 years and 78% within 5 years.
The ‘Swiss Challenge’ is a way of awarding project contracts to private players — something the government is considering in the development of expressways.
After a remarkably productive Budget session that ended in May, political storms threaten the Monsoon session, the fourth since NDA came to power
Legal complications of ending the contracts of CSK, RR will appear as big deterrent should the IPL and BCCI consider an amputation.
It was seen that for high-SES individuals, greater self-control meant lower cellular ages. However, for low-SES participants, greater self-control showed an association with faster cell ageing.
Livelihoods of more than 8,000 residents of Manali and nearby villages are said to have been affected by the NGT's order that has capped the number of vehicles at the pass at 1,000 per day.
In the decade since July 2005, India and the US haven’t done much nuclear business — but few could have predicted how far, and how fast, their broader engagement has moved since then
The Cabinet has approved a ‘composite’ cap for foreign investment in Indian companies, removing sub-ceilings for multiple investor categories. The move is expected to boost overseas investment flows.
Last week's sex racket bust in Malappuram district unveiled a familiar pattern: of minors being exploited for long by multiple predators.
Can you make calls on WhatsApp? Can you expect to pay a special tariff in return for allowing your traffic to be "managed"? What happens now?
The first demand for restoration of the ILP in Manipur was made in Parliament in 1980, and on several ocassions subsequently.
Kamaraj is the latest in a line of leaders whose legacies the BJP has sought to appropriate.
The J&K Study Centre says Article 35A is unconstitutional because it was added by a Presidential order, without the approval of Parliament.
The recommendation came when many telecom players were bleeding from having paid steep licence fees in the four metros and a few other circles.
Lifting of sanctions will release Iranian oil, US-Iran cooperation will rejig old relationships in region
It is too soon to predict the implications of the deal reached on Tuesday, but it has certainly upset America’s traditional friends in the Middle East.
The deeply divisive symbol of the American Civil War, why South Carolina took it down last week, why substantive problems of race can’t be tackled by symbolism alone.
Since NSA Ajit K Doval is the top man in the Indian intelligence and security establishment, he is best placed to lead the talks.
BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao, the man in charge of the membership training programme, explains to Liz Mathew details of the recruitment process — and why it should be taken seriously.
Bordeuri Samaj, descendants of five priestly families, are back in charge of Assam’s famous Shakti peeth
Neural privacy is important to humans, and brain-to-brain interfaces may not be sensible or practical, scientists have cautioned.
It was U R Ananthamurthy, the Kannada intellectual, who prodded Perry in 1978 to collect the protest writings of the Emergency before they were lost.
Ashwani Sharma recalls 2011 case against Ogyen Trinley Dorje, in which HC wants him prosecuted.