Economic Times Bureau | 10 Jul, 2013 NEW DELHI: The government is constituting an expert panel to examine if plastic and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles used for packaging pharma products are safe. The Drug Technical Advisory Board, the apex body on drug safety, has recommended in a recent meeting thatContinue Reading

NGOs abandon flood-hit Uttarakhand: How 80 per cent have left the district they promised to rebuild Non-Government organisations seemed to be omnipresent after Rudraprayag was hit by flash floods last year.They all expressed their desire to be part of the reconstruction initiatives, and signed hundreds of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)Continue Reading

Current Science: Recent climate changes have had significant impact on high-mountain glacial environment. Rapid melting of snow/ice and heavy rainfall has resulted in the formation and expansion of moraine-dammed lakes, creating a potential danger from dammed lake outburst floods1. On 16 and 17 June 2013, heavy rains together with moraineContinue Reading

The recent news of the suspension of a professor of Aligarh Muslim University for allegedly having consensual sex with a rickshaw puller at his home in the university campus has raised the some social and legal issue in the country. The news has also raised the issue of HIV/AIDS inContinue Reading

The migratory trends and settlement pattern in the state of Uttarakhand has not changed despite the creation of the new state. The emerging nuclear families, changing support system and new occupational patterns are changing the values, beliefs and relationships. All these are influencing the behaviour and adjustment of the nuclearContinue Reading