Vested interests have scuttled earlier attempts at cutting back the cash economy. To succeed, the Finance Ministry’s latest bid must focus on making the cost of cash transactions unaffordable.
Indian Express answers the key questions that Mother Teresa’s iconic charity might face in the days ahead.
Proof that a sixth is upon us lies in showing that current rates of extinction are above the ‘background’ rate prevailing in the previous five extinctions.
The new policy statement allowed foreign direct investment up to 51 per cent and automatic approval for technology agreements in high-priority industries.
Mahendra Singh Manral explains the alleged EWS school admissions racket that the Delhi Police busted last week.
The share of foreign liquor and wine in urban India’s drink is more than double that in rural India.
Fish oil helps some children, but popping pills may not.
What is the ‘conference of parties’, and why you will hear more about it as the year-end approaches.
Multi-city research led by NIV shows patterns of virus seasonality that should inform vaccination times.
In beating back Monday’s attackers, Afghan forces showed they might yet stand and deliver — concerted international action, however, remains key.
For the period 2003-12, the total amount of vegetation above the ground has increased by about 4 billion tonnes of carbon.
All political parties who contest the Lok Sabha elections are mandated to file their election expenditure statement within 90 days of the completion of the polls.
Party chief Sharad Pawar broke his silence and came out in Bhujbal’s defence only after the latter called on him on Thursday.
If present trends continue, this century may well witness extraordinary climate change and an unprecedented destruction of ecosystems, with serious consequences for all of us, said Pope.
The previous limit, which was fixed three years ago under the previous UPA government, was Rs 1 lakh under EWS and Rs 1-2 lakh for LIG.
The results of a new trial, shows that a “rigorously designed and executed sexual assault resistance program was successful in substantially reducing the occurrence of sexual assaults.
The Portugal hospital where Lalit Modi’s wife was undergoing treatment is known for its advanced cancer research.
Since the financial crisis broke out in February, not a single meeting of the EDMC has taken place without sanitation workers raising slogans outside.
The town, deeply revered by Sikhs as the ‘city of bliss’, was founded in 1665 by ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur.
While the exact number of combat squadrons can be a matter of debate, what is beyond dispute is that every single loss counts. The sooner it is stopped, the better.
Andhra government wants the Governor to stop the Telangana government from allegedly ‘targeting’ TDP’s MLAs in Telangana.
Most of the 27 cricket units that make up the BCCI have powerful politicians in position of power, with almost all of them effortlessly switching roles.
FIIs can invest as much as $ 30 billion in government securities and $ 51 billion in corporate debt instruments such as commercial paper and bonds.
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is expected to identify those who illegally entered Assam after 1971.
Kozhikode tragedy was a ‘one-off’, but ego clashes and communication gaps between CISF and AAI ensure the seat belt sign is mostly on at India’s airports
Pranav Kulkarni describes where the hunt for the missing Dornier lies.
Former IPL chief Lalit Modi, now at the centre of a row also involving EAM Sushma Swaraj, faces an ‘Interpol Blue Corner Notice’. Vijaita Singh explains what this means.
Is the proposed freeway based on land reclamation really a ‘dream come true’ or a nightmare in waiting?
India's top film institute has too many students, too few teachers and, allegedly, too little freedom.
Researchers who have studied chimps for well over a decade and a half have now established that they also share with human beings a taste for alcohol.
The Indian Express reported the alleged detention and torture of a PG student for 27 hours by a group of teachers allegedly acting under the instructions of VC Chandra Krishnamurthy.
The process of repatriation of displaced Bru tribals from Tripura to Mizoram that began in 2010 is set to be wound up. But like earlier attempts, this phase too has seen little success.
Census 2011 shows the disabled have a better chance of getting married than other Indians.
Coomi Kapoor discusses the days leading up to the Emergency imposed by the then PM Indira Gandhi.
Late last year, an intervention by Meghalaya High Court over Constitutional freedoms re-ignited an old cultural disagreement over what is supreme in the state: tradition or law. Traditional tribal institutions that have “governed” communities for centuries, have repeatedly locked horns with the state over this contested turf. At the end of May, the government moved […]
An Indian is at the heart of a raging XDR TB scare in the US. ABANTIKA GHOSH describes the battle against the disease in India, its details and contours.