Online shopping means cutting billions of trees

Indias ecommerce packaging industry wOne of the least studied and underreported generators of plastic and nonplastic waste are ecommerce companies In 2017, ecommerce accounted for US 23 trillion of the US 2324 trillion global retail market

05 Aug 2018, 03:03 AM IST
Communities gear up to fight floods
04 Aug 2018, 03:12 AM IST

Syrian war enters tricky phase

President Bashar alAssads path to a final victory in the war in Syria is strewn with diplomatic landmines that will complicate his attempt to recover every inch of the country and
03 Aug 2018, 02:41 AM IST

What does Apple need to fix in India asap?

This has so far not been a great year for Apple in India, if we talk specifically about iPhones Preliminary estimates suggest it has shipped just around one million units in the fi
03 Aug 2018, 02:37 AM IST

Human capital policy for India

CATCH THEM OLD was a campaign for recruiting retired yet resourceful people in the US almost a decade ago Today, thanks to the 4th industrial revolution that disrupted labour marke
01 Aug 2018, 03:38 AM IST

A case of misplaced enthusiasm

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India TRAI Chairman R S Sharmas open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers is nothing but a case of misplaced enthusiasm which dilutes the debate
01 Aug 2018, 02:00 AM IST

A case for simultaneous polls

Today as it stands we have a season of polls all through In 1971 after Ms Gandhi dissolved the Lok Sabha and went for early Lok Sabha polls, a disconnect has happened between the L
01 Aug 2018, 01:23 AM IST

Delays, cost overruns in water projects alarming

Teesta Barrage, Indira Sagar Poolavaram and Gosikhand irrigation projects are among five major water projects having strategic national importance that are way behind the completio
31 Jul 2018, 12:23 AM IST

Need to define status of our armed forces

Only a diehard optimist would expect that Indias elected representatives would find the time to reflect on national security But, with Parliament in session, should the improbable
31 Jul 2018, 12:16 AM IST

Concerns mount over surveillance state

The Supreme Court on July 13 took strong note of the Ministry of Information and Broadcastings decision to set up a social media hub for monitoring online data It observed that suc
31 Jul 2018, 12:11 AM IST

The deep pit beneath Swiss banks

Two contradictory reports are available regarding the money held by the Indian citizens in Swiss Banks The amount declined by 80 per cent between 2014, when Modi government came to
29 Jul 2018, 11:37 PM IST

Migration helps spread prosperity

Last week, after more than a year of intense negotiations, United Nation member states, except US and Hungary, agreed on the firstever Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular
29 Jul 2018, 11:26 PM IST

Guided by expediency, not principles

The BJP has raised the curtain on a new game of politics saying one thing and doing exactly the opposite It has shed even the pretense of arguing that it is sticking to its guns w
29 Jul 2018, 11:00 PM IST

Can Iran nuclear deal still be saved?

The exodus of international firms from Iran is accelerating as the August deadline for the reimposition of US sanctions against Tehran approaches President Donald Trumps decision t
29 Jul 2018, 04:04 AM IST

Congress yielding on PM post to boost grand coalition

After the hug and the wink, a step back The Congresss realisation, albeit belatedly, that Rahul Gandhi still does not have the gravitas required to become the prime minister will b
29 Jul 2018, 04:00 AM IST

Civil services: No trivial reforms, please!

A proposal from the Prime Ministers Office to allocate cadre of civil servants after taking into account their performances in the Foundation Course has raised several eyebrows
28 Jul 2018, 04:09 AM IST

Will Khan be army’s poodle for long?

Even the best laid plans of mice and men can go awry If the Pakistan army wanted Imran Khan to score a runaway victory in the elections, it will be disappointed If an inability to
28 Jul 2018, 03:58 AM IST

Whose health, whose business

The minimum we expect from the government is to differentiate between right and wrong But when it comes to regulating our food its like asking for too much Our latest investigation
28 Jul 2018, 03:51 AM IST

World economy peaked?

