THE BUDGET gives only marginal, if any, benefits to public-funded research and development, though it opens the door to private funding of this sector. The overall S&T budget of Rs 3,903 crore is
Allegations by Bihar minister Sonadhari Singh of illegal mining in Chotanagpur has stirred up a hornets' nest.
Villagers assert a dam project to provide drinking water to Udaipur city would displace about 12,000 people, and they will oppose it firmly.
Widespread damage to pine forests near Dharmsala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh has prompted the Chaneta village panchayat to pass a resolution urging the government to halt resin tapping
A new study shows it is not just English cricketers who are manipulatin4data for their benefit - the ministry of environment, too, is playing a similar game.
Activists are fighting the Rajasthan Board for Prevention and Control of Pollution's sudden decision to clear the Pesticides India Ltd factory at Udaipur hint the reason behind the reversal is political
Scientists have evolved a subsurface drainage system that makes saline soils arable within three years
INDIA is in "imminent danger of losing a large part of its productive lands through soil salinisation", says N T Singh of the Central Soil Salinity Research Institute in Karnal. Soil salinity is
ISRAEL'S citrus industry, part of its drive to "make the desert bloom", is a spectacular success story with export earnings in the US $150-250 million range, depending on the quality and quantity of
WESTERN urbanisation began with the Industrial Revolution and was accompanied by both economic and social development. But in India and most other developing countries, urbanisation does not reflect
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NGO demands withdrawal of Niyamgiri gram sabha notificatio