400 students selected under EU-funded scholarship

A total of 400 students have been selected for higher studies in Europe this year under the EU funded scholarship and 73 of them are joining this semester itself, according to an official statement On August 29, some of these students met Tomasz Kozl

01 Sep 2018, 03:23 AM IST

Violating Right to Equality

It goes back before the independence of India in 1927 that Dogra ruler of the princely state of Jammu Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh imposed a law that defined state subjects and th
31 Aug 2018, 01:29 AM IST

Election Commission bound to respond positively

Gossipgossip there is gossip everywhere about the early polls in Telangana State Some newspapers even went to the extent of predicting the date of dissolution of Telangana Assembly
31 Aug 2018, 01:24 AM IST

No Indian city in zero waste campaign

Twentythree pioneering cities and regions have committed to significantly cut the amount of waste they generate, accelerating them on the path toward zero waste By signing C40s Adv
30 Aug 2018, 02:48 AM IST

Dark side of clinical trials

Kudos to HANS for publishing a series of articles on unethical clinical trials being carried out in India by foreign agencies in general and, in particular, the deaths of girls in
30 Aug 2018, 01:13 AM IST

Rahul’s juvenile worldview

If we want people to open their minds to truth, we need as much humility and courage to speak up as others need in hearing down While speaking up, what we say, how we say it and wh
30 Aug 2018, 01:10 AM IST

The father of spoken language movement

August 29 is being celebrated as Telugu Language Day across the country by Telugus in memory of Gidugu Venkat Rama Murthy aka Gidugu Rama Murthy William Butler remark aptly represe
29 Aug 2018, 02:30 AM IST

Disaster management is a collective effort

Kerala floods were devastating The whole nation stood by Kerala in their hour of need The administration rose up to the occasion and with perfect coordination successfully conducte
29 Aug 2018, 02:17 AM IST

China’s plans to reshape the world

Ten years ago on Wednesday, the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics showcased a fastgrowing, economically powerful China with unmistakable ambitions to be a major global playe
28 Aug 2018, 02:36 AM IST

Heritage city status sought for Agra

Green activists and conservationists have demanded heritage city status for Agra in Uttar Pradesh, even as efforts are on to transform it into a smart city With three world heritag
28 Aug 2018, 02:32 AM IST

Rahul has to choose his words with care

Rahul Gandhi has had another of his escapevelocity of Jupiter momentsHis reference to the massive gravitational force of the solar systems largest planet was in the context of expl
28 Aug 2018, 02:28 AM IST

Triumph of hope over reality

Indians are set to become the worlds top data consumers although they made the cut in mobile data consumption Some time ago, NITI Aayog CEO had tweeted that with 150 cr GB per mont
26 Aug 2018, 03:38 AM IST

Change the climate now

Climate change is in crescendo In June and July 2018 some 140 wildfires raged across California 80 people were killed in similar wildfires in Greece Europe has been sizzling under
26 Aug 2018, 03:12 AM IST

1924 deluge fiercer than 2018 floods

Keralas onceinalifetime rainfall was 2,378 mm over 88 days, four times more than normal but 30 per cent less and spread over 61 days more than the deluge of 1924, the most intense
26 Aug 2018, 03:08 AM IST

Timeless Buddhist wisdom uncovered

The spirit of Buddhism and the many philosophies surrounding the religion were explored on the opening day of the Mountain Echoes literary festival which aims to celebrate Untouche
25 Aug 2018, 02:36 AM IST

Concept of co-working spaces catching on

For Indias commercial real estate, which is reviving after around four years of downturn, the concept of coworking spaces, popular across many countries, is attracting businesses
25 Aug 2018, 02:32 AM IST

Flood-hit Kerala observes black Onam

Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala, is celebrated with great pomp across the state, but this time around festivities will be the last thing on peoples minds as they come to grips
25 Aug 2018, 02:20 AM IST

ICOMOS launches initiative to save cultural heritage in Kerala

The ICOMOS, a global monument conservation body, has launched an initiative to assess the damage to the rich cultural and built heritage in flooddevastated Kerala and set up an eme
23 Aug 2018, 01:39 AM IST

