Readers’ comments: ‘Demonetisation does not seem to have been a fruitful exercise’

Black money gamble The government is illogically trying to crackdown on ill-gotten wealth which has existed since time immemorial and will continue to do so, no matter how complicated our laws and systems get (“Suspicious banking transactions rose by three lakh in 2016-17, says RBI report”). It is the inherent […]

Top 20 per cent higher education campuses to have greater autonomy: Prakash Javadekar

Written by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | Updated: August 19, 2017 10:40 am Javadekar used the words “trust”, “free from government’s clutches” and a “fund and forget” philosophy to underline the policy. (File Photo) The top 20 per cent of higher education institutions in the country deserved more autonomy and the government […]

Ineligible candidates have applied, we will verify eligibility before allotment: BFUHS vice-chancellor

The admission process for MBBS and BDS courses in the state has courted confusion and controversy this year. Questions over eligibility, students submitting fake NEET result cards and the release of —what students presumed were two merit lists — on June 29 and on July 17, have marred the process […]

OnePlus 5 May Have a Bug That Could Prevent You From Making an Emergency Call

If some users’ complaints are to believed, the newly launched OnePlus smartphone may have a bug that reboots the phone when an emergency number is dialled. The issue was first discovered by analyst Nick Morrelli, who chanced upon it when attempting to connect to the police by dialling 911 using his OnePlus 5, […]

Astronauts have lower physical fitness, excercise capacity in spaceflight: Study

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) or in deep space missions have lower physical fitness and exercise capacity as their heart and blood vessels become less effective at transporting oxygen to muscles, a new study has found. Researchers set out to find why astronauts’ exercise capacity decreases between 30 […]