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The dynamics of inequality

Occupational and geographic mobility across the region are bridging income and consumption-related disparities, says the World Bank report, ‘Addressing Inequality in South Asia’. The findings accordingly underscore the role of urbanisation and private sector participation as being critical to mitigating socio-economic disadvantages. Inequality should be understood in terms of monetary

Diversified farming ensures sustainable income

Special ArrangementHIGHLIGHT: Several inward sloping terraces have been constructed in the farm to conserve water. The farm of a young farmer, Mr. Joji P. Daniel, in Chittarickal village, West Eleri panchayat in Kasaragod district of Kerala is like a school for enthusiastic young farmers and agricultural students since they get

Farmers asked to cut down on tobacco production

Tobacco Board Chairman K. Gopal on Tuesday exhorted the farmers to go for alternative crops in at least part of their land holdings in view of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)’s determination to discourage its cultivation over a period. Inaugurating a two-day workshop for farmers on ‘Sustainable Agricultural

The Hindu Science And Technology (Thursday special) articles compilation

Building a molecular lego to fight malaria and TB We need newer methods and drugs to kill these pathogens mycobacterium tuberculosis and plasmodium falciparum. Tuberculosis and malaria are the most prevalent diseases that kill mankind today. Currently available methods and drugs are unable to stem the tide. This is why

Greece’s austerity pain is rooted in Germany’s amnesia about its economic past

It is difficult to explain why some events stay in the collective consciousness to be passed down the generations, while others, equally significant, are forgotten entirely. In 1918, 17 million Indians died of an exceptionally virulent form of influenza. The virus originated in the killing zones of World War I

Pak against UN Security Council place for India, says N-deal threatens S Asia stability

Peeved at the breakthrough in the India-US nuclear deal, Pakistan on Tuesday said the move for “political and economic expediencies” would have a “detrimental” impact on deterrence stability in South Asia. Hours after US President Barack Obama concluded his unprecedented second visit to India, Pakistan PM’s advisor on national security