When flu turns fatal
In the past two months, as many as 1,198 people in India have died of swine flu, a disease which is only as threatening as seasonal flu. Jyotsna Singh travels to the worst-affected state, Rajasthan, and talks to health experts in Delhi to understand why flu viruses are causing pandemics
Whose budget is it, Mr Jaitley?
Being the first full year budget of the National Democratic Alliance government, there was expectation that the finance minister's announcements would usher in a new era in the fields of renewable energy, rural development, healthcare and agriculture. But the budget has left a lot to be desired in these areas. One area it does well is in granting more financial autonomy to states. However, it …
India's climate dilemma
Will India toe the US line of capping carbon emissions from farming?
Will the boom last?
Fifteen years after it rose and went limp, the biotech sector, globally, as well as in India has seen a bull run of sorts. In January this year, some 10 healthcare companies went public on the NASDAQ. Meanwhile, India has become the world's 12th biggest biotechnology economy having the second highest number of USFDA-approved plants. But will this boom continue? Or will it prove to be just a …
Ordinance to reform the mining sector will do more harm than good
At atom's mercy
A treaty that prevents WHO from reporting on effects of nuclear radiation