Global economic activity remains solid but has already passed its peak, according to economists in Reuters polls who expect protectionist policies on trade, which show no signs of
27 Jul 2018, 03:14 AM IST

Trump trade wars give fresh purpose to BRICS

As Donald Trumps tariff salvos threaten global trade wars, leaders from the BRICS bloc Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are expected to band together in defence of t
27 Jul 2018, 03:05 AM IST

Lynchings in times of voyeurism, FOMO

Social media platforms are the medium and vigilantism the message Delivered by volatile crowds provoked to murderous rage, the alltoo frequent lynchings are being played in all the
27 Jul 2018, 03:00 AM IST

Trafficking bill mum on consenting sex workers

Geeta name changed, a resident of Sangli village in Maharashtra, was 19 when she became a sex worker, not as a victim of trafficking but as an option to feed herself and support he
26 Jul 2018, 03:11 AM IST

Balancing trade wars

A global trade war has broken out The United States fired the first salvo and there has been retaliation by the European Union, Canada, China and even India Tariffs on certain impo
26 Jul 2018, 03:04 AM IST

BJP’ill be out, but Congress won’t be in

South Indian regional party Telugu Desam moved and National Party Congress spearheaded noconfidence motion against another national party BJPled government But it is defeated, leav
26 Jul 2018, 03:01 AM IST

Govt on track to meet healthcare spend goal

The Centre is on course to meet the 2025 target of spending 25 of Indias GDP on public health, reveals an IndiaSpend analysis of national data Considering Indias economic growth to
25 Jul 2018, 02:59 AM IST

Man Booker list shows a world on the brink

From a staggering 171 submissions the highest number of titles put forward in the Man Booker Prizes 50 year history 13 novels, which capture facets of a world on the brink, have
25 Jul 2018, 02:56 AM IST

No-confidence move sans conviction

The formality of noconfidence on the central government by TDP is over It came up for discussion at the most appropriate time from the point of view of the BJP and the most inappro
25 Jul 2018, 02:50 AM IST

Smita Sabharwal inspects Jafarpur treatment plant

Rural Water Supply Secretary in CMO Smita Sabharwal on Tuesday inspected purification of water at Jafarpur water treatment plant and supply of purified drinking water to habitats
24 Jul 2018, 11:07 PM IST

Battling joblessness through start-ups

Sikkim has many distinctions that give the tiny state nestled in the Himalayas between India and China a largerthanlife profile It is the only organic state in India, is litter and
24 Jul 2018, 03:37 AM IST

Modern slavery not in govt crosshairs

The 2018 Global Slavery index estimates that on any given day in 2016 there were nearly 8 million people living in modern slavery in India In terms of prevalence of modern slavery
24 Jul 2018, 03:33 AM IST

Reform agri extension to boost ryots income

Right information at right time through appropriate channels is crucial for farmers to take informed decisions about what crops to grow, what quantity of fertilisers and pesticides
24 Jul 2018, 03:27 AM IST

Muslim meal on AI to save Hindu from Halal

On an Air India flight from London, the hostess walked down the aisle taking orders for dinner She leaned over and asked almost conspiratorially
23 Jul 2018, 04:14 AM IST

The import of PM coddling TRS

BJP in Telangana appears to be on a sticky wicket Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling KCR a leader who showed maturity unlike N Chandrababu Naidu after the division of the state
23 Jul 2018, 04:11 AM IST

Exemption to CETPs will be a big mistake

It was shocking to see a fresh draft notification by the MOEF, dated June 21, 2018 that proposes, EC for CETPs setup for or within projects or activities which do not require EC ar
22 Jul 2018, 02:26 AM IST

Crop insurance benefits cos more than farmers

It is yet to be seen how much the Modi governments ambitious crop insurance scheme has benefited farmers, but one section that has definitely hit the jackpot is the insurance indus
21 Jul 2018, 01:48 AM IST

Poaching fears grip Kashmir parties

Beware of predators and poachers, take care of your flock This is the classic warning for shepherds while they graze their flock in the Himalayan meadows In Kashmirs political mead
21 Jul 2018, 01:44 AM IST

Icrisat scientists exploring bioplastics from sorghum

In the early 1940s, Henry Ford experimented with making plastic parts for automobiles He came up with what was called the plastic car made from soybeans
21 Jul 2018, 01:17 AM IST

Five questions LIC should answer

How did an insurance company that has no major prior experience in handling banking business end up taking over one of the worst performing banks in the country
20 Jul 2018, 03:17 AM IST