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As Lok Sabha elections 2014 in India ends with vote-counting on 16 May 2014, this paper published in Nature warns that with two of the three main parties making scant mention of science in their manifestos, Indian science will not get the boost it needs to become internationally competitive. Says that whichever party wins, the government must do more than pay lip service to science.

With there being few employment avenues in this border industrial belt of Paonta Sahib, illegal mining has emerged as an employment avenue for hundreds of jobless youth.

Officials admit this fact and, according to an estimate, there are hundreds of families which thrive on this illegal trade along the Yamuna bridge in areas like Rampur Ghat and Devi Nagar.

The map shows different environment- and development-related issues that gained attention in Lok Sabha elections 2014. Click on the icons to read details of problems in a particular area.

Africans express growing attachment to democracy according to citizen attitude surveys conducted by the Afrobarometer in 34 countries .

The emergence of broadband networks - both wireline and wireless - has assisted in fostering the applications and content development, and provided content and application providers with a huge and growing addressable market with very low barriers to entry. However, there is always a tension between end-user connectivity providers and CAPs on the nuances of net neutrality, the principle that content consumed should be decided by the end-user without any distortion by the connectivity provider.

The weekly digest of important reports, research, policy documents, regulations, studies, court cases, protests,conflicts, initiatives, photos, data, statistics, infographics, presentations on the India Environment Portal, 11 - 19 April 2014.

CAG has castigated the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) for widespread mismanagement and corruption.

Fed up with the callousness of government and their elected representatives in dealing with their problems, many villages across India have decided not to vote this time.

The weekly digest of important reports, research, policy documents, regulations, studies, court cases, protests,conflicts, initiatives, photos, data, statistics, infographics, presentations on the India Environment Portal, 05 - 11 April 2014 .

Seeking to revive projects conceived during former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s tenure, the BJP in its manifesto promised to work for interlinking of rivers and revival of agriculture.

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