For India to make urbanisation sustainable, it must first tackle the problems of multiplicity of jurisdictions, weak revenue base and human resource capacity deficit that impact most of its cities.
Every autumn in Spiti, shepherds pay villages a fee and have their flock graze in their pastures. This centuries-old tradition is now under threat from climate change.
It’s been reported that HFCs are several thousand times more potent than carbon dioxide. That’s true, but there’s very, very little of them in the atmosphere.
Civil society group PRAHAR says farmers, petty retail vendors, contract labourers and construction workers are most vulnerable to livelihood threats.
If India is to become truly competitive, the government must improve efficiency and transparency of public administration among other factors.
Outsourcing food production to BRICS countries, and opening up the country to cheaper imports will only destroy food self-sufficiency – and the livelihood of millions.
On World Food Day – October 16 – it is essential that the consequences of the growing concentration of corporate control over seeds, agri-chemicals, food and farming systems be understood for what they are.
From Kamov helicopters to Admiral Grigorovich-class stealth frigates, deals adding up to nearly $7 billion, are expected to be signed.
Each time a small farmer migrates to an urban area, it equals to one food producer less and one food consumer more.
Fifty years after high yielding variety seeds came to India, a look at how they got here – and what may have happened if they didn’t.
India buys six times the merchandise it sells to China, which is its largest trade partner.
As IT firms prepare for their potentially worst financial quarter in almost a decade, the controversies that Infosys, TCS and Cognizant are undergoing also emphasise the difficulties in turning around legacy business models.
If Bangladesh were to adopt regulatory measures against the environmental impact of the power plant, Indian public sector investors could accuse the country of violating BIT obligations.
A day after the surgical strikes, the Ministry of Defence issued a letter that dramatically reduced pensions for soldiers disabled during military service.
If it is to do so, we need to put ordinary people back at the centre as the drivers and recipients of economic change.
An analysis of the country’s defence budget allocations not only suggests a lack of integrated planning, but worse, a deterioration in coordination.
We need to start tilting the playing field back in favour of farmers and the environment.
Not only is the Indian legal framework not equipped to deal with potential privacy violations arising from ever-present CCTVs, we also don’t know if it will actually reduce crime.
The policy statement put out by the RBI is consistent with an accommodative stance of monetary policy and has largely unexceptional goals.
Globally, successful tax amnesties are the exception rather than the norm. We have yet to see whether IDS 2016 will have any lasting effect.
But female participation in India’s workforce has declined from 34% in 1999 to 27% in 2014, making it the worst rate among BRICS nations.
Almost all the major and medium dams of Maharashtra, including Manjra, Ujani and Terna are overflowing for the first time since 2010.
When used with prudence, drones can be a potential tool to better control our agricultural productivity and to best invest our limited resources.
According to sources, while Bharat Electronics and Samtel still may get a piece of the Rafale offset money, it is Reliance Defence that will execute a decent portion of the Rs. 30,000 crore that will flow in.
Recovery in Mumbai, Karachi bourses on Friday indicates the worst may be behind in terms of international business and trade relations.
In a separate development, the company’s president Gordon Coburn has also stepped down.
Market analysts said that the fall indicated a rise of global geopolitical risk.
India has said the Indian army conducted a “surgical strike” last night on a “terrorist launchpad” across the line of control, causing significant damages.
With TRAI siding with Reliance Jio over the points of interconnect issue, incumbent telecom operators will have to prove they didn’t violate terms of their licence agreement.
Municipal corporation agrees to demands of ‘safai kamdar’ workers for permanency, employment benefits and safety gear.
While questions over America’s persistently high current account deficit remain, Trump’s economic revival plan misdiagnoses the problem and wrongly ignores global market logic.
India’s energy policy will have to change to be in tune with the international commitments on emission reduction.
Twenty-five years after his assassination, the need to fight for Niyogi’s goals and learn from his dedication is stronger than ever.
As strike enters day nine, one worker has already been suspended for ‘liking’ a Facebook post.
On October 7, the Supreme Court will begin to hear long-pending petitions that deal with a number of issues surrounding the biometric authentication system.
If Modi’s aim of becoming an arms exporter is to be realised, India should look to how China has restructured its state-owned defence enterprises.
Excessive rain for the past ten days have led to dams in the region filling up, and has inundated villages. Eight people have reportedly died.
There is disquiet within the defence ministry about the acquisition, with officials concerned about subsequent scrutiny by constitutional authorities like the Comptroller and Auditor General.
The hunger strike by workers from Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) enters its fifth day today.
While the deal comes with a number of silver linings, it also shows that boosting indigenous defence production will take a lot more work.