New route being used for first time to send consignment Days after hosting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, India on Sunday began shipment of wheat to Afghanistan through the Iranian port of Chabahar. A press release from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) noted that the consignment would be the first to use the
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Lifestyle-related risk factors are being cited, compounded by an inadequate number of treatment centres in the region Lifestyle-related cancers top the chart in the northeast region which has an overall high incidence of cancer in India. Oesophageal cancer is the highest in men followed by cancers of the lung and stomach, says a recent report compiled by
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Rational temper cannot be reduced to scientific reason. Reasoning about what is really good for us is integral to it Humans cannot survive without evidence and reason. If you aim to live, then on seeing a cobra you better recognise the evidence that it is venomous and run for your life! Instrumental rationality is a
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There can be no society without politics, no real politics without thought — digitalisation is destroying our ability to think What is ‘politics’? The word has negative connotations for many. For instance, when you accuse someone of “doing politics” in various languages, you usually mean that the person is being manipulative and divisive. When you
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The public distribution system (PDS) and its disbursal of rations to the poor have come under the scanner in Jharkhand after three persons died recently, allegedly owing to lack of food. What happened? On September 28, Santoshi Kumari, an 11-year-old from Simdega district, died. Her mother, Koyli Devi, said the child died of hunger as the family
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What is the problem? Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia recently said the Goods and Services Tax rate structure needed to be tweaked, prompting the question why this is the case, and if it were to be revised, what would those changes involve. Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on October 4 that GST procedures would be
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Many major Indian cities, including Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata, grapple with air pollution. However, India’s air pollution crisis is largely due to the noxious, winter air quality in Delhi and some cities in north and central India. In 2016, the World Health Organisation put 10 Indian cities on the list of the world’s most-polluted. Reports
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Union Home Ministry has sent it for consultations again Days before the Gujarat Assembly elections were announced, the State government renewed its bid to revive the controversial Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, 2015, which authorises police officers to tap phones and submit the conversations as evidence in court. The Bill includes provisions to
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Professor Susan Sawyer holds the chair of adolescent health at The University of Melbourne and is the director of the RCH Centre for Adolescent Health. Trained as a respiratory paediatrician, she has been a consultant to WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank. In the city as part of a global event — The World
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Burundi is the only African nation to go ahead with its withdrawal amid accusations that the court focuses too much on the continent. Burundi will become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. An ICC spokesman confirmed that the pullout takes effect on Friday, a year after the East African nation notified the United
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