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Tighten the Screws

When I mentioned about the story to a bank official to seek advice, the question asked was a simple one – Why do you want to publish the story? For a moment, you wonder what the purpose of covering such a story is. The obvious answer is to inform, to tell a story as it […]

Policy clarity needed to allay fears over privatization

By Taponeel Mukherjee Public opinion on privatisation ranges from proponents who say it increases efficiency to opponents to fear it will lead to higher charges....

Denial of food ration due to Aadhaar significant

New Delhi:  Even as the government promotes Aadhaar as an enabler to ensure that food and other subsidies reach the poor, a new report on...

People should stop having kids

Lonavala:  Actress Rukhsar Rehman feels all the violent sexual abuse cases reflect "animal behaviour" and says she gets worried about the safety of her 22-year-old...

Disrupted body clock may cause mood disorders,depression

London: Experiencing depression, mood instability, loneliness? Blame the disruption in your body's internal clock, researchers say. The study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, revealed that disturbances...

Acupuncture may not boost chances of IVF success

Sydney: Undergoing acupuncture treatment during in vitro fertilisation (IVF) might not increase a woman's chances of conceiving, finds a study. Acupuncture -- a traditional Chinese medicine...

Demand for eco-friendly fabrics propels organic cotton farming in India

By Saurabh Katkurwar  Bhopal: Barku Jairam, a 55-year-old farmer from Barwani of Madhya Pradesh, has taken up cultivating organic cotton, which he claims, has significantly brought...

Extracurricular activities may do more harm than good

 Parents take note: Overloading your child with too many extracurricular activities can do more harm than good, potentially affecting the children's development and well-being, a...

Why India needs AI to work for agriculture, healthcare and education

Seattle: While the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is making its presence felt across the spectrum globally, India needs to prioritise AI-based predictive analysis to improve...

Now Kerala is bringing literacy to tribals, migrant labourers

Thiruvananthapuram: It has been billed as a state with 100 percent literacy. But people there know they had an unfinished task. Having actually reached an...

Let’s put our money in the light combat aircraft

In its pursuit of global maritime dominance, China has decided to create a force of three aircraft-carriers -- one for each of its fleets. Like...
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