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How is the Electoral Game Shaping up in Key States

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on How is the Electoral Game Shaping up in Key States

The BJP in Kerala may have boosted its saffron image on the Sabrimala issue but is unlikely to gain much electoral advantage in 2019. That has been the pattern for decades: it has zero conversion rate even though it has a vote share of 10 percent. It would certainly like to weaken, harm, destroy the […]

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Sikkim, as a Model of Stability, Bolsters India’s Defences

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Sikkim, as a Model of Stability, Bolsters India’s Defences

In the summer of 2017, the Doklam incident could have taken a dramatic turn for India (and China too!); fortunately, it ended well with the withdrawal of the Chinese and Indian armies from an area near the trijunction between Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan. However, in early 2018, several media reports mentioned fast-paced road construction activities […]

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No Rahul at Kolkata Rally is Like “Hamlet” Without the Prince of Denmark

By   /  January 19, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on No Rahul at Kolkata Rally is Like “Hamlet” Without the Prince of Denmark

By Amulya Ganguli | IANS Mamata Banerjee’s mega rally in Kolkata had one notable absentee. Although many in the Who’s Who of opposition stalwarts graced the occasion, Rahul Gandhi was conspicuous by his absence. While some like Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, who overcame his party’s deep animus against the Congress in Rahul’s company during […]

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Tick Paralysis in Dog and its Preventive Measures

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Tick Paralysis in Dog and its Preventive Measures

Rhipicephalussanguineus is the most common ecto- parasitic tick in dogs, it is brown in colour. Severe infestation in dog causes acute progressive ascending motor paralysis due to salivary neuro toxin produced by Rhipicephalussanguineus. The tick is also a recognized vector of several diseases in dogs such as canine Babesiosis, Haemobartonellosis and Ehrichiosis

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Here’s How to Feed 10 bn People a Healthy, Sustainable Diet by 2050

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Here’s How to Feed 10 bn People a Healthy, Sustainable Diet by 2050

Scientists claim to have found a solution to one of the biggest challenges facing humanity: Feeding 10 billion people a healthy diet in a sustainable manner by 2050. They say to stay within the planet’s limits, we will need a combination of dietary change, improved food production through using better agriculture and technology and reduced […]

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Russian Needle of Suspicion Extraordinary Malignancy Against Trump

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Russian Needle of Suspicion Extraordinary Malignancy Against Trump

Even by the standards of the malignancies that surround US President Donald Trump personally, the one reported by The New York Times on January 11 was stunning in its implication.

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‘Woodland Buffers Help Maintain Bird Communities in Forest Edges’

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on ‘Woodland Buffers Help Maintain Bird Communities in Forest Edges’

By Vrushal Pendharkar | IANS Woodlands in agricultural fields surrounding a protected area maintain functionality of a wintering bird community, according to a recent study. Agriculture is usually considered to be harmful to biodiversity as it involves conversion of huge tracts of forests into cultivation fields. Protected areas are formed to protect threatened species and conserve […]

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Renewable Energy: ‘Economic Moats’ to Drive Further Growth

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Renewable Energy: ‘Economic Moats’ to Drive Further Growth

By Taponeel Mukherjee | IANS The renewable energy sector in India has been dynamic in the last two decades, and especially over the last few years, with ambitious targets. That said, recent bottlenecks the sector has faced suggest that businesses in the sector require to focus on creating “economic moats” to enable the next phase of […]

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Here’s a ‘Politician’ With a Difference

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Here’s a ‘Politician’ With a Difference

At a time when politicians are seen to increase their personal wealth when in public life, a Congressman in Kerala, currently on a sabbatical from politics, is seeking to build a self-sustainable housing facility for the homeless in his home town in Kollam district, about 70 km from the state capital. What’s more, he is […]

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Seismic Warning Signals a Common Man Can Spot

By   /  January 5, 2019  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Seismic Warning Signals a Common Man Can Spot

By Arun Bapat | IANS During the recent past, there have been a number of publications, discussions and meetings about the possibility of a large magnitude earthquake in the Himalayas that have left most people with a deep sense of apprehension. To deal with disasters, we have, at the national level, the National Disaster Management Authority […]

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