Last ditch attempt
UPA gives sops under MGNREGS to attract rural voters ahead of elections
Cigarettes with additives pollute air more: study
Fifteen chemicals increased by 20 per cent or more in air with the cigarettes
UN reports fall in development assistance from donor countries
Decline in aid will affect efforts to reach Millennium Development Goals by 2015
‘Policies will infuse objectivity in health research’
Several health and research policies in the country are either in draft stage or just recommendatory in nature. This hampers regulation of …
Who are the poor?
Identifying the poor and measuring the poverty is a contentious issue. Poverty line is not a sacred line. At best, it indicates how far the …
GDP ignores cost to the environment
Can this flawed measure of growth be reversed?
Poverty level will increase if health expenditure included
Planning Commission factors in less than one rupee a day as health expenditure in its affidavit to the apex court
Planning Commission's poverty estimates do not reflect ground reality
CAG memo shows IFS officers are administering country’s premier forestry research body like a fiefdom
Maharashtra elections: Welfare dominates tribal mandate
Vote likely to be split between the Congress, NCP and BJP
ASHAs not enough to deliver healthcare to urban poor: study
'Women in urban slums need a basket of healthcare services to meet their needs'
Agriculture ministry bats for GM crops
Calls for a national policy on GM crops in its report to Parliament
Experiments in cash transfer in Latin America
Inclusive budget for inclusive growth
Budgets should not just talk about GDP and sops. It should ensure that basic rights and necessities of people are met in an effective manner
Over 300 million Indians still defecate in the open: WHO-UNICEF report
Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan do much better in improving access to sanitation
MPs funds to now be used to develop over 2,000 ‘model’ villages
Ministry of rural development will channelise MPs’ funds through different schemes for Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
MDG Report 2014: India among worst performers in poverty reduction, maternal death and sanitation
Report shows good progress in areas like poverty alleviation and access to clean water and controlling diseases like TB, Malaria
Is Bt cotton a success or failure?
Participants attending conference to review Bt cotton call for extensive investigation into all aspects of cotton production before drawing …
A schoolgirl’s nuclear nightmare
Varshini, 10, speaks for a new generation that is against nuclear energy
Crowdsourcing technology could ensure safety of drinking water in rural India
Research group develops a simple test kit that combines science and mobile phones
UGC guidelines on phasing out animal dissection spark controversy
Is virtual dissection an effective learning tool?
Falling silicon prices shakes up solar manufacturing industry
What will prevail? Crystalline PV or thin-film