A synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell which offers benefits comparable to those from natural stem cells and reduces the risks associated with stem cell therapies/Photo: UNI

Drugs and Cosmetics Act: Are Stem Cells a Drug?

Above: A synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell which offers benefits comparable to those from natural stem cells and reduces the risks associated...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Cryptocurrencies: Fraught with Risk

The recent theft of Bitcoins worth Rs 20 crore has revealed how unregulated this market is and why investors should be cautious in investing...

Case withdrawals by UP government: Hall of Infamy

Above: Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati/Photo: UNI The UP government’s attempt to withdraw criminal cases against its politicians has revealed the moral vacuum and lawlessness prevalent in...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

GST So Far: Has It Worked?

Both the GST Council and taxpayers will have to look at this new tax regime as “work in progress” for at least one more...
Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab

Singing a Different Tune

Navjot Singh SidhuAbove: Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab In an effort to check obscene songs which glorify drugs, use of weapons and alcohol abuse,...
EoDB rankings suggest starting new business in India is becoming difficult

EoDB rankings suggest starting new business in India is becoming difficult

World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings show Start Up India initiative has failed as starting new business in India is becoming difficult The...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

To catch money launderers the legislature has to amend Schedule Part...

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence ~By Aabad Ponda The legislature seems to have omitted to incorporate offences of criminal misappropriation, punishable under section 403 and...
Narendra Patel (in white shirt)

While one Patel leader claims he was offered Rs 1 crore...

Above: Narendra Patel (in white shirt) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third home visit to Gujarat in a month was to announce a slew of...
Women laborers working in a firecracker unit

SC ban came as the fourth big jolt for Sivakasi’s fireworks...

Above: Women laborers working in a firecracker unit Four reasons are demonetization, GST, dumping of Chinese-made cheap goods and SC ban on the sale...
A demonstration for the slain Aarushi Talwar (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya

For the Talwars, this acquittal is the best of a bad...

Above: A demonstration for the slain Aarushi Talwar (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya ~By Sujit Bhar  How much does an acquittal on the basis of the benefit...

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