Big batteries are weighing down electric vehicles and it’s unlikely that subsidies can lighten that load to make them a viable non-polluting alternative

Birbhum is the latest minefield where Adivasi lives are at stake

THE FIRST time Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee met Rabin Soren was five years ago; the West Bengal chief minister gave the 23-yearold his diploma for completing a government-run course in mass communication. The second meeting was on 9 July this year, when Soren was part of a 17-member delegation of Santhal Adivasi leaders.

The group of world's eight most powerful industrialised countries, the G8, which controls more than 60 per cent of the world's economy, has declared it will "consider seriously' steps to deal with

THE first thing to note about the Mulkanoor cooperative is that it is an exception, not the rule. Given the otherwise dismal state of the cooperative movement in India, how many cooperative societies can boast of a turnover in excess of Rs 55 crore? Or have one of its members go on to become the prime minister of the country (P V Narasimha Rao, in this case)? Or not have a single defaulter on the roll of its hundreds of borrowers, with total lending in a year exceeding Rs 20 crore? Or have operations ranging from dairies to a modern rice mill.

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GM regulators consult NGOs, seed companies on biosafety

Some wildlifers resorted to outdated anthropology to stop the tribal forest rights bill. They failed

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The killing of two social activists has left behind a series of unanswered questions. On the evening of January 24 social activists Sarita and Maheshkant attended a meeting at Shabdo village in Bihar s Gaya district. Soon after the villagers saw them off