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If the surface indicators were considered, it would be obvious that the dice was heavily loaded in Narendra Modi's favour vis-a-vis the prime minister if a comparison of their Independence Day speeches was made.

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Thiruvananthapuram: But for the media, the so-called solar-scam would not have got the kind of publicity it did in Kerala, where some felt it would bring to an end the political career of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

But it now appears that thanks to the efforts of his main political adversary, the CPI-M, Chandy appears to have wriggled out from a tight corner.

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The RTI file, obtained by Madhyamam Daily, shows the clinical trials are on rise in India

 

Clinical trials in US is both time consuming and expensive. They have to spend millions of dollars for it. Also, they have to insure volunteers for a hefty amount. So, they prefer overseas volunteers to the native ones. US based multinational companies are behind the trials in India.

Prajesh Sen. G, sub-editor at Madhyamam Daily, won the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for his exhaustive series on drug trials in India and the loopholes that exist.

We are republishing the award-winning story here:

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Thiruvananthapuram: It was on Aug 2, 23 years ago, that Iraq invaded oil-rich Kuwait. For many in Kerala, the events that unfolded over the 204-day war remain fresh - as if they were the experiences of yesterday.

Many people working in Kuwait in 1990 chose to return at the start of the aggression. However, there were some who continued to live there. For Annie Joseph (name changed), life took a cruel turn when she was told that her husband, while coming out of an ATM in Kuwait, was shot dead by invading Iraqi troops.

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How many of us believe in ghosts? Do they actually exist? Can they be felt? Believers will reply in affirmative and non-believers will perish the thought. But everybody would like to take a trip to the den of the ghosts and such was the trip to Bhangarh, considered India's "most haunted" place.

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On July 11, the normally sedate airport in Havana, the Cuban capital, was invaded by dozens of foreign journalists. Word had spread that Edward Snowden was aboard Aeroflot flight 150 from Moscow, which landed at 18.38 hours local time. A Chilean journalist with a sense of humour even carried a placard with Snowden's name. The reaction of the journalists, some of whom had flown down to Havana for this purpose, revealed the incandescent nature of this case that made international headlines.

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Indira Gandhi making the Emergency declaration. Photo credit: Indian Express

 

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Chennai: "Varum, aanaa varaadhu" (Will come, but will not come) is a popular comedy line in a Tamil movie featuring comedian Vadivelu which has come into common usage.

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Hyderabad: It is a spring of good deeds, a month of fasting, devotion, compassion, generosity, forgiveness and repentance. And India's 140 million Muslims, who constitute the world's third-largest Muslim population, observe Ramadan with both devotion and fervour.

Ramadan, the ninth month of Islamic calendar that began Thursday is the holy month during which Muslims observe 'roza' (fast), one of the five tenets of Islam.

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Photo Courtesy: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS)'s facebook page

Stories of neglect, deprivation and discrimination, which often fail to get into mainstream media, are now being captured on video by a network of community journalists hailing from backward districts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

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