Gogoi for steping up measures to tackle encephalitis

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday directed the health authorities to step up preventive measures to check the spread of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) that have claimed 336 lives so far this year. Gogoi also instructed the health authorities to spray bleaching powder, conduct fogging at the piggeries [Full Article...]


UPSC exam row creates turmoil in Parliament

New Delhi: The UPSC exam row generated heat in both Houses of Parliament with a member tearing a paper and throwing it towards the Speaker in Lok Sabha and almost the entire opposition staging a walkout in the Upper House as Government refused to set a time-line for resolving the issue. Minister of State [Full Article...]


Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

Kaohsiung (Taiwan): At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan’s second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said on Friday. The series of explosions about midnight Thursday and early Friday struck a district where several [Full Article...]


England draw level with crushing victory

Southampton: A listless India crashed to a humiliating 266-run defeat against England in the third Test after an abject batting surrender allowed the hosts to level the five-match series 1-1 here on Thursday. Needing to bat out the whole day with six wickets in hand in order to save the match, India crumbled in [Full Article...]


  • The Human Development Index

    THE human development index, a UN measure of life expectancy, income and education has released its report for 2014. India ranks 135 on a list of 186 countries which is a tad better than last year. It is pointless arguing and carping about the way the index is computed. What is more useful is to take a hard look at the new parameters for meaningful development set out by the HDI. India is now trying to cope with a whole host of problems plaguing it such as employment generation, [Full Article...]