The crucial decision on whether India should join the league of 14 countries that have allowed genetically modified (GM) crops in their agriculture sector has been postponed by another year. A

The forests of Madhya Pradesh are eerily quiet these days. Most of the tribal people have live away from their homes, fearing the police. Organisations working among them have accused the State

Although the inevitable has happened, the show is far from over. On May 19, after almost two months of wrangling, the Enron-sponsored $3-billion Dabhol Power Company (DPC) issued a Preliminary

Taking cognizance of the link between pre-natal sex determination tests and the declining sex ratio among children, the Supreme Court, in a recent judgement, came down heavily on the Central and

In Gujarat, one phenomenon that recurs with unfailing regularity is drought. Every year its arrival is signalled by the migration of hundreds of families from their villages to wherever work and

After years of battle, the Dabhol Power Company (DPC) and the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) have initiated processes that could finally terminate the Enron-sponsored $3-billion, 2,184

It was the morning of maker Sankranti, the harvest festival. In a machnoor village in the Zaheerabad region of Medak district in Andhra Pradesh, on the grounds of the "Green Schools" run by the

The 13th international biennial conference on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, in Durban in July last kickstarted a parallel debate on the causality of the disease (Frontline, August 18,

"Workers in the national capital are highly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS", concludes a recent study, raising in its wake a gamut of issues related to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)/AIDS (acquired

Paper-1 of the Census of India 2001, Series-34, entitled 'Provisional Population Totals', pertaining to Tamil Nadu, has been brought out by the Director of Census Operations for Tamil Nadu. It