If the world is to be saved from an environmental catastrophe, it is essential for the civil society in Third World countries to take an active role in pressuring their governments and in moulding

The exit of Maneka Gandhi, who was in charge of the Animal Welfare Department, and C.P. Thakur, handled the Health portfolio, from the Union Council of ministers has somewhat abated the debate over

The monsoon wreaks havoc in Maharashtra's Thane district, but the response of the local administration has been inadequate. Five days of torrential rain caused flash floods which claimed about 60

With the successful launch of PSLV-C3 on October 22, ISRO demonstrates its capacity to place in orbit multiple satellites from a single vehicle at highly competitive commercial

There is no sign as yet of the thriving crop of genetically modified cotton in Gujarat, introduced illegally by a small player in the field of seed development in a cowboy act, being torched or the

The movement of the Indian plate was the basic cause of the earthquake that struck some parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on September

A software package to promote the application of spatial data technologies in village-level planning, adopted in West Bengal's Bankura district, meets with some

Every few weeks there are indications that the gridlock over the Enron-sponsored Dabhol power project will be sorted out. But it is begining to appear that a solution to the ongoing crisis may still

A stark image, reflecting little glory on Indian democracy, was that of Orissa Chief Minister Navin Patnaik asserting that the tribal people of the State were dying not because of starvation, but

Rajasthan successfully experiments with the concept of bal panchayat, which involves children in the decision-making process at the village panchayat