Friends again? Ties with Nepal slowly emerge from deep freeze

Friends again? Ties with Nepal slowly emerge from deep freeze

India and Nepal may be emerging from its sudden deep-freeze, when General MM Naravane travels to Kathmandu on November 4 on his second consecutive diplomatic mission. Visiting at the invitation of his counterpart, Gen Purna Chandra Thapa, Gen Naravane will be conferred the honorary rank of the commander of the Nepal Army, an old reciprocal … Read more Friends again? Ties with Nepal slowly emerge from deep freeze

HC: Special Marriage Act one of earliest efforts towards UCC

HC: Special Marriage Act one of earliest efforts towards UCC

The Allahabad HC, while issuing an order in a habeas corpus writ petition recently, said it is disconcerting that one should change one’s faith just for the sake of matrimony when two people professing different religions can marry under Special Marriage Act, which is ‘one of the earliest endeavours towards Uniform Civil Code’.

Gadkari balm even as critical videos from kin flood NHAI officials

Gadkari balm even as critical videos from kin flood NHAI officials

Senior NHAI officials found some solace on Saturday when Union highways minister Nitin Gadkari said most of the officials and engineers working there were “good”. Some of them said they suffered an ordeal for five days since the minister lashed out at the highway authority terming a section of its staff as “inefficient” and for … Read more Gadkari balm even as critical videos from kin flood NHAI officials

Gene-editing could be way forward for improved crop, absence of regulatory regime holding back commercial use

Gene-editing could be way forward for improved crop, absence of regulatory regime holding back commercial use

India’s use of technology for crop improvement might be finally catching up after years of neglect with Indian scientists making progress in using gene-editing to develop Vitamin A-rich banana and improved varieties of rice, millets, pulses and tomato even as absence of a regulatory policy prevents their release for commercial use.