The current startup incubation ecosystem is biased toward IT products and services while academic startups in other fields, rearing to go, could use some help getting off the ground.
To improve the lives of farmers and ensure development, stakeholder consultation must be a priority, not simply more intellectual property rights.
Fears of young Australian Muslims being inspired by militants such as Islamic State and travelling to fight in Iraq and Syria have underpinned support for rightwing groups like UPF and Reclaim Australia.
International agencies, including the United Nations and the Group of Seven industrial powers, have pressed the two sides to hold talks amid chronic shortages of food and medicine and electricity rationing.
The Supreme Court had ruled last week he was free to go home at least until Italy’s dispute with India over jurisdiction in the case, which is now in international arbitration, is over.
Before they gangraped and brutally assaulted 23-year-old Jyoti Singh Pandey, the group had robbed a carpenter of a mobile phone and money.
Fujimori, the 40-year-old daughter of imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori, was seen garnering 45.9% of votes, according to the poll published in a local newspaper.
Long before the Southeast Asian nation goes to the ballot box, political tensions have risen. The last election in 2013 marked Prime Minister Hun Sen’s toughest challenge in three decades of rule.
People in the southern Delta region, where oil giants such as Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron operate, have for years complained about the oil industry’s pollution and of economic marginalisation by the state.
A senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs met with the family and assured them of a speedy trial and prosecution of all those responsible for the murder.
Despite warnings and support from the World Anti-Doping Agency over the past two years, Kenya’s sports and political leaders have left it to the proverbial last minute to improve its anti-doping environment.
Militants have staged a series of high profile attacks in the past year, mainly in the north of the country, but also in neighbouring Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar stressed that the ministry has already put on hold new transactions with the company.
The suspicions relate to Sara’s alleged misuse of state funds to pay a caregiver for her ailing father before his death, the hiring of an electrician who did not meet the requirements of a government tender and for opulent meals.
The migrants – fleeing wars, oppression and poverty – often do not know how to swim and do not have life jackets. They pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to make the crossing from Libya to Italy, by far the most dangerous border passage for migrants in the world.
Under the Constitution, an election must now be held within four months. The king hopes it will pave the way for a prime minister emerging from a parliamentary majority rather than one handpicked by the monarch.
Mohammed Alloush also said that without any of the opposition demands met, peace talks were a “waste of time”, adding that he did not expect peace talks to resume so long as the Syrian government remained intransigent and not ready to enter “serious negotiations”.
Japanese media said he was captured by a group called Nusra Front after entering Syria from Turkey last June.
In the five days since a video of the rape was posted by an alleged perpetrator on Twitter and set off a wave of outrage, police have brought in five people for questioning and made no arrests.
Many people in Nepal seem to believe that it is important to outlaw ‘hate speech’. But this is a slippery slope. Who is to judge what constitutes hate speech? And how do you suppress it without inviting a terrible backlash?
As sea levels rise due to climate change, planners across the world are debating the best ways to protect their coasts.
Although India is no stranger to extreme heat at this time of year, the smog has kept record-breaking high temperatures at bay – until now.
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RTI activists have praised the Delhi high court’s ruling of an earlier order directing the Centre to regularly upload all laws and amendments, saying it will improve transparency and access to information for citizens.
Having survived discrimination and poverty, sixteen young men – the children of sex workers and working class parents, others orphans – will play in Denmark this July.
Former Nepali minister and one of the key leaders of Nepal’s newest political party, Hisila Yami, in conversation with The Wire.
Researchers must rely on journalists for their communication skills and the audience they reach. And journalists will play a crucial role in facilitating the ethical discussion around synthetic biology.
Today we assume that early African-American writers inevitably wrote about race – finding Farro’s novel changes that.
What if he had not suffered all those injuries? How many Slams would he have won? Would he even have been the same player?
The report warns of risks from climate change and tourism but neglects threats posed by resource extraction.
Students have argued that it is very difficult to find the time to finish a PhD and also work on publications, and that they were not made aware of this rule in time.
With the BJP trying to make inroads into the state, a tough balancing act lies ahead for the Centre and North East Democratic Alliance too.
Sluggish economies, stagnant political structures and no real insight into causes of the conflicts have all created a cesspool of confusion among the young who should be taking their nations into the future.
At a time when the countries of the world are increasingly facing the alarming effects of climate change, policies to combat it are trumped by utterly mercantile rules of the World Trade Organisation.
If the UK leaves the EU, it will probably have to start propping up the Gibraltar economy with grants.
China’s behaviour has put new life into a fierce debate about Japanese militarism that’s been rumbling since the end of the second world war.
One of the biggest challenges in developing a discussion around net neutrality has been how several different issues tend to get conflated.
Mamata Banerjee has to fix West Bengal before she can step out and fulfill her national ambitions
Those who intellectually immerse themselves in music, rather than just letting it flow over them, might experience frisson more often and more intensely than others.
The US president’s call in 2009 to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in the US and its allies’ security strategies, reiterated during his visit to Hiroshima, has not been matched by action.