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How India fought polio and won

'In 2009 we had 741 cases of wild polio virus. This was the highest in the world. We ran the most apolitical crusade ever. We had the support of every government. We were never short of funds. The......

Why we must support the Food Security Bill

Only three percent of Indians pay income tax; our tax-GDP ratio is among the lowest in the world. This must change. Our elites must realise that India’s poverty has damaging consequences for......

The Junk Food Conundrum

Should junk food be sold in Indian schools? Dinesh C Sharma on the Delhi high court case, the outcome of which will impact millions of school children in urban areas throughout the country In the......

Empowering women in India key goal for US State Dept

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs Dr Alyssa Ayres, the keynote speaker at the National Federation of Indian American Association's conference on Women's Empowerment, has......

TEXT: President Patil's last address to Parliament

President Pratibha Patil on Monday addressed Parliament for the last time as President when she flagged off the Budget session. Here's the text of her speechHonourable Members I welcome you to this......

Post retirement, nutritional science will be focus: Vinita Bali

After spending around nine years as managing director at Britannia Industries, Vinita Bali  will retire on March 31. Post the company’s board meeting on Tuesday, Britannia said Bali will......

Britannia, Danone take different paths to growth

One defines speed, while the other is slower in its approach. Britannia and Danone, partners before splitting due to a bitter row in 2009, are a study in contrast with regard to India, the......

Cabinet clears Rs 12,000-cr package for Bihar

In the backdrop of a demand from political parties in Bihar, led by the government, for special category status, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Friday approved allocation of enhanced......

Professionals take over in pharma global play

The face of the Indian drug manufacturing industry has changed over the past year or so, with a string of changes in the top management of major pharmaceutical companies. Many attribute this to the......

'A well-balanced and logical Budget'

Sam Pitroda is an internationally respected development thinker, telecom inventor and entrepreneur. He has spent 48 years in information and communications technology and related human and national......

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