Food Poison Oct 31, 2014 Food additives help preserve the flavour or enhance the taste and look of processed foods. But what does it do to you and your health?
Doctors appeal for mercury-free vaccines Oct 31, 2014 The autism epidemic in the United States, starting in the 1980s, and the suspected link between autism and mercury in vaccines, led to the removal of most mercury containing vaccines in the West
You could be the next Chief Information Commissioner Oct 29, 2014 If you are a person of eminence in public life with wide knowledge and experience in law, science and technology, social service, management, journalism, mass-media or administration and governance , you can apply before Nov 24th
On the road to indigenous defence production Oct 29, 2014 The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has recently cleared 19 proposals for defence production in which some of the leading corporate giants are involved
Eight PSBs to remain headless till January? Oct 28, 2014 Government\'s decision to scrap the selection of eight persons for the post of chairman and managing director (CMD) will mean another three-month delay in new appointments
EAS Sarma appeals citizens to help Hudhud victims Oct 28, 2014 Along with other NGOs and companions, former Union Expenditure Secreary, EAS Sarma, who is involved in activism for better governance, is looking for assistance to reach solar lamps to cyclone affected slum-dwellers in costal Andhra Pradesh. His appeal hopes to garner support to help many more in need
Buy the best mobile this Diwali 2014 Oct 22, 2014 Buying a mobile handset is not rocket science. But there are too many options to choose from. A little adjustment of your budget and your preferences will help you get the best deal, not just this Diwali, but at every shopping opportunity
Need to fix gas price rates in rupees Oct 21, 2014 A guestimate would put the dollar-rupee conversion rate to be around Rs63. What will happen if the crude oil or gas price goes up dramatically due to unforeseen circumstances, including war-like situation in the Middle-East or elsewhere? Once this price is gazetted, it would actually become due for revision only in April 2015
Odisha and Cheyyur UMPPs in trouble? Oct 16, 2014 Prequalified bidders, practically all of them, withdrew and left the field open for only NTPC to secure these contracts for setting up ultra-mega power plants in Odisha and Tamil Nadu
TINA.org Takes Aim at Willagirl’s ‘No Junk’ Claim Oct 16, 2014 Willagirl also claims that its products are safe for sensitive skin but the problem is none of Willa’s 16 products are all-natural, many are definitely not eco-friendly, and some of the ingredients are definitely not OK for sensitive skin
Drug pollution as an environmental disaster? Oct 14, 2014 Anti-depressants reduce feeding in starlings, contraceptive drugs slash fish population and male fish have been seen to be feminised thanks to oestrogen contamination…
Coal shortage and the failure of Railways in providing rakes Oct 14, 2014 While our power plants are slowly cutting down production, imported coal lies at these ports simply because Railways are unable to deliver the rakes. It is time a serious investigation is made as to why Railways are unable to supply the required number of rakes on a daily basis?
Private Donors Supply Spy Gear to Cops Oct 14, 2014 There\'s little public scrutiny when private donors pay to give police controversial technology and weapons. Sometimes, companies are donors to the same foundations that purchase their products for police
The Pampered E-Com Consumer Oct 14, 2014 The online customer is capricious and has a phenomenal sense of entitlement in venture-funded madness. Or is this what the future holds?
What India can expect from PM Modi’s Myanmar visit in November Oct 14, 2014 It is imperative that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should carry out detailed discussions and propose Indian involvement in laying gas pipelines, setting up oil refinery, urea plants, hydroelectric power stations and road building in Myanmar
Jan Dhan Yojana: How many new accounts are really new? Oct 13, 2014 Bankers are under tremendous pressure to meet targets, so banking correspondents, who are paid higher commissions are taking the same set of people from one bank to another to open multiple accounts. A huge waste of time and money later in weeding out dormant and multiple accounts seems inevitable
Aadhaar blunders: Now, Home Ministry too is worried Oct 11, 2014 The Ministry has said that uniqueness of identity is not a necessary condition to ensure authenticity of identity or genuineness of other entries or records of Aadhaar number. It has also raised concerns on involvement of foreign vendors of UIDAI
Revival of subsidy for the naphtha-based fertiliser plants Oct 10, 2014 Under the new Investment Policy for New Urea Plants, the government has sought the private sector applicants to provide bank guarantee of Rs300 crore that would be released related to various stages of completion of the project
Aadhaar blunders: Now, Home Ministry too is worried Oct 10, 2014 The Home Ministry said uniqueness of identity is not a necessary condition to ensure authenticity of identity or genuineness of other entries or records of Aadhaar number. It has also raised a concern on involvement of foreign vendors by UIDAI for storing data and suggested an audit of data security
Healing the Heart Oct 8, 2014 Uncomplicating the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Diseases
Delhi police files FIR against Axis Bank CEO, directors & senior officials Oct 8, 2014 Based on an allegation by Golf Technologies, a Magistrate\'s Court directed Delhi Police to issue notices to Axis Bank\'s CEO and its top officials with regard to a fraudulent transfer of Rs19.89 crore from its term loan account to that of Tulip Telecom. Golf Technologies alleges collusion because the sum transferred was allegedly shown as debt recovery by the Bank
Neyveli Lignite needs to develop own coal resources Oct 8, 2014 With adequate cash reserves, it is time NLC management starts to think in terms of developing its own coal resources by expansion through additionally imported, advanced equipment, and generate more power
Is the Modi govt helping Ponzi, MLMs become legal? Oct 7, 2014 Ordinary people are the biggest losers in the Ponzi, MLMs, chit fund and money circulation schemes like Saradha, Speak Asia and QNet. Yet, under \'pressure\' from powerful MNCs operating as direct selling companies, the Modi government is reportedly proposing to dilute the PCMCS Act. Will it impose stringent conditions on them or merely help them to escape scrutiny?
Why are ex-servicemen disillusioned with successive govts? Oct 7, 2014 Ex-servicemen have protested to PM Modi that his government too has failed to fulfil the promise of \'one rank, one pension\' –OROP that was part of his party\'s poll campaign and a definite promise to our veteran soldiers. Embarrassingly, for the BJP government, ex-servicemen plan a rally to ask why this government has yet to issue an order demand OROP
Stock Manipulation: Venus Universal Oct 7, 2014 Venus Universal has shot up by 3200% in a year even though over four quarters, it has reported revenues of Rs2-Rs8 lakh each with negligible profit. The regulators couldn’t care less about such brazen manipulation
A Pill for every ill? - II Oct 2, 2014 There is no free lunch in this world. Pharmaceutical companies try and catch doctors very young when they are still house officers. These young doctors then learn from pharma companies that every ill can be cured with a pill. This is concluding part of a two part series