Midday Newsfeed

  • Agriculture: PM Singh to visit Bihar to begin implementation of statewide agricultural development plan.
  • Hogenakkal and Water: The decision of Tamil Nadu’s CM to delay decision on project has been questioned for having political motivations. The Times of India takes a look back on four decades of controversies surrounding water supply and transport. Looking forward now, the centre has suggested the creation of a radically new approach to regulating all ground water sources on a national level.
  • Health Quality Control: Former vaccine production centers will now operate as testing laboroatories for new medicines. Continuing on this theme of standards, the central government has begun to contemplate regulations for the wellness and spa industry in India.
  • Education: New postgraduate degree for gender, sexuality and human rights has been created.
  • Awful story: Two Dalit women were forced to eat human excrement as villagers blamed them for an outbreak of smallpox.