Poet Vajpayee remembered at Bhutan literary fest

Bhutans annual literary retreat kicked off on Wednesday evening at an informal event where festival directors paid glowing tributes to former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajp
23 Aug 2018, 01:35 AM IST

How inclusive growth still eludes India

Inequality and lack of access to public goods and services has been the bane of Indian society for centuries But never has it been as stark as it is today, with 10 per cent of Indi
23 Aug 2018, 01:23 AM IST

India needs to improve its wage policies: ILO

The International Labour Organisation ILO on Monday said that India needs to improve its wage policies to promote inclusive growth even as low pay, gender wage gap and informality
22 Aug 2018, 02:57 AM IST

Not worth celebrating about

Recently it was in the news that the Amaravati Bonds were oversubscribed This was followed by joyous celebration in the CRDA, state government and a section of the press proclaimin
22 Aug 2018, 02:51 AM IST

More reforms in eNAM would benefit farmers

In the recent past, the Government of India is laying emphasis on market reforms to encourage states to adopt The Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing Promotion Facilitati
21 Aug 2018, 02:56 AM IST

Ganga drying up in summers due to groundwater depletion

Ganga, the 2600kmlong transboundary river of Asia, has witnessed unprecedented low levels of water in several lower reaches in the last few summer seasons, a study undertaken by a
21 Aug 2018, 02:53 AM IST

BJP likely to ride on Vajpayee's name

Will the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, in the runup to the 2019 general elections, ride on the name of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday after a prolon
21 Aug 2018, 02:50 AM IST

Which of Atal’s bequests will BJP honour?

It cannot be gainsaid that the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, as it is run today, will find it difficult to live up to Atal Bihari Vajpayees legacy of moderation
19 Aug 2018, 01:59 AM IST

Machilipatnam a site of landmark discovery

Machilipatnam is one of the oldest port towns on the Andhra coast It was also the site of a landmark discovery 150 years ago that laid the foundation of a new branch in science as
19 Aug 2018, 01:52 AM IST

Fifty months of TRS rule makes a huge difference

Let me, as the Chief Public Relations Officer CPRO to Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, for exactly 50 months, since 19th of June 2014, present an eyewitness and concise account
19 Aug 2018, 01:40 AM IST

A piece of China in Kolkata for Durga Puja

In a bid to boost cultural exchanges with eastern India, the Chinese consulate here has joined hands with a citybased Durga Puja committee to recreate a slice of authentic China in
18 Aug 2018, 01:13 AM IST

Access to education for adolescent girls

Almost half of Indias 125 billion people are aged under 25, making it the youngest nation in the world This can be Indias biggest asset if the energies of the youth are channelised
18 Aug 2018, 01:11 AM IST

The ghost of past environment policy returns in Kerala

Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods taking several lives and causing severe damage According to the government, the
18 Aug 2018, 01:06 AM IST

Mishandling Kashmir: Learning little from history

Independent India and I are both septuagenarians, but since I am a trifle older, I take the liberty of indulging in some reminiscences on the nations 71st birthday My recollections
17 Aug 2018, 02:44 AM IST

Forced to eat rice porridge with pickle at 1984 Olympics Village

Indias track superstar PT Usha recalls that during the Los Angeles Olympics of 1984, where she missed a medal by onehundredth of a second, she was forced to eat just rice porridge
17 Aug 2018, 02:41 AM IST

Indian tourists think so, but foreigners beg to differ

Domestic tourists find a walk on Goas beaches unsafe at night, but foreign tourists do not share the same concern, a study has claimed The study, titled Safety Issues in Tourism in
17 Aug 2018, 02:30 AM IST

Robinhood Army: A model of courage and generosity

Robinhood Army considers hunger a major problem and they have taken upon themselves to fight this acute problem Like every Independence Day, volunteers of the group have decided to
16 Aug 2018, 01:46 AM IST

Google celebrates I-day with doodle

Search engine Google on Wednesday dedicated a doodle to mark Indias 72nd Independence Day inspired by the nations truck art The doodle features a couple of peacocks crossing their
16 Aug 2018, 01:41 AM IST

Civil servants meet 25 yrs after joining service

I write this column from the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie, popularly known as the IAS academy A large number of us, from the batch of 1993, h
16 Aug 2018, 01:35 AM IST