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India

`Family farming is not a romantic idea. It is business'

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2014
See also:  Video Kanayo F Nwanze, president of IFAD  

Variety comes home

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014

Road map to save environment

Author(s): Manupriya
Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
India plans to construct over 0.8 million kilometres of roads by 2025 to connect every habitat in the country, as per the targets outlined in the government's Rural Road Development Vision. Worldwide, 25 million kilometres of roads are proposed to be constructed by 2050—a 60 per cent increase in road length from 2010—and nine-tenths of this new construction is expected in developing countries such as India. But construction of roads often harms biodiversity and destroys wild habitat.

Haunted by hormone

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
TILL JUNE this year, Dutee Chand was the next big thing in Indian athletics. Touted as the next P T Usha, Chand had broken a 14-year-old national junior record in the 100 metres race in May this year and won two gold medals at a junior Asian athletics meet. But in June end, an androgen test sent her aspirations crashing.

Mr. Milkman is here

Author(s): Snigdha Das
Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014

Certified, not certain

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
INDIA IS witnessing a boom in construction, at great environmental cost. The sector already accounts for 40 per cent of carbon emissions, 30 per cent of solid waste, and 20 per cent of effluent in the country. If the current rate of development holds, the country will have 60 per cent more buildings by 2030.

Letters - October 16-31, 2014

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
Unsavoury pickle

Ozone-smart, climate-cool

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2014
One item on the agenda of the much-discussed Narendra Modi-Barack Obama meeting that has Indian commentators flummoxed is hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The joint statement issued after the meeting of the two heads of states says rather ambiguously that the two sides agreed to cooperate on “next steps to tackle the challenge posed by HFCs to global warming.”

Suspected Ebola case in Manipur; Northeast mounts strict vigil

Author(s): Amarjyoti Borah
Issue Date: Oct 14, 2014
State governments in the Northeast have stepped up screening for immediate detection of cases of Ebola and have also started monitoring the entry of foreign nationals in the states.
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