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A whistleblower and a social worker: Meet Magsaysay awardees Sanjiv Chaturvedi, Anshu Gupta

Jul 29, 2015 at 15:17 | Source: FirstPost

Harsh Pareek and Neerad PandharipandeWhistleblower Indian forest officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was removed from the post of Chief Vigilance officer at AIIMS, and founder of NGO Goonj Anshu Gupta are the two Indians selected for this year's Ramon Mag...

A whistleblower, a social worker: Meet Magsaysay awardees Sanjiv Chaturvedi, Anshu Gupta

Jul 29, 2015 at 14:40 | Source: FirstPost

Harsh Pareek and Neerad PandharipandeWhistleblower Indian forest officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was removed from the post of Chief Vigilance officer at AIIMS, and founder of NGO Goonj Anshu Gupta are the two Indians selected for this year's Ramon Mag...

Agriculture can be highly profitable, but the gains are not easy to sustain

Jul 25, 2015 at 15:53 | Source: FirstPost

Travelling across the country for the past five months to bring farmers voices to urban audiences through a programme called Smart Agriculture - to be broadcast every Saturday and Sunday from 25 July on CNN-IBN - we have learnt that agriculture is no...

Grotesque idea of execution: Why we are curious about Yakub Memon's walk to the gallows

Jul 23, 2015 at 08:14 | Source: FirstPost

After Ajmal Kasab in 2012 and Afzal Guru in 2013, India is getting ready for its third execution in a decade with Yakub Memon. Along with last minute debates on whether he is really guilty or not, and how the Indian State picks and chooses its execut...

Grotesque idea of execution: Here's why we are curious about Yakub Memon's walk to the gallows

Jul 23, 2015 at 07:21 | Source: FirstPost

After Ajmal Kasab in 2012 and Afzal Guru in 2013, India is getting ready for its third execution in a decade with Yakub Memon. Along with last minute debates on whether he is really guilty or not, and how the Indian State picks and chooses its execut...

Grotesque idea of execution: Why we are curious about Yakub Memons walk to the gallows

Jul 22, 2015 at 22:27 | Source: FirstPost

After Ajmal Kasab in 2012 and Afzal Guru in 2013, India is getting ready for its third execution in a decade with Yakub Memon. Along with last minute debates on whether he is really guilty or not, and how the Indian State picks and chooses its execut...

Five lessons we learned about India from Shashi Tharoor's Oxford speech

Jul 22, 2015 at 18:23 | Source: FirstPost

Not only do India and the British have a past, they have a very gory past as Shashi Tharoor reminded us with his speech at the Oxford Union. We share with Britaina history of beingoppressed for centuries, of bloody massacres, mass arrests, the suppre...

The grotesque idea of execution: Why we are curious about Yakub Memons walk to the gallows

Jul 22, 2015 at 14:55 | Source: FirstPost

After Ajmal Kasab in 2012 and Afzal Guru in 2013, India is getting ready for its third execution in a decade with Yakub Memon. Along with last minute debates on whether he is really guilty or not, and how the Indian State picks and chooses its execut...

Ashes: Chris Rogers is an overworked old truck

Jul 17, 2015 at 17:48 | Source: FirstPost

We should have seen this coming. The warning signs were all there. The tsunami alarm siren was blaring.But we all missed it. We didn't want to entertain the idea. We needed to believe that this series is alive.****Ricky Ponting is an Ashes hero. He r...

Ashes 2015: Chris Rogers is an overworked old truck

Jul 17, 2015 at 13:32 | Source: FirstPost

We should have seen this coming. The warning signs were all there. The tsunami alarm siren was blaring.But we all missed it. We didn't want to entertain the idea. We needed to believe that this series is alive.****Ricky Ponting is an Ashes hero. He r...

Rainfall declines in July, negative in all regions except north-west India

Jul 09, 2015 at 21:56 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: In signs of deficient monsoon, the country has experienced decline in rainfall in July and almost all regions except the north-west have started registering negative precipitation.According to the India Meteorological Department, from June...

Obama says U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition| Reuters

Jul 07, 2015 at 04:46 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war on Monday and said the United States needed to do more at home to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit follower...

Royal Underwear: Queen Victoria's intimate apparel expected to score big in auction

Jul 01, 2015 at 19:43 | Source: FirstPost

London: A pair of Queen Victoria's cotton underwear worn by her during the last 10 years of her life are to be sold at an auction in the UK and the 125-year-oldapparel is expected to fetch several thousand pounds.The pants, embroidered with the royal...

Rains rally Asia crops in El Nino year, but relief seen short-lived| Reuters

Jun 26, 2015 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

SINGAPORE Surprisingly strong rains in an El Nino year, typically marked by droughts inparts of Asia, have eased concerns of a lower crop output in the region. But weather forecasters are not convinced, warning of severe dryness in the autumn months....

Online sale of Yoga mats, books and DVDs rising fast, says Flipkart

Jun 22, 2015 at 14:51 | Source: FirstPost

Bengaluru: Beating wellness industry estimates of 20-25 percent, the demand for Yoga mats on its platform has grown exponentially over 80 percent in the last one year, e-retailer Flipkart said today.The e-retailer conducted a survey among its 45 mill...

NRA executive suggests slain Charleston pastor to blame for gun deaths | Reuters

Jun 20, 2015 at 15:15 | Source: FirstPost

DALLAS A National Rifle Association executive in Texas has come under fire for suggesting that a South Carolina lawmaker and pastor slain with eight members of his congregation bears some of the blame for his opposition to permitting concealed handgu...

Horrid monsoons: 10 reasons why Mumbai has to suffer every year

Jun 20, 2015 at 08:30 | Source: FirstPost

There hardly is a world city a title which Mumbai aspires to that can come to a halt the way Mumbai does, almost every year during the monsoon. That it gives the city financial and business capital - a bad name is another thing; just like the Shiv...

Horrid monsoons: 10 reasons why Mumbai has to suffer every single year

Jun 19, 2015 at 22:50 | Source: FirstPost

There hardly is a world city a title which Mumbai aspires to that can come to a halt the way Mumbai does, almost every year during the monsoon. That it gives the city financial and business capital - a bad name is another thing; just like the Shiv...

I had to drop out of engineering as all hands were needed: Joseph Thayyil of Johns Umbrellas

Jun 15, 2015 at 10:30 | Source: FirstPost

Success Quotient is a weekly feature that appears every Friday on Firstpost, which looks at the pains and joys en route to success for a head honcho - whether a CEO, MD or an entrepreneur. The column looks at the ideas that helped launch a company, i...

I had to drop out of engineering as all hands were needed, says Joseph Thayil of Johns Umbrellas

Jun 12, 2015 at 15:47 | Source: FirstPost

Success Quotient is a weekly feature that appears every Friday on Firstpost, which looks at the pains and joys en route to success for a head honcho - whether a CEO, MD or an entrepreneur. The column looks at the ideas that helped launch a company, i...

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