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DEVELOPMENT has two sides, as Sudipto Sarkar of the People United for Better Living in Calcutta told the Calcutta High Court recently. The court is hearing a case against the proposed reclamation

National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources Pusa Complex New Delhi 110 012. National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Dairy Research

It was from the port towns of this region that Arab dhows laden with merchandise set sail for distant towns in the days of yore. Today, these towns lie deserted -- an eloquent comment on the ecological devastation that has visited the Indus del

The state is slowly withdrawing from the welfare sector leaving voluntary organisations in a quandary

WHO's immunisation programme is expected to receive a tremendous boost thanks to the low cost vaccine developed through genetic engineering

EVE MAY not have been the mother of the human race after all. Molecular biologists have been arguing that the genetic components of human beings indicate that all family trees lead back to a

IT'S BEEN a rat race to get the patent. But Harvard University's onco-mouse, a creature designed in a laboratory for cancer research, may still not make it. In mid-May, shortly after the European

THE SUBANSIRI hydel project in Arunachal Pradesh may not take off as the ministry of environment and forests feels it will cause irreparable damage to the biodiversity of the region. This contrasts

Buses in the northern and western parts of the country may soon run on a mixture of diesel and natural gas

LARGESCALE use of CNG as an automotive fuel can give breathing space to people in the heavily-polluted metropolitan cities of India. Motor vehicles are said to be responsible for 60 per cent

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