'Decline in consumption poverty notwithstanding, on parameters like tackling open defecation, India lags behind even Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan'.
The excitement over the success of the RLV is deserved, but ISRO has done this twice before. The cost benefits of a reusable launch vehicle remain uncertain, and the challenges before ISRO huge.
The IAF’s squadron strength has dwindled to dangerously low levels, many jets are near the end of their operational lives, and the future looks uncertain.
The Chabahar project — and the port, rail network, and road systems that it will tap into — will give India access to economic opportunities in regions from which it has been cut off for centuries.
WB congress leadership is still apprehensive about at least eight MLAs who have won with a margin of less than 5,000 votes and in five cases, less than 3,000.
So what is potassium bromate? It is recognised as a category 2B carcinogen since 1999 which means it is believed to be "possibly carcinogenic to humans" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
As the new BJP government takes charge in Assam, the burden of expectations aside, all eyes will be on the Sonowal-Sarma chemistry.
Another old hand in the Sonowal cabinet is Chandra Mohan Patowari (58), who had earlier served as health minister and agriculture minister in the previous AGP governments.
Because of developmental or industrial requirements, forests are routinely cut, or, as it is said in official language, “diverted for non-forest purposes”.
Scheduled Tribes stand out as a group that has fallen further behind, with one-third stuck in chronic poverty.
The main opposition National Conference has described it as an “infringement” on the state’s “special status and autonomy”, and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has criticised the Supreme Court for going beyond its purview to uphold NEET in J&K.
Officials at the ministry of Urban Development concede that despite the stated objectivity of the mission selection process, geopolitics cannot be wished away.
The people's verdict has been decisive but what remain uncertain is the state's financial status—it’s economy has seen the steepest rise in debt, about 92 per cent, according to various reports, in the last five years.
Lucknow district magistrate Raj Shekhar credits the achievement to the infrastructure development undertaken in the city during the past few months.
Though Sonowal is still to spell out his top priorities, he has been saying that the BJP was committed to fulfilling the promises that comprised the BJP’s Vision Document for Assam issued instead of a traditional manifesto.
After three years of relative peace in Srinagar, suspected militants shot at and killed three policemen in two separate attacks in the city on Monday.
Lokniti’s pre-poll survey very clearly suggests that the electorate in Kerala does not subscribe to dominant pro- or anti-liberalisation rhetoric.
In Kerala’s familiar trend of alternating govts, what stands out is BJP’s emergence and scale of Left victory; Lokniti CSDS pre-poll survey examines why.
A possible explanation for why corruption did not become an issue lies in the fact that only those voters who were highly exposed to the media considered the TMC corrupt.
Some unhappiness, but no real anti-incumbency; TMC scores high on delivery of social goods