Though it would take 10 to 20 years for the benefits to show, half the battle against cancer would be won if only tobacco consumption can be reined in.
Whenever the caste issue is raised, it is alleged that it is a nefarious design to divide an otherwise united Hindu community, and a problem that is internal to it. How is it a ‘Hindu problem’ when Islam, Christianity and Sikhism in India are equally bedevilled by it?
Unfortunately, for a fraud of this magnitude, the investigation by a six-member committee constituted by the Riken Center did not measure up to the standards one would normally come to expect of such institutions.
The way state-owned companies have grown over the last 20 years in India is noteworthy. They contribute significantly to India's economy and promote industrial and urban infrastructure.
In recent times, Indian policymakers have been in a regulatory overdrive to empower small investors to stand up for their rights.
In 2000, Badranna decided to surrender along with his wife. ‘I am almost illiterate and it was causing an impediment in my way up in the party ranks’
Indian secularism is violated only when religious identity is politicised in a manner that causes injustice to other communities.
Ultimately, the responsibility to stem the degeneration of political discourse lies with the political class.
Digesting acquisitions is never easy in the corporate world, especially when the acquirer and target are of similar size.
Despite the greater depth, the comparatively flat Indian Ocean floor could be easier to search than the area around the mid-Atlantic ridge where AF447 was eventually found.
While modernising industrial data collection and analyses, the Central Statistics Office also needs to bring out an index of services output; a set of leading indicators.
Higher rural incomes have raised demand for non-food items. And, why grudge a general improvement in living conditions?
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s election manifesto promises to review India’s nuclear doctrine. What does this portend?
If temperatures rise to 2˚ C or more above 20th century levels, yields of major food crops will probably fall; the likely yield increase in colder climates as those grow warmer may not offset declining yields elsewhere.
In the midst of a bruising election campaign, he spoke as he did because he knew there is political gain to be had from this stand.
The Competition Act requires any merger or amalgamation where the combined entity has assets of over ₹1,500 crore or turnover exceeding ₹4,500 crore to seek CCI approval.
Agriculture's share in GDP has declined. For constant prices and agriculture and allied, the share is down to a bit below 14 per cent.
The proposed route has clear strategic objectives, and India is studying its implications carefully
The counting process is being managed better than it was in 2009, with duplicated teams so as to limit fraud. Every polling station is required to post its results for the public to read or photograph.
Apart from the irritation some of these norms could cause to normal and bona fide day-to-day cash-carrying transactions by even ordinary citizens and businesses.