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IN FACT: Prohibition’s intoxicating appeal for politicians

August 20, 2015 12:52:52 am

There is no conclusive evidence that prohibition is an election game-changer.

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In the hills of Mizoram, mystery deaths of a shy mammal

August 20, 2015 10:33:41 am

Officials could locate four carcasses in April, and going by villagers’ claims, about another dozen may have died.

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Capital start for the IAS

August 20, 2015 1:09:02 am

Young officers will now be trained in Delhi for 3 months before going to their cadres. SHYAMLAL YADAV explains the new system, and how it will work

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Simply put: Why calls drop, what telecom firms and govt can do about it

August 20, 2015 1:09:00 am

It makes sense for a telecom company to pitch for a 900 MHz band instead of 2,100 MHz or even 1,800 MHz.

Pakistan does a balancing act by inviting Hurriyat to reception party for Sartaj Aziz

August 19, 2015 3:46:16 pm

After the cancellation  of  talks  by New Delhi last year over a similar invitation, separatists see the repeat invite as “toughening” of Pakistan’s stand  on  Kashmir  which they welcome.

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Noida home buyers to benefit from govt move on Okhla Bird Sanctuary

August 19, 2015 12:59:35 am

As per the new draft notification, no new commercial activity such as the establishment of hotels, resorts or any construction activity will be allowed within the eco-sensitive zone.

‘Sticking together’ in class comes with conditions

August 19, 2015 12:28:26 am

The new study suggests that peer pressure can also influence other kinds of decisions, such as those on education.

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Shivaji’s bard and a singeing row

August 19, 2015 12:20:40 am

Babasaheb Purandare, a 93-year-old historian, is to be conferred a top honour, but Maratha outfits accuse him of distorting history. Kavitha Iyer explains the politics of what’s now a raging controversy.

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Blast and after: The fiery red and yellow of Thailand’s curry politics

August 19, 2015 12:14:24 am

At 7 pm on Monday, a bomb went off at the Erawan shrine in central Bangkok, killing at least 18 and leaving more than a hundred injured.

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‘Outside talent’ in the making of India’s economic policy successes

April 5, 2017 6:09:02 pm

According to the RBI Governor, the country today lacked economists with good grounding in price theory and general equilibrium analysis that are fundamental to economic policymaking.

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Why Moody has downgraded India’s GDP growth projection

August 18, 2015 3:37:57 pm

"We have revised our GDP growth forecast down to around 7%, in light of a drier than average monsoon," said Moody's in its statement.

Sri Lanka parliamentary polls: Ranil Wickremesinghe’s coalition edges ahead

August 18, 2015 3:31:08 pm

Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections have produced a hung parliament, putting paid to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s comeback bid

Paper Clip: In Pleistocene, it was carbs that helped brains grow

August 18, 2015 1:05:07 am

In fact, the scientists propose, by incorporating cooked starches into their diet, our ancestors were able to fuel the evolution of our oversize brains.

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How India, UAE looked beyond Pak to forge a new partnership

August 18, 2015 12:56:31 am

The understanding arrived between Modi and the UAE leadership on the nature of the threat from terrorism, and the measures needed to counter it go much farther, and are far more explicit.

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In fact- Pak terrorist: Some significant questions in NIA probe

August 18, 2015 12:53:49 am

J&K is different from other states in that laws enacted by Parliament, except those pertaining to defence, external affairs and communications, do not automatically become applicable to it.

The urban cleanliness index, and what it says about cities in India

August 18, 2015 11:24:59 am

The Mission envisages an investment of Rs 62,009 crore, of which Rs 14,623 crore will be provided by the Centre. The rest is expected to be raised by states, urban local bodies, and from private players.

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High voter turn out in Sri Lanka polls

August 17, 2015 9:12:01 pm

The two main groupings in the fray for 225 Parliament seats are the Ranil Wickremesinghe-led United National Front for Good Governance, and the Mahinda Rajapaksa-led United People’s Freedom Alliance.

BJP win in Madhya Pradesh despite Vyapam Scam

August 17, 2015 6:04:37 pm

Chouhan and the BJP were meticulous in defence, printing and distributing booklets called Vyapam Ka Sach. It countered the Congress by coming out with details of illegalities during Digvijaya Singh’s regime.

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Asaduddin Owaisi’s Kishanganj rally makes JD(U), RJD and Congress nervous

August 17, 2015 4:19:07 pm

JD (U) Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson KC Tyagi said, "So long as Owaisi does not officially declare his candidates, we will not react".

Public sector banks with Private sector CEOs: Will it work?

August 17, 2015 2:25:08 pm

The plan to hire laterally at the mid-level is partly fueled by the government’s wish to professionalise state run lenders and improve their efficiency.