Opinion
Widespread use of unapproved GM cotton shows official tolerance of illegality

NEW DELHI:  The Andhra governments flip-flop on extensive cultivation of unapproved genetically-modified (GM) herbicide-tolerant (HT) cotton seems to be symptomatic of the complacency which has infected even regulatory bodies and research institutions.

90 fossil fuel firms contributed half of global temperature rise: Study

NEW DELHI: Emissions by 90 largest carbon producers contributed almost half of global surface temperature increase and roughly 30 per cent of global sea level rise since 1880, says an international study.

How do hurricanes form? Know from NASA scientists

WASHINGTON:  Even as Hurricane Harvey left Texas bruised and Hurricane Irma began lashing Florida, NASA scientists have explained in a blog how hurricanes form and what steps the US space agency has taken to study the most violent storms on Earth.

Cheat case against managing director of private company

BATALA: Batala police have registered a case against managing director of a private company on the charge deceiving a doctor here.

High-tech yarns generate electricity when stretched

WASHINGTON: Scientists from the US, South Korea and China have developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when stretched or twisted, an achievement they believed could eventually help curb the use of fossil fuels blamed for global warming.

No action for embezzling dead person’s pensions; Complaint lodged with chief minister

NAKODAR: Jalandhar deputy commissioner (DC) has not taken any action against former sarpanch of Hairan village who was indicted for misusing the funds by showing dead persons as alive in official records. 

Will be easy, fluid, pure: Masaba Gupta on her LFW line

New Delhi,Designer Masaba Gupta says her new line at the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) winter/festive edition next month will be "easy, pure and fluid" just like water.

Xiaomi Redmi 4: Exceptional value for money device (Tech Review)

New Delhi, June 3: A strong line-up of affordable products that live up to expectations is driving the success story of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi in India. Keeping the same strategy in mind, Xiaomi has launched Redmi 4, which is an upgrade to its popular Redmi 3S device.

Missing FIBER in PUNJAB's YOUTH

I’ve been all wrong, entirely, completely wrong. I’ve been crying myself hoarse over all the wrong reasons. Wake up, show the inner strength, the spirit, and the jazba, save Punjab, and revive the spirit of the martyrs and the freedom fighters to make the state and then the country a better place.

Why Bihar can treat only 0.3% of its malnourished children

Of 5 million malnourished children under five in Bihar, no more than 0.3 per cent, or one in 340 -- at best -- can be treated at the state's 38 nutrition rehabilitation centres (NRCs), the first line of primary care against a condition that can permanently inhibit future potential in a region with India's youngest population.

Why Bijnor communal villainy did not spread

I had the Muzaffarnagar riots of February 2013 at the back of my mind when I drove towards Pedda village on the Bijnor-Najibabad Road where three Muslims had been shot dead by Jats who fired with guns and pistols from the terraces of their homes.

'A Bridge Too Far': An audacious operation's astonishing story

On this September day, over seven decades ago, a most audacious Allied operation, intended to wrap up the Second World War by 1944 itself, ended ignominiously with shattered remnants of their elite forces withdrawing or marching into captivity. With its ambitious, over-optimistic planning but sheer bravery on the ground, Operation Market Garden is possibly one of the war's best-known episodes, mainly due to a big budget, multi-star Hollywood film, whose most incongruous bits are the truest, and an episode of a popular American TV series. Both owe their origin to books.

India to miss target for universal upper-secondary education by 50 Years

India will not have universal upper secondary education (covering the age group 14-17 years and 9th to 12th standard) till 2085, over half a century late, according to the Global Education Monitoring Report 2016 by Unesco.

Business needs and social good are in synergy

You want to help. Your heart is in the right place. You come with a pedigree. You are talented. You want to live with a spirit of generosity and integrity. Now what?

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