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the Hardwar-Rishikesh bypass in Uttarakhand has tilted by 15

A report riles industrial farming nations and agribusiness The us, Canada and Australia have rejected an International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (iaastd), which believes there should be a shift in practising agriculture, to a

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11 pm, any day of the week. Surf Indian news channels and you will find nothing but dramatized crime stories in gory details. If you want to catch up with any news other than crime at this hour, you do not have much of a choice. This is just one example television rating points or trps influencing the content of television channels in a manner that leaves little choice for viewers. trps

the Department of Information Technology (dit) has drafted a fresh policy on open standards for e-governance. The new draft may lead to a reconsideration of the department's earlier decision to

The government has suspended services of certain services of BlackBerry, one of the latest communication technologies. The wireless hand-held device that allows you to exchange e-mail over the

the European Union (eu) is mulling a "controversial' greenhouse gas reduction plan, through which it will impose a carbon tax on goods imported from countries with no emission curbs under the

Microsoft is the most familiar term in the proprietary software industry. The company's penetration in people's minds is so deep that it is often considered the only player in the market. It is even mistaken as a software. But this scenario could be changing. The world over free and open source software (FOSS) is being adopted as an alternative. But, in India, though states such as Kerala are fully converted, the centre lags behind.

the struggle for global open standards has got tougher with India saying no to Microsoft's Office Open xml (ooxml) document format. The decision comes despite attempts by Microsoft to make the