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  • India: Domestic mismanagement sparks food price rises

    By Nov 02, 2011


    Photo: Michael Foley Photography (Flickr 3.0)

    Food prices in India continue to rise when when international prices are stable because of the failure of domestic food management, wherein temporary shortages have led to price spikes, the Interntional Labour Organization (ILO) has said. Over the past two years wholesale food prices have increased by 40 per cent much more than during the

  • Young Indian couple claim Baby 7 Billion crown

    By Oct 31, 2011


    Photo: Plan / Davinder Kumar

    With the birth of Nargis in a village 40km from Lucknow this morning, the world’s population touched seven billion. Lucknow is the capital of India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh. Nargis, weighing 3kg, was born at 7:20 this morning to Ajay (25) and Vineeta (23) at a local community health centre in Mall village, about

  • Probe ordered into Kerala move on online tracking of students

    By Oct 28, 2011

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    A circular issued by the Kerala government directing the public education department to deploy online school management software called Sampoorna in schools across the state drew flak from civil liberties activists. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights has ordered an inquiry into the allegation against the Government of Kerela, India. According to the allegation,  a coercive circular by the State government to its public education department was meant to deploy a questionable online school management software. Named “Sampoorna”, this software was to be implemented in

  • Dams threaten Manas WHS status

    By Oct 27, 2011

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    Manas is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

    When Manas National Park was removed from the UNESCO World Heritage in Danger List in June this year, there was a lot to cheer about. The hard work put in by conservation groups has been recognised, but a bigger danger lies in the future — one that can virtually wash away the national park. Well,

  • India tops as biggest shoplifting nation in the world

    By Oct 27, 2011

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    A mall in Bengaluru. Photo: Cedric SF (flickr 3.0)

    Indian retailers suffered the highest loss of stocks to theft in the world for the fifth year in a row in 2011. Half of this loss was attributed to shoplifting by customers. The silver lining here was that India is the world’s only country where the shrink rate (loss of stocks because of thefts by

  • Indian govt’s Diwali gift: Pay hike for print media journalists

    By Oct 25, 2011

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    Indian govt’s Diwali gift: Pay hike for print media journalists

    The beleaguered United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has decided to give a Diwali gift to Indian journalists. The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the final Majithia Wage Board recommendations, which will benefit more than 45,000 journalists and non-journalists in the country. The revised wages, with hikes ranging from 10 per cent to 30 per cent,

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