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'Anti-national' tag on GM nod

the ministry that GM mustard be approved for commercial release. A GEAC subcommittee had last year looked at dossiers of data furnished by scientists and observed that the GM mustard was safe for Human and animal consumption and did not raise public health or safety concerns. Plant molecular biologist Deepak Pental, who led the scientific team that developed the GM mustard, has said the technology was independently assessed through field trials

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How Tiruppur is now weaving a green cover for the district -Pankaja Srinivasan

nmental problems of the region, found the right people to fulfil a promise he made to himself; one that gathered strength when his hero A.P.J. Abdul Kalam passed away. “Dr. Kalam had said every Human must plant and nurture at least five trees in their lifetime. When he died, a few of us thought the best way to honour his memory was to plant and look after saplings. In 2015, 8,000 people from all walks of life assembled and pledged to plant on

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Job offers shrink for IIT graduates, campus hiring falls to 66% this academic year. Here's why -Neelam Pandey

Only 66% of those who made themselves available for campus recruitment landed a job offer in 2016-17, as against 79% in 2015-16 and 78% in 2014-15, according to data made available by IITs to the Human resource development (HRD) ministry. Out of 9,104 student in 17 IITs who applied this year, only 6,013 got jobs. The data for placement was shared by 17 IITs. There are 75,000 students studying in 23 IITs in the country. When contacted, the More »

Aadhaar linkage creating hurdles for tribals -Sumit Bhattacharjee

ties These were the practical difficulties that the adivasis and the people in rural Andhra Pradesh had been facing over the linkage, said Reetika Khera, Associate Professor from the department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT-Delhi. As per the Supreme Court’s directive linking Aadhaar for any government scheme was not mandatory, but the government machinery in all the States had been insisting on it leading to problems at least for 10

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Supreme Court seeks govt's response on PIL for ban on female circumcision -Dhananjay Mahapatra

out on minor girls amounted to a "serious violation of the rights of children as even minors have a right of security of person, right to privacy, bodily integrity and the freedom from cruel, inHumane or degrading treatment". The petition said though the Dawoodi Bohras were among the most educated in India, yet "it is the only Muslim community in India to practise FGM... The practice has nothing to do with religion and is more of a

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How a Kerala panchayat brought a dying river back to life -Nandini Rathi & Shaju Philip

low. There was unchecked, illegal sand mining on the riverbed, its banks were dug up to mine clay for brick units, and there was rampant encroachment. Chemical fertilisers from fields and sewage from Human settlements flowed into the river. For over two decades, the Kuttamperoor lay neglected and abused and, by 2005, it had been reduced to a marshy, polluted cesspool perhaps 10-15 feet wide, with patchy water and almost no flow. The move to revi

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A new economics for a better world -Simon Sweeney

-The Hindu Business line It must focus on Human security and societal development rather than feed the avarice of a golden ghetto minority The discipline of economics has long been obsessed with gross domestic product as the base measure of development. Contemporary economic globalisation and its dominant neoliberal ideology see other considerations as not worth more than a passing glance. Neoliberalism, which used to be referred to as t

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Forced out of the forest -K Venkateshwarlu and S Murali

which is a cocktail of curries made of leaves and fruits, mainly custard apple and gardenia which are found in plenty here. Armed with an axe and a bow and arrows for “self defence”, as BHumani Ankanna puts it, they will set out along with their pet dogs for company on an arduous journey undeterred by the tough terrain in search of a variety of minor forest produce, their lifeline. Somewhere along the way, prayers will be offered to Ma

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