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Vandana Shiva

Scientists write to US universities for inviting ‘anti-science’ activist Vandana Shiva

The open letters to Stanford and University of California raise concern about Vandana Shiva's use of 'anti-scientific rhetoric to support unethical positions'.
Pesticide application | Commons

RSS body accuses minister of giving false info on ‘cancer-causing’ herbicide in Parliament

RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch says contrary to agriculture ministry's claims on glyphosate, the herbicide has the potential to be a carcinogen.
GM seeds

More Maharashtra farmers demand GM seeds: Is Indian policy dictated by politics or science?

Maharashtra farmers’ protest movement in favour of GM seeds has now spread to 11 districts.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s prime-time address on border wall fails to hold up to fact-checks

Conservatives join hands with Britain’s opposition in Parliament to oppose May's ‘no-deal’ Brexit and Turkey's Erdogan lashes out at US for Syria withdrawal ‘condition’.
A corn crop being analysed (representational image)

Cancer fighting genetic tool ‘Crispr’ is now being used for improving quality of crops

US and Europe, however, have contrasting policies on genetically modified crops which could possibly start a costly trade dispute.
Jairam Ramesh

EU study trashes anti-GM paper by French expert who Jairam Ramesh cited to ban Bt Brinjal

EU investigation of the paper by Gilles-Éric Séralini comes as much-needed validation for scientists and farmers in India who have been pushing for GM crops.

GM mustard walks in the ominous footsteps of Bt brinjal

The Centre told the Supreme Court that it would take a decision in a month-and-a-half on whether it would allow the commercial roll-out of GM mustard. But the final word rests with the Court.  Apurva Vishwanath

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.