Opinion  /  Published 16.12.20

For a slice of double delight

“Where can I get doubles?” I asked a stranger while walking around Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain on a Sunday morning. The stranger guided me to one corner of the park s...
By Arun K. Sahu in

India  /  Published 03.12.20

‘Impure’ honey with a China hand

The Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment on Wednesday said its tests had found 77 per cent of honey samples sourced from big and small branded companies in India “adulterated with addi...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.12.20

Kharif: paddy buying begins

Jharkhand launched its paddy procurement process for the 2020-21 kharif season in Ranchi on Tuesday as per the minimum support price (MSP) decided on by the state cabinet last month. State food and c...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 28.11.20

Gauhati HC stays dog trade ban

The Kohima bench of Gauhati High Court has stayed the Nagaland government’s decision on July 3 to impose a ban on the import and sale of dogs and dog meat. Justice S. Hukato Swu tempor...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

World  /  Published 21.11.20

WHO rejects Gilead’s remdesivir

The World Health Organisation on Thursday recommended against using the anti-viral remdesivir, a drug that had generated intense interest as a treatment for Covid-19. An expert panel “concluded...
By Benedict Carey in New York


World  /  Published 19.11.20

USA: FDA allows rapid cornavirus tests

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave an emergency green light to the first rapid coronavirus test that can be run from start to finish at home, paving a potential path for more widespread ...

Business  /  Published 13.11.20

Retail inflation spikes to 7.6%

By Our Bureau in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.11.20

Guardians of the environment

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has observed that supporting pastoralist systems would contribute directly to achieving several Sustainable Development Goals: elimination o...
By Aastha Maggu in

Opinion  /  Published 09.11.20

Punjab’s fields are on fire

Although governmental procurement via minimum support price covers an average of 6 per cent farmers in India, paddy and wheat growers in Punjab take a disproportionate share of the same. The...
By Arindam Gupta in

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.20

Keep a close eye: Social audits in India

The auditing agility of government programmes seems to have gained strength. After the recent floods in Assam, the state planned to carry out a social audit of relief measures to look into corruption ...
By Santosh Kumar Biswal, Uttam Chakraborty in


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