Nepal ready to Energize investors

Nepal ready to Energize investors

Kathmandu: Nepal’s energy sector is open for business. That’s the message ! The Energy Development Council with the Investment Board of Nepal and the Ministry of Energy are organising the Nepal Power Investment Summit from May 31 to June 3. The entire energy sector of Nepal will convey the message to the world that Nepal […]

Bio-diversity in focus on IBD

Bio-diversity in focus on IBD

There is a well-known Cree Indian Prophecy that says: “Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.” It’s interesting that one of the largest student movements in India, […]

The world’s largest rooftop solar power plant?

The world’s largest rooftop solar power plant?

India is going solar, and at a good pace.  Punjab in North India has inaugurated what is possibly the world’s largest rooftop solar power plant. Spread over eight rooftops across 82 acres, it can produce up to 11.5 MW of electricity. The Rs 1.35 billion project is expected to have significant environmental benefits, reducing 400,000 […]

Be a desh-bhakt! Use LED lighting!

Be a desh-bhakt! Use LED lighting!

The easiest way of proving you are patriotic? Toss out your CFLs and other lights snd replace them with LED bulbs! Reember? Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January last year launched the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme, and described the shift to LED (light-emitting diode) as “an act of patriotism” and “social service” to save the […]

A vaccine to Crash your Cocaine high?

A vaccine to Crash your Cocaine high?

Cocaine addicts may soon have a cure, as a team of Indian-American scientists has developed a vaccine to treat this addiction for the first time. The vaccine cures brain’s hyperactivity of drug addicted, especially cocaine addicted. So far, no vaccine or drug approved by the US Federal Drug Authority (FDA) is available to treat cocaine […]

India to face Global Warming related epidemic?

India to face Global Warming related epidemic?

When more than 20,000 people in Central America died  over a 10-year span because of a ‘mystery disease’ , it caused a lot of concern in many  countries including India. All of those who died were young, their work involved hard labour and long hours in the sun. Now a group of doctors say that India  could be witnessing the  first […]

Air India: once again poised for take-off?

Air India: once again poised for take-off?

Air India, which appeared to be shudderingly close to folding up,a year ago, now seems to be soaring along fine,. The NDA government has claimed that the national carrier Air India has improved its performance and it is making profit for the first time in 10 years. “Air India’s all-time performance has increased. This year it […]

Should this tribal man be charged with murder?

Should this tribal man be charged with murder?

A child of mixed blood has been ritually killed by a primitive aboriginal tribe, leaving the police in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in a fix. The Jarawa tribe has the most unique status. They are to live in a 780 square reservation with as minimal outside contact as possible. When members of the isolated […]

‘We have been too tolerant even of intolerance!’

‘We have been too tolerant even of intolerance!’

I begin on a self-indulgent note. “How is Amartya?” asked my uncle Shidhu (Jyotirmoy Sengupta) — cousin of my father — in a letter written from Burdwan Jail, on August 22 of 1934, before I was one. He complained about the name “Amartya”, given to me by Rabindranath Tagore, and argued that the great Tagore […]

Indian lawyer gets top ICC arbitration post

Indian lawyer gets top ICC arbitration post

Paris: Indian lawyer Abhinav Bhushan has been appointed the regional director for South Asia in the International Court of Arbitration, which is under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Mr Bhushan is the first Indian to be appointed as deputy counsel of the ICC . He will be based in Singapore and will take on […]

Budget Telecom bridges Digital Divide

Budget Telecom bridges Digital Divide

95 per cent of the world’s people now live in areas covered by mobile signals. The number of mobile subscriptions worldwide rose to an estimated 7.1 billion in 2015 — it has more than trebled from 2.2 billion in 2005. So says the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nations agency, which launched the 2015 […]