Record surge in child abuse cases in Japan last year

Child abuse cases handled by consultation offices in Japan hit a record 44,210 in fiscal 2009, rising for 19 straight years since statistics were first compiled in fiscal 1990, a government survey Wednesday showed.

PM holds consultation on Bt brinjal issue

Against the backdrop of the
controversy surrounding the Bt brinjal issue, Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh on Wednesday held consultation with some his
colleagues.

Ramesh loses cool as Bt Brinjal consultation generates heat

Chaos, anger and some
scientific reasoning marked the seventh public hearing on Bt
Brinjal with Union Envt. Minister J.
Ramesh facing attacks from groups opposing the
crop variety, prompting him to hit back at them.