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Malegaon blast case: All political parties are buck naked in hamaam of subversion

May 14, 2016 at 15:41 | Source: FirstPost

Beyond noisy deliberations in TV studios, little else would be achieved by debating the merits and demerits of NIA's move to drop all charges against Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and five others in the 2008 Malegaon blast case and revoke provisions of the st...

Final blow: Delhi Court finds sufficient evidence to prosecute RK Pachauri on sexual harassment charges

May 14, 2016 at 15:22 | Source: FirstPost

In a setback to noted environmentalist RK Pachauri, a Delhi Court on Saturday said that there is enough evidence to prosecutehim on charges of sexually harassing a women colleague at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), The Economic Times repor...

Tamil Nadu polls: Amid clamour for prohibition, issues like corruption take a backseat

May 14, 2016 at 15:01 | Source: FirstPost

Elections these days are more about beating an opponent partyrather than being a pivotal tool in bringing about a efficacious change and political parties in Tamil Nadu are a leading example at that.Tamil Naduhas been listedas one of the most corrupt...

First of its kind: Ayush ministry sign WHO pact, aim to spread Ayurveda globally

May 14, 2016 at 14:38 | Source: FirstPost

The World Health Organisation (WHO) signed a fist-of-its-kind agreement with the Indian government on Friday to develop a global protocol for promoting traditional and complementary medicines (T&CM) by providing reference documents for gover...

India unveils new intellectual property rights, but did not yield to global pressure

May 14, 2016 at 10:55 | Source: FirstPost

India announced a new intellectual property policy on Friday, speeding up the online registration of patents and trademarks, but resisted pressure from the United States and other Western countries to amend its patent laws.The policy will make the De...

India announces new trademark, patent policy amid global pressure| Reuters

May 13, 2016 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

NEW DELHI India announced a new intellectual property policy on Friday, speeding up the online registration of patents and trademarks, but resisted pressure from the United States and other Western countries to amend its patent laws.The policy will m...

Tamil Nadu polls: Corruption plagues the state, but parties barely discuss it

May 13, 2016 at 21:35 | Source: FirstPost

Elections these days are more about beating an opponent partyrather than being a pivotal tool in bringing about a efficacious change and political parties in Tamil Nadu are a leading example at that.Tamil Naduhas been listedas one of the most corrupt...

Tamil Nadu 2016: This may be Ammas chance to break the re-election jinx

May 13, 2016 at 20:03 | Source: FirstPost

Come 16 May and the fate of the two biggest Dravidian parties the AIADMK and DMK will be sealed in the ballot box. Three days later, one political front will emerge victorious in the election. The two parties have taken turns to rule the state sinc...

Bengaluru zooms on information highway but stands still on clogged roads

May 13, 2016 at 16:31 | Source: FirstPost

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru was playing at the Chinnaswamy stadium on Wednesday. Naturally all roads led to the stadium and anybody who had anything other than cricket on their mind had to battle road rage, park their vehicles willy-nilly and wa...

Yoga, meditation can improve memory and reduce Alzheimer's risk

May 13, 2016 at 16:19 | Source: FirstPost

New York: If you are trying to improve memory or offset the risk for developing memory loss or Alzheimer's disease, regular practice of yoga and meditation could be a simple, safe and low-cost solution to improving brain fitness, new research suggest...

Never mind #PoMoneModi; we desperately need to talk about malnutrition

May 13, 2016 at 13:44 | Source: FirstPost

Malnutrition is usually not a subject that grabs the attention of politicians.On those rare occasions when the subject does nudge its way into mainstream national discourse, it is often meant to be used only as an expedient electoral weapon. Recently...

Surge pricing: Can everything be left to free markets and demand-supply equation?

May 13, 2016 at 12:14 | Source: FirstPost

The buzz about surge pricing can be heard almost everywhere. Suddenly, you hear ardent defenders of the surge pricing principle. At the same time, there is no dearth of people who are totally against it.The Delhi government has banned surge pricing a...

Arun Jaitley's outburst is justified: Supreme Court is playing God

May 13, 2016 at 11:46 | Source: FirstPost

There is no one better than Arun Jaitley to call a spade a spade.Two days ago, the Finance Minister minced no words in saying that the judiciary was trampling all over the constitutions basic mosaic of the separation of powers. Angry about the judici...

Modi's Somalia comment likely to damage BJP's prospects in Kerala

May 12, 2016 at 19:33 | Source: FirstPost

Bharatiya Janata Partys star campaigner Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have messed up his partys bid to make inroads into the southern state by portraying Kerala as one of the worst states in terms of development and law and order during his e...

Has DRDO taken Defence Minister Parrikar and India for a ride?

May 12, 2016 at 17:10 | Source: FirstPost

On 30 March, 2016, media headlines stated: Enough of Akash, says Army as it opts for Israeli missiles.The report quoting MoD sources went on to say that the Army has made it clear that it does not want any more Akash regiments after it gets the first...

Yoga, meditation can improve memory and reduce Alzheimer's risk, finds new study

May 12, 2016 at 14:49 | Source: FirstPost

New York: If you are trying to improve memory or offset the risk for developing memory loss or Alzheimer's disease, regular practice of yoga and meditation could be a simple, safe and low-cost solution to improving brain fitness, new research suggest...

ICC withdraws disciplinary charges against Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Perera

May 12, 2016 at 14:28 | Source: FirstPost

Dubai: The International Cricket Council hasannounced that it has withdrawn disciplinary charges againstSri Lanka batsman Kusal Perera and has lifted the provisionalsuspension previously imposed on him for alleged use of performance enhancing substan...

Review into Phil Hughes' death says safety compliant helmet would not have saved him

May 12, 2016 at 14:25 | Source: FirstPost

Sydney:Helmets should be compulsory for batsmen and fielders near the wicket, and substitutes considered for concussed players, a landmark review into the death of Australia's Phillip Hughes said Wednesday.Hughes, who played 26 Tests, died from bleed...

ICC withdraws disciplinary charges against Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera

May 12, 2016 at 12:32 | Source: FirstPost

Dubai: The International Cricket Council hasannounced that it has withdrawn disciplinary charges againstSri Lanka batsman Kusal Perera and has lifted the provisionalsuspension previously imposed on him for alleged use of performance enhancing substan...

Denial of fundamental rights to Kashmiris an injustice: Pakistan

May 12, 2016 at 12:16 | Source: FirstPost

United Nations: Raking up the issue of Kashmir in the UN, Pakistan said denial of fundamental human rights to Kashmiris is an "injustice" and the failure to address prolonged outstanding disputes would be seen as "double standards"...

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