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INDIA NEWS-THE HINDU NEWS-The Supreme Court Bench reiterated that it would test the “so-called” customary practice under the provisions of the Constitution.

THE WASHINGTON POST-Supreme Court majority appears elusive for Obama immigration actions


SABARIMALA ENTRY BAN

SC: Why compel deity to see women?

Krishnadas Rajagopal
Says the management cannot say that the ban comes under their right to manage religious affairs.

Indiscriminate use of groundwater in Latur

Sharad Vyas
In this concluding part on the drought in Latur, Sharad Vyas (text) and Vivek Bendre (photographs) look at the reasons for the current crisis

TOP PICKS

EDITORIALS & OPINION

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with other leaders during a photo session at the Nuclear Security Summit meeting in Washington.

The road not taken

Zia Mian & M. V. Ramana
Nuclear Security Summits have yielded little by focussing on securing small amounts of nuclear material.
SURPRISING: “Falling oil prices have not energised the world economy.” A vendor in Kolkata. — Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury
With the IMF paring down its global growth forecast, governments should tweak economic policy to minimise vulnerabilities first.
Overdose: “Tamil Nadu has too many TASMAC outlets: 6,826.” A TASMAC shop in Kancheepuram.— Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Don’t bar TASMAC, regulate it

Deepu Sebastian Edmond
Total prohibition has never worked. It is time for political parties in Tamil Nadu to have a Plan B.

ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 2016

One of the Komodo dragons at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

A date with the dragons

Raveena Joseph
The author says hello to four young Komodo dragons that have made the Madras Crocodile Bank their new home.
Vivek Agnihotri

Neither left, nor right

Sangeetha Devi Dundoo
Vivek Agnihotri discusses ‘Buddha in a Traffic Jam’, the film’s core idea of student-naxal nexus and the role that ISB played in its making.
The younger the better Coach David with his wards during a training session Photo: M. Periasamy

Just for kicks

PARSHATHY J. NATH
Opportunities are opening up in the city for children who are football-mad as international coaches mentor them
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A file photyo of a mouse lemur. Till about 20 years ago, only two species of these small, nocturnal primates -- endemic to Madagascar -- were known. Now the number of the species has gone up to 24.

Three new primate species found in Madagascar

PTI
Now, there are 24 species of mouse lemurs in the island.
An FTA assay showing a red spot, indicating LPS is present in the serum. Photo: Special arrangement

IIT Delhi: novel device for sepsis diagnosis

R. Prasad
Septicemia (or, sepsis) is the leading cause for deaths in hospitals worldwide.
White button mushrooms used in the study. Photo: K. K. Mustafah

CRISPR-edited mushroom cleared

Shubashree Desikan
The engineered mushrooms do not brown easily when sliced. This can improve their shelf-life, thereby rendering them valuable commercially.

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