Advancing paternal age at childbearing can lead to higher rates of psychiatric and academic problems in offspring than previously estimated.
Schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will have to stop conducting courses that integrate the regular syllabus and coaching for competitive exams like the Joint Entrance Examination for admission to the IITs, the board has said.
When Saddam Hussein’s troops invaded Kuwait in 1990, 722 Indians set sail with Captain Zainul Abidin Juvale, on the cargo vessel MV Safeer, from Kuwait to Dubai.
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi once again fumbled with historical facts when he said that Bhagat Singh had spent a long time incarcerated on the Andaman islands.
Continuing his diatribe against his arch rival Lalu Prasad, chief minister Nitish Kumar hinted at more trouble and desertion in RJD in the coming days."Fire broke out in Lalu's house (read party) due to short circuit.
The intention of an accused in a molestation case could be gauged only after hearing the victim's version, said the Bombay high court, declining relief to the owner of a popular chain of coaching classes in the city.
The Navy on Thursday continued its search for two officers, who have been missing after submarine INS Sindhuratna had a mishap off the Mumbai coast, leaving seven sailors seriously ill.
Kisan Baburao Hazare is supporting Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress and attempts are afoot to form an alternative Third Front. Will these alliances really work, asks Bharat Bhushan.
Defence Minister A K Antony on Thursday said he had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and consulted "everybody" before accepting the resignation of an "upset" Admiral D K Joshi as Navy Chief in the wake of Wednesday's submarine mishap.
Congress and the Telangana Rashtra Samiti on Wednesday gave divergent versions on the issue of merger even after their leaders have held a series of meetings since Parliament gave its nod for creation of Telangana last week.
In wake of an expose, which throws light of manipulative pollsters, we ask readers if they trust opinion polls?
Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Wednesday justified the police firing on Youth Congress workers, killing 13 people on July 21, 1993 during the Left Front rule and asserted that he had never felt the need for a judicial inquiry into it.
Five sailors fell ill due to smoke inhalation and had to be hospitalised after smoke was detected on the INS Sindhuratna docked off the Mumbai coast on Wednesday morning.
'How can Hindus protest efforts to ban an edition of the Gita in parts of Russia, and force a publisher to withdraw an academic critique of Hinduism, all in the same breath? It makes the Hindu community seem petty, self-serving, and hypocritical. Episodes like this allow Hinduism to be "owned" by the most conservative, intolerant, extremist voices. These people do not speak for me, and they certainly don't represent the form of Hinduism I practice and love," Princeton University's Hindu chaplain Vineet Chander tells Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais.
Muslims say the Bharatiya Janata Party has been half-hearted in its outreach to the community. Archis Mohan reports
'Khooni panja', 'zeher ki kheti', 'impotent'. Political insults have become the order of the day this poll season. While all of them deserve an unequivocal boo, Rediff.com asks readers to pick one that they think stung the most.
Fistfights broke out on Wednesday outside the legislature's building in Simferopol between pro- and anti-Russian demonstrators.
Although the agricultural population shrunk as a share of total population between 1980 and 2011, it grew numerically from 2.2 billion to 2.6 billion people during this period.
Antony, who came under criticism for promptly accepting Joshi's resignation, said, “I consulted everybody. I met the PM. Ultimately, we took a decision to accept the resignation.”
The Supreme Court order came on a writ petition filed by the Union government challenging Jayalalithaa government's decision to release the 7 convicts.