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The unease over the NGO notifications

Vijaita Singh

The implications of falling under the ambit of the Lokpal Act have discomfited many non-governmental organisations.

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The crisis of Indian democracy

Pulapre Balakrishnan

There has been far too little effort in public policy to create spaces where citizens interact freely and peacefully.

Bridging the gap: “While poverty is coming down, the poverty ratio is still high and India is lagging behind in meeting the Millennium Development Goals on several dimensions.” A pavement dweller in Kolkata.

The evidence on view since 1991 is that reforms have to be an integral part of any programme aimed at accelerating growth.

Anxious exchange: “Before the Delhi Pact was signed, Nehru wrote to Patel alarmed that Mookerjee’s Hindu Mahasabha was speaking about ‘Akhand Bharat’.” Patel, Pakistan PM Liaquat Ali Khan, and PM Nehru at the Government House in New Delhi.

Of curbs to free speech

Abhinav Chandrachud

How Nehru and Patel amended the Constitution to rein in Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

Raghubar Das

RS erupts over reports of coercion of Jharkhand MLAs

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Opposition accuses BJP of using unfair means to get its candidates elected in the recently concluded biennial polls for the Upper House.

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Bandaru Dattatreya,

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Lok Sabha passes the Child Labour Amendment Bill

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The Rajya Sabha was forced to adjourn on the issue of granting special status to Andhra Pradesh.

The AAP member has been advised not to attend sittings of the House until a decision is taken in the matter.

The Congress’s hostility is rooted in the ED’s action against its leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda, accused of money laundering in The National Herald case. —

The party’s hostility is rooted in the ED's action against its senior leader and former Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda

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Not enough:The pet cemetery at People For Animals, Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, off Uttarahalli - Kengeri road, in Bengaluru.— File Photo: K. Murali Kumar

‘Just one crematorium for animals is not enough’

Vijetha S.N.

Plus, activists want at least one burial ground in each of BBMP’s eight zones

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Not enough:The pet cemetery at People For Animals, Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, off Uttarahalli - Kengeri road, in Bengaluru.— File Photo: K. Murali Kumar
The Madras High Court's First Bench of Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice R. Mahadevan by an interim order reiterated the judiciary’s position that implementation of the new Rules was kept in abeyance for all practical purposes. File photo
FESTIVE SPIRIT:Salem District Collector V. Sampath (left) offering puja to the Cauvery at Mettur dam in Salem district on Monday.— PHOTO: DIPR
A file photo of Rajendra Kumar.
Gaining momentum:TDP-TS working president A. Revanth Reddy being arrested at Gajwel in Medak district on Monday. (below) Congress and CPI(M) activists burning the effigy of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao protesting against police lathi-charge on farmers, in Nizamabad on Monday.— Photos: K.V.S. GIRI & K.V. RAMANA
Judith D'Souza, who was kidnapped in Kabul last month, reaches her home in Kolkata on Sunday.—
The circus academy may be forced to reinvent itself as a gymnastics centre.
DEMANDING WORK:Conservancy workers staging a demonstration in Madurai on Monday.— Photo: S. James
All for a ride:There were many instances of commuters travelling on the footboard of private buses in Mangaluru on Monday.— Photo: Special Arrangement
Fateful morning:The upper floor of a single-storey building at Adharwadi in Kalyan , which collapsed after a cylinder exploded on Monday. —Photo: Shantanu Relekar
Puducherry Chief Minister V.Narayanasamy,and other Minister, inspects the office of Government-run Amudha Surabhi Cooperative Society on Monday.
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K. Ramaswamy, Dean, Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Kumulur, showing efficient use of fertigation at a demonstration plot.— Photo: A. Muralitharan
Planning well: Architects of the future. Photo: Ch.Vijaya Bhaskar

Building cities of tomorrow

Durganand Balsavar

Want to be the brain behind the architecture of the future smart cities? Choose an appropriate programme that provides you the essential exposure.

Illustration: Satheesh Vellinezhi

When structure can boost creativity

Usha Raman

In order to think out of the box, one needs to first understand the box, its shape and where its weaknesses and strengths lie.

Jahnavi Rudrakshalay

Incredible journey

Jahnavi Rudrakshala

Brown University, a diverse student body, the opportunity to teach, a beautiful campus and being part of pathbreaking research…

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A wheat field is seen in Arbeen, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta May. War and drought have cut Syria's wheat production in recent years. File photo: Reuters

Climate change worsens conflict, say scientists in new study

Vidya Venkat

Scientists draw up statistical correlation between outbreak of conflict in ethically divided regions and climate disasters.

A gel image of the DNA of 96 horses displayed on a computer monitor at the UC Davis veterinary genetics lab in Davis, California. — Photo: AP

Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA


Genetic material could become a durable format to archive data in the future.

The DNA bar coding of these species may also bring changes in the nomenclature of a few species.

Genetic secrets of 88 bony fishes revealed

K. S. Sudhi

The researchers had earlier prepared the genetic database of 32 species, especially elasmobranchs or cartilaginous fishes

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