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'Dear prime minister: Harvard is not just Amartya Sen'

'Amartya Sen is a citizen of the country who has every right to criticise or give his opinion on a policy decision.''Get back at him! Why get back at Harvard?' IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi......

Are India's tiger numbers inflated?

Counting discrepancies could make a huge difference in classifying the Project Tiger a success or a failure, notes Pallava Bagla. IMAGE: According to recent figures, India has an estimate 2,226......

Opposition corners BJP over growing attacks on Dalits

The Opposition in Rajya Sabha on Thursday launched a frontal attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party over growing attacks on Dalits and other sections, saying a "Taliban-like attitude" was prevailing......

Modi@2: Hits and misses in science and tech

'Well begun is half done, today there are more hits than misses by the Modi government in its support towards science in India,' says Pallava Bagla. Modi@2 Is the glass of science half-full or......

What if it was Haider Pathan and not Hardik Patel?

'If Haider petitions the court and the government for legitimate rights it is called minority appeasement, but when Hardik orchestrates violence he is lionised, romanticised and given huge media......

Is FCI-like body needed for pulses?

The fund allocated for pulses buffer is more than 40% of entire farm ministry's 2016-17 budget. The Centre is all set to create a huge buffer stock of pulses of around 2 million tonnes, half of......

'Economic growth is the means to deliver social justice'

'We have brought about a slew of reforms that would help improve governance and also facilitate industrial growth,' Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje tells Sahil Makkar. Following a Japanese......

Urjit Patel: The 'known unknown'

The RBI governor-designate may be economical with spoken words, but is known for his sharp and critical writings “Known unknown” is an integral part of central banking lingo. Urjit......

How Nupur Ghuliani developed a environment-friendly fuel for rural homes

India is witnessing a radical transformation where highly qualified youngsters are giving up cushy jobs to make a difference in the lives of people in rural India. Manu A B/Rediff.com tracks the......

Ease of doing biz is fine but what about corporate ethics

Over the past year we have heard a lot about policy reforms to improve the ease of doing business in India. But we also need reforms that encourage corporations to take a long view of how......

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